Dereja hosts career expos for over 4,000 new graduates


Dereja in partnership with the Ministry of Labor and Skills (MOLS) and the Mastercard Foundation is hosting a series of career expos in five public universities to connect recent graduates with employers across the country. The expos are being hosted at Addis Ababa, Haromaya, Hawassa, Jimma, and Bahir Dar Universities between June and August 2022. They serve as an offline employment linkage platform that helps graduating students secure jobs before their graduation.
The first set of expos held in June brought together a total of 2,000 students and 80 employers, including Heineken Breweries share company, Enat Bank, Huawei International, Save the Children International, People in Need, World Vision Ethiopia, and Unilever Manufacturing PLC.
Last week an annual career expo was held at the Addis Ababa University Sedist Kilo Campus. Over 70 national and international companies were represented at the event, including the National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE), The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). Habitat for Humanity, Ahadu pic, Horra Trading, Care Ethiopia, Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, Micro Pharma pic, and EthioChicken. More than1,500 graduates attended.