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Kevin Okeiro: Making the best out of your internship

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Internship programmes are meant to prepare fresh graduates as they join the job market and as such, they should be engaged in various organizational activities unlike being stuck in one department doing the same thing day in day out. 

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You’ve probably been stuck in traffic more than a couple of times especially when you are in a rush. You can’t help it but give that traffic police a hard-eyed look hoping he sees the frustration and lets the traffic flow. Meet Kelvin Okerio, whom we’ve featured previously. He happens to be that type of breed of fresh graduates that employers look for. Hunger for knowledge, experience and growth. “It’s not really about the money, ” he said during an interview we had at our offices referring  to some of the interns who ended up quitting the programme. Here are some of the internship experiences he shared with us as he awaits to fly out to Australia to advance his studies on a scholarship. Well, his opportunities don’t seem to be stuck in traffic. They keep coming one after the other; boy must be lucky, an internship and scholarship right after campus!

Through his shared 6 month internship experience at Microsoft 4Afrika Skills programme, I couldn’t help being awed and being happy for him at the same time. Imagine interning at a company that values you just like any of its employees. Giving you a mentor to see you through your programme, projects to work on deliver and implement, interact with other interns globally e.t.c. On top of all that, receiving a phone call weekly from the parent company in South Africa enquiring on your progress and possible challenges not only proves how valued you are but also someone has your best interest at heart. The programme focused on holistic development of the interns whereby they undertook learning modules which aimed inculcating leadership, basic business, presenting and team playing skills just to name a few.

There is a lot that can be borrowed by most companies from such a company. Internship programmes are meant to prepare fresh graduates as they join the job market and as such they should be engaged in various organizational activities unlike being stuck in one department doing the same thing day in day out. Eventually, the same interns some years down the line would want to join your organization as experienced professionals and you would want them to be at their best. It doesn’t require as much resources to achieve this but setting time aside to just monitor and develop talent.

Kelvin, who found the Fuzu Career coaching service and blog articles helpful, was so keen on advising job seekers on managing their expectations especially on their first jobs but rather focus on learning and gaining experience.

 

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    Robert | October 18, 2018 06:58

    inspiring one

    Achieng | October 18, 2018 06:53

    Thanks Ann, am interested too

    simon | October 18, 2018 05:36

    Wow! That great, i would welcome such opportunity all the way.

    Charité | October 18, 2018 05:01

    I'm interested when is the internship start? And where will it take place ? Also what does it need to be part of it? I will be thanksfull for your responding

    Patrick | October 18, 2018 01:05

    I am waiting too

    morinol valentino | October 17, 2018 22:12

    Thank you Ann I an soooo interested .

    Byabasaija | October 17, 2018 21:05

    Thank you, am interested

    Beatrice | October 17, 2018 19:06

    Thank you so much,very inspiring

    moses wangila | October 17, 2018 18:52

    Thank u Ann I am interested

    moses wangila | October 17, 2018 18:51

    Thank u Ann I am more than happy to be part of the program.

    LESANGE | October 17, 2018 18:35

    Am interested thank you for your concern

    ERICK | October 17, 2018 18:32

    thank you that's great idea for me

    joy | October 17, 2018 17:54

    i once missed this opportunity because of bad network . I hope to get it this time.

    Morrish Moi | October 17, 2018 17:00

    thank you

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    moses wangila | October 17, 2018 18:49

    I am more than happy to be part of the programme.

    Peter mburu | October 17, 2018 16:37

    Thanks for connecting me

    monimas | October 17, 2018 16:03

    am interested thanx

    Davies | October 17, 2018 15:34

    This is interesting, its about enthusiasm that catalyses the plus factor in someone. Am delighted

    Jackson | October 17, 2018 15:21

    Thanks Ann for keeping us updates. Looking forward to new upcoming exciting internship programmes.

    SALLYE | October 17, 2018 14:19

    I cant wait!!! Am too excited

    CHEROTICH | October 17, 2018 14:19

    I am pretty excited for the opportunity. I feel honoured

    Onura | October 17, 2018 13:17

    I'm extremely inspired by the great insights coming from Fuzu

    Mawulana | October 17, 2018 13:08

    Thank you, am honoured to be chosen under the selected few

    Jefferson | October 17, 2018 12:45

    As a member of Fuzu I highly recommend Fuzu as the one site connecting us not only job opportunities but also giving us wealthy advise,The internship is agreat move and I believe those who will get the opportunity will get the best out of it .

    Tom | October 17, 2018 12:36

    Interested

    Abdirahman | October 17, 2018 12:24

    Hi Ann, am equally interested in the programme. Any further direction on taking part is appreciated

    Okori | October 17, 2018 12:14

    thanks and interested too.

    Terry | October 17, 2018 11:55

    great idea

    Moses | October 17, 2018 11:54

    I wish I could be taken up also. Thanks Fuzu.

    henry lopela | October 17, 2018 11:40

    Thank you iam interested for a golden opportunity like this,so there is any vacancy that will help me get attached and propaply get a chance to get scholarship i will appreciate thank you.

    UMUTONI Bonnette | October 17, 2018 11:38

    soo interested

    FRANCIS | October 17, 2018 11:37

    thanks a lot madam Ann for your daily updates to me,I know your work will not be infain but it produced the best products

    NAIBEI | October 17, 2018 11:35

    interested too.thanks

    Naomi | October 17, 2018 11:33

    Thank you for this platform.

    THOMAS | October 17, 2018 10:47

    great empowering opportunity

    MOSETI | October 17, 2018 10:47

    Awesome

    winfred | October 17, 2018 10:20

    Thnxx fuzu....I wd also love to join the program

    Kilel | October 17, 2018 10:14

    Thanks a million Ann for keeping me informed on this invaluable opportunity.I look forward to taking part in the internship programme.

    ONDIEK | October 17, 2018 10:06

    intrested

    OMARY | October 17, 2018 09:59

    Thank you fuzu

    Daniel | October 17, 2018 09:49

    thanks am looking for internship

    Happy | October 17, 2018 09:39

    thank you

    kelvin | October 17, 2018 09:28

    I am seeking for internship in Account,finance,Audit or loans department I will appreciate.

    beatrice | October 17, 2018 09:21

    Thanks for enlightening,more information on joining

    Hilda | October 17, 2018 09:20

    Hello am agribusiness graduate looking for an internship

    Mugyenyi | October 17, 2018 09:19

    Hello , Kevin am here I would like to know how to apply for internship program

    Erickson | October 17, 2018 09:18

    This is a good read, thank you.

    Walugembe | October 17, 2018 09:18

    I need to be part of this

    OCHIENG | October 17, 2018 09:08

    Seeking for internship.. Kindly place me..Thank you

    Gerald | October 17, 2018 09:06

    What can I do to get the opportunity

    Didacos | October 17, 2018 09:03

    Thanks

    MAJID | October 17, 2018 09:03

    I like it

    Mwenyango | October 17, 2018 09:02

    Hello, how can i apply for the internship am not seeing the link

    Tosin | October 17, 2018 08:56

    Good day i am from Nigeria, are these opportunities open to Nigerians too,and i cant find the 'apply' button. Thanks

    Cycline | July 06, 2017 09:45

    Am seeking for internship too place help

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    Fuzu | June 20, 2018 07:29

    Hi Cycline, kindly check in our job section.

    Festus | June 24, 2017 17:59

    great piece,completing economics kenyatta university nov this year and seeking for internship

    Yvonne | June 04, 2017 18:30

    How did he get both the scholarship and internship? I recently completed my undergraduate and would like to follow the same path. Detailed feedback willbe highly appreciated. Email:[email protected]

    YannEck | June 01, 2017 05:06

    Thank you

    Catherine | May 31, 2017 11:47

    thank you for that great insight


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