Nigerian Universities Need Career Placement Centers To Help Students

Nigerian Universities Need Career Placement Centers To Help Students

The suggestion for people to connect offline, via LinkedIn Local, does not mean I have to attend. I appreciate the invitations but I want to assure you that there are better people in your city. I will post my talk when it is available.

Thank you all for coming over at LinkedIn Local Lagos. Let us take it to more cities across Nigeria – Kano, Owerri, Warri, etc besides just Lagos. I made connections yesterday.

The Lagos team, you need to scale your template which made it possible to pull many people within just 2 weeks. Just scanning my InMails, it seems you ran out of space after upgrading from an old one. People could not get tickets! Maybe, next time, get a bigger venue.

If anyone plans to organize in Owerri and Kano under the Linkedin Local umbrella, my company will be happy to support with funding.

The Lagos team members have templates – reach out to them.

Nigerian universities are yet to create career placement units. The implication is that graduates are not prepared on basic things on how to navigate careers. We just graduate without simple ideas on what to expect because none prepared us. You can see the components from the Johns Hopkins University Career Center.

Welcome! The Homewood Career Center supports and serves all Krieger and Whiting undergraduates, masters, PhD and postdoc students, regardless of post-graduate plans.


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The HR network in Nigeria has opportunities: have schools create career development and placement centers in our schools. Huge business opportunities therein if you ask me.

The HR consultants in the nation – that is a big opportunity for you. Help create a framework to help the schools prepare students better as they graduate. It may be something National Universities Commission may offer grants. I have seen extremely brilliant people looking for insights. In decent foreign schools, they will feed you those without asking. (Linkedin)


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