Season 1,

#2: Creating Internships For Nigerian Students W/ Adekunbi Adeoye

October 18, 2016

Today I am excited to welcome Adekunbi Adeoye on iveoma.com. Adekunbi started Sesewa, the FIRST internship placement company in Nigeria. She is known as the First Lady of Internships because she created the internship placement industry in Nigeria.

She identified a problem (graduates were not prepared for employment) and built her business to fill in that gap (working with companies to build internship programs while creating a safe space for graduates to get used to the realities of working at a company). Adekunbi Adeoye pioneered a new frontier and is a voice for young people in Africa.

THIS EPISODE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY:

Iveoma – AKA ME LOL!

Iveoma.com is a place that tells in-depth and honest accounts of business start-ups in Nigeria. My shows will be inspirational, positive, and above all else educational, as I seek to empower African Diaspora professionals who plan to start their own businesses in Nigeria with hands-on tips and advice from those who have become successful already. Come hang out with me as I learn from business owners who identified REAL problems and offered REAL solutions to Nigerians.

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Adekunbi’s story of how she got to where she is today
  • How an internship in a law firm changed her career
  • Her first paying customer
  • Becoming the solution to a serious problem in Nigeria
  • Why internships are important in Nigeria
  • Why networking offline is incredibly important in Nigeria
  • Starting from where you are
  • Importance of mentorship
  • Lessons learned during The Mandela Washington Fellowship in 2015 (YALI)

* Heads up, during small parts of the interview our voices overlap, it was a bug in the Ringr Mobile software. 🙁 *

ADEKUNBI ADEOYE SAID:
sesewa-Adekunbi Adeoye- young person

CONNECT WITH ADEKUNBI ADEOYE:

Twitter: @Sesewa

Facebook: @SesewaNigeria

Website: Sesewa.org

ADEKUNBI ADEOYE SAID:

sesewa-Adekunbi Adeoye- interns hiring interns

ADEKUNBI ADEOYE SAID:

sesewa-Adekunbi Adeoye- do not wait

CONNECT WITH IVEOMA:

Podcast: Iveoma

Facebook: Iveoma

Twitter: IveomaOkparaeke

MORE ADEKUNBI ADEOYE:

If you want to see more of Adekunbi in action, check out the video below. I loved this interview that The Young Nigerian did with her in 2014.

IF YOU LIKED THIS POST, BE SURE TO CHECK OUT:

EPISODE #1: WATCH ME BUILD MY AFRICAN (WELL…NIGERIAN) BRAND

EPISODE #3: BUILD A SIDE BUSINESS W/ ADEFUNKE LOLA FOWORA

Got any questions? Comments? Insights? I’m all ears! Let’s chat down below.

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