Action for Industry Testimonials

My name is Adeola Sekinat Tijani. I am a graduate of Information and Communication Science from the prestigious University of Ilorin. In 2018, I joined IEEE (Institute of Electrical Electronics Engineering) as a student member when I heard about the institution from my lecturer (Dr. Nasir Faruk) who is also a member of IEEE.


When it was time for my Industrial Training (Internship), IEEE played a great role in ensuring that I get a placement in one of the leading technology firm (BrandOne Technologies Limited) in Nigeria. I practically watched and observed the communication flow between IEEE representative(s) and the firm as I was in copy of every exchange of electronic mails between the parties.


IEEE ensured that I get an IT placement in the organization, the institution also did a constant follow-up to make sure that I was comfortable and was acquiring my desired skill(s) in the firm, as they were determined to change my placement if otherwise. After my graduation, I was able to carry out my National Youth Service Corps Scheme (NYSC) and finally retained as a software developer in the organization. Through IEEE, I have been able to acquire my desired skill (programming) and pursue my career as a software developer because of the ability to secure a good IT placement, where I was equipped with the necessary tools I needed to learn and practice what I have learnt. Therefore, IEEE has made a tremendous impact on my career building (as a software developer) and also my employment process (in BrandOne Technologies Limited). I am deeply grateful.


Adeola Sekinat Tijani, Nigeria section



Joining IEEE and participating in the IEEE Region 8 Action for Industry Initiative has been a transformative experience for me as a student. This initiative has provided me with a unique platform to bridge the gap between academia and industry, allowing me to apply the theoretical knowledge I’ve gained in my studies to real-world challenges. Through IEEE, I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with professionals and experts in my field, gaining valuable insights and expanding my professional network. This experience has not only enriched my education but has also opened doors to potential career opportunities. I am grateful for the support and guidance I’ve received from IEEE and the Region 8 Action for Industry Initiative, and I look forward to continuing my journey of growth and innovation in the ever-evolving field of technology and engineering.


Nicolas, Cyprus section