DOT Kenya Intern Alumni Network
A powerful business and social network for a new generation of change-makers.
Imagine an army of young people - well educated, tech-savvy, engaged. DOT Intern Alumni are motivated, poised and self-confident team players who have served their communities and who are committed to building their nation.
After completing their 9-month Internship with DOT, our Interns emerge as talented, experienced, and in-demand professionals with essential facilitation, coaching, mentoring, technology, and communications skills.
Once in DOT, always in DOT.
DOT Kenya is committed to fostering the personal and career growth of our Intern Alumnus through mentoring, professional networking, and coaching.
The DOT Kenya Alumni Network is a knowledge-sharing and social networking platform that connects Intern Alumni to executive mentors, private sector partners, job opportunities, business coaches, and financing opportunities for entrepreneurial ventures.
An Alumni Success Story
"My name is Nancy Okiri. I joined DOT in April 2008 as an intern. My internship journey was the most interesting period of my life. This is the time during which I got to know myself better and also got to learn so much that I could not have gotten in class. Having graduated a few months before, I lacked experience as far as working ethics go but by the time I was finishing the internship in December 2008, I had learnt a lot.
The internship profoundly helped me in my career path and even though I am not yet where I would like to be, I already know where I am going and that for me is crucial. My background of study is Biochemistry and for some time I kept weighing whether to go back and specialize in it or go on and do a masters in business administration. This ensued during my internship after I discovered that within me lies a passion for entrepreneurship. I have come to realize that I can manage both.
At the moment I am back with DOT as the Intern Support Manager (ISM). I have been holding this position since July 2009 and just like the internship period there have been tremendous learning opportunities for me.Having been an intern before, I have found it easier to identify with the interns since they walk a similar path if not the same as the one I did but that is not to say I have not learnt from them too. In the past one year, I have honed my leadership skills, improved on my patience and engaged in self mastery.
I am glad that I got the opportunity to join the DOT family and to be a champion of change together with the rest of the team. There is so much joy in seeing the communities transformed. My advice to the young people out there who will get a chance to join the internship program, take time to maximize on your internship, it is worth more than meets the eye."