Make your journey strategic, Jaiyeoba tasks UNIMED students
By Sade Adewale
A legal luminary and Chief Executive Officer of Brown Button Foundation, Mr. Adepeju Jaiyeoba has tasked outgoing students of the University of Medical Sciences, Ondo (UNIMED) on the need to make their goals strategic in their bid to tackle challenges facing humanity.
She gave the admonition at ‘Primordials’19’, a symposium organized by the outgoing pioneer students of the University with the theme: ‘The Emerging Reality’.
Jaiyeoba said as the students go out on job hunting, they should look beyond monetary and immediate benefits.
“As ambassadors of this University, you have a responsibility not just for yourselves, but for the public. People will look up to you and in years to come, we want to see the value, ethics and solutions you have for various challenges in the society.
“Money should not be the chief consideration in the search for job. You must think about what you want to do, your goals and with that you make your journey strategic’, she added.
The Guest Lecturer recommended that the students should surround themselves with people of value, saying it is never too late even as they go into the labour market. She also harped on the need to be prepared for opportunities that will come their way as they step out of UNIMED.
“Make sure people around you are those who can contribute positively to your life. In fact, you can find someone to complement you. Check your strength and weaknesses and choose who can support you in your journey.
“Do not compare yourself with any other person. Your vision is yours not someone else’s, so focus on your dream and be prepared to meet your opportunity. If you are not prepared, opportunities will slip by, but when you are prepared, you can leverage on your opportunity”, she stressed.