Gaining a Masters degree from Robert Gordon University (RGU) has resulted in two job offers for one international student.
Adebayo Ajayi, from Nigeria, received his MSc Oil and Gas Engineering with Distinction on Tuesday, December 8 at Aberdeen’s Music Hall.
The 25-year-old said that even before graduating he had been offered two jobs with companies in Nigeria and praised the quality of education at RGU, as well as the university’s career service for helping him hone his application and interview skills.
Adebayo, who has accepted a job as a shift brewery trainee manager at Nigeria Breweries Plc, won an engineering merit scholarship to study at RGU.
He said: “I decided to study MSc Oil and Gas Engineering in RGU because having researched the course module and also seeing how valuable graduates of RGU are, I knew that it was the best option for me.
“I enjoyed my time at the university, it was indeed an interesting journey. RGU has made me a better person mentally, physically and emotionally and the quality of the education here is so amazing.”
Adebayo, who has a first class undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, added: “The career arm of RGU helped me in terms of ensuring I had a good CV and cover letter and also presentation skills. The major challenge I faced at RGU was having to adapt to UK's system of learning within a year but the lecturers were very helpful.
“I am now looking forward to being a worthy ambassador of RGU in my career aspirations.”
Jenny RushCommunications Officer | Design and Technology