Covenant, Bain to Collaborate on Students Recruitment
Covenant University and a global management consultancy, Bain and Company, have agreed in principle to partner on the recruitment of students of the University to work with the company.
Both organisations arrived at this resolution at a meeting held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, between the Management of Covenant University and the representatives of Bain and Company.
Ms. Sheshni Moodley, who led the Bain and Company team, described the company as a top management company that is interested in partnering with Covenant University. She said that her organization recruits students from some of the Ivy League universities in the world like Harvard, Yale and Oxford, and would want students of Covenant University to have the opportunity of working with their contemporaries from these Ivy League institutions.
According to Ms. Moodley, the entry points for a fresh graduate is as an Associate Consultant, while an MBA is the entry requirement at the Consultancy level. She said the first phase of the envisaged collaboration would be the introduction of the Bain Merit Awards to Covenant University, with the awards being for top performers.
Shedding more light on the profile of Bain and Company and why the organization wanted to partner with Covenant University, the Recruiting and Marketing Manager of the firm, Ms. Sidi Belo-Osagie, said that Bain and Company helps global leaders with their organization's most critical issues and opportunities. She said the company was focusing only on top two universities in Nigeria, and Covenant University is one of them. “We reckon Covenant University is a top university with strong academic standards,” she added.
In his comments, the Registrar, Covenant University, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, thanked Bain and Company for choosing to partner with the University. He acknowledged the quality the company represents in management consulting and expressed hope that the two organisations would be able to forge ahead with the objectives of the partnership.
The Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, in his comments, said the proposal from Bain and Company was a good development, adding that it would be interesting to have students of Covenant University, which is aiming to be one of the top 10 universities in the world, to work with students from Ivy League universities.
Also present at the meeting were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu; Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Timothy Anake; Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; and Director, International Office and Linkages, Dr. Ada Peter.