Digital Content and Social Media Intern

Looking for an internship that will have you actively working in the thick of things at a growing startup?

Join us for a great opportunity to learn and hone your skills, learn from an awesome team, and be a part of building something big.

We’re looking for an intern who can hustle, learn, solve problems, and get things done. We’re looking for a utility player who can chip in where needed.

Supporting our communications efforts and working on marketing initiatives will be a big part of your job, so being a great writer is a must.

It’s not a technical role, but the more technical you are, the more involved you can be. If you have other skill sets like design, that’s a perk too. But more than anything else we’re expecting that you’ll be a quick learner, humble enough to ask the right questions, and tenacious in executing and getting things done.

Primary Responsibilities

Content Marketing Initiatives: You’ll make sure we promote content in the right way by designing and executing content distribution strategies through our network of contacts, industry influencers, through social media, and other sites where our target audiences congregate.

Social Media: Responsible for managing and growing all social media channels including social media posting, strategically growing our follower base, quickly responding to comments/feedback, and writing our newsletter and maintaining a clean and up-to-date email list.

Skill Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant work-experience
  • Ability to work in a highly charged environment without compromising on quality
  • Intelligent and self-motivated; should be willing to work hard to achieve and exceed targets
  • Innovative, enthusiastic and a quick thinker

 

Web Developer Intern – PHP & Laravel

Do you want to help craft the next generation of digital products and services that will make it into the hands of businesses all around the country, and the world?

We are currently on the lookout for a web developer to join our team and help us continue to build technology solutions that people love!

Essential Requirements

  • OO PHP 7 / MVC
  • Laravel 5.4
  • Javascript/ES6
  • MySQL 5.7
  • Git
  • Frontend UI development (not to fully build, but have the confidence to do small changes – HTML5, LESS, Gulp, Webpack)
  • API development experience
  • Commercial awareness. You understand that you’re spending other people’s money to solve business critical problems, not geeking out for the sake of it
  • Self-sufficiency: initiative, time management, multi-tasking

Our team is fun and tight-knit. We believe in learning on the job – as long as you’re willing to learn and can teach yourself, you’ll succeed and grow with us!

Please send your Resume and link to your Github profile to stanley@codulab.com

Marketing & Sales Intern

Looking for an internship that will have you actively working in the thick of things at a growing startup?

Join us for a great opportunity to learn and hone your skills, learn from an awesome team, and be a part of building something big.

We’re looking for an intern who can hustle, learn, solve problems, and get things done. We’re looking for a utility player who can chip in where needed.

Supporting our communications efforts and working on marketing initiatives will be a big part of your job, so being a great writer is a must.

It’s not a technical role, but the more technical you are, the more involved you can be. If you have other skill sets like design, that’s a perk too. But more than anything else we’re expecting that you’ll be a quick learner, humble enough to ask the right questions, and tenacious in executing and getting things done.

Get in touch, we look forward to working with you!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop, document and execute a process for identifying opportunities for Codulab products
  • Provide lead and customer data management
  • Conduct research and competitive analysis (market size, competitive benchmarks, trends, opportunities, customer needs and expectations)
  • Document standards and processes for customer follow-up

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in business, communications or similar
  • Previous internship experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong self-starter who can work independently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously

Co-Founder – Acquisition & Business Development

We’re a high performance team of exceptionally talented and diverse individuals, and we nurture each other’s personalities, creativity and obsessions to bring forth unique products and services to the market. Our goal is to help millions of people live a happier and more fulfilling lives – and it takes an entire team; committed to something bigger than themselves to make that kind of impact.

Why we’re looking for a Co-Founder

We have world-class product that would make life easier for millions of Nigerians – and they love it. But this only takes us so far, it only gets us a seat at the table. We’ll need to push this product further than anyone else has so that we’re setting the standard for the entire industry.

Every single target Nigerian should be clamoring to get into our platform. This is why we need you!

You’ll be driving our product, setting the vision, executing on that vision, and charting a path to make the product one of the most valuable acquisition channels in Nigeria. It will not be easy. But if you’re looking for a real challenge and the autonomy to prove that you can deliver, this is a perfect role for you.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for a self-driven team player who wants to leave a dent in the universe and create tons of value in the process. The Co-Founder will lead all interactions with customers. She will enjoy a very high degree of autonomy and decision making ability, and will join as a key player in an extremely motivated, “special operations” team that gets things done.

Specifically:

  • Managing operation to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • You will support in identifying key partnerships
  • Recruit, manage, and develop personnel to support business growth.
  • Develop and manage budget for marketing, operations.
  • Setting and presenting strategies to grow the product.
  • Develop long and short term strategies and tactics for growth.
  • Develop brand and messaging to attract and retain customers.
  • Meet revenue and profit targets.
  • Develop and manage supply chains to ensure continuity and maintain margins

Our Ideal Co-Founder

  • Degree from a top university
  • 2+ years relevant work experience, startup experience a plus.
  • Enthusiastic – a self-starter and results oriented.
  • Strategic leadership – ability to drive both short and long term growth.
  • Analytical – ability to convert analysis into insights, sustainable strategies, and actionable plans.
  • Curious – you love exploring market megatrends and behavioral patterns.
  • Futurist – excitement for future innovations and ability to think beyond existing technology.
  • Energized by an entrepreneurial environment – strong sense of autonomy.
  • Comfortable making decisions with limited information and resources.
  • Self-reliant/proactive and has a pioneering spirit.
  • Takes initiative and follows through on commitments to achieve results.
  • A high level of integrity and honesty.

Perks

  • Equity + Cash based on negotiation
  • Access to a pool of talented worldclass developers at your service.
  • Collaborative team sharing ideas, solving problems and importantly, having fun!

NOTE: Our ideal co-founder must be willing to commit to the success of the product for a MINIMUM of 2-years

Codulab Launches Free Codeclass in Uniport

In our bid to raise graduates that are groomed and nurtured to contribute meaningfully to the Nigerian economy, we started the free codeclass program.

CodeClass is designed to empower students across Nigerian Universities with the necessary tech skills they need to become meaningful contributors and better problem solvers through programming.

Having successfully started in four universities (University of Ilorin, Delta State University, Ekiti State University and Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta), we are glad to have made a wonderful stride forward with the launch of codeclass at the University of Portharcourt on Wednesday 21st September, 2016, having 42 students in attendance.

Our goal for the year remains to reach over 200 students in ten (10) Nigerian Universities. While we make every effort to extend this opportunity to other African countries in coming years, we need all the support we can get, and all hands has to be on deck.

See the amazing list of organizations supporting this program and how you can be part.

Are you interested in joining codeclass? Register at codeclass.com.ng

Codulab Kick-starts Free CodeClass in Ekiti State University (EKSU)

Early in the year, we made a commitment to give an average of 200 students in 10 Nigerian higher institutions the opportunity to acquire practical, problem solving tech skills through our free CodeClass Program. Today, we are happy to launch the free CodeClass Program at Ekiti State University (EKSU), Ekiti State, Nigeria.

This marks the third CodeClass Program for the year. No doubt, we are making progress!

The classes began on 26th May, 2016. See photos of students in attendance.

We are committed and seriously working to ensure every African youth has an opportunity at a meaningful career in technology and even extend this opportunity to other African countries in coming years. See the schools participating in this year’s CodeClass Program.

Join us, let’s build a better Nigeria, a better Africa and a better world.

See the amazing list of organizations supporting this program and how you can be part.

8 reasons why your website is not converting

Last week, I got a call from a friend with several complaints about her online business such as: visitors not frequenting her website, the few ones who did only viewed about one or two pages then disappeared without actually buying from her.

Something every business owner should realize is that having a website is one thing, and getting the site to win conversions is another completely different undertaking.

It’s true that good design often results in more visits, but sometimes, other factors beyond the control of the designer may come into play, resulting in poor lead conversion and minimal business activity.

After reviewing her website, here are some faults I found on her website. If your website is also not generating the necessary leads, any of these could be the reason:

  1. Poor or non-responsive website design
    The first 10 seconds a user visits a website is a key determinant to whether he stays or leave. Does your website look old fashioned? These days, most people browse the internet on their mobile. Is your website responsive – does it display well on different screen sizes? Remember – first impressions count. If you need to ask someone to visit your website and give you a honest feedback of what they think about it, please do.
  2. Poor SEO (Search engine optimization)
    Here’s a task for you: Visit Google, enter a phrase relating to your business. If you run an online store to sell watches, type something like this “Where to buy quality wristwatch in Lagos”. As you see, Google brings up results with websites that are optimized. If your website is on that list, you’re lucky, if not that’s one of the reasons visitors don’t frequent your website because they just don’t see you when they search. Do something about it!
  3. NO unique value proposition
    Why are you better than other brands selling the same thing? Are your product/services cheaper, or has better quality, or both. Know the “something extra” and put the reason in a catchy line near your logo. Sell yourself!
  4. No call-to-action
    After you’ve successfully impressed your website visitors with your great products or services, you need to close the sale – or at least navigate them towards where they can do what you want them to do; BUY. Always have a clear proposition that tells the customer how to buy.
  5. Inactive or Non-existent blog
    Your blog is the best way to connect with your customers and attract new ones. It’s the best place to show off your expertise, and show customers that you understand their needs and have what it takes to help them solve their problems. It also helps you increase your Search Engine visibility. If you aren’t blogging weekly (at least), you are missing out on a valuable opportunity to drive traffic to your site.
  6. No email opt-in
    The first time someone stumbles on your website, it is not likely that they will buy immediately. You have to design a way to make them come back to your website periodically. If you allow them to just go away without taking their details, they will most likely forget your website address. The day they need your service, they just won’t be able to remember the name of your website or they won’t even have you at the top of their minds. I advise you step it up, and ask for their email address so that you can stay in touch.
  7. Not properly connecting with customers
    Believe it or not, your website is the beginning of the sales process. A lot of people expect to be able to connect to someone if they need to ask questions, or they may want to buy from a person instead of a machine. Make the journey to the sale as convenient and friendly as possible. Ensure the email address and phone numbers displayed on your website are working in case a customer tries to get across. If you’re not able to respond immediately, ensure you will get back to the person with the query within 24 hours.
  8. Trust
    Today, customers are more aware. Customer now do a kind of background assessment or review before making purchase. If you’ve won awards, reviews and endorsements, proudly display them on your website. This way you easily earn their trust. Don’t forget to request ratings and feedback from previous customer – this can be the ultimate sales tool to show your brand delivers. Use it!

I hope this post has been able to shed some light into your questions and doubts. If it did, please tell me in the comments below, and kindly share it using the share button below.

If you still have challenges with your website converting and would like to talk to us about it. We would be more than happy to help. Let’s hear from you.

Young Developer? Codulab invites you to her CodeClass Hackathon

As part of efforts to foster collaboration among Nigerian undergraduates and create better problem solvers, Codulab presents her first CodeClass Hackathon tagged “Hack FUNAAB”.

Hack FUNAAB is a fun, fast paced, strenuous, yet highly rewarding event where undergraduate students, developers/coders, designers, strategists, and enthusiasts anywhere around Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), University of Ibadan, Babcock University, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and Federal College of Education, Osiele; come together to build something for the web and win awesome prizes.

The challenge will be a skill-test where developers and designers will be asked to create an original application, plugin, or anything that can fit either inside a mobile phone or a web browser.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Every student who attends or reside around FUNAAB, University of Ibadan, Babcock University, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, and Federal College of Education, Osiele – Software developers, programmers, makers, UI/UX designers, tech enthusiasts, and all who wants spend their time watching others hack to create amazing solutions through coding.

WHERE: Former ICTREC Building, FUNAAB.

WHEN: November 26th, 2016

TIME: 10am-5pm

There will be five teams competing with two teams emerging winners. Register to attend

Codulab Launches Free Codeclass in FUNAAB

In a quest to reduce the rate of graduate unemployment in Nigeria, we lunched free CodeClass in 2015 to equip students across tertiary institutions with relevant technology skills to become meaningful contributors and better problems solver upon graduation.

Early in the year, we made a commitment to extend this opportunity to an average of 200 students across 10 universities. Having launched in 3 universities already, today, we are happy to launch Codeclass at the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB), making her the fourth university benefiting from the codeclass for the year, while we are work towards achieving the remaining 6 institutions.

The program began on 20th of July, 2016 with 18 students in attendance. New students who would like to join the program are encouraged to signup at www.codeclass.com.ng

This is only as far as we have come. As Nigerians, our great communal force is needed to make this work. We must seize the opportunity and enable the communities around us. There’s more work to be done, more people to be reached, and all hands has to be on deck. See the amazing list of organizations supporting this Program and how you can be part.

Join us as we build a better and more equipped university graduates!

How to decide the right professional for your web project

When it’s time to build a new website or upgrade and existing website, most people get confused when trying to decide between hiring a web designer or a web developer to get the job done.

There are developers whose major focus is getting the website function seamlessly and they don’t really want to bother themselves about having to figure out what color should be used where. On the other hand, there are people who are very keen about the look and feel of every elements on each pages of the website, and want to be less bothered about how form data are sent to the database.

When deciding the right professional to get the job done, it is very important to know what role each person plays. The infographics from Crazyegg gives an insight on how to decide the right professional to hire for your web project.

Are you starting a project soon? Have you decided which professional you need for your next project? We would be happy to answer other questions you might have to help you make better decisions when deciding a web agency for your project.

We would like to know if this article has been helpful to you. Kindly tell us in the comment section.