The Office of Career Services is working with different industry partners to expose students to real life work experience. Some of the industry partners the Office has partnered with for Industrial Visits include Unilever Kenya Ltd, Davis and Shirtliff, Huawei Technology Company and BAT Kenya Ltd among others.
Close university-industry collaboration is a win-win situation. The industry will gain from qualified expertise with up-to-date knowledge and create a network with academia. The University will gain evidence-based knowledge and create networks with industry partners. The student will finalise on his/her degree and gain practical work experience that is tied to research.
For university-industry linkages to be fostered, then universities must invest heavily in Research and Development not forgetting capacity building of budding researchers to build a critical mass of competent and highly skilled researchers.