Given the current challenges in Zimbabwe, we decided this is a perfect time to reprint the speech which Farayi Mangwende gave as Guest of Honor at the ZCC Graduation in July this year. The house is burning – are you running from the fire or going to fetch water to help put it out? Excerpt … Continue reading Putting Out The Fire – ZCC Inspiration
The Zimbabwe Career Connect Program application is live on our website! Applications are open to Zimbabwean undergraduate students studying at US and Canadian universities, Ashesi, ALU and University of Edinburgh. The ZCC program which started in 2015, matches students studying abroad with prominent and successful companies and organizations in Zimbabwe for a period … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2019 Application is Open!
Rutendo Chimbaru is a rising Junior at DePaul University where she is majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Community and Public Health. Rutendo interned at Plan International Zimbabwe. I never actually intended on applying for the Education Matters Zimbabwe Career Connect program. I opened and closed the application tab a million times-contemplating. Too many unknowns. I … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective
I auditioned for an acapella group on campus last week (I know, you can gasp out loud). If you’ve lived with me for an extended period of time, you might know that I like to sing, but I would have never dreamt of doing it in front of a group of amazing people sitting behind … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018
Jennie Yang is a junior at Princeton University where she is majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She interned at the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology( Aibst ) by Wilkins Hospital in Harare. “How was Zimbabwe?” “It was great.” “The people were really friendly.” “It was my first time in Africa.” “I conducted research.” “I was part of … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective
By Brian Marombedza You will do so much work with so much flexibility. When I arrived at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants on my first day at work, I was immediately given an assignment: working on a tender that the company was going to bid for in two weeks. This was a high stakes tender involving … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Apply for Zimbabwe Career Connect
It’s November and that means Zimbabwe Career Connect Application season has begun! If you are a student studying in the U.S, Canada, Ashesi and ALU consider applying for the Zimbabwe Career Connect 2018 cohort for a two month intensive professional experience in Zimbabwe coupled with peer networking and professional mentoring. The ZCC program matches students … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2018 Application is Open!
I remember….waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to hear where I had been placed with Zimbabwe Careers Connect. They assured me that they were doing their very best to secure a good internship for me, but that didn’t help ease the anxiety. I wanted to know where I would work. Eventually they told I had been … Continue reading How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks
In the three years it has existed, the Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program has managed over time to become an interactive program that focuses on both talk and action, and this has separated it from most internship programs in the country. Reflecting on the just ended third year cycle, ZCC has grown in size and … Continue reading ZCC Graduates 25 Interns
When I left for college almost a year ago, it never crossed my mind how I would feel when I returned. All I was doing was looking forward, anticipating my new life at Earlham College. Returning home was something I had never prepared myself for, and it has been an overwhelming experience altogether. To me, … Continue reading The Art of Coming Home