During the month of August, our internship program participants recognized probably not only one of the finest days of the year but of their young careers as well. GreenBell welcomed interns from some of the best campuses around the country that included JKUAT, Strathmore, Riara University and Africa Nazarene University.
The recruitment exercise was thorough and involved the students presenting to the GreenBell team some of the projects that they had done while in school. We got to see some very exciting stuff on show from the student personal projects; evidence that there is a lot of promise in this field. And with the proper cultivation such as the kind GreenBell Communications offers the students in terms of early work experience, we could see some highly trained IT professionals rising through the ranks. The presentations were conducted before the students were engaged in a brief coding exercise designed and adjudicated by GreenBell’s technical manager, Michael Buluma who similarly started as an intern at GBC.
The next three months will see the students be challenged daily by some of the best web developers in the region and learn from them. They will create, debug and maintain highly innovative web software and work in a calm environment where their developer knowledge and technical skills are highly valued.
The internship program for 2016 targeted mobile app and web developers but will in future become an annual program looking to recruit more interns in the coming years into various departments such as Marketing, Human Resource and, Finance and Administration.
The purpose of the GBC Internship program is to provide a high calibre group of students a chance to improve their educational experience and enhance their career preparation. A vital goal of the intern experience is to assist students understand and appreciate the importance if setting up and maintaining strong work relationships in accomplishing results.
We have designed this program to involve students in real work projects while also giving them the opportunity to experience many aspects of the GBC corporate culture. This is a culture that involves exposure and abundant career development opportunities.