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    MSU intern wins accolades at Trevor Dollar





    Princess Sibanda
    Midlands bureau


    GWERU – Trevor Dollar Real Estate has been impressed by a marketing student from the Midlands State University (MSU) that it has not only for the first time held a farewell party for an intern but has given him $200 prize money.
    That is how important industrial attachment has become key to getting employment for students in today's labour market.
    Students are now being recruited for employment more and more for their performance during attachment than they are for the academic symbols they get at the end of the course.
    Trevor Dollar managing director Chriss Wasara said Tawanda Pauls Mashamba had become more of a personal assistant to him than a student. He added that Mashamba who was a third year student would accomplish tasks that full time employees failed to finish.
    Mashamba was attached at Trevor Dollar from January 2015 to January 2016. He was also given a certificate of Excellency by Chriss and Victor Wasara of Trevor Dollar.
     "Tawanda was more of a personal assistant to me, I could assign him tasks that even full time employees found hard to complete; but he could do that in no time at all.
    "If only universities could produce students like Tawanda, then we could be rest assured that the future is in responsible and safe hands," he said.
    Trevor Dollar Real Estate is a property company based in Gweru.
    It has since employed students from different universities like Lupane, Africa University, CURT, University of Zimbabwe, NUST and MSU.
    Wasara said of all the students they have handled since 2 000, Tawanda has impressed them the most.
    "Now Tawanda has set standards and it will be a challenge to all students coming to this organisation.  We have Munoda Mukozho another MSU intern replacing Tawanda and the ball is in his court," he said.
    Wasara said universities must urge students to do research on companies where they do attachment and submit their findings to the employer. He said this was not only good for the company but it increases the student's value.
    Tawanda thanked the organization for the privilege of working for Trevor Dollar.
    "I also would like to urge my fellow students to give their best in whatever they do. In this world, only the best excel," said Tawanda.
    Present at the ceremony was the MSU's WRL programme director Maxwell Chayerera, the marketing management acting executive dean Mirriam Mugwati and other MSU members of staff.
    Wasara thanked MSU Vice Chancellor Prof Ngwabi Bhebe for a job well done in grooming tomorrow's leaders.
    Chayerera noted other MSU students who have excelled elsewhere like Ellen Mlambo, Progress Princess Sibanda, Rumbidzai Ndhlovu and Ruvimbo Chaibva.local news
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