Office of
Career Services

About the Career Office

The Career Office is a management unit of BlueCrest College University that ensures that students have the best of training and experiences in developing their skill set for employment and entrepreneurial goals. An intriguing environment and comfort is created for all interns. Career Counselling and guidance are also provided for students to enable them understand the concept and ideals pertaining to their choice of programme pursued at BlueCrest College.The Career Office facilitates Top Class organisations for career development and job placement.

Teaching and Learning Outcomes

Mission Statement

The BlueCrest College University, Career Office supports experiential learning by encouraging student internship participation; collaborating with departments and organizations to provide academic internship course credit; and promoting professional development through unique learning opportunities. The Program specifically targets school of Technology, School of Business and Communication, School of Fashion students and encourages experiential learning as a complimentary approach to education while focusing on increasing the quantity and quality of internship opportunities that lead to permanent employment for BlueCrest College graduates.

Vision

Students will enhance their academic and professional skills while making themselves more marketable as they leave academia and enter today’s competitive workforce.

Policies and Procedures for The Career Office

Criteria Necessary for an Intern

To ensure that a STUDENT — whether it is an internal internship or one conducted outside the school premises — must be educational and thus acceptable by the Career office, all the following criteria is a necessity for all interns:

  • The experience gained must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience acquired must entails a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.

Paid vs. Unpaid

Internships for credit must run through the academic semester in coordination with the intern’s class schedule. The job responsibilities and expectations should be the same whether the intern is paid or unpaid. BlueCrest College strongly encourages paid internships for students with distant locations from their residence to the workplace. Students can receive up to six credit hours. However, note that internship credit is not beneficial or cost effective for all students.

Criteria for unpaid internships

The following are the necessary criteria for unpaid Internship:

  • The extent to which the internship provides training that would be similar to that which would be given in an educational environment.
  • The extent to which the internship programme relates to the intern’s formal education program by integrated coursework or the receipt of academic credit.
  • The extent to which the internship accommodates the intern’s academic commitments by corresponding to the academic calendar.
  • The extent to which the internship’s duration is limited to the period in which the internship provides the intern with beneficial learning.
  • The extent to which the intern’s work complements, rather than displaces, the work of paid employees while providing significant educational benefits to the intern.
  • The extent to which the intern and the employer understand that the internship training is not entitled to a paid job at the conclusion of the internship.

FACILITATING INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

The Career Office will facilitate internship avenues in organizations and institutions for students.

Based on the criteria provided by the Career Office, students who solicit internships from their preferred organizations should ensure that their training meet the standards of the Career Office.

Sample internship assignments by major

  MANAGEMENT

  • Business Plan development
  • HR analysis and compliance
  • Project management
  • Information Systems
  • Management Training programmes

  FINANCE

  • Investment Banking
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Promotion and Events Planning
  • Brokerage Activities
  • Financial Planning

  RISK MANAGEMENT / INSURANCE

  • Agency marketing and promotion
  • Compliant Data Evaluation
  • New Clients Enrollments Packets
  • Compile renewal data
  • Policy Cancellation Processing

  ACCOUNTING

  • Create Financial Statements
  • Audit Financial Statements
  • Tax preparation and planning
  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Compliance Analysis

  ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • Collecting and gathering market / product information
  • Researching suppliers / customers
  • Taking part in promotional campaigns
  • Assisting management / project team

  SALES

  • Target market research.
  • Cold calling and prospecting.
  • Relationship development.
  • Key account management.
  • After – scale service.

  REAL ESTATE

  • Participating in market analysis
  • Surveying financing terms
  • Participating in the mortgage loan processing
  • Inspecting properties
  • Performing appraisal functions

  INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

  • Data system Analyst
  • Software Developer
  • Website Design
  • I.T support Technician
  • Networking Administrator
  • Software Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

INTERNSHIP FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT

A student can receive academic credit for an internship. If a student asks about receiving credit, please refer them to the departmental head of the respective school of study. The School of Communication and Journalism Department will be responsible for the students’ internship credit score and grading. This will be examined and evaluated as part of their cumulative G.P.A. The employer responsibility is to complete an Employer Internship Confirmation Form and provide evaluations of the student's performance during the period. Employers will automatically receive this form once student’s initiate the application process.

Careers & Professional Development

REQUEST FOR INTERNSHIP LETTERS

In situations when a student request for an internship letter (either a Ghanaian National or a Foreign Student) the Career Office will only comply with the following details;

  • The official email of the business in which the students desire to pursue the internship must be submitted to the Career Office.
  • An official email will be sent from the Career Office to the requested organization for the internship training.
  • The immediate Supervisor will complete the intern’s evaluation form online.
  • Students are advised to provide legitimate information about the business. The Career Office will conduct a background check to determine the authenticity of the business entity.
  • All students will complete their internship application form online.

INTERNSHIP AND JOB PLACEMENT INTERVIEW


Interviews will be organized and proceeded in three different categories. These sections are in respect to the three departments at BlueCrest College University.

SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY

The school of Technology pursue B.Sc. in Information Technology, Diploma and Certificate programmes;

  • Professional Certificate in Hardware and networking
  • Professional Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Certificate in Application Security
  • Certificate in Block chain Fundamentals and Cryptocurrency
  • Certificate in Data Scientist
  • Certificate in Database Design and Programming with SQL

The committee will consist of the following members;

  • The head of Career Office
  • An appointed official by the Career Office


SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION

The school of Business and Communication pursue B.B.A in Banking and Finance, Human Resource Management, Procurement and Supply Chain Management and B.A in Mass Communication and Journalism. They also engage students in Diploma and Certificate programmes as well;

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ( ACCA )
  • Diploma in Oil and Gas Management ( IPED UK)
  • Certificate in Event Management
  • Certificate in Project Management
  • Certificate in Cinematography
  • Certificate in Web Development and Communication
  • Certificate in Crisis Communication, PR and Intelligent Retaillogy

The committee will consist of the following members;

  • The head of Career Office
  • An appointed official by the Career Office


SCHOOL OF FASHION AND DESIGN

This department specializes in B.Sc. in Fashion and Design They also engage students in Diploma and Certificate programmes as well;

  • Professional Diploma in Fashion and Design
  • Professional Certificate in Garment Construction
  • Basic Certificate in Fashion and Design

The committee will consist of the following members;

  • The head of Career Office
  • An appointed official by the Career Office

INTERNSHIP PROCESS AT BLUECREST COLLEGE

The prospective students who would like to pursue an internship programme must follow the following processes;

  • Complete an Internship application form
  • Provision of a detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Mandatory requirements for all students to attend orientation
  • Matching students profiles to internship openings
  • Selection
  • Distribution of internship letters to organizations
  • Mandatory students reports
  • Mandatory evaluation form

ACHIEVEMENTS

The Career Office recognises achievements for students in two categories;

  • The Top rated Interns and Job Placement for the academic year.
  • The Career Development Icon for the academic year

Academic Year 2019

The Top rated Interns and Job Placement for the year 2019 was a remarkable achievement. Organizations who enrolled students of BlueCrest College for internship had excellent satisfaction about their conduct and response to their respective daily work schedules. We are excited to exhibit our Top Class of 2019 and 2020 internship and job placement students.

Onyekachi Obioha Oscar

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Intern Administrative Assistant _ Senior High School
East Airport International School

Bernice Adwoaa Ankamah

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism

Intern Blog Writer and Publications Personnel
Writers and Shakespeare's Ghana Limited

Irene Ama Eyram Boateng

Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance

Intern Administrative Assistant
East Airport International School

Tidjani Lawali Issoufou

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Intern I.T Support Technician
East Airport International School

Ruseler Naa Dei Nikoi

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Intern Administrative Assistant
Agri Impact Consult

Rachel Oforiwa Asihene

Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance

Intern Administrative Assistant
Career Office _ BlueCrest College

Rosemond A Asamond

Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems

Trainee Writer
Writers and Shakespeare's Ghana Limited

Jill Otiwaa Kwakye

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Intern Marketing Assistant
Writers and Shakespeare's Ghana Limited

Esther Lartey

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Intern Assistant to Director’s Office
Writers and Shakespeare's Ghana Limited

Brenya Nana Ama Serwaa

Bachelor of Science in Fashion and Design

Intern Manager’s Assistant
Studio 189

Keita Dossouba Aissata

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Intern Dean of Business School’s Assistant
BlueCrest College

Damaris Glenda Nimo Mecho

Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management

Intern Administrative Assistant
Total Safety Company Limited

Lindsey Asiamuah Adsoah

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism

Intern Journalist
GH ONE TV

Brunelle Popa Tcheye

Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance

Intern Financial Reporting Journalist
GH ONE TV

The Top rated Interns and Job Placement for the year 2019 was a remarkable achievement. Organizations who enrolled students of BlueCrest College for internship had excellent satisfaction about their conduct and response to their respective daily work schedules. We are excited to exhibit our Top Class of 2019 and 2020 internship and job placement students.


Doreen Nana Ama Oduro

Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance

Executive Marketing Personnel
Job Placement
Melcom Plus


Academic Year 2020

This year 2020, the Career Office has added a new trend for our activities. Introducing the "Career Development Icon". The "Career Development Icon" is an intern who has proven himself to be exceptionally good and creative at the workplace. He or she is vetted based on only employers evaluations and appreciations towards their effort at the workplace. He or she would be selected as the face of our internship training for the year. This year’s selection was taken from one of our prestigious organisations, VTOMPAY. The selected student for the “Career Development Icon” is Clifford Adjei. A student who completed top of his class in B.Sc. in Information Technology.

Company Profile

Vtompay Company Limited is an IT solution company that has been in the payment system business since 2018. We have been developing systems and processes over the years to cater for issues and problems encountered with payments in Ghana.

Our mission is to connect the dot coms of secured technologies where customers can electronically manage their funds spent, and authorization of transactions that permeates all the payments system. Not forgetting our vision to be Ghana’s first leading electronic payment platform by enhancing customers' buying experience with our reliable QR codes and PVC Cards in order to transform the value chain in the general market, transport and oil and gas sector to maximize profit for investors.

As a ready business, our platform is deployed on the back of QR code system that utilizes a card, an app and a Point of Sales (POS) device that can be assimilated with other existing payment options such as MasterCard, Visa cards and mobile money. End users can make payments with the Vtompay app, the card or the USSD code (*555#) with no transactional charges. Businesses and merchants on the other hand receive payments through the Vtompay app on our POS, or QR Code sticker making our platform easy and convenient for all and sundry.

We believe the cashless society era in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa is now and no one must be left behind. Download the Vtompay app on AppStore or Play Store, link your card for free from our Agents throughout the country. Businesses and merchants can get in touch on www.vtompay.com and @vtompay on all social media handles for a full deployment of our platform for a swift, safe and convenient collection of funds.

Clifford Adjei

Career Development Icon

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

Job Position:I.T Support Officer
Vtompay Company Limited

Clifford Adeji’s comment;

The Career Office facilitated an internship opportunity for me at Vtompay Company Ltd in April, 2020. I worked as a Marketing officer. I was later evaluated on my performance and transferred to the I.T department as the I.T Support Officer. My new position engulfs the responsibilities of system monitoring and configurations, PVC card printing, social media monitoring and website development.

I find the place conducive and helpful as far as my field of study is concerned since my position in the company suits my educational background.

I have been able to build up on my communication skills, tuning myself to the policies that govern the working environment at the job premise, completing tasks and responsibilities within an agreed time frame and developing good staff relationships.

I plan on becoming an expert in mobile app and website development and becoming one of the best employees the company has had.

Ekem Sewornu-Dufe

Business Development Manager

VTOMPAY Ghana limited

Immediate Supervisor to Clifford Adjei

Supervisor’s comment;

It is our pleasure and honor to endorse Master Clifford Adjei as the “Career Development Icon” for the 2020 graduating class of Blue Crest College. We have worked with him for the past 3 months as the IT Support Officer at Vtompay Company Limited, where he’s used his excellent skills in IT to deliver spectacular results.

As IT Support Officer, Clifford constantly demonstrated an extensive knowledge of IT techniques in terms networking and configuring and printing of PVC QR smart Card for Vtompay. He is intelligent, hardworking and excels under pressure!

Clifford’s extraordinary focus and calculated way of thinking always makes him a stand-out member of our team, even as an intern. Whenever there are problems or flaws in the IT Section, he showcases his superb analytical qualities to quickly identify the issue and deal with it before it can become too serious. We are confident Clifford has come this far owing to the training acquired from a people driven educational institute like Blue Crest College.

We have no doubt he will continue to make a strong addition to our team and elsewhere. It’s our prayer he continues to find the energy and maturity he exhibits in his whole working career.

Partnered Organisations

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