A day with Women Techsters Fellows at Wema Bank
July 8, 2022|
Congratulations! You made it despite the hurdles of the application to the Nigerian Women Techsters, from the application to the video submission to the assessment to the interview, and now, you're in! If you didn't make it, I still have something for you, so still read through.
Now that you have made it, it's not the end of the road. Some things are still critical as you go on this journey. It's not going to be all rosy, but you can prepare your mind for the best and see yourself finishing the program before you start.
As I mentioned to some of you, the fellowship is intense and valuable; you must learn to make the most out of it. Whether you're a student, a professional, or you run a 9-5, making plans for your time in the fellowship would go a long way.
As an Alumna of the Women Techsters Fellowship, here are some things you should know based on my experience. Our classes were 4 hours daily, and we had weekly assignments and projects. During the fellowship, I was still a final year student having lectures and doing so many things in between, and I took a lot of sacrificial moves that made it possible for me to thrive in the fellowship despite the time.
When I wrote my final exams in school, we still had classes at WTF, and I remember having to attend classes even on days I had a noon exam. I would attend class till 11, excuse myself for my exam, and catch up when I'm back. This happened multiple times.
So, what can you do to have a good Fellowship experience?
I hope you find these tips helpful. Please share with someone you know would need it.
If you didn't get in, a good step would be to follow Nigerian Women Techsters and apply for the next Bootcamp, attend open days, and set yourself up for another successful application next year. With the Bootcamp alone, you're set for a fantastic start, and you can continue to learn on your own with courses, get the notes of those who got in, and don't rest on your oars. Get Mentorship and never stop learning.
I know people who didn't get in last year but got in this year. It just always gets better. I'm hopeful for you the best.