BU Alumni To Fresh Graduates- Never Settle For Less , Go For More Opportunities - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, August 1, 2023

BU Alumni To Fresh Graduates- Never Settle For Less , Go For More Opportunities

Two great members of the Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo Ogun State Alumni have charged the fresh graduates (  Zircon Grad Class ) of the institution never to settle for less when they can be more in a fast changing world with declining moral values.

The GMD/CEO of Irvin Global Investment Ltd, Nwangwa Uzonna and Nigerian model, actress and Entrepreneur, Beverly Osu gave the charge as they set the ball rolling at the 2023 Alumni Connectivity programme  themed, Igniting Connections, Fuelling Success.

In her submission, Osu, who was a Mass Communication student in BU, 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. 

“Be ready to take risks and never settle for relationships that won’t allow you grow to your fullest potential,” she advised 

“Identify what works for you and be prepared to move on if you have to.”, she said 

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. 

Similarly, Mr. Nwangwa, a Babcock graduate of Theology turned financial investor, reminded his audience of the power of resilience in the face of adversity and refusing to be defined by others’ opinions. 

He 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 more than a 10-year stint in banking, recalled experiences which strengthened his resolve to never be defined by the standards of public opinion.

He said 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.  

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

 “The shared experiences of the guest speakers and how they scaled through their hurdles have been a great encouragement and an amazing eye-opener,” said one of the students.

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