Bukola Olaosebikan

IWU Student to Participate in Diversity Leadership Program

April 13, 2006

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Illinois Wesleyan University student Bukola Olaosebikan, a first-year business-finance and computer science double major from Kwara State, Nigeria, was selected to participate in the Monster Diversity Leadership Program (DLP) in the summer of 2006.

The Monster DLP, organized by the career-search Web site monster.com and sponsored by companies such as Target, McDonald's and Cisco Systems, is a highly selective leadership program for future sophomores, junior and seniors in college.  The Monster DLP accepts only one out of every 10 students that apply.

Accepted participants spend a weekend in one of 10 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Baltimore, Los Angeles, New York, Orlando/Tampa, Philadelphia or San Francisco.  Olaosebikan will be in Atlanta, where she will attend workshops on career-related topics including workplace diversity, resume building and networking.

Olaosebikan says that she would enjoy "any career that combines number punching with opportunities to socialize," and currently plans to pursue a career as a financial systems analyst.  She is the publicity representative for the Ribbon Rouge foundation, an organization that raises funds for children orphaned by AIDS, and a member of the Ambassadors Club and the Accounting Society.  At her job as a library assistant at the Career Center, Olaosebikan was one of the first to see the poster advertising the Monster DLP.  She was ecstatic upon her acceptance to the program, knowing that it would be a fruitful experience and advantageous to her future career.

Contact: Kay Mitchell, (309) 556-3181