MBA 17 student, Ifedolapo Abijo-Peters has emerged winner of the grand prize of N100,000 at the MBA Fellowship Contest held at Lagos Business School (LBS) on Monday, November 18, 2019.
The MBA Fellowship Contest is an annual event held upon the return of the full-time MBA students from their fellowship placements. Its objective is to establish an attitude of commitment towards the Fellowship by students, reward projects that added value to organisations and encourage more robust fellowship projects from organisations.
Six students presented their Fellowship projects before a three-person panel including LBS faculty members, Uche Attoh and Dr Ogechi Adeola, and Head, Corporate Communications, Interswitch, Tomi Ogunlesi. Each student, through their 15-minute presentations, attempted to convince the judges of the key learning points of their Fellowship while also detailing the steps they took in achieving these.
Abijo-Peters, who undertook her Fellowship at cosmetic product manufacturing company, Godrej Nigeria, spoke on the technicalities, challenges, and eventual success of her winning project, Salon Channel Revamp.
According to the judges, the contestants exceeded expectations with their performances; however, Abijo-Peters stood out, owing to the focus placed on solutions she provided to the challenges the project presented. Attesting to this, MBA Director, Uchenna Uzo who presented certificates to the winners, said Abijo-Peters’ doggedness during the Fellowship was noteworthy.
Uzo added, “I am not surprised about Abijo-Peters’ win at this contest. Upon her return from the Fellowship, we spoke on the complexities of her project, and a case study is currently being developed on some aspects of the fantastic work she did at Godrej.”
Runners-up at the contest, Timilehin Olaiwola and Adetutu Ola-Ibrahim were also presented with certificates and will each be rewarded with a cash prize of N50,000.
The 3-month MBA Fellowship, formerly known as MBA Internship, is an integral part of the learning process on the LBS MBA that allows students to gain hands-on industry experience and build capacity.