Covenant University Students Share Industry Training Experience
The decision of the Management of Covenant University to expose its students at all levels to Industrial Training (IT) is yielding the desired results. Until last academic session, only those in 300 Level were eligible to engage in such exposures.
However, all the students irrespective of their level or programme, proceeded on industrial training during the long vacation to acquire various industry skills relevant to their training at the University.
The students had since resumed for a new academic session (2015/2016), and had been sharing their experiences with their lecturers and fellow students.
Kelly Praise a 400 Level Mass Communication student, who worked in an Advertising Agency in Lagos, said that she learnt more about digital marketing, competitive analysis and interpersonal skills. She also learnt to embrace integrity and diligence. While Adelua Boluwatife Ayo, a 300 Level English student learnt how to write lesson notes and teach where she had her industrial training.
For Atinuke Akoja, a 200 Level English student, her internship at at AP and MC Publishing firm improved her writing skills and boosted her self-confidence. Another 200 Level English student, Wunmi Adewale worked at Radio station (City FM 1.05), where she learnt scriptwriting and editing as well as developed her interpersonal skills.
Worgwu Chimuhumuranya, a 200 Level Building Technology student worked at a Construction organization. According to her, she participated actively and was involved in a building project where she learnt the processes involved in proper laying of foundations, site clearing, surveying and excavation.
“Industrial training was fun,” commented Ayobami Olomo, a 200 Level Computer Engineering student who worked in Cyberspace, an ICT organization in Lagos. She learnt networking and believed that her experience during industrial training would help her decide on her area of specialisation.
Akintayo Orunja, a 400 Level Business Administration student said that he did his Industrial training in Cardinal Kitchen in the United States of America where he acquired managerial skills. He learnt how to interact and respond in a professional capacity, further developing his leadership skills.
Olobio Oyintatoni, a 400 Level Political Science student worked at Pricewater house Coopers, Lagos. He was involved in research, while Oluwadurotimi Olopade, a 400 Level Economics student managed assets and engaged in facility maintenance at Caverton Helicopters. He worked in the Internal Audit Unit of the Administrative Department.
“I learnt a lot at Conoil where I worked. I was exposed to things my colleagues may not know,” commented Chidima Okakpu, a 200 Level Chemical Engineering student. She said she learnt pilot blending and testing for kinetic viscosity among other things.
Dunni Kale, a 300 Level student of Chemical Engineering, who worked at Live Stock Feed, Ikeja, said she had the opportunity to experience first-hand, the machines that were spoken of in class. She stated that she learnt a lot about quality assurance, utilizing chemicals and maintenance of the machines while working in the laboratories.
All students involved in an industry activity over the holiday period found it to be an inspiring and beneficial experience.