Adeleke University Ede in Osun State has said it is organizing a two-day job fair for the 2019 graduation class as part of a weeklong event for its 2019 Convocation Ceremony.
The University said the fair, also known as the Phoenix Class, would afford its about four hundred undergraduate students an opportunity to be linked up with potential employers of labour.
Adeleke University said it is partnering with IT Hub solutions and IMPACTE to facilitate this event.
The fair is slated to commence on Tuesday, July 16 with more than twenty organisations from various sectors of the economy within and outside Nigeria.
A statement by the university read:
“Besides the organisations that will be coming for recruitment exercise, other reputable world-class universities mostly from Europe and United States of America will be on ground to conduct interviews for potential students who may want to further their education abroad.
“The President/Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Samuel Ekundayo Alao has reiterated that the fair is part of the total package that distinguishes Adeleke University from the rest of other universities in Nigeria.
“According to him, the essence of the job fair is to expose the graduating students to the real world of work and assist them in building self-confidence.
“IT Hub and IMPACTE are partnering with the institution to bring reputable organisations such as Red Media Africa, Poise Nigeria, Google, E-tranzact, Co-creation Hub, Virtual Nigeria, Andela, Wema Bank, Jet Recruitment, Jumia Group, Mtech, Price Water House Coopers, Monte De Monda, Enigma International, Eye Masters Limited, among many others to the institution.
“The highlights of the career fair are; resume writing and mock interview sessions, entrepreneurship skill acquisition, Google training & certification courses, career talk and symposium.
At the end of the career fair, it is expected that the career fair would have achieved the following among many other benefits:
“Connect the graduating students with their potential employers; equip the graduating students with the necessary work ethics and confidence that will help them to excel when they finally leave the school; arm the graduating students with the basic qualities which the employers of labour are looking out for in the over-saturated labour market; link the graduating students with organisations that are ready to admit them to do internship with the possibility of allowing them to do their mandatory one year National Youth Serve Corps (NYSC) and subsequently retaining them afterwards.
“Train the students on sellable entrepreneurial skills and other soft marketable skills; provide a platform for alumni and students of the Adeleke University to showcase their achievements, creative abilities and talents to potential individuals and organisations who may be interested in developing these inherent abilities.
“Provide an enabling environment for different departments of the University to showcase their marketable research outputs to the potential customers and investors. Enable the graduates choose and gain admission from the sets of foreign universities participating for advanced study.”