WE INTERVIEWED TWELVE OF ALU'S MOST ACCOMPLISHED ENTREPRENEURS.

And took the most important insights and perspectives they shared about starting and growing their ventures and turned it into this free course – Venture by ALU.

*Now with French and Portuguese subtitle support on all videos!

COVID 19: A MESSAGE FROM ALU PRESIDENT CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS.

POSTED MARCH 22, 2020
Yesterday, the final airplanes carrying ALU students from our campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda to their homes landed safely. I am thankful.

Over the past several weeks, our leadership team has been considering scenarios for the university should the COVID-19 situation worsen on the continent. We suspended non-class group events, including the ALU School of Business graduation and on-site teaching intensives. We prohibited campus guests. Implemented a travel ban and remote working policies for anyone returning from international trips. We bolstered transmission prevention communications across both campuses, expanded the availability of hand sanitization dispensers around the campuses and enhanced training for food services and cleaning staff. And we continued to closely monitor the rapidly changing external environment.

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WHY ALU?

Everyone’s different—including you. That’s why at ALU, we don’t do “one size fits all” education. ALU’s Leadership Core program and the first year of real work experience will prepare you for our unique approach to individualized learning. We build the skills that you, as a young leader and entrepreneur will need for the future. Harness the characteristics essential for creating a mission-based life of impact and purpose. All ALU students develop 21st-century skills and network that will remain relevant amidst rapid global change. Want to guide that change? With the right education, you can.

THE ALU ADVANTAGE

Conventional classes are just one way to do it. At ALU, you’ll take a different approach. An individualized, student-focused leadership curriculum develops and tests your skills, your intellect, and your ideas. A heavy emphasis on real-world internships and experience solidifies crucial qualities for the future. You’ll be exposed to new global cultures, opinions, and challenges to your problem-solving abilities. And you’ll gain the skills that 21st-century employers want—critical skills like problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and leadership. At ALU, you don’t just pick a major—you pursue life experience.

DISCOVER ALU

ENTREPRENEURIAL LEADERSHIP: IT'S IN OUR DNA

Entrepreneurial leaders rally the troops. They see failure as a learning opportunity. They take risks for the greater vision. They solve problems and chase solutions. Unfortunately, most schools don’t teach these skills. At ALU, we believe every 21st-century graduate should be able to think entrepreneurially. You’ll declare a mission, not a major. You’ll be exposed to the grand challenges and opportunities of our time and work to address and capture them. You’ll discover your life’s purpose and align your learning with it. The employers of tomorrow—organizations like our internship partners L’Oréal, Swiss Re, Cellulant, and more—want leaders and problem-solvers. ALU’s accredited undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs prepare help get you there.

ALU STUDENTS HAVE INTERNED AT COMPANIES LIKE:

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BECOME FUTURE-PROOF

It’s no secret that machines and computers are becoming better than humans at things that used to require academic knowledge. That’s why in the future, human traits like imagination, creativity, entrepreneurship, and empathy will be more important than basic facts and figures. In order to “future-proof” graduates, we consider these traits to be fundamental skills, not by-products of education. At ALU, they’re in the DNA of everything we do—a certainty in an uncertain world.

ALU in Fast Company's Top 50 Most Innovative Companies 2019

Smangaliso Mbili- Taking Up Space Unapologetically. ALU Education Blog.
13
May
Smangaliso Mbili: Taking Up Space Unapologetically

“Take up space. Do not minimize yourself for the convenience of others”, Tonya Ingram.

These words deeply resonate with ALU student, Smangaliso Mbili, who takes us through one of his boldest decisions so far: bringing TEDx to ALU Rwanda.

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Staying Apart is Keeping Us Together. ALU Education Blog.
07
May
Staying Apart is Keeping Us Together

At ALU, we take our sense of community very seriously, especially during uncertain times like these. So it’s not surprising that the ALU community has come up with fun and exciting ways of preserving our culture, maintaining our Restless Excellence value, and building unshakable support systems as we navigate the new normal we’re all faced with.

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Top 10 Tips for Studying at Home. ALU Education Blog.
23
Apr
Top 10 Tips for Studying at Home

Co-Founder of FemmePWR and recent ALC first-class honors graduate, Hope Mutua gives us some studying at home tips, as she speaks about how to remain productive, balanced, and supported during this time. Have you tried any of these tips yet?

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The Alibaba GET Challenge 2020
17
Apr
The Alibaba GET Challenge 2020

In 2020, we have all witnessed a disruption to daily life, work and much more due to the spread of the coronavirus across the world. In such times, our world becomes vulnerable and we have to ensure we have solutions that protect everyone or can improve the conditions in which we all exist.

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Sisekelo Dlamini: The Art of Failing. ALU Education Blog.
08
Apr
Sisekelo Dlamini: The Art of Failing

What would you do if your biggest venture became your greatest failure? Would you start again? Check out this story from one of our students, Sisekelo Dlamini, who shares how launching eSwatini’s next financial technology innovation led to his biggest failure. How did he bounce back from this? Read on to find out more.

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How to Remain Productive as a Small Business During COVID-19. Blog by ALU Education.
06
Apr
How to Remain Productive as a Small Business During COVID-19

How do you maintain relations with the people you serve during these uncertain times of COVID-19? How do you remain productive?  We’ve reached out to some of ALU’s young entrepreneurs and asked them to give us some tips on how to survive during this time of uncertainty and quarantine, and how to remain productive as a small enterprise. Here is what they had to say.

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HIRE OUR TALENT

ALU is dedicated to educating, advising and connecting students to opportunities across the continent and beyond, to foster 21st-century skills and real-world experiences. To hire our work ready students for internships, please post your opportunities here.

We are also pleased to introduce our first graduating class who are available for full time jobs from June 2019. This class has students representing 26 nationalities, has won 10 awards of which 2 are the Queen’s Young Leaders award, and has been on more than 400 internships cumulatively since the students joined us in 2015. Please reach out to employerpartner@alueducation.com for any queries.

To see our student profiles, click here

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