August 27, 2017
Written by USAID FANTA Project
Finding that first job after graduating from college is never easy. And the 60-plus Ugandan students who graduate every year with a degree related to nutrition would agree. While they leave the university with solid theoretical grounding in nutrition, they have little practical, real-world experience—which is what employers are looking for.
To provide these graduates with a smoother transition to the workplace, USAID funded FANTA project implemented the Uganda Nutrition Fellowship (UNF) from 2013 to 2016. A select group of fellows received a unique mix of practical work experience—each was placed inside a hospital, clinic, NGO, or ministry—combined with professional development opportunities such as leadership training, mentoring, and career advice.