First Bank of Nigeria Limited, has said it will be sponsoring the University of Ibadan (UI) Graduate Recruitment/Career fair. The Graduate Recruitment/Career Fair is part of the activities lined up for the commemoration of the institution’s 70th Foundation Day Anniversary and 2018 Convocation Ceremonies.

The Career Fair is an event in which organisations spanning diverse industries and sectors are given the opportunity to engage the exceptionally talented final year students of the University on a career mentoring and ready for work tips. The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan – Professor Abel Olayinka will be on hand to deliver a welcome address whilst the managing director of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan who is an alumnus of the University will give the keynote lecture.

Other activities lined up for the event are syndicate and coaching speed sessions. The Syndicate Session comprises four activities namely; Employability Skills, The Future of Work, Academic Pursuit – What and How? and Entrepreneurship/Startups. These sessions are driven to ensure the preparedness of the young graduates towards their career pursuit.

On the other hand, the Speed Coaching Session will be used to share knowledge and solve problems quickly. There would be experienced Human Resource professionals available to help the students in the areas of resume writing; aptitude test, assessment centers, and interview preparation as well as searching for jobs.

According to the Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Rosie Ebe-Arthur, “the First Bank-University of Ibadan Graduate Recruitment/Career Fair is a noble initiative we are pleased to identify with. Interestingly, this partnership is indeed a celebration of First’s as the Graduate Recruitment/Career Fair is the first of its kind by the premier University and FirstBank, the premier Financial institution in the country.”

We believe that the event would be an avenue to identify young Nigerians with the right skillset that epitomises our vibrant and creative workforce.”


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