Students of Kano’s first International private university, Skyline University Nigeria (SUN), currently ongoing Internship activities through the university’s SIWES programme, have commended the university’s effort in procuring a hitch-free process. Some of the students’ serving at the American Space, Kano, have expressed satisfaction at the level of awareness and on-hand career exposure received before the SIWES programme that has helped them to perform their respective assignments.
The experience of Aisha Sanusi and Maryam Aliyu Bashir, both 300 level students of International Relations revealed both the opportunities and reward of internships. All two students had received internship offers earlier in the academic year but didn’t know that it was going to be an interesting experience, occasionally coming into the office or attending in-person events with appropriate precautions such as social distancing and wearing face masks due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Aisha Sanusi, was especially happy that the American Space welcomed them with a higher expectation especially in carrying out the task assigned to them. She expressed her confidence in the measures put in place by the institution to ensure students were career ready for the internship opportunities. She was delighted that the orientation process was performed at the highest efficiency level.
Aisha’s comment was echoed by Ms. Maryam Aliyu, who commended Skyline University Nigeria for the training received before the internship that gave them an edge in their various assignments in the American Space. She added that to keep abreast of their development and attitude during the internship, they have been supported in delivering daily, weekly reports and presentations with the external internship Supervisor, Mr. Usman Mohammad, the American Space Research and Development Officer.
Earlier, Dr. Benjamin Nwaneri, a Senior Lecturer of the Department of International Relations, who had made an internship site supervisory visit, along with the Head of the university’s Corporate Affairs Department, Engr Bashir Garba, stated that he believed in the students to fully represent the university through their initial training in career development and skills. “Internships at multinational companies, government agencies, laboratories or at schools all combined to support the students community”, he remarked. He encouraged the students to keep a logbook of their internship process that will help them keep track of their career programme.