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LBS Flags off Applications for Young Talent Programme

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LBS Flags off Applications for Young Talent Programme

Scheduled for 31 July 2015, this edition of the one-day programme, like last year’s, will offer successful candidates research scholarship opportunities and build a pipeline of future LBS faculty and administrative staff. The application process will terminate on 4 July 2015.

“As with the maiden edition of the YTP, this year’s programme will bring talented youths to LBS where they will receive firsthand information from experts on the modalities for starting an LBS career in academics or administration,” explained Dr Uchenna Uzo, faculty lead on the programme.

He also disclosed there will be resource persons from the School’s administrative unit, while successful past participants will be available to share their work life experiences in LBS.

The YTP is open to second-year undergraduates and above, including M.Sc holders and corps members (not older than 30) with a first-class or second-class-upper honours degree. Forty-five candidates participated in the programme last year, six of whom have already been selected for faculty training at the School’s Management Scholarship Academy (MSA) and one as a doctoral candidate.

Meanwhile, two successful participants drawn from the maiden edition of the YTP admit working with LBS has not only met but surpassed their expectations. Jude Adigwe, now a research assistant, recommends the programme to prospective candidates who wish to commence their career in an environment where professionalism and ethics are the watchwords.

“I think new intake would derive immense benefits participating in the programme, which will give them the opportunity to see professionalism and ethics at work. The previous edition of the YTP brought me into the system and I am convinced it has lived up to its billing,” he says.

For Christian Reuben, another participant who currently works as a researcher in LBS: “The YTP is a very useful tool for young people looking to network with likeminded people, move forward in their various endeavours and know a bit about how LBS can help them realise their aspirations.”

Sharing his experience as one of the first candidates, he says participants should expect insightful lectures from internationally renowned faculty which will be invaluable to their career development in the long run.

At the highly interactive programme, the LBS culture, history and inspiration will be discussed. Participants will be exposed to LBS career channels in management research and teaching, including the day-to-day activities of faculty, researchers and administrative staff.