Education

AASTU Teams Up with Huawei to Host Job Fair for Fresh Graduates 

The Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) has held a job fair for fresh graduates to connect with potential employers.

Huawei Ethiopia’s human resource chief Xuyong joined AASTU’s President Dr. Dereje Engida to officially open the annual event job fair on Monday.

President Dr. Dereje stated that the university is collaborating with many organizations to create career opportunities for fresh graduates as well as university-industry linkages. 

“We are preparing our graduates beyond the curriculum-based teaching, for example,… Africa to Silicon Valley works with us after signing an agreement to train Software Engineering students .. and get internships in Google and Microsoft…,” he said.

“We also work with domestic 0101tech Company on qualifying for entrepreneurship and with Reach for Change for funding students’ products.”

The AASTU students used the fair to showcase their innovative work to the audience attending the event and potential employers. Representatives of more than 40 private and public companies attended the job fair.

This year, Huawei Ethiopia said it would offer 43 intern jobs and 15 employee roles for fresh AASTU graduates. 

Its spokesperson Liming Ye said Huawei wishes to provide employment possibilities to Ethiopian graduates, which is why the company hosts a handshaking forum every year. 

In mid-May, the company held its handshaking forum, a program designed to promote opportunities for graduate students, at Addis Ababa University (AAU).

Huawei has a strong partnership with the Ethiopian education sector and launched an ICT academy in 45 private and public universities, including AASTU. Nine students from these academies participated in the 7th Huawei ICT Competition Global Final held in Shenzhen, China, last May and won the third prize.