Enyonam Amelorku, is my next feature for today, an A1 sister from secondary school. Hope you enjoy her story….brace yourself up for it and the LAST episode to end this series.
What is your name and what university did you attend?
I am Enyonam Amelorku alumnus of the University of Ghana.
What year did you graduate and what course did you offer?
I graduated in 2016 with a B.A English & Psychology combined major.
Briefly describe how your university life; any extracurricular activities you were involved, scholarships, awards/ honors etc.
My initial year at uni was interesting. I called it my life alone phase. Aside lectures which I made a conscious effort never to miss, I did a bit of adventure and exploration I tried a bit of the outing life but this did not sit comfortably with me because of the home I from. My mum is an educationist who never ceased to drum the importance of excelling down my ears. My subsequent years was geared towards building my grades and getting ready for what I termed ‘’corporate life’’. I attend so many seminars, career fairs and finally got affiliated with the Springboard Foundation. I later aided the formation of the Premier Springboard Club and became the first club coordinator for University of Ghana, Legon campus.
Based on your experience in university, do you regret going to university or did you regret a point? If so why?
I do not regret going to the university. It was a total experience for me be it socially, educationally, morally etc.
Upon graduation, did you have any plans as to what your next move was? Could you please share?
I did not exactly have any plans drawn out but I always wanted that corporate character life. That kind, of woman who achieves, impacts and inspires society.
Based on the answer from the question above, did these plans materialize in the short term or even long term? If it did what was the process like? If not, what happened? Did you have any backup plans?
My vision or should I say my sketch of my life after school is gradually shaping up. I currently find myself in an organization of learned individuals whom I understudy as well as assisting to score societal targets in the education field.
In the case where you faced rejections especially in applying for jobs etc, what effect did it have on your person? Care to share any experiences if you had one?
I have not had any in that regard.
If you were to be that 18/19 year old going back to university, knowing what you know now (irrespective of how many years after university) what advice will you give yourself? Any advice to others?
My advice would be to have a balanced life in school. that is, make better use of my time, study more, grab more internship opportunities and perhaps a little more adventure and fun.
With the current state of the job market, do you think in like 10 years’ time, universities will still have value? Especially with the rate at which many graduates end up being unemployed or young people prefer to start their businesses or train in apprenticeships?
Universities are institutions of immense value. In 10 years our universities will still be of value, only if they move with the changing trends of the world. As said, we learn every day. Thus, the systems in our universities should also adopt the dynamic and progressive status. There should be research done regularly to feed the growing needs of the global village in that way they will be well poised and parallel to the generation of the time.
What do you do now in terms of work or any other thing you are involved, care to share your social media handles so people could connect with you?
I am a Technical Assistant for material development on an education project. One position which has broadened my perspective on life. It has taught me the rudiments of organization, taking on the spot decisions, working under pressure, dealing with workplace politics and overall meeting targets regardless. Connect with me on Facebook
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