On Saturday, July 17, at Tekedia Live, the live version of Tekedia Mini-MBA, I will speak on “Planning a Career in a New Country”. My presentation will be divided into three phases: before you leave, the early years in a new country, and maturity. I will share some things which worked for me and some lessons learned!
- Sat, Jul 17 | 7pm-8.30pm WAT | Planning a Career in a New Country – Ndubuisi Ekekwe | Zoom link in the Board
- [for Tekedia Capital OPEN session, the time is Sat, July 17 at 4pm WAT and the link is here]
For example, before I left Nigeria, I moved all my academic transcripts to World Education Services with the mindset that if they are there, I will never have to deal with any Nigerian university for a transcript. So, WES has all, and if I need a copy, I pay it and within days, they deliver.
Why did I do that? Many in then FUTO Alumni Yahoo group were complaining of delays on transcripts. I felt I could deal with that issue once and all while in Nigeria; I am glad I did!
And more tips: focus on earning more per hour and not pushing to work 24 hours in a day! If you double your hourly rate, you’ve halved the time you need to clock in. So, what is the plan to be at 1.5x minimum wage within 2 years, depending on where you are starting?
America, for example, is easy to figure out. I began at $7.25 per hour (Tuskegee University farm automation work study student) but in grad school in Johns Hopkins University, I moved to $23 per hour! The key is this: you need a plan to unlock opportunities.
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