Meet Dorian Asser - Alumnus Case Study

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Meet Dorian Asser, a WAVE alumnus of Batch 2.6. Dorian shares his WAVE experience and success story! 

  I.        Before WAVE

·         How many jobs have you previously done before joining WAVE? What kind of job?

I have been on five different jobs before WAVE. Two times as sale representative at CEA Travel Agent and DHL Courier Express Agent respectively. I worked as a team leader sales at Coca Cola Company, and also a supervisor at Guinness. I worked as front desk officer at Adega Express & Forno Italiano Fast food.

·         What is your dream job?

I always dream to be a Consultant. I keep the rest for myself.

·         Did you try to look for a job? If yes, what made the job search difficult?

Yes, I tried seeking one. When I came newly in Nigeria and was sort of new in every area, I used to note all job advertisement posters pasted on every street's walls not knowing that they were all scams. I almost got kidnap when attending one interview for job; noticing the interviewers were armed robbers. 

·         In your opinion, what were the factors that made it hard for you to land a job?

Lack of connection.

·         How did you feel about your life and your future before training at WAVE?

I always dream to be a Consultant. I keep the rest for myself.

II.        Discovering WAVE

·         How did you hear about WAVE?

I heard about WAVE through a friend firstly, but I can frankly say it was through social media (with my good friend Kelvin).

·         Why did you decide to train at WAVE?

I actually decide to train at WAVE just to improve on my soft skill

·         Did you have any expectations before coming to WAVE? If yes what were they?

Obviously Yes, I wanted to learn soft skills in communications, sales, negotiation, teamwork, habit to maintain a job for long and much more.

·         Did these expectations change when you join the program?

Oh, yes, perfectly!

III.        Training at WAVE

·         Which Academy did you train at?

I was trained in Lekki Branch,Lagos (Batch 2.6) by my favorite trainer, Somto Ogbona.

·      What was the distance from your home to WAVE training center (i.e. how much time and how many buses did you have to take, etc.)

Firstly I was staying in Oshodi, Osseni Street. But I had to relocate to Agoungi, Ilaje, as the venue was Ologolo Bus Stop. When I was at Oshodi, the journey was about 4 hours including the morning traffic on the 3rd mainland bridge. I used to take 2 buses plus 2 bikes before getting to the venue. Then, when I relocated, it was easier, just an hour maximum.

·         Describe your job shadow experience.

o   Company and Location

I did my awesome Job shadow at Ruff ‘n’ Tumble Head Office at Ikeja, GRA Isaac John Street.

o   Job role?

Sales trainee

o   What did you learn?

I learned so many things such as how to be groomed as a professional attendance flow 

o   What did you enjoy?

I enjoyed everything; I love my JD with the most wonderful supervisors on earth; Mrs Favour, Mr Austine, MrsGladyws…

o   What were your challenges?

My challenge was accommodation but with God's aid, I have Mr. Kelvin, my savior of all days. He accepted me in his house. Well, as a newbie I had the challenge in the beginning to connect with their way to sell, to merchandise and to create particular fashion style and sell. But I'm very fast at learning, I also had a nice supervisor Mrs. Favour who took me through the tutorials..

·         Which skills learned at WAVE do you think will you get your dream job?

Communication skills, obviously.

IV.        Post-WAVE

·         Where do you currently work?

I am working on my own project (#CustomizedEducation) and committed to an Int’l youth organization AIESEC. Also, I am also freelancing with some companies too.

·         What is your role?

Committee Manager, and Sales and Social Media Marketing manager.

·         What do you like about your job?

I am doing what I am passionate about - sales.

·         What skills did WAVE teach you that you apply on the job?

WAVE thought me, how to solve problem, body language, and I apply them every time in every single domain.

·         Now that you work, do you contribute anything in your family? If yes, what (cash, shelter, etc)?

I have plan for them, I can’t say am giving them money or provide shelter for them. Even if I do, they will not collect it, telling me to take care of myself instead. So, I only have plan on how to take care of them when the time comes.

·         What do your parents or guardians think about you now that you work? I.e. how do they react?

My parents are proud of me. 

·         What do you want to do next, career-wise? What steps do you think you need to take to help you achieve that?

Sorry, I never have any plan. I do what comes across me. As long as I am going to be a philanthropist and consultant in my life, I will do anything to get there.

·         What is your advice to a job seeker?

Better they learn what it takes to be employee before embarking into the journey, otherwise they are running a vain race. WAVE is the solution.

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Hon.Tunde Adeolu Adebayo
My Grand D, I'm proud of you, just keep it up Jesus is there for you, I've been praying on it that one of you will incorporate my family into JUDICIARY family, Glory be to GOD.
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
You rock girl!
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Mrs. Adebayo
Well done my baby Lawyer 🥰
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Bunmi joel
Always proud of you girl ❤️❤️❤️
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Oyedeji Joel
I am very proud of you, my daughter ❣️❣️
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Wow. This is amazing.
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Ifeoluwa's admirer❤️
Her story is inspiring. I feel motivated. She is a young girl who at a tender age knows what she wants and she is working towards becoming her dreams.
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Salami Omotolani
I'm interested
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
Mary Essien
I really love the transformation that Wave is causing in the lives of the young people. Mary's experience just stands out. She is more equipped to live. This and more is what young girls especially need to compete favorably in Nigeria. Apart from the people that are in Lagos state, how can youths from other states participate in this training? How much does the training cost? Before I go, I really appreciate the leadership of West African Vocational Education. God richly bless you. Thank.
May 21, 2024 6:56 PM
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