Hello! I am Victoria Abisola Olaosebikan. Please don’t try to pronounce my last name. Many people have suffered from biting their tongues trying to do so. Just kidding! With a name like this, I’m pretty sure you are wondering where I’m from. Anyways……. I’m from Nigeria, located in western Africa. I was born and raised in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria.
Four words that best describe my personality: godly, caring, creative and generous. Maybe a fifth word would have been funny but my sister thinks my jokes are cheesy. She would probably prefer annoying as a fifth word.
I am currently a graduate student pursuing a Master’s degree in Communication and Media Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Alongside studying, I work on campus as an administrative assistant at the Dean’s Office, College of Liberal Arts, where I assist deans and faculty members with various office assignments and projects. I have also worked with the school of communication as a graduate assistant in my previous semesters.
Why RIT? I chose to study here because America has one of the world’s best higher education systems as well as the world’s largest international student population. Rochester Institute of Technology is ranked as one of the top universities in the country. So why not? Completing a master’s degree in one of the country’s best will indeed help me achieve my career goals. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication and Media Studies from Ajayi Crowther University, Nigeria. During my undergrad, I had the opportunity to work at two broadcasting stations in Nigeria where I worked as a reporter intern. To know more about my work experience, click on the link below.
Aside from my interest in the media, I also aspire to become a fashion designer and entrepreneur. I’m very creative and I love designing women’s clothing, especially dresses. I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say that I love fashion design more than I love working with the media, but it has been my number one dream ever since I was a little kid. I began sketching dresses about the age of seven or eight. I was so obsessed with my Barbie dolls that I would go as far as making them dresses with my socks. Funny! Fashion illustration and design has been a natural talent, that has become a hobby. Ever since my passion for it has grown. After I graduate, I plan to go to fashion school and start my clothing line. At the moment, I’m learning how to sew and also trying to improve upon my fashion illustration. So, watch out for one of the world’s best potential fashion designers!
Here is one of my illustrations. Ignore the caption. Lol
I also love music and I sing as a part of the choir in my church. So…. Yes! I’m a Christian and I love God. Plus, I’m also a good dancer, although mostly in my head. I love cleaning and organizing, so when things go missing around the house, everyone knows who to ask – me! Because I must have kept them in the appropriate place. I also love cooking and eating, but you wouldn’t know because I’m as skinny as the word skinny. Just kidding!
I’m kind of reserved, and I think I express myself better when I write. So, if you find me being quiet or shy, don’t be surprised. If you also find me talking a lot, still don’t be surprised. I can also be loud, especially around people I’m familiar with.
I also love helping people, I hope to own a foundation someday where I can give back to society. For now, I just do small projects back home in Nigeria to reach out to the underprivileged. For me, being successful goes beyond having material wealth. In my opinion, success is meeting a need in society. I believe everyone was created for a purpose; to add value to the world in one way or another. I believe life will never make sense until you begin to live according to your purpose.
Moving forward, my future goals include going to a fashion school, getting more experience in communication, internet marketing, and owning several businesses. If you want to know more about me; and if you want me to get an A in the class for which I’m writing this profile, please click on the link to resume and LinkedIn below. Thanks for your time!