Double the impact: our two-in-one 2023 career fair

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2023 Ashesi Career Fair

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The decision to host a hybrid event came from the success of virtual fairs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hybrid format offered greater flexibility in attendance and allowed for a broader audience, including students, alumni, and employers worldwide. With 20% of Ashesi’s students being non-Ghanaians across Africa, the Career Services Office hopes that virtual fairs allow more African organisations to interact with the Ashesi community.

“We want to allow more companies to engage in our career fairs,” said Alberta Amankwah, Career Development Officer in Ashesi’s Career Services Office, explaining that this years’ fair welcomed organisations from Nigeria and Kenya. “It increases opportunities for our international students to build employer relationships in their countries, which would be helpful once they return home.”

Ashesi career fair 2023

Announcing Competition Winners
The in-person fair also featured an award ceremony for students who had participated in competitions in the weeks leading up to the fair. These competitions allowed students to practice several skills, with entries for Best Presented Curriculum Vitae, Elevator Pitch, Most Enterprising Business, Software Programming, and Personal Branding. Prizes sponsored by participating companies ranged from cash and devices to internships and networking opportunities.

Julius Wambua ’25, Joshua Owusu-Ansah ’23, and Ayeyi Ohene-Adu ’23 placed first, second, and third in the Elevator Pitch competition. Deborah Debre ’23, Ayeyi Ohene-Adu ’23 and Tsatsu Agbetor ’23 won first, second and third-place prizes for the Best Presented Curriculum Vitae. Faith Timoh ’23 placed first in the Personal Branding competition, with Faith Rovina Ngala ’25 and Julius Wambua ’25 in second and third, respectively.

Student being presented a prize during Ashesi career fair

First place for the Most Enterprising Business went to Lifestyle Hair Bliss by Edna Antwi ’25, second place to IT HUB by Gabriel Domoninge Naa ’25, and third place to Easy Go Tours by Kweku Appiah Acquaye ’24. In the programming competition, Elijah Boateng ’23 came first, followed by Lisa Gihozo ’24 in second place. The third place in this competition saw a tie between Stanley Tulani Ndlovu ’26 and Tanitoluwa Olamiji Adebayo ’26.


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