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
Studying abroad as an international student comes with the challenge of always having to answer why you want to return to your country and intern there or work there. It is even harder to justify coming home over university holidays because summer time in Toronto is winter in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship program … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: Experiencing Life at Mpilo Hospital
Have you ever imagined a day in the life of a mechanical engineer at a Telecommunications Company in Zimbabwe? I personally had that experience over this past summer when I interned with Liquid Telecoms, a fast-growing Pan-African Telecommunications Company. This brilliant opportunity was made possible by Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program. After spending two months … Continue reading ZCC: Getting My Feet Wet As An Engineer
Are you a Zimbabwean student currently at a university in the United States or Canada? Are you thinking through your options of how you want to spend your summer, June-July 2017? Have you ever had intensive professional experience in Zimbabwe? This is your chance! The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program matches Zimbabwean students who are … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2017 Application Is Open!
As a rising sophomore from Zimbabwe at Bates College, a small, liberal arts American college, currently majoring in Women and Gender Studies, I began my internship with a burning question: “Is there a women’s movement in Zimbabwe?” Furthermore, what shape and form does it take in the current crumbling, patriarchal, and economically-depressed context? My Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship with the Women’s Coalition … Continue reading An Intern’s Perspective: Women’s Movement in Zimbabwe?
I got to Junior year in college with very high morale. Classes were going great. I had made a lot of friends; it really helped that Amherst is a small liberal arts college with one dining hall. Everything did look pretty put together, but something was off. The feelings of guilt and general unease about the situation … Continue reading A Letter To You, Zimbabwean College Student in the USA…