Firms hunt for talent at LBS career fair

LBS building

Despite the economic recession in the country, companies thronged the 14th MBA Career Fair held at the Lagos Business School to look for talent.

As MBA students prepare to graduate in March, the school organized the fair to give them the opportunity to interact with interested companies as well as seek internship positions, particularly for the first year students.

In his keynote address, the guest speaker and Chief Executive Officer of Swift Networks, Charles Anudu stressed the need by entrepreneurs to takes advantage of opportunities in a recession. “Entrepreneurs pursue opportunities relentlessly, they make an effort and don’t wait for opportunities to come to them. You need to be able to capture opportunities in a recession, “he said.

Representatives of most of the participating companies said they had high expectations and were hopeful to identify talent that would be a good fit for their organisations.

According to the Head, Strategy, Vurin Group, Adesuwa Nwokedi “Lagos Business School has a reputation of churning out quality graduates year after year. I have had the opportunity and privilege of working with their graduates as far back as four to five years ago.”

Among the companies that participated in this year’s career fair are Airtel, Gr8 Jobsng, Stanbic IBTC, BOSCH, Nielsen, ARM Limited, Brownstone Education and Immigration Consulting, Dow, Vurin Group, Saro Agro sciences, Godrej, Lafarge, Nestle, Ideas House and Total.

The Dean of LBS, Dr. Enase Okonedo and the MBA Director, Dr. Uchenna Uzo assure the participating companies that they had made the right decision to hire talent for high performance.

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