My name is Adedunni Sijuwade, I am currently in my first year pursuing a BSc in Accounting and Finance at the University of Leicester. I am a good team player with ambition and a drive to work hard. I worked with Oxfam for the last two years at one of their shops. The experience not only gave me the opportunity to give a helping hand to the community but improved my confidence as well as my communication skills.
In A Levels, my position on the D’Overbroeck’s Student Blog improved my writing skills, creativity and innovation. Looking for ways to make the blog better and coming up with new ideas to attract an audience from both students and teachers was my main task in the group. Working with other students was beneficial to me because it taught me to listen to other people's points of view and ideas properly and gave me the voice and confidence to share mine.
My enthusiasm is one of my many qualities. It led me to join Enactus Leicester. We run non profit organisations to help businesses and people in Leicester. We promote small businesses by organising farmers’ markets twice a year, this allows them advertise their products and sell to our fellow students and other potential customers. We also started a new project to help ex convicts find employment with some of our sponsors and the local businesses we work with in Leicester. My extra curricular and volunteering gets me involved in a wide range of activities - from organising events to working in shops every week. This has taught me to multitask efficiently and focus as well as the importance of good time management and organisation.
In 2015 I interned at Skymit Limited, Lagos for 2 weeks. It was a great experience and my first true insight to the world of business. I worked with the Accounting and Marketing departments, shadowing the heads of both departments. I was given basic tasks and at the end of my time there wrote an essay discussing my experience and suggesting ways improve work experience for future interns.
In the summer of 2016, I worked as an assistant to the Head Curator and owner of Rele Gallery, one of Nigeria's top contemporary art galleries – targeting the youth of Nigeria and exposing them to the world of Art and Design. I was involved in planning the first ever Drawing Fair in Lagos. This included drafting and sending proposals to possible sponsors and artists, looking for a venue for the event and contacting the owners, selecting artwork to be displayed during the event from some of Nigeria's top artists, sourcing new and upcoming artists to all be displayed during the event, drawing up a timetable for the three day event and planning a preview of the exhibition for a group of curators, collectors and prominent artists in the Nigerian art community. I was a very productive and good experience and opened me to a whole new world and side of business
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