About the Course

The goal of the programme is to prepare school leavers aspiring to join post-secondary and various training institutions to be knowledgeable, competent and ethical in their career development and future choices.  Additionally, it is to lay a foundation that ensures young people are equipped with skills to pursue their college and University education and start their careers.

Expected Learning Outcomes

By the end of the College Life Preparation Seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of how colleges and universities operate.
  2. Identify and describe what faculty are looking for in college-level academic work.
  3. List some effective study strategies.
  4. Identify some strategies for exploring and selecting a major.
  5. Identify the various types of grants and scholarships available and describe the steps involved in applying to these.
  6. Discuss the college life, with special attention to the benefits/limitations of living on or off College.
  7. Identify some strategies for getting the most out of College life activities (investigating student clubs, fraternities, sororities, etc.).

Course Coverage

  1. Why College is Different than high school
  • Freedom
  • Diversity
    • Cultural Diversity
    • Gender roles Diversity
    • Religious Diversity
    • Racial Diversity
    • Diversity of Educational Background
    • Diversity of Geographical Origin
    • Diversity of Socio-Economic Background
    • Diversity of age
    • Diversity of Political Views
    • Diversity of Physical Ability
  • Living with Freedom and in Diversity
  1. Choosing the right college
  • Checking Accreditation Status
  • Location and size of the College
  • Cost of Attending the College
  • Academic Quality of the College
  • Faculty
  • Specializations Offered by the College
  • Students Housing
  • Extracurricular Activities of the College
  • Spirituality of the College
  • Social Opportunities
  1. Choosing the Career of Your Life
  • Self-Assessment
  • Career Exploration
  • Evaluate Options
  • Selecting One of the Options
  1. What They Never Tell You about College
  • Some Students Fail
  • Some Students Drop out of College
  • Some Graduates are Jobless
  • Some Students get Addicted to Drugs
  • Some Students are Suspended or Expelled
  • Students get Unplanned Pregnancies and Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sometimes Students Riot and Colleges are Closed
  • There may be Staff Shortages
  • Marks Sometimes go Missing
  • Some Students Die
  1. What You Must Achieve in College
  • Completing Your Studies Successfully
  • Building Your Personal Brand
  • Scoring Good Grades
  • Developing Your Talent
  • Studying for a Professional Qualification
  • Developing Your Leadership Skills
  • Building the Right Networks
  • Gaining Knowledge in One’s Career and Industry
  • Getting a Job or Starting a Business
  • Develop Lasting Friendships
  • Becoming More Civilized and Tolerant
  • Developing Self-leadership and Personal Mastery
  • Seeking Excellence in Everything
  • To Remain in Good Health
  1. Your Academic Performance
  • Preparation for Class
  • Knowing your Lecturers
  • Study Routine
  • Study Strategies
  • Taking Responsibility for Your Own Success
  1. Your Non-academic Performance
  • Choice of Friends
  • Finding a Mentor
  • Clubs and Societies
  • Developing Your Talent
  • Seeking Opportunities for Leadership
  1. Seeking Internship Opportunities
  • Identifying Internship Opportunities
  • Maximizing from Internship
  1. Seeking Employment Opportunities
  • Identifying Employment Opportunities
  • The appropriate resume or CV
  • A good cover letter
  • Following Instructions
  • Importance extra-curricular activities
  • Handling an interview
  • Attitudes and Mindsets
  1. Why College Opportunities May Pass You!
  • Dealing with
    • Financial Challenges
    • Loneliness and Homesickness
    • Stress and Depression
    • Sickness
    • Compatibility with Roommates
    • Relationship Breakdowns
    • Imposed Study Programs
    • Unqualified and Dishonest Lecturers
    • Unhealthy and Unfriendly Environment
    • Inadequate Learning Resources
  1. Why You May be Stressed in College
  • New Routines
  • Time Management
  • Lack of Social Support
  • Financial Challenges
  • Relationship Breakdowns
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Managing Stress
  1. Maximizing opportunities while in College
  • Earning Side-Income as You Study
  • Make wise use of his time
  • Learning about various occupations
  • Joining a College clubs or organizations on College
  • Joining a professional organization or society
  • Learning How to Write a CV, to Prepare for an Interview, and an a Job Search
  • Attending Career Fairs
  • Participating in Volunteer Community Service Projects

Duration: 7 days

Cost: Kenyans: USD 350.

None- Kenyans: Available on request

Venue: Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru and Kisumu.