The aim of Career Day is to provide a platform for students and alumni, to access appropriate information that will enable them make informed career choices including; knowledge needed for a certain career path, weighing available options and providing mutually beneficial links between students and employers.
During the event, students met professionals from different companies and organizations, professional bodies such as ICPAR, the Commissioner General of RRA and the Chairman of KIM University that inspired them about their career development.
Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) was established in 2005 as an offshoot of the International College of Accountancy and Management (ICAM) which was founded in the year 2003. Initially ICAM was created with the objective of training professional Accountants as it was stipulated in its constitution of 4th June 2003.
On 8th December 2005, ICAM board of directors passed resolutions to change the name of ICAM to KIM or Kigali Institute of Management (KIM) and introduction of degree programmes called Bachelor of Business Management (BBM). Subsequently KIM opened the doors in its own premises for the degree programmes on 16th February 2006.
By the beginning of 2016 KIM has transformed itself from an institute into a multidisciplinary University (KIM University) with such diverse and tracks as accounting, finance and banking, procurement, logistics and supply chain management, economics and computer science.
Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with specialization in Finance and Accounting, strategic management, marketing, Human Resource Management, logistics and supply chain management and project management.
In this way KIMU’s academic and Professional programmes are designed to be relevant to the strategic challenges facing organizations in today’s dynamic business environment. KIM University students are appreciating Chairman Board of Directors Peter Rutaremara for providing full scholarship of professional courses where they have choice in stand-alone professional courses including
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA – ICPAR)
- Certified Accounting Technician (CAT-ICPAR)
- Accounting Technicians Diploma (ATD-KASNEB)
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA – KASNEB)
- Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS-UK)
- Certified Information Communication Technologist (CICT)
- Certified Investment and Financial Analysts (CIFA) (KASNEB)
- Certified Credit Professionals (CCP – KASNEB)
- Certified Procurement and Supply Professional (CPSP)
When we started KIM we were being confronted by a shortage of accountants in the auditing sector, thus the purpose was to get quickly technicians ,to bridge that big gap’’ CPA Peter Rutaremara explains.
Among other programs and trainings asked, Rutaremara explained that undertaking CPA training has a beneficial effect towards its holder ,either in terms of skills or working in professional services thus getting CPA helps people get empowered on the labour market .
While addressing the students, Richard Tusabe the Commissioner General of Rwanda Revenue Authority, called upon students not to pick on easy courses yet they are capable of doing other better courses that are more competitive on the labour market.
“I know that many of you prefer easy courses but let me tell you that it is not the best decision. Do a course that will assure you a job in the labour market. Choice is very important and what you choose to do will determine your success in future” said Tusabe .
RANGIRA NINA CAROL is among the senior six students from different high schools around the country who, on 6th March 2018, attended the Career Day at KIM University’s Auditorium.
Awaiting to join the University, the 18 year old is excited about the future of her career. Though she wants to be a Doctor, NINA believes that there are many careers that she can pursue but just lacks someone to point her in the right direction. So when she got wind of an impending career guidance activity, she excitedly jumped ship.
I knew it’s something I really needed before joining University in September 2018. I have to choose well and I need career guidance professionals to point me in the right direction,” Rangira Nina Carol.
Carol is among the 3oo students attended career day 0rgarnised by KIM University where management partners with staff from independent professional bodies to offer their guidance among students that intend to opt for the different careers