Educartis interviewed Humphrey M’mbasu, a Bachelor of Environmental Science graduate from Moi University. Humphrey currently works as an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant in Nairobi. He sheds light on getting a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in environmental science and skills that helped him move forward in his career.
Please talk about your educational qualifications. And, why did you pursue this path?
I studied environmental science with a specialisation in environmental biology and health for my under-graduation at Moi University and post-graduation at the University of Eldoret. I pursued this career path in order to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of environmental issues. My education helps me advocate for issues pertaining to mother nature Earth in these difficult times.
What do you currently do? What is your favourite thing about your role?
Currently, I work as an Environmental Health and Safety Consultant at a firm based in Nairobi. The best part of my role is to be on the field and offer health, safety and environment advisory. I love to share the knowledge and experience that I have gained along the way.
How did your education prepare you for your current career? In your experience, which employability skills are the most important for students to gain during their studies?
My education has prepared me well by enhancing my knowledge capacity and understanding of the environment as a whole. The essential employability skills that I gained and I believe that is important for students are research, analytical, project presentation, computer, and seminar facilitation.
What did you most enjoy about your student experience for both your undergraduate and graduate education?
During my time at University, I enjoyed interacting with various professional scholars. It enlightened me as I gained useful information. As a school president at the University of Eldoret, I acquired leadership skills. And, as a Public Relations Officer at the Moi University Environment Association, I was able to make most of my time there. It was really special to me.
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What advice would you give to new students who are about to begin their higher education journey? How would you describe the current job market for new graduates?
My advice to the new graduates is to have an open mind, be flexible and ready to adapt to the current job dynamics. New graduates should find ways to create job opportunities rather than waiting to be employed.
The current job market is really competitive and limited. New graduates should harness their skills and experience via volunteering and internship programs so that they gain the necessary knowledge and experience of the real world away from the ideal world that they envisioned in the lecture rooms.
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