ICAM IN NATIONWIDE CAREER TALKS The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Malawi (ICAM) carried out a robust nationwide career talk’s campaign. Teams from ICAM raised awareness on the accountancy profession in all the regions in the country. In Lower Shire the awareness campaign took place at West Bank Academy and St Lawrence Girls Secondary school. In the Shire Highlands division, presentations were delivered at Thyolo Secondary School. Stretching to the central region, awareness campaigns were carried at Ntcheu, Umbwi and Nsalula Secondary schools as well as Nchisu and Kasekaminga Community Day Secondary Schools. A team that was responsible for the Eastern region visited a number of secondary schools, namely; St Monica Girls, Mangochi, Balaka, Charles Lwangwa, Liwonde, Malindi, Masongola, St Mary’s, and Zomba Catholic. In Lilongwe City, the outreach program reached Likuni Boys, Chinsapo and Mkwichi secondary schools while the Blantyre crew visited HHI, Chichiri, Stella Maris, Army and St. Patrick Academy. Stretching up to the north, career talks were conducted at Mary Mount, Ekwendeni Girls, Mzuzu Government, Luwinga and Chibavi secondary schools. Said Team Leader, Patrick Achitabwino, ‘we reached out to the students and encouraged them to reflect deeply on the career paths they would like to take after completing their secondary school studies.’ The ICAM teams encouraged students to work hard in class in order to realise their dreams. In July this year, ICAM conducted school leavers meetings that targeted students that had just excelled MSCE examinations. The meetings were conducted in Blantyre, Zomba, Lilongwe, Salima, Mzuzu and Karonga. Career talks and school leavers meetings are part of activities centred at promoting the awareness of the accountancy profession and the benefits of studying accounting with ICAM.