When I started my first software development company in 2011, I needed qualified hands on some part of the projects I handle for clients around the world, majorly from the United States of America and Canada. I needed some hands that could creatively work under no or less supervision with a fair remuneration.
I was still in search of right candidates for over 6 months, few tens of applications came in the 4th month, After a fair interview, I couldn’t pick even just one to employ. I was so sad and lost some contracts because there was no one to help with some basics.
In 2013, I decided to work (intern) with a software development company in the United States, who had a subsidiary that major on architectural designs and apparently was in line with what I was studying in the university during the time. Over months of working on software & architectural projects. I was exposed extensively to the technical and business part of handling projects. By the time I concluded my internship contract, I was loaded and ready to shoot.
In 2015, I was expected to go on an internship at the university, which is mandatory for all level 4 students for a period of 6 months. Having a bigger knowledge of the technical part of what I was studying then, which vividly I was training some of my colleagues, I was still in the search of a desired place of internship for nearly 3 months. I searched everywhere online, I got to know about internship opportunities outside the continent. Over a thousand of my level mates experienced this same problem. At the end of the day, I had to settle for less, thereby interning with the company who had a little to add to what I have learnt over the years.
What are the challenges you have encountered?
Basically Consumer Education: Ability to convey to the Intern that they can seamlessly land on the desired Internship program without having to travel the cardinals which emphasis stress, cost and risk.
The effort we are putting together to solve this: We have done a successful partnership with 4 Nigeria Institutions Directly where we Organized an Internship Orientation for their students, We have worked with over 10 Other Institutions across Nigeria indirectly.
Any other relevant information.
We are offering a solution tailored to a specific niche. We have created a platform that equips the Interns with the skills needed to enhance their employability at their comfort and connect them with reputable employers to work with, which later projects a “Company-Employee” i.e a full-time employee after concluding the Internship program.