The Kisumu National Polytechnic

Career Services

James Olando

Coordinator, Career Services

Message from Coordinator

It is worth noting that institutions of higher learning have recognized the value of having Offices of Career Services to help prepare students for job sector. The services offered in these offices have broadened to keep up with the current labour market demand, student accessibility needs and changes in technology and social media. I am delighted to share with you some of the activities that have been taking place in the Office of Career Services at The Kisumu National Polytechnic. These includes;

  1. Career Counseling and Guidance: Our dedicated team of career counselors has been actively providing guidance and support to students seeking career advice. Whether you are a fresh student trying to decide on a suitable career path or a graduating student planning your next steps, our counselors are here to assist you in making informed choices and creating personalized career plans.
  2. Industry Partnerships and Job Placements: We have been working tirelessly to establish and strengthen partnerships with various industries and companies. These collaborations are aimed at creating internship and job placement opportunities for our students. Our efforts have resulted in a significant increase in the number of students securing internships and employment in their desired fields.
  3. Workshops and Seminars: To equip our students with essential skills and knowledge for career development, we have been organizing workshops and seminars on a regular basis. Topics covered include resume writing, interview preparation, networking skills, personal branding, and entrepreneurship, among others.
  4. Graduate tracker services: Students’ progression and achievements after graduation are tracked to help the institution to understand the impact of student-centred modularized study programs and their relevance for the labour market. Consequently, information supporting systematic improvement of courses and support services at institutional level are also tracked and archived.
  5. Alumni Engagement: We strongly believe in the power of alumni connections and the valuable insights they can provide to current students. Through alumni engagement programs, we encourage graduates to come back and share their experiences, success stories, and advice with the next generation of students.
  6. Career Resources: We have expanded our resources by providing access to career-related articles, job search portals, and self-assessment tools. Students can access these resources at any time to enhance their career planning and development.

All these activities are spelt-out in our Office of Career Services (OCS) Strategic Plan 2023 – 2027. The Plan is intentional, strategic and so provides guidance that will build upon our countless successes of developing industry professionals through counselling, induction, mentorship and networking.

I am proud of the dedication and commitment shown by our team and the enthusiasm displayed by our students in making the most of the opportunities provided. We remain committed to assisting you in achieving your career aspirations and ensuring your successful transition from education to employment.

Wishing you all the best in your academic and professional pursuits.

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