Get Into the Professional World 2; IUGB Hosts Second Annual Career Day
On Saturday April 8, 2017, IUGB staff and faculty hosted their second Career Day (“Get Into the Professional World 2”) on the University’s Grand-Bassam campus. About 200 attendees participated, including corporate representatives, students, faculty and administration. The program was designed to provide students with a dynamic and tangible experience that facilitates connections between students’ academic pursuits and future professional endeavors. Career Day also provides companies detailed information about IUGB’s academic programs, as well as IUGB graduate profiles.
Ten (10) companies/institutions participated in the event: the World Cocoa Foundation, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, General Electric, GT Bank, Ivorian Sweets, Côte d’Ivoire Tourism, Afrikland Hotel, International Cocoa Organization and the Association of Chartered Accounts of Côte d’Ivoire.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs opened the general session with a welcome address on behalf of the University. Company representatives then presented their overviews and their activities. Faculty from IUGB’s academic programs and the Center for Continuing Education presented detailed information about their curricula. Representatives from individual companies then had individual conversations with students and parents in assigned classrooms. The students took the opportunity to speak one-on-one with company representatives and to present their resumes in hopes of securing internships and job offers.
The event resulted in internships for some of the students or job lead possibilities. The companies in attendance got a first-hand look at IUGB’s success in educating its students and an idea of the financial support necessary for the University to achieve the level of a world-class educational institution.