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Nile University organizes 5th career fair and prepares students for the future of work

Abuja, Nigeria– Nile University of Nigeria recently hosted its 5th Annual Career Fair which brought together over 110 employer partners from various sectors including eHealth Africa, China Harbor Engineering Company, DBN, PwC, Grant Thornton, Jubaili Bros, Norrenberger, GLO, Starsight, GT Bank, Standard Bank , Aluko and Oyebode, including Huawei, to interact with students and discuss the future of the workplace in light of AI and other emerging technologies.

The career fair, held on the university campus, provided a platform for dialogue and provided students with insights into the evolving world of work and how AI and other technological developments are reshaping jobs and creating new opportunities.

The Vice Chancellor of Nile University, Prof. Dilli Dogo, delivers a welcome address to participants of the 5th Nile University Career Fair, on June 4, 2024.

The Vice Chancellor of Nile University of Nigeria, Prof. Dilli Dogo, in his welcome address, expressed enthusiasm for the event, saying: “Our aim is to equip our students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the rapidly changing world of work. This career fair is a testament to our commitment to providing our students with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.”

The event kicked off with an insightful keynote address by Mr. Habeeb Jaiyeola, a Partner at PwC Nigeria, who highlighted the profound impact of AI on various sectors from healthcare to finance. Mr Jaiyeola emphasized the importance of adaptability and continuous learning to excel in the job market.

Mr. Habeeb Jaiyeola, Partner, at PwC Nigeria, delivers a keynote address at the 5th Annual Nile University of Nigeria Career Fair, June 4, 2024.

The highlight of the event was the panel discussion with leading speakers and industry professionals, consisting of: Mr. Habeeb Jaiyeola (Partner, PwC Nigeria), Jamila Akaaga Ade, MCIArb. (UK), FIMC, ACIS: (Deputy Director and Head, Cyber ​​Crime Unit, Ministry of Public Prosecutions, Federal Ministry of Justice, Nigeria.), Mr. Adesina Matti (HR Manager, eHealth Africa), Mr. Tochukwu Mbanugo (Partner & Innovation Director Grant Thornton , Nigeria), who was represented by Mr. Ugochukwu Modum.

A cross-section of panelists discussing at the fifth annual career fair at the Nile University of Nigeria.

During the discussion, the panelists discussed crucial topics such as the integration of AI across industries, the skills needed to thrive in a technology-driven workplace, and the importance of continuous learning and adaptability. They also highlighted the growing demand for tech-savvy professionals who can navigate the complexities of digital transformation.

Students had the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions where they asked questions and received personal career advice from the experts. These sessions are designed to help students identify their strengths, understand industry expectations and prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

A cross-sectional photo of students and employer partners interacting during the 5th Annual Career Fair at the Nile University of Nigeria.

In addition to the panel discussion, the career fair featured numerous stands where more than eleven employer partners presented their organizations and shared information about internships and vacancies. This direct interaction allowed students to network with potential employers, explore different career paths and gain a better understanding of the skills and qualifications required in today’s competitive job market.

Students who attended the career fair expressed their excitement and appreciation for the opportunity to learn from industry leaders. “This event was incredibly eye-opening,” said Khaira Abubakar, a final year Mass Communication student at Nile University of Nigeria. “The insights about AI and the future of work have motivated me to pursue further interest in data science.”

A cross-sectional photo of students and employer partners interacting during the 5th Annual Career Fair at the Nile University of Nigeria.

The Nile University Career Fair was a resounding success, leaving both students and employer partners with a renewed sense of purpose and excitement about the future. By bridging the gap between academia and industry, Nile University continues to pave the way for its students to become innovative leaders in their chosen fields.

As the world of work continues to evolve, Nile University remains committed to fostering an environment that nurtures talent, encourages lifelong learning, and prepares students to thrive in the age of AI and beyond.

About Nile University of Nigeria

Nile University of Nigeria is a private multidisciplinary university established in 2009 and located in Abuja, Nigeria. Nile University is committed to building future generations of professionals and leaders who can thrive and make a positive impact on Africa and beyond by leveraging academic innovation, state-of-the-art facilities and great talent.

The university currently has more than 40 undergraduate programs and more than 50 postgraduate programs, spread across eight best-in-class faculties: health sciences, law, engineering, environmental sciences, arts and social sciences, management sciences, computer science and sciences. Nile University is a proud member of Honoris United Universities, the first and largest pan-African private higher education network with 16 institutions in 10 African countries.