Member’s Corner: Cynthia Uduma

Member’s Corner takes a closer look at D.I.S.S Alumni’s 200 members. This week features Cynthia Uduma, from Class of 2012.

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Cynthia Uduma

How would you describe yourself?
I am Cynthia; a sociable, adventurous and fun-loving person. Although I seem introverted to people who don’t know me, I am motivated and passionate about things I care about.
 

What did you study after graduating from Dority International Secondary School?
I studied Information and Communication Engineering at Covenant University, but I’m currently working as a Business Development Manager.

 

What exactly does a Business Development Manager do?
A Business Development Manager is responsible for overall business growth. She generates leads, researches opportunities for investment and asset acquisition, tracks market trends, establishes and maintains client relationship and guides long-term objectives to meet the needs of the business.

 

What makes you different from the average Business Development Manager?
I have the passion of seeing businesses succeed, especially small and medium scale enterprises in Nigeria. My passion is reflected in every project I handle and I spare no energy when working to grow a business.

 

How did you end up working in your current company?
I needed a company with a global view who were invested in employee welfare and development. I also wanted a place I could add value and a team of energetic people who could challenge me intellectually.

 

What do you remember the most about your time as a student of D.I.S.S?
I remember being flogged on my birthday in JS2 while my mother was waiting downstairs with birthday goodies. I wanted to show her the bruises on my palm but she had gone by the time I got to the reception.

 

Where do you want to be in the next five years?
I want to be at a point where I am more equipped to help people achieve their business goals.

 

Which of your achievements are you most proud of?
I am proud of the level of growth and self awareness I have attained. I am also proud that I am highly sought after in my field.

 

Which issues or topics are you passionate about?
I am passionate about women and child welfare, mental health and education.

 

If you had the chance to mentor a Dority student, what advice would you give him/her? 
You never get this opportunity again, so make the best use of it. Take every chance to learn something new like photography, computer skills, dance and so on. Learn tolerance and be accommodating because every person won’t be like you. Make friends and build relationships because life is all about people.

 

Do you want to be featured in Member’s Corner? Send an email with the subject ‘Interview’ to admin@dissalumni.org

 

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