Three students emerged winners in Lagos Business School’s maiden MBA internship contest held today.
Etereigho Ozakpo took first place; while Mabinuolami Okusaga placed second and Faith Ebhojiaye third, respectively. They were drawn from a pool of eight contestants whose internship projects were in turn shortlisted from a total of 28 entries.
The contestants, who took turns with slide presentations reviewing the impact of their projects on the organisations they interned with, were selected by a jury comprising LBS faculty members Drs Larry Osa-Afiana, Yetunde Anibaba and Professor Owolabi Akintola. They were judged based on the value added to their organisations, as well as the quality of their presentations before the judges, among others. Following their successful efforts, the contestants were rewarded with cash prizes commensurate with their winning slots.
“The MBA internship contest is aimed at improving the quality of internship projects carried out by our students, positioning them as consultants and not just interns who can make valuable contributions to the companies they work with,” said MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo.
Typically, the internship period of the School’s MBA programme consists of 10 to12 weeks of supervised work in industry, during which students carry out a clearly defined project. It seeks to help the students develop their managerial and working skills, and gain knowledge in their particular field of interest. At the end of the internship period, each student prepares a report on his or her experience and the learning achieved.