IUGB Hosts the Third Career Day: Get Into the Professional World
On Saturday, December 2, 2017, IUGB hosted its third Career Day “Get into the Professional World 3” on its Grand-Bassam campus. About 250 attendees participated, including corporate representatives, students, parents, faculty and administration. The program was designed to connect students with local businesses and the local job market. The Career Day also provided companies detailed information about IUGB’s academic programs, student development opportunities, and graduate profiles. The parents received additional information on the U.S. higher education model followed by IUGB and on the services offered to students.
Thirteen (13) companies/institutions participated in the event. These are: Nestlé, Jighi, Novojob, GT Bank, Ecobank, N’Sia Banque, Caisse Nationale d’Assurance Maladie, Société Ivoirienne de Technologie Tropicale, General Electric, PKD Conseil, Côte d’Ivoire Tourisme, Air Côte d’ivoire, and Générale de Produits Agricoles.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs opened the general session with a welcome address and a presentation of the University. Company representatives then presented their organizations and their activities. The Deans and faculty presented detailed information on the academic programs and student life at IUGB. They also entertained a Q&A session with parents and company representatives.
Representatives from individual companies had individual conversations with students 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. Some of the students got internships or job possibilities.