The University of Ghana Business School’s (UGBS) Department of Accounting, last Friday 6th March, 2015, organized a career mentoring and medal day event at the School’s R.S Amegashie Auditorium as part of the Accounting Students’ Association week celebration.
Addressing the School’s accounting students, Mrs. Edem Welbeck said the event which invites captains of industry to share insights into the corporate world with students, also seeks to recognize final year students who have excelled academically.
Mr. Felix Addo, Country Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC-Ghana) and current Corporate Executive in Residence, spoke extensively on career mentoring, beginning with his own experiences as a student.
Mr. Addo stated that though there are no structured mentorship programmes in Ghana, there are advantages to having mentors.
Citing several past directors of UGBS, particularly his seniors, as immediate role models, he elaborated on the distinction between role models, coaches and mentors, what mentorship and career mentoring is, its benefits, as well as the types.
He also spoke extensively on PwC, outlining its services which include a business school. He also outlined PwC’s plans to recruit UGBS faculty on sabbatical to train at the firm, as well as a plan to pass a new company code to underscore their dedication to ethics as a corporate entity.
Also present at the event was Mr. Paa Kwesi Yankey, Chair of the University of Ghana Alumni Association and a UGBS alumnus, who intimated plans to make the Alumni Association more effective, in addition to the Association’s benevolent sponsorship of three of the awards.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) also participated in the event by introducing students to the essence of careers, how to choose them and why to pursue a career in finance through ACCA.
The awardees, numbering 17 in all, represented the best in the Level 300 and 400 classes of the School’s Main and City Campuses, as well as the best in the MBA, EMBA, and WMBA special programmes.
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