Jobberman holds job fair for UPSA students

Geoffrey France, Jobberman CEO, right, with some UPSA student participants

Jobberman Ghana Limited, the leading online career portal in Ghana, has held a one-day job fair to educate students of University of Professional Studies Accra, on what employers expect to see on their Curriculum Vitaes (CVs).

The job fair was aimed at equipping students with the right information that will enable them to prepare standard CVs at all levels and also offer them internship opportunities.

Geoffrey France, Chief Executive Officer, Jobberman Ghana Limited, in an interview with the B&FT said, the Jobberman campus job fair is an event that has come to stay and would be held from one-campus to another.

“The goal of the campus job fair is to help connect students to the corporate world. We believe using internship as a tool, students will have an opportunity to work in the corporate environment, learn how things are done and when they come back to school, they will know what competition is there and how to handle it.

We are not only looking at the internship opportunities, we are also imparting knowledge by teaching them how to write an appropriate CV, which is a service we provide at Jobberman for clients,” he said.

Also present at the job fair were corporate organisations from the banking, microfinance, insurance, telecommunication and information technology sector. The representatives of these organisations interviewed and granted internship approvals to some students.

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Fidelis Quansah, Dean of Management Studies, UPSA, said that as an institution, they are concerned about the students’ future and so, do not want to be an institution that only gives academic knowledge and graduate students to go and suffer in the job market, so they brought up an incubator programme to help students develop work skills and be self-sufficient.

“When we met Jobberman, we realised that it was a nice opportunity for us to engage them so that these students can have a one-on-one with people from industry because it is not easy to meet with this people as a person.

“One of the courses students here study is entrepreneurship, so we established an incubator programme to help them start up their own businesses so that they can develop these business models into viable investments before they leave. So it is basically to help them fine-tune their business ideas and make it work,” she explained.

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