Careers and Employability

Inspired. Empowered. Employed

A degree from UNILAK unlocks a world of possibility. Helping you to secure your dream job, prepare for the world of work, and own your future.

Most UNILAK’s graduates were in employment or further study six months after graduation.

UNILAK has an enviable record in the graduate jobs market, with consistently large numbers of graduates going into high-skilled jobs when they leave. This is no accident; the pathways to their later success are laid down during their studies. The University has an exceptional placement programme for its students and is renowned for working closely with the business community.

Setting Yourself a Bright Future

We invest in your future beyond the end of your programme.
UNILAK has an outstanding record for graduate employability in Rwanda and Globally.

Undergraduate students

Additional support is available to Undergraduate students and early career researchers – with dedicated facilities and a range of development opportunities including training courses and placements.

Alumni networks

When you graduate, you'll be part of a global alumni community of graduates, who help current students and each other. These networks will provide opportunities and life-long career support for a successful future.

Postgraduate students

Additional support is available to postgraduate students and early career researchers – with dedicated facilities and a range of development opportunities including training courses and placements.

Employers back our graduates

Employers want more than a degree holder - they want a graduate with a range of skills and attributes, who can thrive in the working world. Employers from all sectors regard UNILAK as an excellent training ground for high-flyers and value our graduates' intellectual ability and high-level attributes developed while studying here.

International students

All our services are available to international students, and we have specialist resources to help you find work opportunities around the world. There are several work permit options for international students who wish to pursue a career or start a business in the Rwanda after graduation.

Building your employability

Studying at UNILAK is an opportunity to enhance your career – to develop new skills and abilities, grow in confidence and learn about yourself. The development and long-term success of our students is fundamental to our approach, and that includes encouraging your efforts beyond graduation. Our graduate attributes describe the skills and mindsets that will set you apart.

Know Who We Are

Your Future is Now

At UNILAK, we train our graduates employability skills, alongside their academic studies,

ensures they leave with a qualification and are ready to make an impact in their professional lives.

Our teaching staff are not only well-qualified, they also have strong links to their professional industries.

We ensure we understand employer needs in a fast changing and volatile business environment and strive to have our graduates equipped to make a positive contribution with local, national and international employers.

With a strong emphasis on entrepreneurship, some students will go on to develop businesses of their own.

UNILAK has a long history of working effectively with employers, driving innovation, enterprise and economic growth across the Rwanda and International.

We have a strong record of graduate employment, and international reputation in the fields of Business Management, ICT, Environmental Sciences, Law and many more.

We have outstanding links with employers across a number of sectors.

We aim to continue to be at the forefront of employer engagement and enterprise development in the Rwanda.

UNILAK's Students inside Kigali Campus

Career Services

UNILAK has careers officers dedicated to helping you with all aspects of your career path, and beyond.

We are there to help and support you whenever you need it. The careers service will help you with things like:

    • CV and interview advice and support .
    • Guidance on where to find graduate roles, and how to apply.
    • Input and advice from leading recruiters, and large organizations.  
    • Access to actively recruiting organisations through careers events .
    • Regular job postings, and access to job opportunities .
    • Workshops with industry advising on career opportunities  and
      Internships .

Your Career Your Future

UNILAK support graduates into resilient careers.
In this challenging time, we know how tough the graduate job market has become.
You need to stand out from your peers by having the skills and experience employers need as they refocus their businesses for future growth.

2023 UNILAK's Graduands

Stand out in a competitive graduate job market

As UNILAK graduate, you’ll be ahead of the competition when it comes to job prospects thanks to a range of unique services that amplify your potential. We invest in your future beyond the end of your programme.