Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective


Rutendo Chimbaru is a rising Junior at DePaul University where she is majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Community and Public Health. Rutendo interned at Plan International Zimbabwe.  I never actually intended on applying for the Education Matters Zimbabwe Career Connect program. I opened and closed the application tab a million times-contemplating. Too many unknowns. I … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective

USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018


I auditioned for an acapella group on campus last week (I know, you can gasp out loud). If you’ve lived with me for an extended period of time, you might know that I like to sing, but I would have never dreamt of doing it in front of a group of amazing people sitting behind … Continue reading USAP Perspective: Check In – Summer 2018

Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective


Jennie Yang is a junior at Princeton University where she is majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She interned at the African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology( Aibst ) by Wilkins Hospital in Harare. “How was Zimbabwe?” “It was great.” “The people were really friendly.” “It was my first time in Africa.” “I conducted research.” “I was part of … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: An Intern Perspective

6 Reasons to Apply for Zimbabwe Career Connect


By Brian Marombedza  You will do so much work with so much flexibility. When I arrived at Baker Tilly Chartered Accountants on my first day at work, I was immediately given an assignment: working on a tender that the company was going to bid for in two weeks. This was a high stakes tender involving … Continue reading 6 Reasons to Apply for Zimbabwe Career Connect

Zimbabwe Career Connect 2018 Application is Open!


It’s November and that means Zimbabwe Career Connect Application season has begun! If you are a student studying in the U.S, Canada, Ashesi and ALU consider applying for the Zimbabwe Career Connect 2018 cohort for a two month intensive professional experience in Zimbabwe coupled with peer networking and professional mentoring. The ZCC program matches students … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect 2018 Application is Open!

How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks


I remember….waiting and waiting and waiting and waiting to hear where I had been placed with Zimbabwe Careers Connect. They assured me that they were doing their very best to secure a good internship for me, but that didn’t help ease the anxiety.  I wanted to know where I would work. Eventually they told I had been … Continue reading How Time Flies: An Unforgettable 8 Weeks

ZCC Graduates 25 Interns


In the three years it has existed, the Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program has managed over time to become an interactive program that focuses on both talk and action, and this has separated it from most internship programs in the country. Reflecting on the just ended third year cycle, ZCC has grown in size and … Continue reading ZCC Graduates 25 Interns

Zimbabwe Career Connect: Experiencing Life at Mpilo Hospital


Studying abroad as an international student comes with the challenge of always having to answer why you want to return to your country and intern there or work there. It is even harder to justify coming home over university holidays because summer time in Toronto is winter in Zimbabwe. The Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship program … Continue reading Zimbabwe Career Connect: Experiencing Life at Mpilo Hospital

ZCC: Getting My Feet Wet As An Engineer


Have you ever imagined a day in the life of a mechanical engineer at a Telecommunications Company in Zimbabwe? I personally had that experience over this past summer when I interned with Liquid Telecoms, a fast-growing Pan-African Telecommunications Company. This brilliant opportunity was made possible by Zimbabwe Career Connect Internship Program. After spending two months … Continue reading ZCC: Getting My Feet Wet As An Engineer