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Last updated on August 9th, 2017

SIWES REPORTWhat are the 5 ways to effortlessly secure a SIWES placement as a student? Many students find it hard to secure a SIWES placement, this is as a result of non-availability. Also in light of the fact that now and again students don’t have the important experience to go about the hunt. The following are 5 ways you can boost your chances of getting an industrial training.

  1. Begin your application early

A few students like to hold on till the last-minute, before beginning their application. This is wrong.  Those that successfully get are the students who have started sending out their letters to different firms, well ahead of time say 4 – 6 months before their SIWES commencing date. Therefore begin right on time to tell people around you and present your letters asking for Industrial Training placement ahead of time.

  1. Submit your application to the right organization

When you are searching for I.T/SIWES placement, it is important that your application is being dropped in the right place i.e organizations or companies closely related to your chosen course of study. Most students concentrate their efforts on oil and gas companies, overlooking different organizations that they could gain valuable knowledge from. This isn’t right. Center your consideration on organizations that have interest with your course of study and you will secure a place more easily.

  1. Concentrate on Knowledge

“Money is not the goal. Money has no value. The value comes from the dreams money helps achieve.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Many at times, students gets SIWES offer but dismiss them either on the grounds that the pay is low or non-existent. While the reality of the matter is that money is important, that ought not to be the primary aim of your Industrial Training Experience. So if the organization has demonstrated that you will learn a lot from them, it is better for you to forgo the monetary benefits for knowledge and experience which will help later in your job search.

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  1. Networking and recommendation

In Nigeria we call this different names (such as connections, having long legs, man-know-man, pressing buttons, etc.). This help a great deal as you get the opportunity to meet people from different companies and organizations. Having connection is considered as an extremely vital virtue for any employments out there. Attending extra-curricular activities can be very useful for networking which comes in diverse ways; they could be organized by some local organizations or maybe some international ones. Participate in relevant Conferences.

  1. Practice ahead and prepare well

Some students are lucky enough to be call up for an I.T test after their application is considered but they never make it to the final selection stage which is commonly as a result of poor performance in the test. If you want to pass your I.T aptitude test, you just need to practice. There is no other alternative.

“Practice make perfect.

Nothing can boost your confidence in test like early and adequate preparation. So always make sure that you prepare well before going for any I.T test. Find out what the test format is – from people you know who have written such test before. This will help you to focus your practice on the relevant subjects that are likely to come out in the test. Study GMAT and other I.T test materials as you can.

Lastly, seek relevant information that can further enhance your success to getting a SIWES placement.

Good Luck in your search…

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10 Thoughts to “5 Ways to Easily Secure your SIWES Placement”

  1. Amedu Sulaiman

    u av nt reply my msg concerning the other placement I told U, an chevron email add is nt going true

    1. Sorry Sulaiman for the inconvenience. I’ve just responded to your email. please check your email

  2. Tarzaan Sinclair

    Please sir, can you recommend organizations I can apply to? Am studying mechanical engineering and would be due for SIWES in September 2016.
    Thank you

    1. Hi Tarzaan,
      this post on “Problem with Fresh Graduates Not Getting Job Faster – How to Fix It!” answers your question. please follow the link below to access the post. Thank you for commenting.
      http://www.ansacareers.com/6-best-companies-for-industrial-training-in-nigeria/

  3. josh

    Pls I need an I.t placement urgently, I am a chemical engineering undergraduate

    1. Download a copy of my free e-book on “Your Ultimate Guide to Getting I.T/SIWES Placement in Nigeria” it contains all you need to secure an I.T placement in Nigeria.

      Good Luck!

  4. josh

    Pls can u post the download link of d ebook

  5. wuragold

    Please how can I get siwes placement in Ibadan, I’ve submitted at IITA and Nigerian brewery since January no reply from them. Will be due for siwes June. Don’t know anyone anywhere.

    1. Are u already on my emailing list? if not subscribe at https://www.eduansa.com/getting-placement-nigeria/ to get the latest I.T jobs alert delivered to your email.
      You may also be interested in my recent post on “INTERNSHIP POSITIONS FOR FRESH GRADUATES YET TO COMMENCE NYSC” one of their location for the intern join is Ibadan.

      NLNG is currently recruiting too. I’ll share the link here on this site shortly.

      All the best

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