300 level students of Federal University Otuoke are already being equipped to succeed in the labour market after graduation.
This was evident at the maiden edition of a career Development Summit (CATALK) held at the University Campus Saturday 28th February 2015.
The event organized by the student life office of the University in conjunction with AfriIHub – ICT solutions is to enlighten students on how to thrive in the labour market.
With theme “The Emerging Market Place and the Young Nigerian Graduate” the programme featured:
How to create a winning CV/Cover Letter
How to turn your trash to wealth
B2B Networking Session
Winning job interview techniques and
Professional career counseling sessions
Vice Chancellor Federal University Otuoke, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko in his opening remarks said the University held the programme free for students having shouldered the expenses.
The VC who said the exercise is intended to prepare students for life after graduation announced the appointment of a guidance and counseling officer in FUO, Dr. (Mrs.) Juliet Tabowei to help students through the right career path.
Prof. Aluko said the career talk is paramount as students are often misled into choosing the wrong career due to a number of militating factors.
He further revealed that a Federal University Otuoke Re-sume book will be compiled for the pioneer students.
“Once they graduate, they will have a Federal University Otuoke Re-sume book, so that employers can look”.
Addressing the students, Head AfriHub Team to FUO, Mr. Peter Eteng said the degree and certificate acquired from the University only provide a platform for graduates to be launched into the labour market but they need to be armed with problem solving skills.
In their presentations the resource persons touched on several areas including “Turning your Trash to Wealth” by Mr. Ola A. Omosebi and “Staying Relevant in Time” by Engr. Nnaemeka.
The presentations engaged students on how to create wealth in the emerging market place (Labour Market) by finding their passion, skills and harnessing them.
There was also a practical session on “why do people never get hired” where students were taught good interview skills and how to write a good CV.
A Lucky Dip with 2 Computers as prizes were won by Bright Edihe of Physics and Electronics Department and Ere W. of Accounting/ Finance
On behalf of the Students, Ronald Alben of Biochemistry department thanked the school management for providing them the rare opportunity to have the career talk.
He further appealed that “Winning Interview Techniques” be adopted into the University Curriculum as a course.
The career talk summarized that career opportunities abound in food/drinks, clothing, shelter, movement/transportation, communication, Agriculture, Health Services, Cleaning/Hygiene, construction and death.
Other Officers from FUO who attended the career talk include: Dean Faculty of Engineering and Technolog