>This December, the ASSET team will be holding its inaugural leadership symposium in Kampala, Uganda. All ASSET beneficiaries will be invited to attend this daylong event packed with activities designed to enhance their leadership, academic and career success. We came up with the idea of a leadership symposium because several people involved with ASSET, including donors, board members and staff, shared a concern about the difficulty many students face finding jobs after graduation. Although ASSET already plays an active role in mentoring and providing career guidance to our beneficiaries, this symposium will give us a chance to work directly with the beneficiaries to develop skills and practices that will enable them to be effective leaders not just in the remainder of their academic lives but also in the workplace and in their daily lives. We’ll post more blog entries and photos from this exciting event after it takes place in late December!