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We constantly analyze market trends to inform our interdisciplinary approach and ensure our students gain access to the foremost academic and career opportunities. We celebrate collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity in order to graduate adaptive leaders prepared for industries of the future.

Internships

Our partners, ranging from innovative start-ups to global corporations, provide students with the opportunity to apply their skills to real-world problems through case studies, research, and a three-month internship (480 hours).

We reject the notion of one-size-fits-all approach to education, and celebrate individual styles of learning and leading. We seek to constantly improve our data-driven, adaptive learning model to refine individualized pathways to success for each student. We deliver a customized and thoughtful experience for all students that inspires excellence.

Competency-based Education

Competency-based education puts students at the center of learning. By measuring mastery, rather than time spent in the classroom, CBE empowers students to acquire new skills and knowledge at their own pace.

Unbundled Faculty Structure

In a CBE system, the faculty structure is “unbundled”, meaning that instructors focus on their strengths instead of doing a little bit of everything. This results in educators who are specialists in their area of instruction, and leads to increased efficiencies, an effective instructor:student ratio and reduced cost to serve.

Adaptive Learning

Artificial intelligence tools provide real-time insights about student performance. Leveraging big data gives us unprecedented insights into what works and what doesn’t work in the classroom.

Blended Learning

Our new curriculum will be delivered in both online and offline formats. In their first year, students will spend more time on-campus in a traditional classroom setting. By the second year, a majority of the content will be delivered through online courses that are self-paced so that students have more flexibility.

Our methodology and pedagogy are nontraditional and unparalleled, offering students the opportunity to join us in forging a new path in higher education and global leadership. We inspire students to enthusiastically pursue new ideas, challenge the status quo, and develop radical solutions for unmet needs. We champion innovation and bold leadership.

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Our methodology and pedagogy are nontraditional and unparalleled, offering students the opportunity to join us in forging a new path in higher education and global leadership. We inspire students to enthusiastically pursue new ideas, challenge the status quo, and develop radical solutions for unmet needs. We champion innovation and bold leadership.

All students complete community service projects as part of their Community Leadership course. Students take courses in public speaking, growth mindset, and emotional intelligence.

We deliver a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge, and tools, and frameworks for complex systems analysis and a thorough understanding of the sustainable development necessary to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment, giving graduates a competitive advantage in their chosen careers.

We believe that a sustainable mindset is a career competency.

Market Relevant Academics

Davis College offers diplomas in business management & entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and information systems.

 

Online Degrees

Our current blended learning programs combine online and offline learning for an optimal academic experience. We will soon offer online degrees to increase access for students who cannot attend in-person courses or travel to one of our campuses.

 

Evening / Weekend Courses

A flexible option for working professionals, the Akilah Evening/Weekend Diploma offers the same academic experience.

 
 
 
 

Evening / Weekend Courses

A flexible option for working professionals, the Akilah Evening/Weekend Diploma offers the same academic experience.

 

Future Programs

We will soon offer specializations in project management, e-commerce, digital marketing, cybersecurity, sustainable development, supply chain logistics, data analytics, and more.

 

Career Development

Our career coaches work individually with students to evaluate their skills and interests, set meaningful professional goals, and successfully navigate the job search process. Our careers platform, MindSky, matches students with internship and career opportunities across East Africa. Akilah hosts career-readiness workshops, networking events, and an annual career fair.

 
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Education for 21st Century Careers

During their academic years at Davis College, students have numerous opportunities to participate in challenging programs that push them to apply concepts learned in class to real-world scenarios at partner organizations ranging from multinational corporations to innovative grassroots organizations.

Students utilize the rich resources in their city, attending work sessions, collaborating with civic organizations, and engaging with prominent cultural figures. This programming is designed to deepen understanding of academic material and reinforce practical skills, while cultivating vital character traits like empathy, resilience, and accountability.

Students are required to complete a three-month internship before their graduation. The Davis career team helps students evaluate their skills and interests so they can set meaningful career goals, and assists them in identifying opportunities within our vast partner network.

Our graduates gain the skills necessary for professional success in the 21st century, leading critical conversations and push forward ideas that promote women’s empowerment, climate action, clean energy solutions, smart city innovation, and more. They drive change in their families, communities, and countries.

Demonstrated Success

  • 88% of alumnae are employed within 6 months of graduation

  • Alumnae earn 12x the national median income

Interested in hiring a student or alumna? Contact us!

We work with 100+ companies in East Africa to design internship and career opportunities.

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