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|2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 10:29pm On Dec 18, 2017|
Who applied to the 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship - Young African Leaders Initiative?
How are you preparing for next month's interview?
Any interview tips?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by D5000y: 12:36am On Dec 19, 2017|
AkunnaTochi:Have you been contacted?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 6:30am On Dec 19, 2017|
Nobody has been contacted yet. The invites will start rolling in by January. I'd like to know if anyone knows what the interview is like.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Tochez1: 6:23am On Dec 30, 2017|
I got a tect message on d 28th of Dec but am yet to confirm the authenticity. Has anyone gotten same
Congratulations! You have been selected for YALI Interview scheduled for January 15, 2018. The interview will take place in Enugu. An email indicating the venue and time will be sent to you during the weekend. Thank you.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 2:27pm On Dec 30, 2017|
No. I never received above.
Did you apply for the Mandela Washington Fellowship?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by GucciOluwa: 8:57pm On Dec 30, 2017|
I got a similar message yesterday. The only difference is the venue. Mine is Calabar.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 4:59am On Dec 31, 2017|
That means invites have started rolling out.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by hollo: 7:32pm On Dec 31, 2017|
I got the message too. I have been waiting for the mail all through this weekend. The weekend is almost over......
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by GucciOluwa: 8:15pm On Dec 31, 2017|
I got the mail this evening. It's basically time, date and venue. You have to acknowledge receipt though and indicate your availability.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 8:40am On Jan 01|
I'm yet to receive a mail. But I tap into your blessing. Happy new year.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by ollyboy009(m): 11:56am On Jan 01|
I received an invite via email yesterday and i have also confirmed my availability. My interview is slated 10th of january.
Do we have anyone in the house that can share his/her experience on what to expect at the interview?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by GucciOluwa: 3:43pm On Jan 01|
Please where's yours holding?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by ollyboy009(m): 5:55pm On Jan 01|
GucciOluwa:No 2 watercarington, VI
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Tochez1: 6:06pm On Jan 01|
I finally got the mail yesterday.. My interview is on the 15th at Enugu.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 8:23am On Jan 02|
Congratulations now that you are
through to this stage.
It says a lot about you to have made
it this far. Now make it count.
This stage is as competitive as the
application stage and you need to
give it you best.
Follow these tips to improve your
chance of making it through:-
1. Master your essays
Your interview will be based on
your application. You need to prove
that you wrote it yourself and that
you are passionate about the
leadership mission you outlined.
Ensure you articulate how you
expect the YALI Mandela
Washington Fellowship to help you
on your path to achieving your
mission. Go through the objectives
of the YALI initiative and ensure
your link your personal motives
with the overall goal of the program.
2.Show that the fellowship will make
a difference for your work
The panelists will like to know why
you want to go on the fellowship
after all there are many similar
opportunities online and within
your country to advance your
You must therefore state clearly how
going on the fellowship will make a
difference in helping you achieve
your mission. Ensure you articulate
the value you bring on the program-
to your country, your host
institution, your host community
and the cohort you join.
3. Espouse the principles of servant
Your responses should show that you
are a true servant leader-not one
who is out for himself alone.
How do you intend to ensure that
others benefit from you going on the
fellowship? How are you currently
organizing your work to benefit
others in your community? If you
are not consumed with passion
about serving the weak in your
community, you cannot be a
Mandela Washington Fellow.
4. Show interview etiquette
Dress like a leader. Ensure you
maintain eye contact and hand
shake firmly. Take your seat only
when offered and be polite. Master
the names of the panelists-better
you write them down when they
introduce themselves and refer to
them by their first names through
Show confidence through your
voice-project and sit up on your
seat. When leaving say thank you
with a smile and a slight bow and
gently close the door behind you.
Stay smiling all through.
5. Engage and be engaging
Maintain the conversation. Be a
pleasure to talk with and ensure you
ask at least an intelligent question
especially as the interview draws to
Note that your panelists will be
experts in your track and your
questions can serve to show the
value you will bring on the study
part of the fellowship .
The greatest leaders are those who
ask the most thought provoking
questions and who are humble
enough to seek answers from others.
I look forward to welcoming you
as a Mandela Washington Fellow.
Guys, I got that from a blog and I hope it helps. Kindly wish me luck too. I'm yet to receive an invite.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by GucciOluwa: 6:11pm On Jan 02|
Thanks dear. God's favour
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 6:25pm On Jan 02|
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by congenial: 2:58pm On Jan 10|
How was your interview today, hope it went well?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Firebomb: 5:01pm On Jan 12|
My interview is slated for January 23 in Abuja. Anybody doing same? Let's put heads together and blow them away! And for those who have done their interviews, kindly assist with what to expect.
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 6:50pm On Jan 13|
When did you get your invite?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Firebomb: 8:42pm On Jan 13|
About 3 days ago.
I think they are inviting people in batches, because a friend who applied under the Civic Leadership track got his mail before me. His interview is on January 16, while mine is for Public Management and it is on the 23rd.
What track did you apply under?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Nobody: 9:33pm On Jan 13|
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Marunz(f): 2:42pm On Jan 29|
I'm yet to receive email or text message... could it be that they r starting from the southern/eastern Nigeria? I'm in Jos
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by merleek: 5:01pm On Feb 16|
Hello guys, so I was invited for the MWF interview for January 23, 2018 in Jos. However, I went there but they didn’t show up. The hotel receptionist told me they made reservation but didn’t show up. I emailed them but they didn’t reply. And I heard rumors that US govt shutdown affected the embassy. Has anyone experienced such, especially those in Jos ?
|Re: 2018 MWF - YALI by Firebomb: 6:28pm On Feb 16|
So sorry about this Merleek.
I was scheduled to interview on January 23 in Abuja. However, on the January 22, I was texted by the US Embassy notifying me of a reschedule due to the US government shutdown. I eventually had my interview on January 30.
Have you tried calling their number? In the mail which was sent, a US Embassy line was provided. Check it and dial. I hope you find further answers. Even if they decided not to go ahead with interviews in Jos, I think that invited semifinalists deserve to be informed. It demonstrates lack of courtesy.
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