First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of the University of Ibadan (UI) Graduate Recruitment/Career fair that took place at Ibadan yesterday.
The fair was part of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the institution’s 70th Foundation Day Anniversary and 2018 convocation ceremonies. It was an event in which organisations spanning diverse industries and sectors were given the opportunity to engage the exceptionally talented final year students of the University on a career mentoring and ready for work tips.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan – Professor Abel Olayinka, delivered a welcome address whilst the Managing Director of FirstBank, Dr Adesola Adeduntan, who is an alumnus of the university, gave the keynote lecture.
Other activities lined up for the event included syndicate and coaching speed sessions.
The syndicate session comprised four activities namely: Employability Skills, The Future of Work, Academic Pursuit – What and How? and Entrepreneurship/Startups.
These sessions were driven to ensure the preparedness of the young graduates towards their career pursuit.
On the other hand, the speed coaching session was used to share knowledge and solve problems.
There were experienced Human Resource professionals on ground to help the students in the areas of resume writing; aptitude test, assessment centres and interview preparation as well as searching for jobs.
According to the Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Rosie Ebe-Arthur, the FirstBank-University of Ibadan Graduate Recruitment/Career Fair was a noble initiative the bank was pleased to identify with. “Interestingly, this partnership is indeed a celebration of Firsts as the Graduate Recruitment/Career Fair is the first of its kind by the premier University and FirstBank, the premier Financial institution in the country.