A One-Day Seminar on Life after School: The Way Forward
Western Delta University held a seminar on the aforementioned team. The seminar was organized by the Guidance and Counseling Unit, Vice Chancellor’s Office. The event is the second in the series to enable graduates of the University to be ready for job opportunities in the labor market or start a business venture.
Resource Persons graced the occasion with their wealth of experience. Mrs. Sharon Ekhemien of the student’s guidance and counseling centre, University of Benin made a presentation on employability and interview skills. She defined employability skills as personal qualities and values that enable an employee to thrive in any work place. She said employability skills can include problem solving, decision making, time management, communication and emotional intelligence skills. She went on to highlight how to become proficient in the above skills, maintaining that to be good at problem solving, students should play games regularly, solve puzzles, never give up on problems and ask lots of questions. She urged the students to be creative, think outside the box and find solutions to issues. She encouraged the future graduates to exhibit time management skills by using available resources very well, set goals, be focused and prioritize. She enumerated and explained helpful job interview tips.
Thereafter, The Vice-Chancellor, represented by Prof. Henry Oghoator admonished the students to be punctual in all their endeavors. He said the essence of the seminar is to help students become successful after graduation so that they can overcome challenges. He encouraged them to ask meaningful questions as the seminar progresses in order to improve their knowledge base.
On his part, Mr. Paul, a business manager, spoke on how students can write breadth taking resume, curriculum vitae after graduation. He also discussed the details involved in planning, writing eye catching business proposals and setting up a business venture. He said a good business should meet a need in the immediate environment, be it services rendered or sale of product(s).
There was question and answer section. In attendance at the event were Final year students of the Institution, Dean of Students, Counselor of the University and some staff of Western Delta University.
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