Career guides


Choosing a career

Step 1: Self Assessment

understand yourself. This means examining your values,
interests, personality and skills. This self-exploration will help you make a more informed
decision about what your  degree major and career choice should be.

Step 2: Research

A crucial component of making career decisions is information. To make an informed decision, you need to ask questions and gather more information. You can also do the following:

  • A basic internet and social media research is a good way to begin your research
  • Schedule an hour long career guidance session by sending an email to
  • Go to this is a website to help you research specific
    occupations .

Step 3: Connect

The best way to research careers is to talk to the professionals themselves.
Lecturers are also conversant with industry and have great connections and good
advice when you’re struggling with your career choices. Finally, talk to family and
friends, you may have a distant uncle or a friend of a parent who is working in an
industry you’re interested in.

  • Career talks organised by the career development office will give you the
    inside story from professionals in your field.
  • Social Networking sites such as LinkedIn and Twitter are great ways
    to connect with industry professionals.
  • Attend Career Development Services events to meet professionals in a
    variety of fields.
  • Career Fairs are a great place to network and learn about employers and
    career paths.
    • Our career fairs are attended by some of the best employers in Kenya.
    • We run the best on-campus recruitment service for employers.
    • In the latter part of 2014 the career development services office was:
      contacted for talent recruitment by 290 companies, hosted over 30
      companies for career fairs and breakfasts and facilitated over 15 on-campus
    • 54 % of Strathmore students are employed within 6 months of graduating

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