Careers Advising: Everything you need to know about this month’s brown bag series

Story by Juliet Sithole

The Career Advising and Professional Development office (CAPD) launched a brown bag series for the month of September into the first week of October under the theme “Knowing your power, to owning your power,” aimed at empowering students with the relevant resources, guidance and support to help them achieve their desired goals. The series so far has featured two sessions, the first from Mr. Confidence Mungayi from the Ministry of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Manicaland Province, who spoke to the Department of Social Sciences and the  second from Mr. Tendai Phillip Daka from Mubatirapamwe Company, who made a presentation to Social Work students.

The Brown Bag series, also known as Lunch and Learn, offers informal training sessions that take place during lunch hours. These sessions provide students with the opportunity to learn in a relaxed environment outside of their regular lectures or work commitments. The success of these events can be attributed to the collaborative efforts of various entities such as the Student Representative Council (SRC), Student Affairs, Academic Units, Academic Affairs, and industry experts who contribute their expertise and help implement best practices in career advising and professional development.

During these sessions, distinguished alumni and Human Resources Professionals generously share their expertise, giving students a unique opportunity to engage with the field of Career Advising and gain essential knowledge and guidance.

EdUSA Hub lead Mrs. Lucy Chiduku also shared in-depth information on the application process to US Institutions of higher learning, student life on campus, study abroad opportunities and scholarships available to international students for postgraduate study.  She encouraged students to make use of the EdUSA Hub and access study guides housed in the CAPD office in preparation for aptitude tests  also touching on the importance of statements of purpose as selling points of a successful application.