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Interswitch Group Empowers Top Talent at Third Edition of Career Fair



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Interswitch Group, one of Africa’s leading integrated payments and digital commerce companies, has reiterated its commitment to empowering young Nigerians on their career paths for personal and professional success. The firm disclosed this at the just concluded Interswitch Career Fair 3.0 held at the Landmark Event Centre, in Lagos on Saturday, May 25, 2024.
The Interswitch Career Fair 3.0 event, tagged ““Reimagining Work: People, Culture, Technology” spotlighted the various resources and insights available to skilled, career-driven individuals and young professionals to properly position them for the workplace of today and the future.

Building on the successes of previous seasons, this year’s edition played host to experts from Interswitch Group and other industry experts across various fields including Finance, Technology, Sales, Marketing, and Human Resources, who unraveled the theme in the first panel session. The panel, which featured Robinta Aluyi, Vice President Sales and Account Management, Interswitch; Elizabeth Okonji, Founder TGL Labs; Ivie Temitayo-Ibitoye, Head, Employee Experience, Sahara Group and Adora Ikwuemesi, Founder, Kendor Consulting, fielded questions from attendees and offered inspiration and empowerment by sharing extensive career-development advice and strategies on how to thrive in their respective careers.

Speaking at the event and setting the pace for the day, Mitchell Elegbe, Founder and Group Managing Director, Interswitch Group, underscored the essence of the Interswitch Career Fair 3.0 event, highlighting that the career programme is an avenue to discover emerging talents and raise transformative leaders that can bring innovative solutions to the Nigerian economy and Africa’s labour market.

According to Elegbe, “The Interswitch Career Fair demonstrates our long-standing vision for African talent. At Interswitch, we host this Career Fair to support talents who can take full responsibility for leadership, good management and deliver great impact in any organisation they find themselves. This platform serves as a catalyst for any career growth, bridging the gap between top talent and opportunities.

Also commenting on the programme, Franklin Ali, Chief Human Resource Officer, Interswitch Nigeria, said that “The Interswitch Career Fair is not just for job seekers but serves as a platform to equip top talent with skills required to thrive in today’s changing workplace.” He added “As an organisation that believes strongly in collaborations for success, we have partnered with leading organisations such as LinkedIn, ProductDive, ALX, Oscar Temple, Kendor, Udemy, Decagon, and Semicolon, to expand the offerings available to attendees.”
Delivering her keynote address, Debola Deji-Kurunmi, Founder, IMMERSE Coaching Company, said that “A job fair like Interswitch Career Fair 3.0 is created for talents ready to advance their careers in various professional fields with a driving force and a sense of vision. This event is a great opportunity for aspiring individuals who can leverage today’s cutting-edge technology and productivity tools that are responsible for capacity building to deliver value and stand out in the job market.”

The event also featured a second panel session which focused on building a tech career and featured industry eggheads such as Obinna Onuekwusi, Divisional Head Technology Innovation, Interswitch; Lanre Basamta, Co-Founder Optimus AI Labs and Sikemi Tayo, CEO, KIT for Professionals among others, who shared key tips with attendees planning to build Tech careers. The panelist noted that aspiring tech enthusiasts must understand innovation and be able to build a network with other tech communities.

In closing, the event featured a Job Fair session where attendees had interactive one-on-one sessions, mentorship sessions and talent assessment sessions with Interswitch experts in various sectors, underscoring Interswitch’s focus on supporting Nigerian youths.

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