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Peter Ogudoro (MSc Communication for Innovation and Development 2009)

Biography

I have been a Professional Public Relations Trainer and Management Coach for about two and a half decades. I help people discover their potentials and work with them to design and implement learning experiences that enable them become the best they can be. I equally manage the students of Oxford College of Marketing (UK) who are studying for the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) professional exams in Nigeria.

Why did you choose to study at the University of Reading?

The University offered the course of interest to me, had the right faculty for it and communicated well with me.

What was the best bit about living and studying in Reading?

The rich global network and self-confidence that the high standard of education impacted on me.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

Learn not only from your faculty but also from the wider university community including their fellow students and the University Counsellors.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

I'm training Public Relations Managers of public and private sector organizations following the cutting edge skills in Development Communication I acquired at the University of Reading which am improving through continual self-improvement.

What would be your top tips for students interested in working in this sector?

Commitment to lifelong learning, patience, and demonstration of integrity in everything you do. Put service above financial rewards.

How has the University of Reading and the Careers Centre helped in your chosen career path?

Their seminars, friendly counsel and free literature exposed me to wonderful opportunities which I took advantage of.

What are your top tips for students graduating this year? What should they be doing to secure the job they want?

Read literature on networking, use the knowledge you will acquire and ensure you have commercial awareness and excellent ICT skills.

Why did you decide to give to the University of Reading?

The University has impacted on me tremendously. My earning power has received a significant boost. The University of Reading deserves whatever I can afford.

What does the University mean to you and what is your favourite memory?

The University has become my second family which is why I settled for the University of Reading for my PhD in Education which I have signed up for. The debates we had in our classrooms on development issues are fondly remembered by me.

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