Nigerian Actor and Director, Ali Nuhu Mohammad, the celebrity who was recently signed as an official Brand Ambassador to Skyline University Nigeria (SUN) have reiterated the importance of foresight in one's career journey. The Brand Ambassador said this much on Thursday, September 30, 2021, during a webinar organized by the University, under the coordination of Ms. Nafisa Inuwa, the University’s Event Coordinator and the Student Service Department, where he was a guest speaker.
The Webinar with the theme, ‘How I Got There II’ was organized to allow students to understand some of the challenges encountered on the journey towards building a successful career, as this can help in multiple ways, including career plans, in helping students decide which field they should work in, which extracurricular activities and hobbies they should invest time and attention to, and how they should conduct themselves while building their career.
Mr. Ali Nuhu, who shared the journey of his professional career, challenges and strategies with the students, stated that active participation in career fairs, workshops and seminars such as this, can keep the students abreast of the changes in the economy and the job market. “My career journey involves short and long-term goals planning. After preparation, I had to be able to chart an actionable plan to achieve these goals or milestones, which sometimes requires collaborations”.
While stating the importance of goal settings, the Brand Ambassador stated that every individual in life needs to think about where he/she wants to reach within a set time, which is usually part of the goal planning process that people make at the start or beginning of the year. As he puts it, “We all want to be seen working for the most awarded organizations and have the most promising careers for the future. To achieve that, we have to create the time for ourselves and focus on our career path. Reviewing the career path every year helps you to stay motivated to achieve them”.
Earlier, in his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor of Skyline University Nigeria, Professor Ajith Kumar V.V, who welcomed the guest speaker, stated that the university has created this kind of programme where experts can come and share their stories so that it can motivate and encourage the students of Skyline University Nigeria. He expressed thanks to the Brand Ambassador for finding time to speak to the students and encouraged them to learn from the expert and have a clear career goal.
The webinar was attended by management, Staff and Students of the university, as well as members of the general public.