On Saturday 10th, November, the Ashesi Career Services and the office of the Dean of Student Affairs organized a professional networking event for the graduating classes of 2007 and 2008. The event which was dubbed “Keeping Afloat in the Corporate World” was primarily to help the graduating class gain insights into professional life, and to develop some of the right approaches and mindsets necessary to confront the challenges of the working world.

The event was held at Alisa Hotel (North Ridge) and started with a key note message from Mrs. Adzo Ashie, Dean of Students & Community Affairs. Then came the highlight of the event—group activity in which groups of facilitators, alumni, students and faculty discussed scenarios involving challenging situations in the work place and brainstormed practical solutions to these problems. Each group then presented their case studies and proposed solutions to the entire audience.

The event ended with a cocktail, which gave participants another avenue to interact and network. The alumni were happy to meet their old friends and to share their experiences with the graduating class. Facilitators—a mix of faculty and business professionals commended Ashesi for such a brilliant initiative.

Dr. Patrick Awuah, the President of Ashesi gave his closing remarks, expressed his delight at joining the senior class and the alumni in the spirit of the Ashesi family. He promised a separate meeting with the alumni in January 2008 to bring them up to date with the state of the university.