Victoria Chukwu

Victoria Chukwu

Founder, DA ESSENSE Entertainment

Nigeria

I am a forward thinking individual who has drive, ambition and ability, all of which are traits that are vital for effective business management. I posses strong team-working skills, am able to work individually or as part of a group, and have excellent organisational skills that I have gained through my academic and work experience. I consider my key strengths to be; an ability to make analytical judgements, people management, making decisions, assessing business situations and identifying important points. I have excellent interpersonal skills which allow me to relay business information clearly to my target audience, and can prepare well thought out, crisp presentations for both individuals or groups.

At present I am starting off a company and I’ve discovered that it’s more than just management, it’s about ensuring that a customers’ experience is nothing other than exceptional, while motivating a team of employees to effectively deliver the following responsibilities: exceptional customer service, building and maintaining a loyal customer base, coaching & guiding customers on product knowledge and application, calling clients for follow-ups, organising events, handling the arrival of new merchandise, and working as a team to meet individual, team and store objectives.

As a technically minded person I am currently managing the business which has a agricultural farm and an entertainment arm.

I feel the three most important points I learnt so far from my work experience, is firstly the ability to understand what drives a business, and the processes needed to help resolve any barriers to continued growth and profitability. Secondly being able to look beyond the numbers to the business trends and drivers, and thirdly being able to work to deadlines and handle pressure.

I am a social person who enjoys spending time with friends and family. I like to be a part of my local community, where I help out at events and activities, I perform at shows and events . Music is a passion of mine, and I go to concerts whenever possible and I am also an entrereneueur.

I am now looking for an opportunity to further my personal development and career progression by enrolling with a reputable university on a business management degree course. I want to thank unicaf specially for this offer and hope my scholarship application would be granted. I want to learn more about the nature, power and limitations of various business techniques; how management can influence a business’ performance; how business and other types of organisations can help society to function and address society’s problems. After viewing many different universities and campuses I have come to the conclusion that your university is the best option for me. I aim to put as much into the course as I get out, and I very much hope that you will look favourably upon my application.”