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!
On the 3rd of August 2018, educators from different countries arrived in Kigali, Rwanda for the YYAS 2018 Educators’ Conference. These educators were mainly High School Career Counselors or School Administrators from schools in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The educators stayed at Palast Rock Hotel in Nyamata and they were … Continue reading YYAS Educators Conference: We Are Educators!
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In Zimbabwe the jacarandas are blooming, better known as “exam trees,” marking the start of O, AS and A level exam season by blanketing the streets with their purple blossoms. And so it’s also the advent of application season, with students agonizing over every word of their college applications, trying to find a magical formula for “getting … Continue reading Reflections: Focus On That Which Matters
It seems like I have been here in North Carolina for only a few days but apparently two months have passed since I left home in Zimbabwe. People ask me how my first entrance into the USA was and I always burst into laughter first before I tell them the ordeal – that my flight … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Finding the Good
The world has developed an addiction to social media. There is a constant need to check the notifications panel, check your likes and be responding to a text every two minutes. My fellow Zimbabwean friends and family are helping out to credit the first two sentences, ever online or updating their status on Whatsapp. Family … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Fitting in New Shoes
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
Banner Photo Credit: Ashesi University – www.ashesi.edu.gh Stepping out of the plane, I was met by a gush of the warm humid Ghana air. My first reaction was, “I’m not going to survive this heat.” We were met by some of the Ashesi continuing students with enthusiastic hugs and cold bottles of water and they … Continue reading USAP Perspective – Welcome to Ghana
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