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Oreofetalks Is An Accountant!

All I have to say is thank you Lord! I’m so overwhelmed at God’s love to me! This is a picture blog of my graduation celebration! Through hard work and God’s help, I graduated from Georgia State University with my Honors Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting on May 7th 2016! It felt good! It all paid off! God remained faithful till the end!

A big thank you to all those who made my graduations successful:

Me – Oreofetalks, lol!
Parents – Yomi & Bukky Ogunkanmi
Siblings – Ife & Ibukun Alabi, Ore, Demi & Leye Ogunkanmi
School – Georgia State University and Professors
Pictures – Tunde of KayCaptures_ (IG), Dami Alajogun, Peter & Gideon Olatuyi
P.A. – Zikora Agbapu
Makeup – Gloria Damisa
DJ – DJ Femzo
Lounge & Food – Buka 2
Planner – Mayeani Elite Events
Message – Pastor Joe Takon
Outfits – Nordstrom, Dressbarn, Sears, DSW, ShoeDazzle, Aldo, Burlington Coat Factory, & GSU Store
Party Dress – Candy Abott (CandyRalph on IG)
Hair – Tolu of Nigerianxchick (IG)
Nails – Nail Ly on Cobb Pkwy
Love & Support & Gifts & $$$$ – Family and Friends!

I am a very blessed lady, and I give God all the glory!
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To my Brother, and the Class of 2020!

My darling aburo, Congratulations on your successful completion of high school! I’m very proud of your achievements! As you head on to college, allow me leave these nuggets for you to use as a guide through your path of life.

  • Enjoy your summer! This includes binge watching your favorite shows, waking up at 4pm, and doing whatever you want to!
  • Apply for scholarships. According to fastweb.com, $2.9 billion goes away in unclaimed scholarships annually. I want you to try and grab a large bunch of that
  • You are at the point in your life where many people wish they could go back to… You are FREE, no major responsibilities, no huge bills – enjoy this!
  • Always remember that life happens in phases, don’t rush through the stages. Take it all in and be thankful for these next four years of being broke, lol!
  • The time for building your credit will come. Remember I got my credit card at 18 and maxed it out buying my shoes, lol! Wait, pace yourself, do a little planning with your finances. Debit card and cash only!
  • Join a Freshman Learning Community. There is a hard transition from High School to college for a lot of people. Make it easier on yourself by having a small group of friends you can always rely on.

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To Ask… Or Not To Ask ?

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Credit: Office Reports

“There are no stupid questions… It’s the effort that counts.” I’m sure we’ve all heard this or some variant of this phrase at some stage in our lives. Oreofetalks is going to disagree on this one. There are in fact a lot of stupid questions. Think about it, most questions have very apparent answers! I know I’m guilty as charged of asking questions I could get the answers to by reading the instructions, or fine print, but we could all be a little too lazy to read through.

Cheer up inquisitive minds, your world isn’t over; remember there’s always a plot twist to everything. Stupid questions can be asked in an intellectual manner. Continue reading

Stop! Don’t Cheat my Intellect!

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Credit: onemileaway.com

I’m a big fan of tutoring people. If I understand a concept, and you don’t get it, please feel free to ask. This comes with a disclaimer though: I’m not the most patient person, so if after 3 rounds of explanations, you still don’t get it, I start speaking Dutch. At that point, we’d both need an interpreter, as I don’t understand Dutch, lol. Continue reading

My Nigerian Boarding School Lingua

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Credit: Techpoint.ng

I went to 2 boarding schools in Nigeria for a total of 6 years! I have stories for days on different occurrences from school. This will be the post to refer to in the future when I use some slangs from my days ’04 – ’10

Frappas or Conference: A wedgie – when your underwear gets ‘stuck’ lol

Baff-up’s: dressy clothes

Ebs: eba

Yellow: moi-moi

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The Stain. The Interviews. The CALL.

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Many companies teach the major skills needed to fulfill the responsibilities of an advertised job to their hires. This leaves some room to conclude that skills aren’t 100% the reason for hiring. Soft skills like relationship building, adaptability, etc matter a lot.

This is a sequel to the last post. If you missed it, please read here.

The next round of interviews put our soft skills to test. 25 candidates were taken to a top-notch restaurant in Atlanta for dinner. Each candidate was sat beside, and across from a staff. We were expected to engage in relationship-building dialogue, and luckily for me, that comes easily.

One of the appetizers offered to us was chips (crisps) and salsa. Unfortunately, with the first chip I took, the salsa chose to drop on the white part of my white and grey dress! Continue reading

My Mentor, Her Friend, My Job

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Credit: Klassykinks.com

My college, Robinson College of Business (RCB) in Georgia State University (GSU), has a website called Robinson Career Connection (RCC). On this website, there are vast job/ internship postings. I went on there to find an internship; I found an opening with Turner Broadcasting Inc., in a field that relates directly to me: accounting and finance. I immediately ‘dropped’ my resume, and hoped for the best!

I’ve heard many people say things like recruiters don’t like seeing “complicated” names on resumes; but really, am I supposed to change my name for an application? :/ Yeah, I didn’t think so either!

Not too long after this, an email from TBS came in. I remember reading that email – eagerly anticipating good news! Yours truly was called back for the first round of interviews! I was flabbergasted (I really wanted to use this word people 😀 )! I honestly didn’t want to inform anyone that I’d started the process for this opportunity; but ended up telling some family members, for prayers and support. Continue reading