Actress Joke Silva, actor Segun Arinze and a female pilot, Enitan Dan-Faparusi, on Tuesday led other mentors to chart a path for students toward building careers and realising life ambitions.
The personalities mentored students at the Lagos State University at the university’s Second Distinguished Lecture series held at its Ojo campus.
The lecture was entitled: “Life Skills Education and Entrepreneurship Learning in the 21st Century.”
Dan-Faparusi, a US-based pilot and lawyer, advised students to endeavour to adopt the five Ds in every career.
Dan-Faparusi, also an alumna of the university, listed the Ds as desire, determination, diligence, dedication and discipline.
She said it was impossible to become an entrepreneur without being disciplined and resilient.
She added that students must be creative.
According to her, creativity earns a person attention from influential persons.
She said: “Other core skills you must adopt is innovation, critical thinking, empathy, problem’ solving ability, self confidence, time management, positivity and faith.
“Learn what you are running away from now because you might meet it later.
“I was not science inclined initially; so, I studied law and became a legal practitioner in Nigeria but after my husband was transferred to the US, and I had to resign my work to go with him, the idea of becoming an aviationist cropped up.
“Because I had no inclination to science earlier, I began to learn science from the elementary from my children and husband.”
In her advice, Silva told the students to celebrate and develop their God-given gifts.