UNILAG holds career lecture for final year students
As part of efforts to bridge the unemployment gap in the country, officials of the Counseling Centre, Student Affairs Division, University of Lagos (UNILAG), have organised career week for final year students of the school.
The four-day event, held at the institution’s multi-purpose hall, featured extensive training on job creation and skills acquisition; job hunting and employability skills, CV writing, preparation for an interview, job aptitude test, vetting of CV and dummy interviews, interaction with human resource experts and job tests, among others.
According to the organisers, the essence of the career week is to empower students and prepare them for the world of work as well as job creation. “We have come to realise that the theoretical teachings in the university is not sufficient for students to leverage in the labour market. Getting a job in Nigeria is like fighting guerilla war,” one of the organisers said
She also revealed that since it is not everybody that would be involved in white-collar jobs, there are some students that would love to become entrepreneurs after their graduation, hence the need for such exposure.She said experts from diverse industries were brought to come and exhibit their products and teach the students practical skills through which they can have life sustenance.
“Obviously, some of the students would have secured jobs before completing their programmes. They would probably serve in those companies during their NYSC programme, so that after completion of their service, they could become employees of such organisations,” she said.She expressed hope that the knowledge gained would also give the students competitive advantage in the labour market.