On Wednesday, February 8th, the School of Media and Communication took part in the Pan Atlantic University’s 6th Career Fair, which was held on the main campus.
Students navigated the various booths filled with company representatives who were more than happy to interview them while dressed professionally, carrying their curriculum vitae (CV) and resumes in hand. The programme, which had about 20 companies cutting across different sectors—fintech, media and communication, and the banking industries—was well represented at the fair. Present at the fair were companies and organisations like Kuda Microfinance Bank, Dangote, Sterling, GTBank, Olam Food, and Ernst & Young, amongst others.
The career fair is a gathering that gives hiring managers a chance to speak with a large number of talented people who are suitable for a range of job roles.
This would be the first step into the labor market for some of the students, while others have had previous experience. Adaeze, a mass communication 400-level student, says this is her first experience outside of the required internship. “I am so excited about this opportunity and nervous at the same time. I have met with some of the companies, and I think they loved how I responded to their questions.
I’m so happy that my research on the companies paid off, as I was prepared for most of the questions that they asked. The program began with a talk from the keynote speaker, Mr. Ayeni Adekunle, who is the founder of BHM Group, in which he addressed the final-year students. According to him, students should strive to channel those things they dislike or hate into positive energies, as sometimes what could be challenges could lead to the path they should have been on from the start.
He also encouraged them to discover themselves, pursue all opportunities that come their way, and finally, be passionate about their country.