NHEF Scholars Spotlight – Ukamaka Cyriacus
Name: Ukamaka Cyriacus (Scholar ’17)
Attends: University of Nigeria, Nsukka (Economics)
Industry Track: Financial Services
Destination: Kuramo Capital Management
I feel that The NHEF is in agreement with the saying that ‘nothing should ever hold a man back from his future.’
My experience with NHEF has been life-changing.
Starting from the phone call after the interview when you emphasized what you noted about me during the interview; that was motivating.
To the orientation program when you connected me with great minds like myself from different schools with different cultural backgrounds and ambitions, but with the same determined mindset. Interacting with them made me see that everything I wanted in life was achievable and not just dreams.
It was noted here that you envisioned us to be educated graduates, able to compete with our counterparts outside Nigeria.
You dined me with ‘Tops’ in various industries to learn from their success stories as we ate dinner.
Finally, to the internship program which have been marvelous right from the start.
The saying, ‘you are always one decision away from a total different life’ plays well in this situation because my life now would have been totally different had I not applied to be an NHEF Scholar and eventually be shortlisted.
Graçias NHEF, you made my blurry footpath to success clear; I now walk with focus.