JOB CREATION AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS SEMINAR IN UNILAG

On the 22nd of October at the Multi-Purpose A & B in the University of first choice “UNILAG”, was another event of its kind, Tagged “Seminar on Job Creation and Entrepreneurial Skills”. The enlightenment program was put together by the Students’ Affairs Division and Counselling Unit of the University. The program had good publicity, because I heard about it from posters and fliers in my hostel which was not even in school, I mean in Yaba.

So there were these parts on the posters “in star” that had “win Z10 blackberry from SLOT Systems, UNILAG”, “lots of gifts…”and “There will be refreshment and special gifts for being punctual”. Trust me, the turnout was impressive and early.

The program started as scheduled for 10am. Students, Alumni and respectables from the schools’ Admin and yonder were present. There were 4 seminar topics, which are;

1. How To Translate Talents and Dreams To Wealth Creation – Mrs. Olarenwaju Oniyitan, CEO, W-holistic Business Solution.
2. Fish Farming – Dr. Ayoola, Marine Sciences Department
3. 5 Things You Must Know Before You Graduate – Mrs Olatunde Samson, CEO, Business Impact.
4. How To Start A New Business and The Challenges Of A Young Entrepreneur – Mrs Maureen O. Akintayo, Chairperson, LAMID Consulting.

The seminars were interactive and productive, with give-away opportunities to students that participated and came out to show their talents and skills. In attendance were also CEOs of other companies and businesses, which came to give inspirational and educational talks. Some in addition had practical session with the students, teaching them about their various line of skills and businesses (registration and contacts were taken for further grooming and information).

The practical sessions included; Bakery Production and Management by EXQUISITO CONFECTIONERIES (www.exquisitoconfectioneries.com), Fashion by Vanadale (insta: vanadale_beauty), Make up Artistry by IYIEWA Beauty and Makeovers(insta: @iyiewa), Drinks Management and Smooties essentials by Splash Green, Interior Décor and Management by MAKING IMPACT CONCEPT, Bag Making by Uduak Udoffa (YUNIQ Bags), Hat Making/Craft works. Others present to showcase their services and products were TICTAC (Shake n Share), PFL Education Australia, SAHCOL TRAINING CENTRE (IATA, Authorised Training Centre, training@sahcol.com), ZISHTM and Managerial School of Excellence (MSE, http://www.mse.com.ng)

After the programs list was exhaused, the event rounded off at about 3pm and they kept to their promises. Lots of gifts were given to early comers and a raffle draw was done to give the BB Z10 to a lucky owner (was a guy). At the end of the day, we learnt a lot, had different opportunities and were inspired to have an entrepreneur spirit. Never to limit ourselves to a source of income and to be creative always.

Special thanks to the Dean and Administration of Students’ Affairs Division and Counselling unit, for organising and bring to our door step such beneficiary program. More grace to their elbow but should endeavour to include and carry along the medical students and their campuses in all this beneficial programs.

OLUWAKEMISOLA AGOYI

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