On Saturday the 13th of March 2010, the career services department of Ashesi University College organised a career fair under the theme, “Skills with Humility”. The programme lasted from 9am to 1pm and was attended by 34 companies, including CAL Bank, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School, United Bank of Africa, Serengeti Capital, MTN Ghana and Chase Petroleum. After opening remarks from Ashesi’s Assistant Director of Career Services, Mrs. Ophelia Sam, presentations were given by Mr. Elisee Sezan of General Electric Corporate (“The 21st Century Work Place: What it Takes to Succeed”), Mr. Rudolf Aryetey of Vodafone Ghana (“Making the Most of Student Life”) and Mrs. Vida Graham (“Careers in Banking”).

According to Joseph Amegatcher, a member of the graduating class, the companies that attended did a great job of interacting with the students, Rancard Solutions and Axis Human Capital in particular.

Freshman Nii Okai Nunoo appreciated the broad nature of the topics covered at the fair. “Though not much attention was given to freshmen when it came to internship positions, we were all given an equal opportunity to broaden our scope on career opportunities,” he said.

The event also included a quiz on career-related issues with prizes going to the top performing students. Attendees were tested on topics such as the critical elements of a CV, how one should structure a cover letter and more. Mame Serwah Saifah (Class of 2012) was the lucky winner of the top prize: a three month internship with TiGO, a GHC300 stipend and a TiGO phone loaded with GHC30 in credit. Consolation prizes comprised of Allure aromatherapy gift vouchers, an Allure Man smoothie package and a GHC200 cash prize from Chase Petroleum were won by 2nd and 3rd prize winners Adeyemi Temitope Adetuwo (Class of 2013) and Solomon Kwofie (Class of 2011).