From June 28 to July 3rd, Northrise University participated in the Zambia International Trade Fair (ZITF). ZITF is an annual commercial platform that attracts organizations and various traders from all over Zambia, Africa and beyond. The theme that this year’s exhibitors had to interpret was ‘Creating Synergies beyond Borders’.
Being its first exhibit ever, NU’s primary focus was to attract prospective students and disperse information about the institution to the general public. Knowing an opportunity to participate in and compete for the Best Training Providers award made it even more exciting. An exhibition space was acquired and everyone involved went to work.
In line with the theme, the presentation concentrated on the International partnerships that NU now enjoys. We spoke about the active student exchange programs that we share. And to hit the nail on the head, Dr. Taylor, the Student Exchange Coordinator at Dordt, who was visiting Northrise at that period, spared some time in order to shed more light on this from Dordt’s perspective. The judges appreciated this. Other items that were mentioned were the current online programs that NU offers not only to Zambians, but to international students. The judges were impressed with our presentation and it was easy to see that they recognized how unique Northrise is compared to other universities in Zambia who are yet to possess such significant and valuable collaborations.
To our surprise, we scooped the 2nd Prize in the Best Training Providers Exhibit category! And for next year, we will aim for Gold.