Over 10 companies were yesterday represented at the School of Finance and Banking (SFB) the Career Day, organised to link students to potential employers.
By meeting with potential employers, the students learned what the labour market is like.
Some of the students who spoke to The New Times said the programme has played a significant role in enabling them look for employment.
“Employers guide us on what they want and by the time we go out there, although it is not sure deal, we stand more chances of getting jobs,” said Jules Singiza, a fourth year Marketing student.
Addressing the media, the Director of Career Centre at SFB, Rose Baguma, said that the annual event has played a significant role in linking students to various companies.
“Companies have confidence in our students even before they graduate. For example, most of those graduating next month have already been employed,” Bagume said.
She explained that the career centre also guides students on how to become job creators.
According to Bagume, since 2008, at least 40 percent of SFB’s graduates have not only started their own enterprises but created jobs for others.