UoN Office of Career Services (OCS)

IBM CALL FOR CODE 2021 CHALLENGE

To all Students

IBM recently launched the Call for Code 2021 Challenge.

Students are invited to the “Journey to Call for Code Boot Camp” for University students in Africa & Europe. This will comprise of a series virtual training sessions and mentorship on various topics such as:

  1. Design Thinking & Agile Methodology on 3rd June, 2021
  2. Artificial Intelligence on 17th June, 2021
  3. Data Science and Machine Learning on 24th June
  4. Blockchain on 1st July, 2021
  5. Internet of Things on 1st July, 2021

In addition, there will be talks by experts on Climate Change with the sub-themes of Clean Water & Sanitation, Zero Hunger, and Responsible Production and Green Consumption, which are the themes of the challenge this year.

The objective of the boot camp is to give you the necessary preparation as a student to effectively participate in the Challenge.

Up for grabs is a Grand Prize award of USD 200,000 in addition to other prizes.

Register here for all the sessions : https://linktr.ee/journeytocfc_emeabootcamp

Capacity building for students and researchers

The Library will host a virtual training on Remote Access to Electronic Information Resources (Books& Journals),  Zotero (Citation and Referencing Tool) and Academic Writing, Publishing in High impact Journals & Use of Dimensions Research tool from 25th to 28th May, 2021.

The main objective of the training will be to guide the students and researchers on;

  • How to access the electronic books, journals and other information resources remotely;
  • Managing citations /references and acknowledge other writers and researchers work ;
  • Best practices & procedures in academic writing, publishing in High Impact Journals for enhanced research visibility;
  • Using Dimensions platform for accessing publications, research analytics and publishing tool.

The following table provides the training schedule and the links to register for the training from 25th to 28th May 2021

No. Training Topic Participants Date Time Training Invitation Link
           
1. REMOTE ACCESS TO E-INFORMATION RESOURCES

 

All Students and Researchers Tue, 25th May 2021 10-12pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-6upzwpGdRgglpWmIdgp0vduO40881v
2. ZOTERO REFERENCING TOOL Postgraduate Students and Researchers

 

Thu, 27th May

2021

10-12pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-6upzwpGdRgglpWmIdgp0vduO40881v
3. ACADEMIC WRITING, PUBLISHING IN HIGH IMPACT JOURNALS & USE OF DIMENSIONS  RESEARCH TOOL Postgraduate Students and Researchers

 

Fri, 28th May

2021

10-12pm https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pf-6upzwpGdRgglpWmIdgp0vduO40881v

For those who will not be able to participate in the training, please find step by step presentation on the above topics in the Library website using the following link: https://uonlibrary.uonbi.ac.ke/basic-page/library-guides-presentations

 

A virtual forum in honour of Emeritus Prof. Amb. Judith Mbula Bahemuka

The UNESCO UNITWIN Chair at the University of Nairobi and the Director of the Institute of Development Studies (UoN) will honour Emeritus Prof. Amb. Judith Mbula Bahemuka by convening a virtual forum entitled: “Linking Scholarship to Development” on 29th April, 2021 from 3.00pm to 5.30pm EAT.

Emeritus Prof. Amb. Judith Behemuka, a teacher, researcher, diplomat, governor and an eminent person of Africa, symbolizes what sustainable development goals call  ”Pracademics” for being an all round Scholar with links that go beyond academic scholarship.

Join and participate in the forum through the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsc-mgpjssHtWyyTNwBP5bX3AHtMkeabub

Training on Transformative Pedagogy (Online.)

The University of Nairobi Management has scheduled a 3-weeks online training workshop for the members of the academic staff on transformative pedagogy in higher education with special reference to asynchronous e-learning mode of delivery during the months of May and June, 2021. The training will be conducted by the Centre for Pedagogy and Andragogy (CEPA) in collaboration with Partnership for African Social and Governance Research (PASGR) team. 80% of the presentations/training sessions will be done asynchronously.

For those who have not undertaken this course, Kindly register indicating your preferred slot for training using the link provided. https://cepatraining.uonbi.ac.ke/

May 3 to May 23, 2021 slot (max. 200 members of the academic staff); June 7 to June 23, 2021 slot (Max. 200 members of the academic staff).

Kindly select your appropriate time slot for training before 28th April 2021 COB.

STUDENTS AND STAFF WELLNESS CENTRE

The COVID-19 has rattled the world with devastating effects on the mental health of our students, lecturers and staff. From job loss to covid infections, parents, lecturers and students have been faced with new and evolving sources of mental, spiritual and financial stress. 
 
It’s against this background the Dean of Students and Career Office has designed a Students & Staff Wellness Centre to provide onsite counselling (staff) and tele-counselling services (students) during this period of lock-down. The main purpose of the wellness Centre is to provide mental, psychological, physical, intellectual (360 degree counselling) as well as spiritual support to students and staff in and out of campus.
 
Our 16 counsellors and 3 chaplains are available throughout the week both physically and virtually to provide these services. 
 
For counselling and spiritual support contact us @
 

Office:            Gandhi Wing Ground Flr – Room G9

 

Cell-phone:   0716 398 980
 
Telephone:    020 491 8121 or 020 491 8114
 
Email:            counselor@uonbi.ac.ke

FREE FISA BUSINESS WEBINAR – SATURDAY – 24 APRIL 2021 – 4.00PM

The University of Nairobi Finance and Investment Student Association (FISA) cordially invites you to a FREE Business Webinar open to the public on Saturday 24th April 2021 from 4:00-6:00pm themed “Establishing Business Ventures”. The Chief Guest shall be Mr. Darshan Chandaria, Group CEO of Chandaria Industries. The panelists include: Paul Kimani, CEO of WorkPay Africa and media personality Betty Kyallo.
 
Kindly register using the following link: http://Bit.ly/pezetuevent

Goldman Sachs Africa Recruiting Initiative – University of Nairobi – Monday, 26 April 2021 – 4.30pm (EAT)

Students are reminded to register their interest for a virtual industry connect event sponsored by Goldman Sachs Engineering on Monday, 26 April 2021 if you have not done so already.

To confirm your place at the event, please register your interest here https://onegs.iad1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_d3ZvMeyDaqNLnhQ

We are thrilled to invite technology educators and leaders like you who are influencing the future of technology and building the next generation of talented engineers creating an impact in the global engineering community.  This event is an opportunity to share recent highlights from our Africa recruiting efforts with our university partners, continue engagement with existing industry partners and establish new relationships as we seek to better understand the technology scene across the continent.

What to expect?

  • Welcome address from sponsors of the Africa Recruiting Initiative, Lisa Opoku and Joanne Hannaford
  • A report card from recent and past participants of the Africa Recruiting initiative
  • Exploring the technology landscape across Africa
  • Industry partner case studies – SEO Africa | Andela
  • Country dialogues –Nigeria | Ghana | Kenya 

Event Details

  • Date:Monday, 26 April 2021
  • Time:4:30pm – 8:30pm East African Time (EAT)
  • Location: Zoom (details to be confirmed on registration)

 We look forward to connecting with you!

Best Regards,

Goldman Sachs Engineering Recruiting