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“My work is to ensure that the company retains qualified staff who can perform their duties as effectively as possible. Hence I must ensure that people skills match with company needs. Although I am based in Nairobi at the Serena Headquarter Offices for Kenya, I work for our Serena units in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. I cannot describe my work as an office job! A few days I am in the office but most of the time I am in the units assessing skill gaps, designing and implementing programs that engage employees and ensure that staff have the capabilities to meet company goals.

I was seeking a degree course that will not be repetitive. Strathmore offered that. Particularly, I enjoyed the humanities because these units gave me a deeper understanding on the "human" side of a profession - something I much needed in my hospitality career and apply to date. I must say that the quality of education I received was world class and fun too; not forgetting supportive lecturers and the serene environment of Strathmore that made studying and concentration possible. “

Linnet Mbithe Kisuvi, Class of 2015Serena Group of Hotels , Group Talent Development Manager

“My passion in hospitality lies in the kitchen, My Career has developed since I joined Strathmore for my studies and over the years I became a master in culinary. I have gained elaborate training on the art of food preparation, food presentation, food safety and the art of fine dining.
I have worked for group hotels such as IHG, Sarova Panafric, Radisson Blue, Upperhill and Currently JW Marriott Hotel, Nairobi. Am really grateful to Strathmore for impacting in us while we were students the values of excellence and professionalism. I am glad am where I am today because of the Strathmore Student’s experience.”

Dennis Mutua K, Class of 2019Sous Chef, JW Marriott Hotel, MEA

AnneIrene Muma , Class of 2018Assistant HR, Radisson Blu Hotel Upperhill

“The excellent training, I received during my time of study at Strathmore has really helped me in preparing for further studies and work. The life skills I received have really helped me settle easily when I went to pursue my masters in Scotland.

Quite fondly, I realized that the skills and values that were conveyed was akin to the Strathmore experience and its Career Development Services.
My professional goal is to be engaged in either academic research /professional research.

Thank you Strathmore!”

Isabelle T. Wasike , Class of 2017MSc degree in Tourism, Development and Culture of the University of Glasgow, Tourism Researcher

Arnold Opande, Class of 2017Head of BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council), Curriculum . The Amboseli Institute of Hospitality and Technology

I joined Strathmore University in 2010 for the evening classes, to advance my knowledge and skills in Hospitality Management. Since I was working by the time I joined, I benefited from the flexibility hours of the study, managing to sail through the programme without compromising on my job.

The faculty of staff had a wealth of vast expertise in Hospitality Management. I liked how they blended learning experience between classroom learning and practical hands-on lessons. This aided in getting a better, deeper understanding of the program. I enjoyed the class mix which was drawn predominantly from the working class and we could share real-life work experiences in the industry.

I must admit, the degree played a pivotal role in my career growth and in opening new opportunities through the years. It has enhanced my skills and confidence necessary for my day to day role as a Restaurant Manager.

Victoria Muthoni, Class of 2010Unit manager, Tamarind Group

Bilha Muchuha, Class of 2012General Manager, Tamarind Mombasa

“Strathmore University an excellent and reputable institution of higher learning has positively impacted my career at Aga Khan University Hospital. On a daily basis, I have intense one on one interactions with patients from diverse backgrounds both local and international. Patients have very high expectations, clinical and non-clinical that need to be met all the time.

Thanks to Strathmore where I learnt essential skills, abilities and knowledge that have helped me sail through in this exciting task.”

Senior Assistant (Quality Department), Aga Khan University HospitalGeneral Manager, Tamarind Mombasa