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“What They Don’t Tell You When You Graduate” by Crystal Debrah.. The Book Launch 16/06/2017

FOG Alumni Crystal Debrah invites you to the launch of her recently published a book called, “What They Don’t Tell You When You Graduate”, which was written to help people navigate what can be a confusing and worrying transition. It will be highly beneficial for your members.

From the award winning author of, “What They Don’t Tell You about University”, comes the sequel, “What They Don’t Tell You When You Graduate.”

Life after education can be a difficult season to navigate; not knowing how to get the job you want, how to start the business of your dreams or how to deal with all the challenges that come with it. I’ve been through the process and come out on top! I and a number of well-respected specialist advisors have worked together over the past few years to produce the ultimate guide to success for those entering the world of work.

This book is a MUST have. This book is unique in its approach as it accompanies you on your journey from education to the world of work.

This book is bursting with tips for success: – how to identify what you can offer the world of work as an employee or a business owner – how to excel at interviews and secure the job – how to succeed despite having a poor grade – what skills are essential in the workplace? – what is really expected of you in the world of work? – interviews with industry leaders (such as Channel 4’s Jon Snow and YouTube’s Liz Liz Live) – and so much more By the end of this book, you can take on the world. Book on Amazon: What they don’t tell you when you graduate http://ow.ly/FvhU309ThEt

 

ABOUT CRYSTAL DEBRAH

Crystal wrote this book when she was a Trainee Solicitor Advocate and an accredited member of the Law Society’s Mental Health Panel in 2016. Crystal is also an award-winning social entrepreneur and the founder of the organisation “What They Don’t Tell You about University”.

Crystal has authored a university self-help guide aimed at assisting undergraduates to develop their confidence within a new environment, develop soft skills for the workplace, and to maximise their time at university. She has also conducted conferences in collaboration with the Mayor of London’s Peer Outreach Team and the Student Loans Company.

These conferences are for first-time university students with an emphasis on the importance of life skills for the future. Furthermore, Crystal has provided advice to the masses via mainstream media such as The Telegraph and BBC Radio. Keep in touch: • Blog: www.theydonttellblog.wordpress.com • social media: @theydonttell • email: theydonttell@outlook.com

SANGU DELLE ELECTED DIRECTOR OF PRESTIGIOUS HARVARD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

Future of Ghana 2017 Judge and Alumni Sangu Delle was last week elected Director of the influential Harvard University Alumi Association to serve a three year tern. A true trailblzaer Sangu initially had received a full scholarship to study at Harvard in 2005. Since then he has gone on to establish the Investment holding Advisory company, Golden Palm Investments and co-found the NGO Cleanacwa to improve Water and Sanitation in Ghana as well as being an author and TED Global fellow. It was the achievements amongst others which led to his selection as a Future of Ghana 2016 pioneer.

Upon his election as Director Sangu released the following statement via social media

When I was 5 years old, I discovered “Harvard University” from a booklet that was sent to my father from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I asked him what a university was and he replied “where you go to get smart.” I asked “whats Harvard?” and my father said, with his eyebrows raised, “Ohhh, that’s where you go to get REALLY smart.”

In my naivety, I wrote a letter to Harvard’s President at the time, Neil Rudenstein, saying “Dear Headmaster of Harvard, my father says this is where you go to get really smart. I’m smart but I want to get really smart, so when can I start?” To my greatest surprise, he wrote back and sent me materials on Harvard, but gently explained they don’t accept 5 year olds .

I continued to correspond with Harvard via letters from Ghana through President Larry Summers. Harvard was never about its rankings or reputation. For me it was that place where I would “get really smart.” It held a special place in my heart and was my lifelong dream.

Some people discouraged me. I’ll never forget when a European ambassador to Ghana said “my own daughter won’t even dream of Harvard…. it’s young and foolish for an African boy to dream of going to Harvard” and offered to help me get into schools in Europe, instead. I cried that day.

Fast forward to December 15, 2005, I get an email at 6:11 pm EST from Dean Fitzsimmons telling me that the young and foolish African boy was accepted into Harvard College with a full scholarship. Harvard was the greatest experience of my life. I love the school and I’m grateful for all she has done for me.

Today, I am so honoured to have been elected a Director of Harvard University’s HAA!!!

Thank YOU to ALL of you who voted for me for your trust and support. I will work my hardest to serve you and to ensure that Harvard becomes a more inclusive community.

Here’s to being a young and foolish African boy whose God never fails!!

Congratulations to Sangu for this fabulous achievement.

Future of Ghana (@FutureofGH)