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Graduates Must Build Effective Networks To Stay Competitive –BU Alumni

L-R: Fisayo Obaya; Beverly Osu, Actress, Creator OCB Skin; Jonathan Dangana, Director, Alumni Department and Uzonna Nwangwa, GMD/CEO, Irvin Global & Investment Group at Alumni Connectivity event organised by Babcock University Alumni Department as part of activities marking the 2023 graduation ceremony.

Two Alumni of Babcock University, Nwangwa Uzonna and Beverly Osu have charged graduating students of their Alma Mata to build effective networks with their fellow students and harness valuable relationships to stay competitive in a fast-changing world with declining moral values.

Beverly Osu, Nigerian model, actress and Entrepreneur said urged the Zircon Class to take advantage of the network built in school but never get stuck with relationships that would not add value to their lives.

Speaking at the 2023 Alumni Connectivity programme themed, Igniting Connections, Fuelling Success Osu said graduates must be ready to take risks and never settle for relationships that won’t allow them to grow to their fullest potential.

Osu, who was a Mass Communication student in BU said graduates need to identify what works for them and be prepared to move on if they have to.

While expressing pride in the rapid development of the University, she said some of her best resource persons and ideas came from relationships she built in school.

Nwangwa Uzonna, group managing director/CEO of Irvin Global Investment Limited charged the Zircon Grad Class to never settle for less, reminding them about the power of resilience in the face of adversity and refusing to be defined by others’ opinions.

Nwangwa, a Babcock graduate of Theology turned financial investor, said his decision to go into investment banking was partly motivated by the need to prove his detractors wrong and that he could be anything he wanted to be through God’s grace.

“God has called us to make disciples of men and ambassadors of Christ,” he said. “But we don’t have to build cathedrals or be general overseers to do that.”

Uzonna, who has over a decade stint in banking, recalled experiences which strengthened his resolve to never be defined by the standards of public opinion.

According to him, being a Theology graduate did not mean one could never aspire to be anything more than a local church pastor.

He said he hoped his story would inspire people to understand they could be greater than they ever imagined with God’s grace.

“Sometimes, the obstacle is the way; never relent and never give up,” he said.
Like Osu who shared some of her beauty products as gifts, he shared free mobile airtime and the promise to engage BU students for IT in his company.

Ademola Tayo, President/Vice Chancellor and Jonathan Dangana, director of Alumni and other officers were also there to give their support.

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