Evangeline Ayim, 2nd runner-up of Miss International Ghana 2017 is a third year Hospitality and Tourism Management student at the Marshalls University College. The event took place on the 19th August, 2017 at the National Theatre, Accra, Ghana. She has participated in various beauty pageants and her burning passion to reach the highest is not about to quench. She is a typical example of not giving up on dreams and always perfecting skills.
In the world of modeling she looks up to models like Naomi Campell, Tyra Banks and Kate Moss. She is not only beautiful, she comes with brains.
She participated in Miss international Ghana because it’s mainly to help street children and orphans. For her, it was a platform to have an impact on the lives of the street children.
Marshalls University Dinner and Awards Night took place at the premises of Marshalls University College, Gloryland, Accra, Ghana on the 1st of July, 2017. This event was to recognise deserving and hardworking students for their contribution to the University. marshallsghupdates.wordpress.com will like to congratulate those who helped with the settings and organisation of the event. These include but are not limited to Dr. Nettey, Greater Grace Decor led by Aunty Pat, Eunice, Uncle Ray, Rufus, Ekene, Chinedu, Patricia, Marietta, Edmund, Fatima, Solomon and many others. Thank you all and congratulations to all award-winners. @marshalls_uni @excellentia7730 @marshallsradio @drtettehnettey
Winners (Marshalls University Dinner and Awards Night)
MOST FASHIONABLE FEMALE
MOST FASHIONABLE MALE
STUDENT ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
GENTLEMAN OF THE YEAR
LADY OF THE YEAR
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
STUDENT WRITER &BLOGGER OF THE YEAR
Alfred Opare Marshall
STUDENT ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
STUDENT LECTURER OF THE YEAR
STUDENT ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR
Marshalls Online Radio – MOR
HARDWORKING SRC EXECUTIVE
RADIO PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
RADIO PROGRAMME AND PRESENTER OF THE YEAR
Jacques Jolicoeur – French Connection
STUDENT STAFF OF THE YEAR
IT STUDENT OF THE YEAR
LECTURER OF THE YEAR
MR. Paul Appiah Konadu
BEST STUDENT ACADEMICS
OVERALL BEST STUDENT OF THE YEAR
BEST SPORT TEAM
This was in respect to the soccer match between Ghanaians and International students
It’s very shocking and people can’t believe it. I was sacked from school because I failed several times and I repeated form 3 three times. I was severely ridiculed by family and friends but I did not give up. I was passionate about being a great technician and a DJ then diverted to learn pastry because my dad was a Big Pastry Chef. I started learning pastry after my mum moved me from technical school at the age of 16. I passed with high mark in the Hotel School.
After that, I started to look for a job in the North of Mauritius in a big hotel at the age of 17 and earned 90 cedis per month equivalent in Ghana cedis. I moved from hotel to hotel and got promoted several times. I also participated in 8 openings of big 5-star hotels, worked in total in 11 hotels and finally in 2004, left Mauritius to come to Ghana
From trainee pastry cook in 1990 to Executive Chef in 2006 in Ghana and then promoted as Food and beverages Manager in 2008 and finally became the operations manager in 2010 of White Sands Beach, Resort and Spa.
This is a list of hotels I have worked with:
Pullman hotel / le Mauricia Hotel 1990 To 1995
La clef des Champs Restaurant, Mauritius 1995
Sofitel Imperial Hotel, Mauritius 1995 To 1997
The Résidence Hotel, Mauritius 1998 To 2001
Hilton hotel Mauritius in 2001
Opening of the Belle Mare plage villas Mauritius 2001-2002
Le Prince Maurice from 2002-2004
Lemuria Hotel Seychelles island 2002
Le Meridien Starwood’s Mauritius for 2004 To 2006
White Sands Beach Resort And Spa Ghana 2006 To 2017
In the future, I will like to work in several places such South America and Asia as General Manager or Operations Director and then open my own hotel school mainly in Pastry and Service.
My advice to young people is never to give up. They are to fight till they achieve their highest target.
I love Marshalls University College because the environment attracts me and there is the mentality of success and innovation in this institution. Since i am a creative man, this help me to achieve more. I also love the motto of Marshalls University College “Think innovation, think possibilities”. This drives me to success.
My passion is enhanced by creativity which comes back to my dream work which is being a DJ. This is why i am very involved and share in the passion of the Marshalls Online Radio.
Every year, there are 3 internship opportunities for Marshalls students at White Sands Beach, Resort and Spa. I encourage every student in Marshalls University College to take advantage of this opportunity. You are welcome.
Oh, so what should I do? My answer is to start a business. It might not be necessarily in line with the course you read in school. For example, a young unemployed graduate who likes sports decided to be writing sport articles, reviews and some behind-the-scene news to some media organizations in Accra after years of unemployment. He would send these articles to the media organizations consistently. He didn’t go there with his CV because he didn’t want to be refused. At first, the media organizations thought he was just a job seeker and told him there were no vacancies. He kept on capturing news that the media organizations’ cameras might not reach. He did this consistently until the media organizations decided to pay him commission on a weekly basis because every organization wanted to be the first to break the news. Some of the media organisations would invite him as guests on sports talk shows from time to time. This was how he took care of himself and he family. He is now self-employed doing this.
Today most of the media organizations want to employ him full time but he has refused. This is because the commission he getting from all the organisations for his “underground reporting” is much more than what any of the individual organization is willing to pay a month. He also doesn’t want to be tied down to one organization. Another reason is because he will not be allowed to report for other media organizations if one media organization employed him full time per the agreement. Want to know who this person is??
The growing numbers of graduates means the country has more educated people. That is good news. The problem is most have not been educated on starting their own businesses. An average Ghanaian graduate is thinking “How do I perfect my CV?”, ” How do I answer the interview questions? “, His do I dress for the interview?”, etc. Some will be employed but what will happen to the rest.
For instance between 2011 and 2015 , the National Service Secretariat registered a total of 289,539 graduates for the national service. Out of this total number, 5,000 were employed in the formal Sector, according to the data from the National Labour Organisation. What is the solution to the unemployment problem of the rest of graduates? I think it is starting their own businesses.
Let me share a personal experience. There was a time when a big bank in Ghana called for applications for a job. The announcement was that the applicants should come to a particular venue for the aptitude test. The time for the event was 8am. I got there on time only to see hundreds if not thousands if young people, well dressed, carrying their CVs already at the venue. The venue was too packed that the rest of us had to stand outside on the street whiles other young people were still joining the crowd even on the street. I also saw some of my old school mates. It was around the time of the Ebola outbreak. The bank officials upon seeing the crowd announced that we should go back and upload our CVs on their website. I just knew it was a nice way of saying no. I didn’t even bother to upload my CV.
When I see another unemployed association, I just say to myself that these graduates should rather come together to form a powerful business organization to prove themselves worthy of all the investment the nation has made in their lives all these years. This is the time to say “Thank you” to the nation and give back to society for all they have learnt and become. The same energy, passion they used to mobilize themselves for this association should be channeled to come together, plan and start a business and when they start, they will be better placed to get more funding for the business. There are a lot of local and foreign organizations who are willing to help startups. Even if the government employs all the graduates, is it ready to handle their management and financing?