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GCU New York welcomes the African Leadership Academy

13 January 2017

GCU New York welcomed students from the African Leadership Academy (ALA) by hosting the Baraza 2017 Program. 

Baraza, the Swahili word for intellectual gathering, brought together young people from the ALA to participate in a two-day career development summit.

The event, ‘Connecting the Dots’, included interview training, resume and professional document building, tips on job seeking, and a session on social media. Students heard from industry experts from KPMG, Swiss PE, Global Foundries and others about trends within their industries and the skills needed to meet the demands of future business as well as taking part in mock interviews.

The GCU New York Fair Fashion Center team led a discussion on the future of fashion and provided students with feedback and advice on interviewing. Additionally the students learned about the trajectory of the employment market in Africa, managing and navigating through a first job, and how to showcase professional talents online.

The African Leadership Academy seeks to transform Africa by developing a powerful network of over 6,000 leaders who will work together to address Africa’s greatest challenges, achieve extraordinary social impact, and accelerate the continent’s growth trajectory.

The African Leadership Academy was co-founded by social entrepreneur Fred Swaniker, who has also established the African Leadership College (ALC) Mauritius.

GCU is the founding academic partner of the ALC, delivering educational programmes designed to develop leadership and entrepreneurial thinking.