On Thursday 19th May we had undoubtedly one of the best and most persuasive career talks we have had this year. It was based on the various career opportunities available in the field of I.C.T. It was presented by Mrs. Gladys Ogallo, a parent in the school. she works with Virtual HR- a human resource consultancy firm which carries out its operations via the internet. She was accompanied by a gentleman called Evans who works for Google Kenya- the globally renowned search engine company. They broadened our minds on the extensive possibilities of I.C.T. We got to know the global trends on information and communication and that this field is more than just sitting in front of the computer!
We learnt that I.C.T stretches into what are traditionally non-I.C.T fields such as farming, catering, amongst others. The two went further ahead to elaborate on what pertains to their specific field of expertise.
We were quite impressed by both speakers. They used visual aids in form of PowerPoint presentations that made the session lively. Mrs. Ogallo especially has a way with words. She was in sync with the students and was successful in bringing the content down to our level. At the end of the talk, I had been won over with the idea of pursuing an I.C.T-based career.
Jean Wanjema – Journalism Club Member, Kianda School