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Internship Opens Your Mind to Be More Entrepreneurial

Internship training is a vital aspect in a student’s life which gives them an opportunity to acquire skills to help them in their careers after they have completed their university studies. Isaac Mulindwa, a third year student of Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST) testifies of how internship has opened his mind to be more entrepreneurial. He narrates on the benefits one acquires as a result of community engagement.

Isaac Mulindwa, a third year student of Bachelor of Information Systems and Technology (BIST). 

He works as a systems Administrator / IT support Officer at Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), an international, Pan-African, non-governmental development organisation for African women based in Ntinda, Kampala.

The news team caught up with him and he shared how community engagement has helped him develop his career and adapt to the working environment.

Where did you undertake Community Engagement from?

In my first year, I worked at ICT labs in Ntinda and year two at Akina Mama wa Africa.

How was your experience like as student engaging in work for the first time?

At first, it was intimidating. I was shy, I didn’t know how to interact with people but the more I interacted with people, the more confident I became. IT field is interesting, there is always something new to learn every day and it is hands-on.

You are working with one of the biggest organizations in Uganda, what skills did you employ to win the favour of your bosses to the extent of retaining you or offering you a job opportunity?

My outstanding skills in systems administration, managing the website, managing email server, maintaining the ICT and operating systems, communication skills got me to be retained. Also, willingness to learn, being honest and open-minded.

When I had joined the organization, I was tasked start updating the website, but I didn’t know how Joomla works. That didn’t stop me. I had to watch Youtube tutorials, spend time learning how Joomla works until I got it. I can to prove to my bosses that I can update websites.

Tell us about your current job, position held and what tasks you undertake.

I currently work as a Systems Administrator and IT Support Officer. My tasks are mainly to maintain the office LAN, manage the email server, monitor the internet link and give ICT support to staff.

Besides the job offer, what other benefits can you site that have come in as a result of community engagement?

Community Engagement opened my mind to be entrepreneurial. Even if I lost this job today, I can start my own business. I have gained IT skills and networked. My contacts keep referring me to several temporary jobs where I earn extra income.

Do you think the UTAMU Teaching and learning system is effective in making students job creators?

Yes I do. The content is update and I commend UTAMU for offering a good learning experience.

Any advice for students going for or undertaking community engagement.  

Invest in research and learn things on your own. The current workplace requires dynamic students who can solve problem. Find out how things work on your own. Be exceptional. 

 

RUTAMU Wins at 93rd District Conference & Assembly

The Rotaract Club of Uganda Technology and Management University (RUTAMU) was recognized as the most Outstanding Institution based Club at the 93rd District Conference & Assembly.

The Awards received at the 93rd Rotary District conference and assembly.

The 93rd Rotary District 9211 conference and assembly was held from May 2-5, 2018 at the Imperial Hotel in Entebbe.

The conference which brought together Rotarians and Rotaracters in Uganda and Tanzania, focused on the achievements and interventions the different Rotary clubs in the country have made in the past two years.

UTAMU based three awards at the conference:

  • Winner Outstanding Institution based Club Award
  • Winner Rotary Foundation Award
  • 2nd Runner Up Image of Rotaract Award

Congratulations to RUTAMU

RUTAMU President Sarah Owembabazi (extreme left) showing off the award.

#IamRUTAMU #Rotarymakingadifference

UTAMU to Welcome New Students for May 2018 Intake

Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) is preparing to welcome news students for the 2018 May intake.

Students at the 2016 September Intake Orientation.

The new semester begins on 10th May where the new students will report to the UTAMU Resource Centre in Bugolobi. A formal orientation session will be held on Thursday, 10th May and Friday, 11th May  for all the new undergraduate and postgraduate students respectively which will be attended by a cross section of members of the UTAMU Management team.

UTAMU currently offers Undergraduate Diploma Programmes, Undergraduate degree programmes, Postgraduate programmes and Master’s programmes in different fields.

Students are taught by the best in the respective fields with emphasis on practical skills. The University also has a flexible fees payment structure which allows students to pay monthly installments.

The University also prides in the e-Learning and e-Library platforms.    

 

UTAMU at 10th NCHE Exhibition

UTAMU participated at the 10th Uganda Higher Education Exhibition held at UMA Show grounds in Lugogo, Kampala from 15th to 17th, March 2018 organised by the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE).

UTAMU participated at the 10th Uganda Higher Education Exhibition held at UMA Show Grounds, Lugogo.

This year’s NCHE exhibition attracted secondary schools around Kampala and its outskirts, several institutions of higher learning including those from Kenya and human rights organizations. 

The theme was; Higher education for the future: Strengthening Innovations for Sustainable Development.

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