The job prospects of Lagos Business School’s MBA students were honed at the much anticipated career fair organised by the institution yesterday.
The 12th in the series, this year’s fair tagged ‘Managing Talents in Turbulent Times’, had 26 multinationals on board who engaged the School’s MBA students for possible recruitment in the future.
Participating students were no less industrious. They presented industry reports spotlighting sectors such as Oil and Gas, FMCG, Retail, Agriculture and Finance. Stanbic IBTC CEO Yinka Sanni, keynote speaker, sensitised them on the rudiments of talent management in a century defined by turbulence and economic uncertainty.
“Turbulence comes and goes, but only companies equipped with capable manpower will survive,” he said. “In times of turbulence, companies weed out laggards and employ talents with the knowledge and skills to get them out of the woods.”
“LBS seeks to draw attention to the relevance of doing business in Nigeria and the need to draw on homegrown expertise in the process,” explained MBA Director Dr Uchenna Uzo. “Currently, we have local and international students on the MBA programme, with over 500 years’ cumulative work experience drawn from the IT, Banking, Consulting and Pharmaceutical sectors.”
Meanwhile, the students admitted this year’s career fair was more engaging than previous years’ in terms of recruiters’ participation, engagement and the industry reports they prepared for presentation to participating companies.
Deyemi Aderemi, MBA 13, highlighted the impressive turnout, internship and full-time employment opportunities.
“The Fair has been very encouraging, and proves yet again that as aspiring MBAs we have the LBS reputation to protect,” said Demilade Oridota, also on MBA 13. “Participating companies in this year’s event are 26, up from the numbers in previous years. There is a level of seriousness attached to this year’s fair which I find very commendable.”