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5 active clubs and organizations to join in campus

Being part of a club enhances personal development and improves your leadership skills. You are also able to create a portfolio for reference to show your experience to prospective employers.



Campus years fly by fast and only when you have thrown your graduation cap up high do you realize that you have nothing to show for your time there apart from a certificate and a growing beard. Make the most of your college years by engaging in activities that will drive you into realizing your fullest potential. One of the ways you can do this is by joining clubs.

Clubs are an essential part of campus life in that you form a tribe with like-minded individuals who have similar interests as you. You get oriented into a networking platform that gives you lasting connections for future projects. Being part of a club also enhances personal development and improves your leadership skills. You are able to create a portfolio for reference to show your experience to prospective employers. Before joining a club, establish your personal and career interests to determine which particular one best suits you.

Here are active clubs to look out for in your school


AIESEC is a non-governmental organization that provides a platform for young people to develop their leadership potential through international internships and volunteer opportunities. Since AIESEC is global, it offers a chance to go abroad for cross-cultural exchange. Within the campus, it is run by an Executive Board made up of students. This is a great way to improve your leadership and management skills as each member is given a role in the organization. It also promotes a strong bond between members through weekly meetings and hangouts. Additionally, the organization hosts conferences where members from each university get to meet for a few days. Talk about networking! Some of the campuses AIESEC is present in Kenya are; Moi University, United States International University, Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Daystar University, University of Nairobi, and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.

Source; AIESEC in Austria.

YALI Network

YALI, which stands for Young African Leaders Initiative is the United States’ effort to invest in future African leaders. The YALI Network provides free tools and resources to help young African leaders develop the skills and connections they need to become a positive force for change in their communities. They offer free online courses, blogs, and podcasts on educating the youth and promoting connection among other African leaders across the YALI network.


Enactus is a non-profit organization that supports young entrepreneurs. It provides a platform for the next generation with a head for business and a heart for the world as they are passionate about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The organization believes in students who take on entrepreneurial actions for others with its vision being- to create a better, more sustainable world. Some of the universities in Kenya where ENACTUS is present are; Egerton University, Moi University, Kenyatta University, Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology, Strathmore university and United States International University.


There is no club without a sports club. These clubs are active and are distributed across all campuses as they are usually the face of an institution. If you are an active person, find a game you are good at and join the team. Participate in interschool games and show up for practice on time. The clubs are a great way of promoting teamwork. Some of the sports clubs you can join include; football club, tennis club, basketball club, rugby club and many more.


Model UN is a great opportunity for those interested in learning how the United Nations operate. It builds and maintains strong links between the United Nations and the Model UN participants across the globe through guides and workshops. Since the UN’s activities are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals, Model UN hosts conferences where they share firsthand knowledge of how it works and encourage Model UN clubs to take real actions in supporting the goals and United Nations values. If you would like to make a positive impact on society and is passionate about Sustainable Development Goals, this club is for you.

Once you join a club, stay active and participate in most events and activities hosted by the club. Some people join clubs and leave it at that, remaining dormant throughout their membership. This is as good as not joining one at all. The essence of joining these activities is so that you can get certificates of participation for them. These certificates, in the long run, are what anchor you in your career interests and future endeavors.

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4 things we need to normalise before the end of 2021!



A lot has been said about some of these things but it is time we shed them off. Most of these things are not cast on stones but are deeply rooted in us.  Let us work towards normalising them.

1. Clubbing in sneakers for ladies

After a tough week of hustling, adulting, and paying bills, the weekend is here and you need to loosen up, go clubbing, and have fun. Question is, does it always have to be in heels? You probably already use your heels during workdays. Ditch them and go for something comfier.

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2. Male grooming

For the longest time, we have been uptight when we see men getting serious about their grooming. It is about time we do away with the labeling of well-groomed men.

And for the men, getting a pedicure and using face masks does not make you any less of a man.

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3. Calling out rogue service providers

It is about time we put an end to staying quiet whenever any service provider treats us awfully. Routine is simple- let them know you don’t like how they are treating you and if need be, contact the customer care office.

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4. Commercialising our passions

We don’t really need white-collar jobs to get things going. With the current unemployment situation in the country, the least you can do is find something to put food on your table. Commercialise that passion.

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COVID-19 and your mental health

One and a half years down the line, the world is still battling COVID-19.




The pandemic has devasted a lot of people especially young adults, some have lost their loved ones while others have lost their jobs. As a result, most of us experience loneliness, anxiety, depression, stress, and also nervous breakdowns.

As devastating as COVID-19 has been, the issue of its effects on mental health may last longer than the disease itself and that is why it’s important to learn self-care strategies and get the care you need to cope.

Below are some of the self-care strategy tips that can help improve your mental health.

Take care of your body both Mental/Emotional and Spiritual health

This is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his/her potential while navigating the stresses and difficulties of life.

You need to remain calm and focused while working things out with respect and unconditional intent to find a solution. Ultimately your personal character; personal strength and courage will evolve. Attaining this requires you to make healthy choices in terms of your nutrition, relationships, social contact, work, and leisure activities.

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Avoid peer pressure to taking drugs.

Peer pressure! We all go through it in our lives, sometimes it has positive impacts. However, if you’re a victim of negative peer pressure it can have a negative impact on your mental health during this time of the pandemic.

Be very particular about the peers you have; just have those who fit well in your ideal thinking about career options, hobbies, and interests.

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Limit screen time and take time to relax and recharge.

Set aside time for yourself. Even a few minutes of quiet time can be refreshing and help to quiet your mind and reduce anxiety. Many people benefit from practices such as deep breathing, yoga, and meditation. Listen to music or podcasts, read a book, or go out with your friends while following the preventive measures for COVID-19. Just do something that will help you relax.

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How to use Zoom like a pro

Working from home has become the new normal after, well, Covid. All we need to do is embrace it and use it to our advantage.



Almost everything is held virtually, and this goes for conferences, meetings and seminars too. This doesn’t have to stop you from acing that presentation or interview because applications like Zoom came through for such moments. Now having Zoom is one thing, but knowing how to use its features like a pro is the key to unlocking successful calls.


This feature is a great plus for your presentations. You get to share with other members in the call a PowerPoint you created, or a document and even videos. Some have watched a full movie during those virtual parties thanks to this feature right here.

You can access it by clicking the Share screen icon in the toolbar at the bottom of the meeting screen. Now take note that once you click this option, everyone in the call can see what you are sharing. So mute those notifications, clear your tabs, and you are good to go.

How to Share a Screen on Zoom

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Recently, I conducted a virtual interview for an article I was writing on sexual health advocacy. Recording the whole call came in handy during the writing process for references and quotations. Just like we take records of important events and meetings, Zoom also allows you to do this and have an archive to get back to. On top of the call screen, there’s a recording button which you can click on to save the whole meeting to your device.


If you have to get on a quick call but is worried about your physical background, you can virtually transport yourself to a background of your choice! It could be in space, the beach, an office, and many other options which Zoom avails to its participants.

Simply go to setting, click on Virtual background, and select or upload a background of your choice. Companies have also customized backgrounds to fit that of their company logo which makes it have a more professional look.

How to change your Zoom background | Tom's Guide

Breakout rooms

You can create breakout rooms within a call to create smaller group discussions. For example, if the whole office is in call, each department can have their own rooms to discuss an agenda then get back to the main room for pitches or feedback. Alternatively, this feature is perfect for game nights where the call members each have a team. It brings out the competitiveness and teamwork, making the games successful.

As the meeting host, you can start a breakout room by clicking Account management then Account settings. Under the Meeting tab, click Breakout Room. From there, you can assign participants to their respective rooms.

Beauty filter

If you thought beauty filter was on Instagram and Snapchat only, you thought wrong. Zoom has it too! This is perfect for the days you just need a little touch up to bring out that virtual glow. The ‘Touch Up My Appearance’ feature can be found on the settings button, under video settings. Just like any other beauty filter, it makes your appearance look smooth, and dewy for your calls.



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