“My name is Makedi Urbanus. I am a 4th year first Semester student in the School of Economics, at the University of Nairobi, pursuing Bachelor of Economics and Statistics. I firmly ascribe to William Arthur Ward’s conviction, “Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” which has guided most of my adult life.
In September 2019, as our first semester of third year drew to an end, I sought the assistance of the Office of Career Services in securing an internship oppportunity. I admit self-doubt as I applied to Solar Panda Kenya Ltd, but to my surprise, a week later I received a call from this company inviting me for an interview.
My journey with the Solar Panda team started on 2nd October 2019 on a part time basis as I continue to attend school. Working with this company has been worthwhile and each moment at work has been another opportunity to learn. Customer service has been the most exciting department that I have been in since my posting. Receiving calls to approve sales, making calls to customers regarding the products available, reminding them about their payment plans and replying to their needs in the chat option, have sharpened my interpersonal skills. A mere thank you call to the Office of Career Services would not be enough, but expressing my gratitude and joy through these words, would speak better for me. The allowance from the job has gone into paying my fees, running personal errands and upkeep thus allowing me a conducive environment to study. Indeed, the Office of Career Services, since its inception, has been doing a great and commendable work in linking the students to the job market. Once again, Muchas Gracias!”
Intern @ Solar Panda