A successful Student in Transition & Elevation Partnership (STEP) program was hosted by the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA SB), Nigeria on 5th December, 2009. The event took place at Solab Suites, an Hotel some few meters from the University campus. This was the first major event of the student branch.
Over 50 participants were in attendance. It was attended by the Graduating and undergraduate students members of the branch as well as faculty members from Electrical Electronic Engineering and Computer Science Departments. The Nigeria section GOLD Chair, Prince Ikenna Ibe was also present.
Two keynote speakers were invited; Engr. Ebenezer Aderibigbe from Zain/Ericsson managed service, Akure who made a presentation on Overview of GSM technology/Pursuing a career in Telecoms; prospects and challenges. In addition, the second speaker, Engr. B.S.S Oke from Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Abuja presented The Relevance of IT in the Oil and Gas sector. In his presentation he emphasized the use of IT in the up and downstream and explained the need to coach and mentor young graduate engineers. He also gave some post graduation job key-in issues, tips on post-graduation, professional registrations, certifications, job hunting and writing a winning CV. Furthermore, the NIG section GOLD Chair also spoke on the benefits joining and staying with IEEE. The events also had presentation of awards, Q&A and networking Sessions.
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Nigeria Section GOLD Chair, Prince Ikenna Ibe(centre) with Faculty members, Invited Speakers, Graduating and undergraduate student members at the Event.
Title: STEP program at FUTA SB
Authors Name: Demilade Jemilugba
Member Grade: IEEE Member
Member NO: 90369853
Volunteer position: (Ex-Chair, IEEE FUTA SB)