The President of UPSA Global Alumni, Francis Dadzie, recently held a productive discussion with Dr. Philomena Dadzie, Dean of Students, and Dr. Anthony Kumassey, Vice Dean of Students, to outline plans for an upcoming orientation program. The orientation, scheduled for June 6th, aims to equip executives from the Student Representative Council (SRC) and the Graduate Students Association of Ghana (GRASAG) with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively lead during their tenure.
The meeting between President Francis Dadzie and the university officials revolved around the primary objective of the orientation program—to foster proper leadership among SRC and GRASAG executives. Recognizing the vital role these student leaders play in shaping the student experience, the discussions centered on empowering them with the skills and guidance needed to lead their respective organizations successfully.
Additionally, the participants addressed the need for UPSA Global Alumni to leverage its extensive network and influence to secure internship slots for students in various organizations. The emphasis was placed on creating permanent slots in key fields such as accounting, marketing, and others, considering the significant number of UPSA alumni who currently hold esteemed positions in these industries. The intention is to provide valuable practical experience to students, enabling them to enhance their skills, build networks, and gain exposure to real-world scenarios.
President Francis Dadzie highlighted the importance of such collaborations, stating, “At UPSA Global Alumni, we firmly believe in the power of partnerships. By working closely with the university and its officials, we can create opportunities that benefit both current students and our vast alumni network. The orientation program will equip student leaders with the necessary tools, and securing internship slots will provide invaluable hands-on experience to shape their careers positively.”
Dr. Philomena Dadzie, Dean of Students, expressed her enthusiasm for the upcoming orientation, saying, “The orientation program serves as a crucial stepping stone for our student leaders. With the guidance and support provided by UPSA Global Alumni, we can ensure that these executives are well-prepared to lead effectively, make informed decisions, and represent their fellow students with integrity.”
Dr. Anthony Kumassey, Vice Dean of Students, emphasized the significance of internships, adding, “Internships provide students with an invaluable opportunity to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. With the support of UPSA Global Alumni, we can secure permanent slots in reputable organizations, allowing our students to gain practical experience, develop industry connections, and explore their potential career paths.”
The collaboration between UPSA Global Alumni, represented by President Francis Dadzie, and the university officials highlights their shared commitment to empowering students and nurturing future leaders. By organizing the orientation program and working towards securing permanent internship slots, they aim to provide students with the necessary skills, resources, and practical experiences to excel in their chosen fields.