Alex B. Tumwizere, a 2nd Year student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) has been appointed Communications and Marketing Officer at Uganda Institute of Research Institute (UIRI).
UIRI is a parastatal organisation under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives whose core activities aim at establishing platforms for value addition, product development, fabrication of machinery and managing processing plants.
Tumwizere, who also doubles as a student representative to the university Senate was called back to fill a vacant position after demonstrating outstanding skills and competencies. The visibly excited Alex told UTAMU News that he outcompeted 20 other contenders to win the prestigious UIRI slot.
Besides studying, Alex is a salesman, marketer, entrepreneur who manages several businesses, President of the Rotaract Club of UTAMU and an active member of the UTAMU Writers’ Club.
Alex, who couldn’t contain his joy applauded UTAMU’s community engagement program for having opened him a door to a communication and marketing career before he could even complete his course. “I am so excited about this appointment. A number of graduates today can hardly find employment”, Alex disclosed.
He added that he attributes this achievement to the marketing, interpersonal and leadership skills he has acquired from UTAMU.
UTAMU students are placed in various organizations and community projects every year to gain practical skills and apply the class knowledge into real life scenarios.