Business and Career Masterclass (BCM), was designed to provide practical guidance and top-notch professional insights, into the pool of opportunities available for young graduates. Leaving school can be really exciting, as it brings a sense of fulfillment and achievement. However, this excitement can be short-lived, in a country where the unemployment rate is high, and the ease of doing business is very poor.
Securing a Job
Almost half of university’s graduates are unemployed in Nigeria, It is very difficult for young graduates to secure employment, unless you know somebody. For the “unconnected” ones, the chances of securing a gainful employment are very slim. Also, the work experience, some employers request for are just unbelievable. At times, they request for 5-10 years of experience. How do they expect young graduates to meet this criteria? Some have even died in the process of seeking for a job. The starry-eyes hunt for a job, isn’t just murky. Sometimes, it is outrageously dangerous.
Starting a Business
For graduates, who ignore the option of hunting for a white-collar job, to set up a business, are also not left out of the challenges in Nigeria. According to financial experts, 80% of Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs) in Nigeria, fail within the first five years of existence. This can be attributed to a lot of factors, including, lack of experience, poor access to finance, wrong business practices, amongst others. Many Nigerians venture into business, not because they have real interests in it, but because they have no other means of survival. As a result, they are not well equipped with the skillset to run a successful business.
Pursuing a Master’s Degree
Some graduates, strikes-out the option of getting a job or starting a business, to further their education, as a way of boosting their chances of getting a good job. Most graduates will immediately, prefer to advance their studies outside the shores of Nigeria. However, this hope is easily dashed, if applications are not successful or there is no financial support/scholarship grants to support their aspirations. The benefits of completing a master’s degree abroad are limitless. Aside adding an international experience to your CV, you get to experience a brand new country with incredible outlooks, customs and activities. For many students, it’s their first opportunity of travelling abroad. They get to learn a new language, develop a new interest/hidden passion and build lasting relationship across cultures.
With a clear understanding of the apparent challenges that graduates face, and the myriad of options available to them, we have designed this Masterclass to teach graduates, on practical ways that they can employ to deal with the challenges highlighted above after graduation.
In lieu of this, we have carefully selected the following topics, to be handled by specialist and experienced professionals:
- How to Stand-out in a Very Competitive Job Market – Toyosi Alada, HR Professional, Daraju Industries Ltd
- How to Land Your Dream Job via LinkedIn – Olumide Durotoluwa, Tech and Business Analyst, Greenergie Solution
- Exploring and Securing International Scholarships: How it Works – Gafari Abiodun Lukumon, Founder, International Scholarship Forum (ISF); PhD Student, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
- Preparing for Master’s Degree, and How I secured the African Union Commission Scholarship – Faithful Chiagoziem Onwuegbuche, Scholar, Pan African University, Institute for Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI), Kenya
- How to Create and Monetize Digital Products – Sylvester Ineh, CEO SLYP CONSULTANCY
- How to Maximize Specific Business Opportunities in the State you’re Serving– Sayo Peter Akinbowale, Principal Consultant, Entrepreneurs of Diversity Company
- How I Made $XX, 000 in Remote Freelancing Jobs – Owolabi Christopher, Content Developer
Details of the Masterclass
Date: 12th-14th September, 2019
Time: 7:00 – 10:00pm Daily
How to Register
- Kindly call or send a WhatsApp message to +2348160346549 (or click here) to indicate your interest. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- After completing the process of registration, you’ll be added to the WhatsApp group, a few hours before the classes commence.
- Registration fees is N,2000