AU bids farewell to the class of 2018
18- 20 April
Between the 18th and the 20th of April 2018, Africa University hosted Seniors’ Week, the first of its kind at any University in Zimbabwe with the objective of ensuring that perspective graduates are well equipped to enter the next exciting phase of their lives.
Borne out of a desire to assist graduating students with answering the complex and persistent question that faces all graduates - What Next? Africa University through its Alumni Affairs division brought to the campus motivational speakers and game changers from its alumni network and beyond to share some advice and lend their expertise.
On the speaking panel was Mr. Pedzisai Chimbwada who founded the organization Mentor Us and who is spurred on by a passion to inspire and motivate young African entrepreneurs through mentorship, Dr. Fungai Mtisi , Founder and CEO of Image Xchange grooming and deportment chambers who is also a published author and focuses on the power of self branding and self belief as well as AU’s very own Registrar Mr. Herbert Njonga speaking on leadership and Mr. Thomas Masese sharing his views on the inner workings and values of top entrepreneurs . These were just a few amongst a host of other panelists.
Mr. Chimbwada, Dr. Mtisi and Mr. Masese are all proud alumni of Africa University and are a strong showing of the caliber and determination of the Universities’ graduates. The 2018 cohort of future Acacians gained important insight and information on leadership, leveraging social media to build businesses and how to make the Africa University Alumni Network work for them.
Speaking on the sidelines of one of the many workshops organized for the students to attend, John Kamudyariwa, a final year Psychology student said,
“What Africa University has put together for us this past week has been nothing short of amazing. I know that when I graduate I have the support of the university and the alumni network whether I decide to look for a job, want to start my own business or simply want reach out to my fellow Acacians in Africa and around the world.”
Ali Kasolo from the DRC who is studying music and is the outgoing assistant choir director of the AU Choir said,
“AU will always hold a special place in my heart. I have learnt so much here and the level of care and love shown to us is astounding. To my fellow classmates of 2018, I wish to tell you that we are part of the Africa University family now and forever. Thank you AU for everything especially the memories!”
Africa University currently boasts an alumni base of 8000 and counting who are committed to The Dream that is AU and regularly make contributions to the university for scholarships, infrastructure and are actively at work transforming their communities wherever they are.