AIESEC visits CU
A Five-man team of Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economique et Commerciales (AIESEC) Lagos State Chapter, a global non-political and profit organization, visited Covenant University on Friday, January 23, 2015.
The purpose of the visit, according to the President of the Chapter, Miss. Akpieyi, was to get the students acquainted with the organization, its aim to uphold peace and its desire to help young people fulfil their potentials. The organization also aims at raising future leaders who would fight against poverty, corruption and unemployment, which also goes in line with the University’s vision.
At the meeting, which took place at the Conference room of Centre for Entrepreneurial Development Studies, Miss. Akpieyi noted that Covenant University was the first among other private universities in Nigeria to host AIESEC on the basis of awareness.
In a session of interaction with the students, the Vice-President, AIESEC Lagos Chapter, Mr. Olumide Falegan, asserted that members of the organization have the opportunity to be actively involved in projects in areas like youth empowerment, child education and health.
He also highlighted the merits of being a member of the non-profit organization which include personal and leadership development, global networking, and cultural awareness, among others.
Mr. Falegan informed the students of the Exchange Programme that the organization arranges for its members to other countries of the world, which is divided into two categories, the Global Community Development Programme and Global Internship, with duration ranging from 3 to 12 months.
Also speaking at the event, one of the facilitators, Nonye Okoli, advised the students to make impact and be willing to serve, so as to gain maximum experience. “When you don’t have experience, it will be difficult to negotiate”, she added.
In attendance at the event were students from various Colleges, Schools and Departments in the University.