Talk And Vibe More With More Supu Voice Bundles

From way back, there have always been seasons where we talk more on phone than other times because our basama friends and relatives are back and there’s a lot to plan and catch up on. That season for me has always been the festive season and what a perfect time for MTN to unveil the More supu daily Voice Bundles because that time is just around the corner.

Festive season aside, there is always a new party around the block and we always want to unwind with our crew but sometimes “insufficient airtime” cuts us short while giving directions. But the good news is that we can now communicate better at extremely affordable rates. Imagine making phone calls across networks using perfectly priced voice bundles. MTN has come to our rescue with these exciting bundles. In case you are wondering, here is what you need to know about the More Supu voice bundles;

  • The offer is currently running
  • You will be able to make phone calls across networks at no additional cost
  • To activate a daily voice bundle, just dial *160*21#
  • You can buy as many minutes as you like for yourself or any other MTN customer.

 

Validity PRICE (UGX) MINUTES
MTN to MTN ALL NETWORKS TOTAL MINUTES
24 hours    500 5 1 6
   700 8 2 10
1,000 17 3 20
2,000 55 5 60

 

How to Get Retained at Your Internship

Internship is an opportunity that every undergraduate gets to practically relate with their careers of interest. We must all have ever had that intern places retain students who impress but do we really put effort in knowing what kind of impression we require at internships?

 

There is a lot that is required of an intern besides good impression. Time management, good behavior, excellent work ethics and relations with work mates being the underlying factors. Today let’s sink a bit in what can make you get retained at your intern place.

 

Developing a Strong Professional Working Relationship with Your Supervisor

Some of you , off record, love to say that your supervisors have been sent from hell for you. But is that the impression you give them? Smile whenever they “stress” you with assignment, they need to know that you love the job – if you really want it. Even when they’re clearly unapproachable, ask them questions whenever you are stuck. By doing that you’ll be developing a working relationship with them that no matter your other flaws, they’ll respect you.

 

Complete Assigned Projects on Time

If you get an assignment on Monday scheduled for completion by Friday and you complete it two weeks later, that is not a retaining impression. When the supervisor wants it in a week’s time, complete it in half and ask for more. Do it reservingly however, lest you break your own back.

 

Respect and Associate Well with Other Workmates

Your supervisor is not the only one in the organization you want to be retained at. He won’t be the only one on the interview panel either, so you need to relate well with others too. A greeting every morning doesn’t hurt.

 

You Need a Remembrance Factor

To be able to achieve your aim of being retained, you need something you’ll be easily remembered for. Interns come to the organisation every year. What is that one thing unique about you that they’ll never forget? Are you the hardworking type? Are you the extremely well behaved type? Find something that you’ll excel at and easily be remembered for. Let it not be late coming however.

 

While you’re here, MTN Uganda has a Graduate Development Program which is an opportunity for young people to start their careers and grow with the leading telecommunications company. Every year, applications are allowed to train and empower graduates with the hope of employing them in various fields.

10 Things to Consider Before Joining Any University

Our parents play a huge role in our upbringing, but perhaps something I will avoid doing with my own kids is make decisions for them in instances like this. In as much as it is right to guide my children, I think I will do it with a certain level of restraint – to ensure their views (if they’re good) will always prevail. It is this season when so many of our younger siblings and friends are partaking decisions to join the University and I thought this article would guide them.
Course of Study
Undoubtedly, in your circles you have heard where the best programs are offered. Unfortunately though, you’ll hear that this university is the best in Engineering and blindly take that assertion for the truth. I advise that you make a little research and find out really where your desired course of study can be attained before you make a rushed decision that you will regret later on.
Student to Lecturer Ratio
Like I have discussed above, background research is the most important thing to do before you make a decision on which university you want to go to. Or to break it down, find out on average how many students are admitted to the course and the lecturers available.
Nothing is as depressing as wanting to meet your unit professor but cannot because several hundreds are also looking for him.
Course Flexibility
Unlike high school, university comes with a lot of demands. You may need to take a side job to meet your finances or keep going home to check on the family business because you’re old and your daddy wants you to be responsible, so you may have to consider the flexibility of your course. If I miss a lecture during the day, can I take it in the evening or over the weekend – of course depending on your wishes and constraints.
Quality of Lecturers
Does the university you want to join have highly qualified lecturers or they pick tutors from within unemployed alumni? This was one of the reasons that influenced my choice of university many years ago. My lecturers were so qualified, I knew their names from the news and their publications way back in high school. Even that sort of confidence in your tutors is a push every one deserves.
Accreditation
Perhaps the most important aspect is to review the university’s accreditation. In order to get into graduate or professional school, your undergraduate studies may have to be completed at an accredited institution. After those many years of sleepless nights and readings, your degree may turn out useless once it comes from an unaccredited institution. Most well-known universities in Uganda are accredited but that may not be the case with other at the rate university education is becoming a business, so consider that too.
Student Life
Academics are when choosing a college but so is the other off-study life because man shall not live on bread alone. For the most part, student life begins and ends in residential areas of students. If you want an active student life, you need to live with other students. Look for the schools that have a high percentage of on-campus living if you want an active student life or if not, concentrated in one area of off-campus residence popularly known as hostel areas.
If you want your privacy, you can even commute.
Food Options
I would not advise anyone to go to a university without nearby food serving places. Imagine walking so far to eat that by the time you return, you’re already hungry again.
Consider how food will be accessed while you’re at the university of your choice. Is it scary to walk from your hostel to a restaurant when you get hungry at 9pm? Such are the answers you need before deciding where to go.
Party Life
After an entire decade plus of restrictions, most students want to party when they get to campus and who blames them? As people now say, eat your life and YOLO. If that is your plan for the university, you might as well consider it in your decision making on where to go.
Will you choose an urban based institution or go elsewhere and cover the costs of your party needs in transportation?
Alumni Network
Not to sound against new universities, I strongly believe in alumni networks. You will need people in the job market that have been where you are and done that.
Not just for prestige purposes but inspiration and motivation, internships and who knows – even employment once you’re done.
Our world has become so competitive that the cutting edge has now rounded down to the littlest of things.
If you have the same class degree and qualifications, an employer may just choose to go with their alumnus.
Spirituality
If attending a university that follows your religious beliefs is important to you, research about the interests of your choice of university to determine their level of involvement with students’ spirituality. Some universities require that students sign agreements related to their spirituality and follow some sort of honor code, which might require that students abstain from drinking, ‘wear decently’ and generally live holy lives.
Some however, like the one I chose are liberal and you can even proudly profess atheism without anyone trying to curtail you. So yeah, that should be the last option you consider.
There are many more like levels of involvement in co-curricular activities, application fees, distance from home, and so many other you may consider but this should be a starting point.

Nabadda Beatrice; What it Feels Like to Intern at MTN

MTN I believe is the biggest telecom company in Africa later on Uganda. This means that very many young people would love to get the feel of working in such a big corporation.

 

We were able to catch up with Nabadda Beatrice; one of the students who did internship at MTN in their intake last year to find out what her experience was like.

How did you apply for internship?

With my pulse bundles, i was always surfing the internet looking for opportunities around. Just like that i landed on a link from MTN asking interns to apply for placements. I did and luckily enough, I was shortlisted for a written interview. The written interview was basically general knowledge just like in general paper and the last question was about MTN to see if I had any knowledge about their products and services. After a while, I received a message on my phone that I had been given an internship placement.

Beatrice, right, with a colleague at an MTN Pulse event

 

What was your experience like?

The experience was really good. As opposed to other people saying that they go to relax at their internship placements, I had serious work. On day one we had orientation where we met everyone from top to bottom in terms of hierarchy. We had to be at work by 8am and had to leave at about 4:30-5pm. Our dress code had to be corporate from Monday to Thursday and causal on Friday. It was a learning experience because for example I had no experience in human resource but it was like I had graduated in one after I had left. I was also able to be a part of an interview panel to learn how interviews are conducted.

Beatrice engaging in an MTN work-fun event

What were the people at MTN like?

They were and still are very professional and cool. They were very nice and engaging. I learnt so much from different people, even from those that were outside the department where i was placed. They also interviewed us when we were finishing our internship to find out what they could do better for the interns to come.

Interns at MTN from last year

Would you go back to do work with MTN if given the opportunity?

YES! I would jump right at it with no doubt. I was made to feel at home and the people at MTN know how to mix work and fun.

Social Media Kings: Meet Conan Tumu Siime, the Lad Behind the Witty Sketch Comedy

Just like music, comedy is something that has a place in people’s hearts mindless of the situation. Be it joy or sorrow, comedy finds a place to cheer people up — talk of dry humor. In this era that appreciates standup comedy and online sketch comedy a lot, Conan Tumusiime, a then video editor and TV producer at Vision Group, discerned a breakthrough.

Self-christened Tumu Siime, definitely after his own surname, Conan set out to create video content that targeted people from all ages and walks of life, on a medium so feasible for the digital generation: social media.

In roughly a year of activity, the slim, cheeky-faced lad has bulked up a Facebook following greater than many of his predecessors; including Alex Muhangi and Patrick “Salvado” Idringi. 130k Facebook page likes is impressive, but a million views on a Facebook video is even more impressive for a Ugandan to achieve. He has managed to go viral around Africa as a whole and overseas; and managed to be an influencer for various brands, without making it look obvious.

Asked about why he doesn’t like creating content about leaked nudes, vulgarity and tribalism — things which keep his colleagues relevant in the industry — Tumu retorted,
“People are so used to nudity, it has no ratings. And I’m different, Bash, know what I mean? There is that thing of tapping into hatred and people’s biases. I don’t know if you get it. It is the easier thing to do because then, you easily get viral posts. But I hate it and I believe I am better. And I think it comes from the fact that I am never scared of messing up.” The wiz kid stated his case, not letting out the secret behind him playing two or more roles in the same sketch.
When I challenged him that great minds like Plato, Aristotle and William Shakespeare all agreed that tragedy births comedy, he responded,
“[Laughs] Philosophy from a specific era can’t hold for all eras. I don’t believe that. Even Jesus changed biblical philosophy of the old testament in the new testament.” Maintaining that he never wants to thrive by riding on other people’s sadness.
Even though he has ravaged jaws on TV, Radio and the stage, Conan still maintains that social media is a sublime avenue he will always utilize in his career,
“A breakthrough on YouTube is what I crave for. 5000 USD each month un taxed, mahn!” He concluded