Microsoft Nigeria has partnered the Candle Career to organize the 2019 edition of the Candle Career Conference, which is scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 30 at the Civic Towers, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The conference, which will be graced by seasoned speakers in various industries is themed: “Out of the Ordinary: The bedrock of an extraordinary career.”

The conference is a spring up from “The Candle Career,” a community focused on up-skilling and increasing the pathways to success of Nigerian undergraduates and fresh graduates.

For this year’s conference, top industry professionals are expected to share insights on the nitty-gritty of an extraordinary career.

Mr. Orimolade Oluwamuyemi, Regional Marketing and Communications Coordinator – MEA Philanthropies at Microsoft who is set to speak on “Key patterns of an extraordinary career” and Mr. Adora Ikwuemesi, Director, Kendor Consulting Limited are the keynote speakers of the occasion.

Mr. Ikwuemesi will speak on the topic: “Understanding your career trajectory: Beyond a degree.”

The event will also feature other speakers in a panel session such as Mr. Tochukwu Egesi, CEO, Innovation Corner; Mr. Samuel Akinlotan, Talent Acquisition Partner, Sterling Bank Plc and Mr. Ajoke Emekene, a Management Consultant.

Speaking about the forthcoming conference, Miss. Yvonne Okoro, Founder, The Candle Career, said that the event would create the opportunity for undergraduates and fresh graduates to be guided on the right career path.

Miss Okoro said: “We are excited to organize our maiden edition of The Candle Career Conference. We are also thankful for the support given to us by Microsoft, Nigeria. We are certain that attendees will gain knowledge that will help them enhance their careers and also expand their network at the event,”

According to her, The Candle Career continues to empower, inspire and educate Nigerian undergraduates and fresh graduates.

The Candle Career is founded as an employability and career hub called to tackle unemployment in Nigeria. The community is focused on up-skilling and increasing the pathways to success of undergraduates and fresh graduates to thrive wherever they find themselves.


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