Career Week: What is it all about?

Career Week: What is it all about?

They say change is the only constant and they are right!

Sadly, no one can tell you how drastically things will change, especially in a short time. For nearly a thousand years after inventing the wheel, progress slowed.

Then, in 1879, Thomas Edison had a light bulb moment. About fifty years later, the first computers emerged. The next forty years brought personal computers and the internet.

A little less than 20 years ago, the first iPhone was released

It revolutionized how we communicate, access information, and entertain ourselves. It puts a powerful computer in our pockets, transforming social interactions, work, and daily tasks.

Then I remember ChatGPT came out barely two years ago. People were wowed.

Today, no one would be. It’s now an expectation that you have AI in your software.

You can create images on the fly, summarize PDFs, and get automatic voice translation. While I was writing this article, Apple released a calculator app that processes handwritten notes and does the calculations on the fly.

Change is happening faster than you can imagine

Innovators and visionaries are tirelessly working day and night to reshape our world. and As students and undergraduate, you must keep up, or you'll fall behind. Staying current and adaptable is not just important—it's essential for your future success.

However, navigating this rapidly evolving landscape presents challenges that can be overwhelming without guidance and support.

This is where the GDSC UNILAG Career Week comes in

It provides the platform and resources you need to stay ahead, connect with industry leaders, and prepare for the challenges of tomorrow. It’s themed: “Tech for Change: Bridging the Gap Between Skills and Opportunities”.

It's a 6-day program designed to bridge the gap between students and the professional world. This program will equip students with the tools they need to thrive, focusing on enhancing professionalism, building networks, and propelling careers.

Activities including, but not limited to:

  1. Ask Me Anything Session

  2. Resume Review

  3. Mock Interview

  4. Industrial Visit

  5. Soft Skill Training

...will all be part of the experience.

But that's not all!

There will be hands-on workshops, panels with industry experts, and collaborative projects that simulate real-world challenges. Participants will gain practical insights and valuable experiences that prepare them to thrive in today's competitive job market.

Moreover, the series of activities throughout the week will provide direct access to top companies and recruiters looking to engage with talented students. This is an invaluable opportunity to showcase your skills, make meaningful connections, and even secure internships or full-time positions.

There's something for everyone

It doesn’t matter if you're looking to refine your resume, polish your interview skills, or explore emerging technologies, GDSC UNILAG Career Week is your gateway to success in the rapidly evolving tech landscape.

Don't miss out on this transformative opportunity to elevate your career aspirations and pave the way for a bright future. Join us at GDSC UNILAG Career Week and take charge of your professional journey like never before!

Daniel Asaboro,
Co-Lead, GDSC Unilag