Online learning & career readiness conference

Learn about online education, get career advice from industry experts, and network with industry professionals in Nairobi, Kenya, on March 10, 2023.


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Online education & career readiness in today’s digital world

Come learn more about online education, how to pitch yourself to employers and get the latest career advice from industry experts. If you are looking to network with stakeholders from the education, employment, private and government sectors, this is the event for you. Don’t miss out!

Theme: Online education & career readiness in today’s digital world
Where: KICC (Kenyatta International Convention Centre), City Square, along Harambee Ave, Nairobi, Kenya
When: March 10, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM EAT

✅ Learn more about why you should consider online learning for your undergraduate and graduate programs
✅ Learn how to pitch yourself to an employer
✅ Get hot career tips from employer partners
✅ Participate in a personal brand pitch exercise with a panel of judges
✅ Network with stakeholders from the education, employment, private and government sectors

Event speakers and judges

  1. Dr. Jennifer Bangoura - Director of Career Innovation, Nexford University
  2. Dr. Laila Macharia - Director, Africa Digital Media Institute and Nexford University, Senior Advisor
  3. Gladys W. Wagura - Director, Open Distance and e-learning, Zetech University
  4. Galaty Grace - Head of Talent Acquisition, Wasoko
  5. Paul Breloff - CEO and Co-founder, Shortlist
  6. Nikkie Nkirote - Head of Talent, Africa Digital Media Institute
  7. Reinhard Ranji - Technical Recruitment Consultant, Piposoft
  8. Harriet Kariuki - Co-founder Afrijob
  9. Nelson Komba - Alumni Engagement and Mentorship, Generation
  10. Prof. Felix Musau - Dean, School of Computer Sciences, Riara University
  11. John Mwai - Director, Corporate Communications & Marketing, Zetech University
  12. Consolate Ademson - Head of Human Resources & Administration, Superform
  13. MC/Moderator - Ciku Munuku

Event itinerary

Session 1: Online Education

Agenda Time
Registration, refreshments, icebreaker, and event kick-off 09:00AM - 09:40AM
• Introductory speeches
• A brief about ADMI and NXU
• NXU & ADMI partnership and why this event
10:00AM - 10:20AM
• Demystifying online education
• Advantages of online education
• Adoption of online education in today's digital world
• The intersection of online education and on-campus learning
10:20AM - 11:00AM
• Showcase of NXU online learning environment
• Showcase of ADMI's on-campus learning environment (day in the life - equipment, labs, students, teachers)
11:00AM - 11:20AM

Session 2: Career readiness in today's digital world

Agenda Time
Career readiness in today's digital world:
In this session, we'll explore the key skills and competencies that are essential to succeed in the digital economy. We'll also discuss the latest trends and opportunities in emerging fields such as AI, data science and cybersecurity, and digital marketing. Whether you're a student, recent graduate, or experienced professional, you'll walk away with a deeper understanding of what it takes to stay competitive and relevant in the digital world.
11:30AM - 12:00PM
How to pitch yourself to an employer:
The ability to pitch yourself effectively is a critical skill in today's job market. In this interactive session, you'll have the opportunity to practice your pitch and receive feedback from our expert panel of judges. Our judges will provide constructive feedback on your presentation style, content, and overall effectiveness. You'll also have the chance to learn from other participants and gain insights into what employers are looking for in a candidate.
12:00PM - 12:30PM

Session 3: Event conclusion

Agenda Time
Vote of thanks 12:30AM - 12:40PM
• Networking
• Individual desk interactions with companies
• Media Interviews
• Attendees leave at their own pleasure
12:40PM - 13:30PM

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We’re US accredited and recognized worldwide

Nexford University is accredited by DEAC, which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a recognized accrediting agency and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), and Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities, an independent body providing accreditation services for independent, further and higher education colleges. We are a degree-granting institution of higher education, licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission.

Nexford University is also licensed in the District of Columbia by the Higher Education Licensure Commission (HELC) of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE). Nexford serves learners from around the world and in other states within the US where the university is either exempted, approved, or licensed.