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Another Phase : The Beginning of the End 

May 2, 2017 | Musings

🎵🎼Count the weeks as days (count the weeks as days) 

Count the months as weeks (months as weeks, weeks as days…) 

Count the weeks as days, in a moment we’ll be going home🎵🎼

This throwback song from college days lingered in my head as the month of March approached. Time indeed flies, hey wait for me! I vividly remember orientation camp days and all the activities that followed. How come it’s over?!

Dear Naija Corper, 

What’s next? 

Some of us have looked forward to this day from the very first day we entered while some others are hoping it continues, either ways this phase has gradually come to a conclusion and it’s time we face reality. How prepared are we to face what comes after? 

The question of what next, comes into play, no more “allawee”, free accommodation (for some people) etc…. As the NYSC phase is ending, I would love us to have these tips

1. Get prepared.

The population of Corp members entering into the economic market is likened to a bucket of sand so what are you doing to be outstanding! Get yourself ready, equip yourself with skills, re strategize, package your CV. Don’t wait for it to always happen. Make it happen, create it. 

Allawee Pension Fund should be created 😂😂😂

2. Be empowered 
By this I mean stay informed. Outside sending out your CVs, empower yourself. There are free seminars and workshop programs that are organized these days. Keep abreast with the happenings around you. Don’t just fall back at home and wait till you’re told there’s a vacancy before you apply, move around. Be informed. 

3. Improve 

There’s always room for improvement. If the jobs are not coming yet, take free online courses to keep your mind and brain updated any course in your line of interest would be preferable . Or you can engage yourself in learning skills. Thanks to the SAED program which created a platform for acquiring these useful skills. You can volunteer for a job placement or as a care giver. In the long run, you’d be grateful you did. 

As another phase approaches, seize it with positivity and determination ready to conquer whatever challenges and fears come along. This phase is a road one must be willing to go on with courage, persistence and consistency. 

Never give up! You made it through NYSC…. 

See you at the top!

Cheers…. 

@amarachukukere 

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