CU Partners Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Internship Opportunities
Covenant University and Bank of America Merrill Lynch discussed the notion of taking their collaboration to a new level by opening up opportunities for Covenant University students to embark on an internship programme with the bank. A delegation of the bank drawn from its different international branches paid a two-day official visit to the University, which concluded on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
In his welcome remarks, the Registrar, Dr Olamide Olusegun stated that he looked forward to having a beneficial relationship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch and expressed his gratitude for the opportunities it would present for Covenant University students.
The Recruitment Co-ordinator for Ghana and Nigeria, Ms Carmen Wan remarked that the delegation had visited Covenant University with the purpose of sharing their vision and passion with the University Management. She commented that Bank of America Merrill Lynch had employed a number of CU students and they are looking forward to the prospect of training and employing more students for their branches.
Director of International Office & Linkages, Dr Omotayo Osibanjo, extended his welcome to the guests and expressed his desire to collaborate in order to move students forward. “Students will be privileged to be able to take part in an internship,” he remarked.
The Dean of Student Affairs, Dr Zacchaeus Omogbadegun praised CU students saying, “We believe we have something to offer you, and you won’t be disappointed.”
“We believe the collaboration will be beneficial to both parties,” the Director of Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo remarked. “We’re proud of our students and they will add value to your bank.”
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, in his response thanked the delegates from Bank of America Merrill Lynch on behalf of the Chancellor. He shared the University’s long term vision to be a world-class university committed to raising a new generation of leaders; and the short term vision to become one of the top ten universities in the world by 2022. The Vice-Chancellor shared his passion to see the gap between universities and industries closed; a notion CU has addressed through its Town & Gown seminars. He recognised the place of industry partnerships and expressed his desire to rekindle the old memories of industries coming to universities to recruit students. Professor Ayo offered his sincere appreciation to the delegates for their visit.
Also in attendance were members of the International Office & Linkages and two members of the Directorate of Media & Corporate Affairs.