Team work and a sense of collaboration were the best things about studying in the Department.
What are your main responsibilities?
Liaise with Universities and Government to help train students and youths on the skills of the future.
Can you describe a typical day?
I spend about 80% of my week traveling and meeting decision makers, academic leaders, collaborators, NGOs. A typical day might involve meeting with my team to strategize on delivering our commitments to meeting with decision makers to chart out educational policies in their regions.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your current role or your greatest achievement so far?
Creating direct impact in the society and upskilling people.
Are there any challenging aspects? If so what are they?
Yes always and I see them as opportunities to help and address them. Typically schools, communities and governments are looking for ways to create jobs and make their citizens active and remain employable. With the Skills Initiative program from IBM, we work out ways we can bridge the knowledge gap and train citizens on critical technological skills of the future.
What skills/qualifications from your degree or other training do you make use of in your job?
More than anything, the experience and skills (team-work, empathy, leadership) I picked up from my volunteering activities at the Student Union. It opened my eyes to a lot of possibilities as to how with the right commitment, passion and resources, societies can be uplifted and transformed.
Why did you choose to study at Sheffield?
Reputation of being a top research university and of course the Sheffield Student Union (still the best year in year out in England!)
Did your time at Sheffield meet your expectations?
What were the best things about studying in the Department?
Team work and a sense of collaboration.
What did you like best about Sheffield?
Where do you see yourself in the future?
In Africa, leading the development efforts of the continent.
If you could give one piece of advice to current students or recent graduates what would it be?
Stay passionate and believe in your abilities!
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