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We made a call for BellaNaija readers to be a part of a new exciting feature series called, ‘A Peek Into The Life Of which the Team has been working on. {Click here if you missed it} We’ve been very excited by the feedback we’ve received and we’re happy with the submissions we’ve been receiving. It feels so good to get to know our readers better – what they do. So far, we’ve had four interestingly diverse features. ‘Deyemi OkanlawonChinedu Anarado Jennifer Akporehe Tosan Iwere,  Adetomi Imoteda Aladeokomo, ‘Tito Balogun , Taiwo ‘Taiyel’ Lawanson and Martins Lawrence Akande.unnamed-6

On this feature, we’re bringing a combination beauty, spunk and academia! Meet Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede – college professor and women empowerment philanthropist. She is also a Faculty Member of Political Science at Rutgers University and Farmingdale State College where she teaches Comparative Politics, African Government and Politics, Women and Comparative Political Development, America and the World and Global Issues. She is also the author of Young Woman’s Guide.

Let’s dive in and see what she’s got for us today!

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Job title
Professor of Political Science and Global Affairs and CEO of Yetunde Global Consulting.

What you do specifically?
I teach Comparative Politics, America and The World, Women in Comparative Political Development, Global Issues and African Government and Politics at the university level.

Core responsibilities
To teach college students various components of political science and global affairs.

unnamed-7How long have you been at this job?
I have been teaching at the university level for about three years now. In addition to being professor, I am also the CEO of Yetunde Global Consulting where I provide leadership development and training and organizational management for companies, non-profits, banks and institutions of education.

Highlights of your job
Being able to instill knowledge in young people and being a part of their professional and educational journey.

Downsides of your job
I love what I do, so what would be considered a downside to others is an advantage to me.

If you weren’t doing this, what would you be doing?
I would be doing this and other things. When you work with passion and know your purpose…those things remain constant.

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On a scale of 1-10, how would you grade your skill set at this job?
9.5. There’s always room for growth!

I’m living my career dream. Yes? No?
Yes.

How exciting! Now let’s see what her daily life looks like – on the average. Ready?

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Morning prayer and start to get my day ready

6:30am:
Check and respond to emails

7am:
Shower and start getting ready

7:30am:
Cook breakfast

8am:
Wake up my son, get him ready

8:30am:
Eat breakfast and head out

9am:
Drops son off to school

9:30am:
Heads to the office

10:30am:
Usually attending a faculty meeting or another business related meeting

11am:
Business meeting calls with consulting clients

12am to 5:00 [MWF]
Teaching Political Science classes

6:00pm
Physical meeting with clients

7:00pm
Often dedicated to doing Young Woman’s Guide work or attending a business or professional event

7:30pm
If I am home, I put my son to sleep by 7:30 latest 7:45 pm.

8:00pm
Start rounding up the day. Of course still checking emails and responding which is an all days task.

9:00pm
I do relaxing exercises and yoga techniques.

10:00-1:00am
Writing briefs, client updates, often on a late conference call and grading papers

2:00am
I am starting to wind down and now heading to bed.

And the day begins again at 5/6am again. I have a great schedule which I am afforded that due to my profession as a professor, consultant and global speaker.

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Thank you, Yetunde, for giving us a peek into your life. We enjoyed it very much and we’re inspired by the work! For more information on this amazing woman, check out Yetunde’s website
If you’re interested in being a part of this series, please send an email to features(at)bellanaija(dot)com.

36 Comments

  1. Dr. N

    October 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    Raises hand. Where can I sign up for classes?
    Gorgeous, Ambitious, Brilliant!

    • metar

      October 5, 2015 at 8:38 am

      This article is quite unclear….
      So it is misleading to present one’s self as a senior academic..
      More research should have been conducted prior to publishing this piece.
      First the lovely young lady is not listed on the faculty’s directory at Rutgers University
      Second her LinkedIn lists her as an adjunct which is great for a your aspiring frsh PhD graduate academic who is making her way within academia.
      Note that it takes many, many years to be a senior/full professor with a speciality. I speak from experience and a place of love. Particularly as a fellow senior academic minority within a gendered space.

    • Naija Vix.

      October 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      Rutgers University has 3 campuses. You probably went to the website of the main campus (New Brunswick) and that’s why you didn’t see her listed there.

  2. Corolla

    October 2, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    SOunds like a dedicated hardworking woman. She is gorgeous too!

  3. jide

    October 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    See ladies. You don’t have to lay on your back and sleep with other women’s husbands to have a fab life. Yetunde is a BAE

    • Melanie

      October 2, 2015 at 6:07 pm

      Lmao! You are a guy and you talk like this. Na wa for you sha Yoruba version of Bruno…. #TrueTalk

    • jide

      October 2, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      And you are between my legs sratchingg my testicles to boldly attest I am a guy?

    • Laura

      October 5, 2015 at 4:35 pm

      lol……@yoruba version of Bruno

    • Damilola

      October 2, 2015 at 6:59 pm

      Can you direct it to the useless husbands/men who allow such as well, it’s not just women.
      Anyway, gosh I love to see beautiful, intelligent and professional women. And this hit me in a soft way bcos this is my area of study, political science. I have special admiration for women who excel terrifically in a male dominated field like law and politics.
      I might pay a visit to Rutgers uni just to meet this incredible woman.

    • Laura

      October 5, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      This is such a silly comment on a public platform. Not all ladies ”’sleep their way to the top”’

  4. Olu

    October 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    A strong black gorgeous and fun-loving Nigerian woman.

    I am proud

  5. Austar

    October 2, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    She didn’t mention “husband”…. So am guessing she is a single mother… Kudos to you ma”am

    • Anon

      October 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      What a totally redundant comment.

    • Vortex

      October 3, 2015 at 2:10 am

      An apt rely. Thank you Anon.

    • Ephi

      October 2, 2015 at 7:22 pm

      So commenter Austar, how does your guessing add or remove to anything ehn? Celebrate this gorgeous Prof up here who is doing well for herself rather than being green-eyed and petty on a blog. Nonsense

    • Joan85

      October 2, 2015 at 8:28 pm

      Kai! World people oooooo! She is very married, check out the BN post http://www.bellanaija.com/2013/09/11/a-beautiful-new-york-wedding-yetunde-osahons-celebration/
      Instead of celebrating an ambitious, beautiful woman, your own is to scrutinize her marital status! Awon aye!

    • AtL's finest

      October 3, 2015 at 2:55 am

      @ Joan85 for the link. That was very nice to view she’s indeed HOT

    • Hian

      October 2, 2015 at 11:43 pm

      Nigerian woman is here excelling. Your observation is marital status. Typical!

  6. Oluwatoyin

    October 2, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    Yetunde, you have inspired me afresh! Thank you!

  7. NaijaPikin

    October 2, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Rutgers grad in the bldg. I would have found a way to fit her class into my MBA curriculum. She seems like she’ll be a no nonsense prof.

  8. tinkerbell

    October 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    Inspirational…

  9. Enitan

    October 2, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    What a hard working lady, truly admire her. I’m not married yet and I’m dead tired when I’m back from work. Even cooking myself smthn proper to eat is a challenge. Not to talk of cooking for the family and tucking kids into bed. Hopefully I will re-adjust when the times comes. But it doesn’t look easy. I don’t know how married career women without help do it ?

  10. Anon

    October 2, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Oh yes. She has the 5Bs. Inspired. Chapeau!

  11. Fifi

    October 2, 2015 at 7:45 pm

    She is gorgeous bellisimo

  12. BBB

    October 2, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Hi BN team,

    This is a great initiative but I think we should have some level of Depth in the questions and Pre interview. Some of us read to get insights that is adding value to these individuals that we can also emulate. The details we have here are simple things that are usual for everyone.

    Would be great to know some of the things they do daily or regularly that add up to their professional growth.

    Thanks

  13. Segebee

    October 2, 2015 at 9:20 pm

    She is bae 🙂

  14. ATL's finest

    October 3, 2015 at 1:34 am

    I’m so blinded by her beauty!! Jeez in as much as I don’t really like taking Nigerian Profs, Dr’s etc .. Personal reasons best known to me. But damm I wouldn’t hesitate to jump into her class that’s if she’s was in my field :)) too sexy and way to GO PROF

  15. Manny

    October 3, 2015 at 4:15 am

    Her son sleeps from 7:30PM to 8AM? How does she achieve that? Show us the way please no joke

  16. Abena

    October 3, 2015 at 7:59 am

    She’s one fine piece of specimen! A professor who doesn’t look scruffy and is stylish? It would never get better than this!
    Really really impressed!
    Well done but I thought the interview lacked depth.

  17. Olusegun

    October 3, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Please,can someone who studied Biochemistry change to Political Science for his masters.

  18. kehinde

    October 3, 2015 at 11:25 am

    beautiful woman, respect

  19. Idomagirl

    October 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Inspired.

  20. Laura

    October 5, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    Am really shocked when i see people survive on 3-4 hours sleep. it amazes me!

  21. jojo

    October 5, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    Is this an ad? Nice one and fine woman

  22. Naija Vix.

    October 5, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    Thank you BN for posting her!! I would definitely love to contact her in the future for leadership/organizational development !!

  23. beauty

    October 19, 2015 at 11:38 am

    She sleeps for 3-4 hours a day??%!*&^ nice skin btw…

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