BOOK REVIEW
THE GRADUATE CODE
'In every Professional is a student wanting to learn and in every student is a professional waiting to earn.
The Graduate Code connects both realms together'……Dr. Akanimo Odon

Scintillating, each paragraph packed with real life experiences that answer the questions every 21st century graduate is asking. Dr Akan is a storytelling maverick with a timely message
- Dr Anita Benson, Founder Embrace Melanin and YALI Fellow NIGERIA


Real life experiences exposed for all. I recommend that every student and graduate has a copy in an attempt to create a better path for their future
Victor Moinina, PhD Student, Pan African University Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Yaoundé, CAMEROUN


The Graduate Code made me realize the volume of resources I have within and around me, and how to utilize them to become the woman of my dreams. Reading it is a privilege for all students, fresh graduates and professionals
- Akunna Oyedum, Communication Specialist Novartis Africa NIGERIA


I could not drop this book. It forced a compelling mind shift in me. Every student and professional who engages with this tool is set for a marked change in life. Well done Dr Odon
- Bolanle Enang, MD Capacity Growth Consult SOUTH AFRICA


An exciting eye-opener on how to harness the opportunities available for both the unemployed and employed student. It has transformed my mind
- Caroline Atuzarirwe, Lecturer, Business School Makarere University UGANDA


As a former Vice Chancellor, Chairman of Inter University Council for East Africa, and currently a Chair of African Scientific Research and Innovation Council., this is an eye opener and and a must-read book for all scholars, Professors, students, professionals and the general public to better understand the intrigues and opportunities of attaining and utilising  degree
- Prof Ratemo W. Michieka KENYA


This book contains so many simple codes to instantly transform a professional life. The government should have it as an instrument to fight against unemployment, every young person should read it before getting their degrees and for professionals, it’s a must have
Caludia Togbe, PhD Student in Public Law, African Union and ECOWAS Political Governance and Elections Consultant & Founder Origine Terre Cotonou, BENIN REPUBLIC


Reading graduate code gave me a sense of conscious direction. It is a book every student and graduate needs. As a postgraduate student it will help you take giant strides, bringing you closer to your destination with effective resources. Professionally, it serves as an awakening to resources and opportunities around you
- Afolakemi Ogunnubi, Postgraduate Researcher, Leeds University Business School, UNITED KINGDOM


Great empowering book for everyone, to develop the right mindset and to create the strategy in self-developing to become the future leader and entrepreneur. Through self-awareness, critical thinking plus knowledge-based evidence are equal power for your own success and determination
- Latifa Anda, International Business Development EMEA and CO-founder Mentor-Lelo, NORWAY


Finally, my degrees, interests and hobbies can now share a table after I was introduced to The Graduate Code
- Adepeju Prince, School Tutor NIGERIA


A captivating book that demystifies success for undergraduates, graduates and young professionals!! Dr Odon shares a wealth of resources and amazing life experiences that are sure to cause a paradigm shift towards success! A must read!
Prof Rose-Margaret Ekeng-Itua, Professor of Engineering, Ohlone College, California USA


The Graduate Code is a diagnosis of lived experiences, expectations and conflict between perceptions and reality. It’s the architecture of a graduate’s life and path to success
Herbert Tato Nyirenda – Academic Researcher/Lecturer, Copperbelt University ZAMBIA


I appreciated the Graduate Code for its fascinating explanation about the baffling subject of entrepreneurship. This is a breathe of fresh air for all young people and graduates teaching that trying new things can be scary but fulfilling
- Cisante-Charles Dzimwasha – Business Reporter at Zimpapers and Journalist at the Zimbabwe Mail, ZIMBABWE


In my eyes, the Graduate Code has the unique ability to answer the most important and recurrent questions raised by Millennials on job opportunities and what is helpful and needful in career pathways for generations to come
Lionel L.G. Issombo, Student BA Politics and International Relations, Lancaster University GHANA


Timely, relevant, thought-provoking …Dr Odon’s keen insight could not be more useful to the burgeoning youth population of Africa. Relatable, as he shares his own experience which is universal across our continent. A must read if you want to be part of the new wave of the African Renaissance
- Natasha Omokhodion Banda, Entrepreneur, MD 99Cents Communications ZAMBIA


Dr Akan’s compelling account is experiential, thought provoking and crisp. A pertinent compass for students at the cusp of their professions and professionals embedded in their careers. The Graduate Code is a mentorship companion I wish I had as a student and hope every student can have
Lily Mburu, Lawyer, Scholar and Governance Consultant, KENYA


I have seen Dr Odon at work many times and it is a joy to behold. Whether inspiring students about their careers or corralling a room full of Vice Chancellors and Chief Executives into challenging their preconceptions, his boundless energy, keen insights and deep love for Africa are infectious. This is exactly what he captures in the Graduate Code, a book for all
Ibrahim El-Mayer, Regional Manager, Middle-East and Africa, University of London, UNITED KINGDOM


A Guidebook, a compendium, the ultimate code, a must read. Well now, ‘the constitution’ that every graduate should read, reflect on and adopt, for a successful career. Dr. Odon, Africa and indeed the world will be forever indebted!!!
- Mohammed Ruwange, Oil and Gas Faculty Lead, School of Law, Strathmore University KENYA


What a fascinating read. The Graduate Code provides an abundance of practical amid multilateral examples on how to strategically plan beyond a degree and study for a career ahead. A must-have book for all university students
- KRISZTINA MORRIS, Founder Plan B Consulting, PR Practitioner, CSR Lecturer, University of the Sunshine Coast, AUSTRALIA


Challenging, provocative, and engaging. The Graduate Code explodes some of the myths about career planning and provides an accessible, simple guide to how every single student can fulfill their dreams
- Ambassador Tim Clarke - Former EU Ambassador to Ethiopia and Tanzania


‘insightful, delightfully crafted as a practical career handbook for all students, graduates and professionals, and anybody else who wishes to learn how to be productive in the new economy
- ex -Chairman Africa at Schlumberger


Akanimo Odon has done a tremendous service with this work. The Graduate Code is an influential book, essential reading for young people interested in bridging the gap between what society throws at them and what they could be. It offers a timely message to 21st century students and graduates faced with diverse challenges that threaten their academic and professional path
- Stephanie Linus (nee Okereke), multi-award actress, director and producer