Students from various senior secondary schools and tertiary institutions have commended Global Interns for broadening their horizon on career planning and internship opportunities at the Career Connect Series held in Lagos recently.
The workshop had in attendance seasoned facilitators, including Greg Malize, Founder and Executive Director of ImpactGen; Oluwaseyi Adeoye, Chief Executive Officer of Pierrine Consulting; Caesar Keluro, Principal Partner of Ideasvibe Media; and Olufunmilayo Modupe, Principal Adviser of Global Interns Company, who provided educative career planning tips on various topics.
A final year student of English Language at the University of Lagos, Roberts Ayanfe, said the workshop has broadened his horizon as it would help him to think for himself and engage in new challenges. â€œBefore now I used to depend on my parents for assistance, but the career connect series has sharpened my perception towards self-sufficiency.â€
He expressed his optimism and enthusiasm triggered by the workshop to embark on new ventures. â€œWhat I have realised from this workshop is that at this point in my life as a final year student, if I do not start doing certain things on my own and making logical decisions, it would affect my career choices and ultimately lifeâ€™s goals.â€
A fashion designer and Fine Art student of Yaba College of Technology, Sifon Ediomo-Abasi, expressed her excitement and commended the organisers of the workshop, saying that it gave her new orientation on how she could use technology to hype her career interest.
â€œThis workshop deserves huge commendation from every quarter of our society because if we have guidance in our career choices, students and young adults would make informed decisions that would add value to them and ultimately bring about an improved performance as entrepreneurs and in workplaces.â€
Modupe, who is also a co-facilitator at the workshop, said she was excited about the interactions and engagement of the students, as the workshop achieved the aim of giving them the platform to ask career related questions and be educated on planning their career.
She said the series would be an annual workshop with different focus that would continually connect the students, upgrade participantsâ€™ skills and exhibit viable internship opportunities to meet the workplace expectations of today and the future.
The workshop is aimed at building a platform that brings together high school and university students, employer partners, as well as career experts to bridge the knowledge and skills gap between students and the workplace.
She reiterated that they are enabling skill-added transition of student interns from high school, through university and finally to work places or entrepreneurship.