Forty-three talented youths across Nigeria have been inducted into the pipeline of potential faculty and administrative staff of Lagos Business School.
At the second edition of the Young Talent Programme (YTP) held in LBS today, participants were taught the basics of a career in management research and teaching, as well as personal branding by the School’s world-class faculty. They were also given an idea of what it takes to become part of the elite LBS community, including the history and inspiration driving the institution.
Aimed at building a relationship with budding talents in or out of the university, the YTP is a forum for talented undergraduates, MSc holders and corps members with a first-class or second-class honours degree to boost their career prospects in LBS.
“This year’s edition of the programme was organised from a more experienced perspective,” said MBA Director, Dr Uchenna Uzo. “75 percent of participants have a first-class degree; while 25 percent have the second-class upper variant.”
According to Uzo, participants in last year’s edition of the programme served as mentors for their counterparts in this year’s programme, and faculty engaged participants more following their experience in the maiden edition of the YTP.
“The annual reunion of participants from both editions of the programme will be launched in the last quarter of this year to foster networking opportunities,” Uzo added.
Going forward, successful participants will be selected for faculty training at the LBS Management Scholarship Academy (MSA); while some others will be mentored towards joining LBS as administrative staff.