Message From The Chancellor
Dear Students and Parents,
Welcome to IGU! As a career-oriented university, IGU’s mission is to equip students with the right skill set who could be readily employable right after graduation.
Typical scenario in the employment journey so far has been that fresh graduates from universities have been competing for entry level jobs in the industry.
Industrial leaders are naturally very skeptical in hiring fresh graduates directly for mid level positions mainly due to lack of confidence in fresh graduates as far as their reliability and effectiveness on the job are concerned.
Employers often rely on their own on-the-job training to increase the effectiveness of their fresh recruits. However, the common risk that all employers are facing after providing on-the-job training is that these recruits then tend to switch employers for better and higher positions. Therefore, this issue creates a slippery slope for both employers and fresh graduates in that the cost of training fresh graduates outweighs the potential benefits of hiring fresh graduates, hence, making both parties frustrated and worried.
IGU has been thriving to meet the emerging trends in the workplace by providing requisite academic knowledge balanced with relevant technical, soft, and personal skills which are crucial to be successful on the job. Therefore, IGU puts great emphasis on career placement services and our staff will not rest until every graduate finds a job.
Consistent with the philosophy of bridging the gap, to better prepare our students for changes in industry, IGU does not hire any faculty member who does not possess a minimum of 4 years industry experience in the field. Our faculty members are scholar-practitioners whose contributions are extremely important for our students to develop right set of technical and soft skills for employment.
Not only that IGU has been approved to operate by SCHEV as a university, but also, we are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). IGU is also recognized by the US Department of Education and ICE to enroll nonimmigrant (F-1) students and approved by the US Department of Education to participate in the Federal Student Financial Aid program thus providing affordable career-related professional development opportunities for people from all walks of life, irrespective of their socio-economic status.
IGU has been successfully creating an ecosystem between university and industry by producing a domestic skilled workforce to meet the demands in the industry, hence, bridging the gap between academia and industry. Furthermore, reliance on the H1B program has recently become a national security matter. This also highlights the importance of increasing the domestic skilled workforce to address rapid-changing demands on the emerging industries such as Cybersecurity and Information Assurance.
At IGU, we create opportunities and enable students to perform at their highest level of ability. Our dedicated faculty and staff pride themselves on a personal commitment to genuinely care for the success of its students and strive to make their experience outstanding and life changing. We honor, celebrate our individual and collective achievements and promote pride in ourselves, in our university, and in our society.
Above all, at IGU, we are committed to extend help in your career development needs. We are equipped with all necessary resources you need for achieving the success you deserve. We expect all our students to make a personal commitment to successfully achieve requisite professional growth to secure a decent job.
Your success is our success!
Best wishes to all.
Engr. Abubokor Hanip
Chancellor, Chairman & CEO