This two-day event, that “almost never happened” according to the promoter, was aimed at shedding a little light in the dark tunnel called, The Future.
Vice President of the Student Guild, Kiddist McCoy said “I’m not doing this for me, this is to help you the future to shape the future” in her opening remarks after which, the President of the University, Reverend Maitland Evans, in his welcome address, reminded students that opportunity is present when preparation meets timing.
The first speaker, country manager for BIMA Nick Abbott touched on deportment, resume-building and confidence. A spoken word performance was delivered by Riddim titled, More Than Just Words.
The Keynote speaker was next, and what a note it was!
Founder of Ipublish Consultancy and Imagination Books, Latoya West-Blackwood spoke about turning passion into a sustainable career and shared her personal experience on how she lived that example through her love for reading which led to the opening of her business. West-Blackwood told the students that they should not be afraid to step out of their comfort zones even though it may seem scary. A fashion show and breakout sessions with resume fixing and career counselling wrapped up the day’s proceedings.
On Day two, keynote speaker Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, MP delivered an exceptional address. He encouraged students to believe in their goals and to use internet resources to enrich their career journey. Kiddist’s closing remark was that if one person was impacted she would have accomplished a mission and she said “by the number of persons coming to me saying they were impacted my heart is full.” Mission accomplished.
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