explain how you build and maintain relationships in a professional capacity, using clear exam

Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2018 03:03 pm
Chevening is looking for individuals with strong professional relationship building skills, who will engage with the Chevening community and influence and lead others in their chosen profession. Please explain how you build and maintain relationships in a professional capacity, using clear examples of how you currently do this, and outline how you hope to use these skills in the future. (minimum word count: 100 words; maximum word count: 500 words)


For every successful professional, business, leaders, private institutions as well as the government states, building and maintaining strong networking forum and mechanism is very paramount. In view of these, I consider each networking communication as an opportunity for personal growth and institution. To be specific, this was justified by my experience of ten years managing youth organization and the six years managing private construction and consultancy firm in Uganda. Because managing a private civil society organization, I often had to look for call for grants proposal, conferences to participate in that are in line with the organization’s thematic areas of intervention, attending advocacy forum meetings, interagency meetings under government and UNOCHA including other professional forum. I know what challenges and opportunities arise out of building and maintaining relationships in a professional capacity. To that effect, each occasion I move I keep increasing my networking associations. As innovative ways of building relationship with high profile country diplomat, during our university’s graduation ceremonies, through our Areas members of parliament who also double as state minters for Foreign Affairs in the government of Uganda, I took the courage as the student Guild President to network with the minster to invites the Dean of Diplomatic crop along side with other ambassadors to our “Fresh Graduate’s Networking Dinner”.
Currently I have been attending numbers of National and international conferences and seminars relating to “Youth Entrepreneurship, Trade policies and investment opportunity in Africa, Agribusiness, Agricultural value addition, Connecting youth for continental transformation, Youth and agricultural policies review for youth employment opportunity”. My key objective in attending theses conferences was to build “worldtech Agribusiness Consult” my consultancy firm. During those session, especially in Nirobi Kenya last year and Kigali Rwanda this year July 2018, I networked with delegates from 90 African and Some Scandinavia counties some of whom are interested in areas of investment and financing agribusiness, prominent investors, young entrepreneurs, innovators, Financial institutions and Professional Business consultants. Through the networking, am now in a preparation to sign a Memorandum Of Understanding with partners I met during the summit who is interested to invest in my agribusiness idea of vale addition for cassava and pumkin.
In line with my current urge for building a professional relationship, I have been attending some of the Australia alumina friend’s meetings; this is to help me tap into the professional knowledge and opportunity for professional career development. As a result of attending those professional meetings I came to know numbers of developmental programs across the world and the chevening scholarship application advert is one of them.
My passion and motivation for continue building and maintaining strong professional relationship will be definitely a contribution to chevening community. As a potential Chevening awardee, I would have a opportunity to collaborate and network with the world class professors’ and University alumina in UK as well as doing investment at international level.
I hope to use these skills in networking and professional relation building to advance the interest of chevening community after my studies, cooperate with foreign scholars to present our insights of Uganda diverse but rich investment opportunity and learning UK investment interest.
I want to be a part of the strong network of investors and leaders from all over the world to bring solutions for Uganda and world investment gaps.

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Reply Fri 2 Nov, 2018 06:14 pm
A few quick tips. I don't have the time to go line by line:
  1. Put a separate line with no characters in it between paragraphs; this is also called a carriage return
  2. It's spelled Nairobi
  3. Random capitalization in the middle of your sentences shows very poor form
  4. Open a dictionary or dictionary.com and get the spelling of words like pumpkin right
  5. Possessives are nearly always 's for singular words and s' for plurals, hence you should be writing Uganda's diverse
I get that you are passionate about your field and that's admirable. But your essays look terrible; they look sloppy, like you don't care and are just waiting for Chevening to open its doors and send you checks. Life doesn't work that way.

Also, courtesy counts. Say please and thank you -- yes, even here in a free forum. We're people too, and we're doing you a favor. At least have the decency to say thank you.
Reply Sat 3 Nov, 2018 11:11 am
I am sincerely, grateful for the professional support. May God bless the team for taking time to go through the essay.

I kindly still request the forum to continue helping me to come up with the most correct and acceptable essay to win the award.

Big thanks Jespah
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