Department of Sociology Holds Seminar
Students of the Department of Sociology, Covenant University, have been urged to add value to their world, because qualification does not guarantee success, but the value one adds.
This advice was given by Mr. Wilson Akanbi, the Managing Director of a fast growing Juice Company in Nigeria, Akanbi Ventures Limited, in his presentation titled, Think Big, Start Small at a departmental seminar on Friday, January 16, 2015.
According to him, education is learning how to set goals by creating a plan. He observed that there are many opportunities in Nigeria, but the problem with Nigerians is that they cannot identify them. Mr. Akanbi also encouraged the students to develop interpersonal skills and should not be engrossed with making money.
Akanbi stated that not everyone is destined to be an entrepreneur and one is not paid for efforts but results. “Entrepreneurship is not about great ideas, but execution of those ideas. Don’t look for security, look for opportunities,” he advised.
In another presentation titled, Career Prospects in Sociology, Dr. D. Imhonophi, a lecturer in the Department of Sociology, stated that Sociology is the queen of social sciences because of its diversity and social relevance.
He highlighted Criminology, Population and Demography, Sociology of Youth, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Entrepreneurship, Sociology of Music, Sociology of Law, Mass Communication Sociology among others, as areas in the field that students can specialize in. He added that professional opportunities in the field include lecturing, social researching, banking and criminology, among others.
Dr. Imhonophi urged the students to identify their visions in life and be ready to compete with others, contribute, and develop skills, among which are driving and communication skill.
The Head, Department of Sociology and Chief Host, Dr. Tayo George, stated that the purpose of the programme was to rub minds with individuals who were making impacts in the industries.
In attendance at the programme were lecturers and students of the Department of Sociology.