“My name is Oladapo Onasanya and I am from Ogun State in Nigeria. I am a Mathematical Sciences graduate from the Federal University of Agriculture. I am the youngest of a family of five and I am married with kids. I love reading, writing, traveling and meeting people.”
How did you learn about Alison.com?
Seven years ago, a friend posted a link to Alison in a group we both belonged to.
What was your first course in Alison.com and why did you choose it?
My first course on Alison was in Customer Service. I chose the course because of where I was working back then. I was working as a customer care agent with Tech Mahindra Business Group. I needed certification to accompany my practical skills.
How has Alison courses affected your career?
I completed the Customer Service training and then proceeded to do the Diploma in Customer Service. The two courses really helped me on the job as I was able to apply the knowledge gained from both courses and be more professional. I was able to attend to clients over the phone and help them to resolve their issues quickly. I was then promoted from the general inbound call center to the high profile customers section where I was able to handle their calls and meet their needs satisfactorily as well. I have taken several courses on Alison and I still have other courses pending. I take courses when I have to change jobs or when I have to complete a business project and have to update my knowledge and acquire more skills to be able to do it properly. I have over twelve years experience in a variety of roles – customer care, training manager, assistant investment manager, research and monitoring officer – and I am currently working as a business development manager. I have taken Alison courses in Business Management, Operations Management, Sales Management and Project Management, to name a few.
What is your favorite way to relax from studying?
I watch movies, listen to music, play games, go for a walk, or chat with loved ones.
Where are you working and what are you studying now?
I work with Rockgarden Homecare Agency as the business development manager and I am currently studying the Diploma in Web Business Development and Marketing.
What is next for you, in terms of education or work?
I will continue to learn at my own pace and complete my study of Web Business Development and Marketing. These days, I prefer to work from home due to the unpredictable nature of the unrest in Nigeria, coupled with the fact that my place of work is in another state. I prefer to work from home and be with my family, and only travel to work when it’s extremely necessary.
What will you say to someone if they asked you about Alison? Would you recommend it and why?
Alison is a high quality online school that gives you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and receive a globally recognized certificate that you can use to get your dream job or get promoted at your current job. I recommend Alison because I got a job thanks to one of my Alison certificates, and I also got promoted to another job because of my Alison certification. Alison has high quality course content. It is very rich in both text and video material and the assessment exams in between and at the end of each course will really test your understanding of the course. You feel fulfilled at the completion of the course and you will add value to any organization.
Thank you for this interview! I was told that Nigeria did not really have Senior Care Services. Reading this, and visiting Rockgarden.com has been very insightful! Thank you, again Alison, and Mr. Onasanya!
I am grateful for the opportunity to take the Diploma in Human Resource Course at Alison. It came at a time when i needed to make a decision on a new career path. Taking the course was the boost and it gave me clarity. Thank you so much Alison!