In a bid to support student entrepreneurs and empower students, Vasiti in partnership with the management of Babcock University held the first edition of Vasiti Career Fest for Year 2020. As expected, it was a highly interactive event with over a thousand students in attendance. The theme for Vasiti Career Fest’20 is Education, Entrepreneurship and Employment.
Vasiti Career Fest is a first of its kind highly-interactive career empowerment programme for students. The event took place on Wednesday, 11th March 2020 at Babcock University Stadium, Ogun, Nigeria, and it was an integral part of the 2020 Job Fair organized by Babcock University.
Ugonna Ginigeme- CEO, Vasiti.com, during his opening speech, charged students to be very attentive and learn as much as they can from the real-life experiences of the professionals present to speak to them as this would prevent them from a lot of mistakes when they begin their various careers as entrepreneurs or employees. Going further to explain the reason behind the existence of Vasiti Career Fest, he said, “Vasiti Career Fest was borne out of the need to help students attain clarity of focus on their career, and also guide student entrepreneurs to ensure they build sustainable and profitable businesses.”
The keynote speaker, Dr. Olawale Anifowose, MD, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), Nigeria, who was represented by Gbugbemi Atimomo, Managing Consultant Business in Tandem Limited, while speaking on the topic; Self-Education and Self-Leadership; Fundamental Elements of Career Success encouraged students to not restrict themselves to what they are studying but instead maximize the privileges attached to being a university student such as access and connections.
The event was graced by notable industry experts, such as Dr. Abiodun Adereni- Founder and CEO, HelpMum, Michael Nwoseh- Head, Strategy and Growth, Data Science Nigeria and Ezinne Ikejiani- Co-founder, Zichiteff, who all served as panelists for the panel session. The panel session was moderated by Tochi Ginigeme- High-end Sales Manager, Anheuser-Busch InBev and the topic was; Classroom to Real World; Avoiding Likely Pitfalls and Building a Successful Career.
Vasiti Career Fest is all about the student empowerment and so student entrepreneurs were given the opportunity to pitch their businesses or ideas to a panel of judges and stand a chance to win a grant of five hundred thousand Naira including cash, Bitcoin and support services courtesy of Bank of Industry, YellowCard Financial, Smepeaks and Vasiti.com.
Onokpasah Ejiro Ogene, a 400level student of Political Science and Administration emerged as the winner of the Studentpreneur Pitch Competition. Ejiro, owns Ònòh Naturals, a natural skincare business and currently has 3 products available which are; the plain bentonite clay, Bentonite clay and turmeric mix and the zobo scrub. The 1st and 2nd runner up for the pitch session were Eze Chibuike Daniel and Kupoluyi Olamoju who are both fashion designers.
Vasiti Career Fest’20- Babcock University edition was proudly supported by Bank of Industry, Smepeaks, YellowCard, TheNetNg, Studysey, GEN Nigeria, Oasis Media and Nigerian Tribune.
This year, Vasiti Career Fest’20 would be taking place in 5 other universities and it promises to be bigger and better each time. If you are interested in a partnership with Vasiti, feel free to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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