2011 Career Fair

CAREER FAIR 2011 MOVING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

Spirited!! That was the 2011 Ashesi Career fair summed up in one word. This year’s career fair brought together Ashesi students dressed smartly enough to be in the office of the President and the representatives of 44 well established companies, each with an eye for intelligence and unique personalities. The fair started with a spark—a passionate yet driven speech by Ms. Estelle Akofio- Sowah Google Lead for Ghana) which made many reflect on their personal drive and inspired many to pursue their goals and career paths in this competitive business world. Then came the long awaited remarks from Dr. Patrick Awuah—Founder and President of Ashesi. His speech pushed the fair straight into the third gear and set the stage for interactions between representatives of companies and students. Most company representatives interacted throughout the fair a sign of how serious everyone viewed the occasion. All around, adrenaline filled representatives were giving information about their products, services and career opportunities to eager students who not only listened but probed for more details. One representative from Amazing U stated he had never experienced a wonderful mix of intelligent and ambitious students as he had at the fair. He went on to add that he would definitely encourage any company that wanted to recruit employees to come to the Ashesi Career fair. Along the interactions were corporate games and activities such as Assessment Center with Afua Biney Class of 2011 emerging the winner. George Sylvanus Niikoi Neequaye won a laptop sponsored by Bizliteracy for winning the Ashesi Corporate Icon competition.

Representatives of companies such as Oxford and Beaumont, Amazing U, Airtel and AVIS were of the pinion that the career fair had allowed them to advertise their companies in a positive way as well as reach out for the mix of employees they were currently seeking.

Oxford and Beaumont, a legal firm was all the more appreciative of the fair because legal firms normally do not advertise in the media, hence this was one way to promote their firm and select possible employees or interns. Other firms felt that they were able to properly explain what their companies actually did which was beneficial for both company and students as it enabled them to get the right students for internships or employment.

It was good to know that the fair proved to be exactly what it was intended for—providing a platform for corporate Ghana to have open discussions with prospective employees in a relaxed atmosphere. Making it possible for employees to get information on what future employees were looking for from employers as well as help corporate Ghana to identify from a wide pool those who would be good additions to their companies.

Everyone left with a feeling of profound satisfaction knowing that they had some intelligent students who may be the next member of staff in their growing establishments.

At the end of the fair, most students had something concrete to take home--an enhanced understanding of the real corporate world and for some gaining interviews for internship or full time jobs. Others had more useful information about various companies to enable them plan their career paths more realistically.

The 2011 Ashesi Career Fair definitely set students in line for their future goals and gave companies the chance to broaden their scope of the next generation of leaders. If you missed this then be there for the 2012!

Written by:

Selase M. Dela-Brown, Class of 2013

PREPARING FOR THE EVENT

Ashesi University College’s 2011 Career Fair comes off this Saturday March 12,2011, and this year’s fair will be the biggest fair held at Ashesi with  52 companies confirmed to be representing Corporate Ghana. The Career  fair is an annual event organized by the Career Services of Ashesi to introduce the graduating class of the university to the corporate world and to give organizations and companies a chance to interact with Ashesi students. This year, there will presentations by leading professionals and career experts from major corporate organizations on the theme of “Personal Branding for Career Success”. Students will get a chance to participate in many career building activites and competitions. The fair will be held at the Ashesi University College campus in Labone.

 


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Games and competitions

Participating Companies:

No

Company

Industry

1

4Sight Microsystems

Information Technology

2

AFFRAM Publications

Publishing

3

African Aurora Business Network (AABN)

NGO

4

Airtel/Formerly Zain

Telecommunications

5

Allure Ghana

Beauty & Cosmetics

6

Amazing U

Image Consulting

7

Oxford and Beaumont

Legal

8

Avis Rent a Car

Travel & Tours

9

AXIS Human Capital

HR Consulting

10

Barclays Ghana

Banking

11

BCIE

Education—Post Graduate

12

Bizliteracy

Business Consulting

13

Burro

Micro Finance

14

Business Ghana

Information Technology

15

Channel Two Communication

Multi Media

16

Chase Ghana

Petroleum

17

Core Nett

Information Technology

18

Data Bank

Financial Services

19

DAVS NGO

NGO

20

Devtraco Limited

Real Estate

21

Dream Oval

Information Technology

22

EAI Information Systems

Information Technology

23

Expresso Telecom (Tentative)

Telecommunications

24

Fidelity Bank

Banking

25

General Electric

Energy

26

Ghana Home Loans

Real Estate/ Financial Services

27

GT Bank

Banking

28

IC Securities

Investment

29

Kilo Alpha Holdings

Aviation

30

Land Tours Ghana

Travel & Tours

31

L’iané Services

HR Services

32

Lumana

Micro Finance

33

Media Reach OMD

Media & Advertising

34

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School

Education

35

MicroEnsure Ghana Ltd.

Micro Finance

36

Middlesex University Ghana Office

Education—Postgraduate Sch.

37

MTN

Telecommunications

38

Multi TV

Multi Media

39

Nestle Ghana

Food & Beverage

40

PFL (Preparation For Life)

Education—Graduate Sch.

41

PZ Cussons

FMC

42

Rancard Solutions

Information Technology

43

SCG Consulting

Finance & Accounting

44

SOFTtribe

Information Technology

45

Standard Chartered Bank

Banking

46

TIGO

Telecommunication

47

TYPE

Print & Advertising

48

Village of Hope

NGO

49

Vodafone

Telecommunications

50

Voltic

Food & Beverages

51

Women’s Trust

Micro Finance

52

Zenith Bank

Banking

 

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