I have developed new interests since my last post on this website in February, 2018. Chika remains a smart immigration advocate you can trust with your immigration needs. I now work as a mediator in public service and in the coming years, hope to grow further in that field. Trading the delays, cost and adversarial nature of litigation for the speedier, cheaper and peaceful alternative to resolving disputes has been fulfilling. I still maintain my law licenses in California and Nigeria. Indeed, my legal background prepared me for my current role in peacemaking. If you ever have need for an informal mediation and all disputing parties consent, shoot me an email.
In addition to my day job, I have developed interest in helping people find jobs, especially their first jobs. My husband always jokes that I should start charging for career counseling since I have fun doing it. I still have several rungs to climb on the career ladder but I have gleaned a lot from my experience applying for several jobs to be in a position where I can help others starting out. In that spirit, I am introducing Intern Nigeria, a project where I will be providing tips to up-and-coming job seekers on how to find jobs. In subsequent posts, I will be doing a survey to find out what challenges job seekers in Nigeria face, so I will address them in future posts. I will also write about how my career has been helped greatly by people who mentored me. I will also do a post on volunteering, interning, and staying busy while waiting for the ideal job.
I hope you will come along with me on this ride as we tackle unemployment, which is arguably the greatest challenge facing Nigeria. Through this project, I hope to connect job-seekers and employers.
Expect my subsequent posts and join Intern Nigeria on Facebook for updates.