The MaxMe Catalyst Challenge

Sam Soyombo is excited to announce a competition that offers a unique opportunity for some of the brightest and most creative young minds to kickstart their careers through the MaxMe Catalyst Programme. This programme provides a range of valuable benefits. Ten successful applicants from Afrograms Senior School will receive:


Free training to become a Virtual Assistant


Mentoring during their preferred opportunity applications


Career guidance from a UK Careers Coach


Paid Virtual Assistants work during their opportunity pursuit

To apply, students in SS1, SS2, and SS3 must submit an essay by attempting the tasks below and emailing it to  [email protected].

Career Development Task:

  • Who are you?
  • What are you conscious of about yourself?
  • What are your competencies?
  • What would you like to create out of your consciousness and competencies?
Please use the following resources below to answer your question:
  1. Find yourself resources
  2. Discover more about yourself by taking our quizzes!
  3. Consciousness
  4. Competencies
  5. MAGIC Superpower
  6. Navigate your Careers
  7. Learning Style
  • Which opportunity are you passionate about in the next five to seven years: Education, Apprenticeship Employment, or Entrepreneurship?
  • Why have you chosen this path, and why have you not chosen the other two now?
  • If you combined any of the four opportunities, which two would you combine and why?
  • Do you prefer a single career pursuit or a combination of two? Justify your preference.
Please use the following resources below to answer your question:
  1. Opportunity Resources
  2. Education
  3. Apprenticeship
  4. Employment
  5. Entrepreneurship
  6. Navigate your Careers
  7. Learning Style
  8. Nigeria Resources
  9. Free Online Training

Write a CV and a cover letter to apply for this role; it should not be more than 500 words

MaxME Catalyst Projects: MaxME Certified Virtual Assistant Role!

Empower your future as a Virtual Assistant with MaxME Catalyst Projects!

Are you a recent school leaver or a young student looking for a fulfilling remote career with growth opportunities? Do you have a knack for organisation and a desire to help others? Then our MaxME Certified Virtual Assistant program might be the perfect fit for you!

MaxME Catalyst Projects is a coaching organisation that equips young individuals with the skills and certification needed to thrive as virtual assistants (VAs). Through our program, you'll gain the knowledge and experience to land rewarding VA positions that offer competitive pay equal to or exceeding minimum wage.

In this exciting role, you'll develop in-demand skills that will allow you to:

  • Provide remote administrative, technical, and creative support to clients.
  • Manage calendars, schedule appointments, and handle communication (emails and calls).
  • Assist with travel arrangements (if applicable).
  • Create professional presentations, documents, and reports.
  • Maintain organised databases and spreadsheets.
  • Conduct research and compile informative data.
  • Manage social media accounts (depending on the client's needs).
  • Provide excellent customer service (if applicable).
  • Take initiative on assigned administrative tasks.


To be a successful MaxME Certified Virtual Assistant, you should possess:

  • A strong desire to learn and a commitment to growth.
  • Excellent organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • The ability to manage your time effectively and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently.
  • A positive and professional attitude with a reliable work ethic.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Comfort with using video conferencing tools (e.g., Zoom, Skype).


Bonus points for:

  • Experience with project management tools (e.g., Asana, Trello).
  • A second language proficiency.


The MaxME Catalyst Projects Difference:

  • Certification: Gain a recognised certification upon successful program completion, enhancing your employability.
  • Supportive Coaching: Benefit from our expert coaches, who will guide you through the learning process and career development.
  • Industry Exposure: Get connected to a network of potential clients through our program partners.


Launch your rewarding VA career with MaxME Catalyst Projects!

Ready to take the first step?

Get a head start by crafting a solid CV and cover letter to showcase your skills and potential to employers! Our program will equip you with the knowledge to create these essential documents, but take your time! Start building your application materials today.

Let's turn your potential into reality!

Please use the following resources below to answer your question:
  1. Crafting Your CV and Cover Letter: A Symphony of Professional Storytelling

  2. Be an Awesome Learner!
  3. Strength Quizzes

To all students interested in applying for the MaxMe Catalyst Programme, please read and follow the instructions below for writing and submitting your essay:

  1. Please review the tasks listed above and make sure that your responses are a maximum of 1000 words for each task. Utilise the total word limit to delve deeply into your perspectives and insights.
  2. Each task will be graded 35 marks, so offer comprehensive and insightful responses to maximise your score.
  3. Meditate and carefully consider your responses to each task to ensure that your essay demonstrates profound thought and sincerity.
  4. Remember to utilise the resources provided in each task to help you formulate your answers. Drawing from a variety of resources will enrich your essay and demonstrate your comprehensive understanding of the topics.
  5. Take into account that your CV and cover letter carry 10 marks each. Ensure they are professionally crafted and tailored to highlight your skills, experiences, and aspirations that are most relevant to the MaxMe Catalyst Programme.
  6. For an additional 10 marks, show how you synchronise all the tasks together. Ensure that your responses to each task, as well as your CV and cover letter, all work together to present a cohesive and compelling application package.
  7. Once your essay, CV, and cover letter are completed, please email them to [email protected] with the subject line: "My MaxMe Catalyst Essay Submission - [Your Name] - SS[Your Class]".
  8. Please note that the deadline for all submissions is 11:59 PM on the 4th of August. After you submit your essay, CV, and cover letter, you should receive feedback within two weeks.

We look forward to receiving your thoughtful essays and wish you all the best in your application process.

Obtaining Old Student Sponsors Strategy:

  • I will select a panel of Old Students and another career adviser to score and select the best ten applicants.
  • We will have a team of career professionals from the old students shortlist all the essays of the 42 applicants.
  • After the initial shortlisting, the best 20 candidates will be shortlisted for virtual interviews to verify the authenticity of your essays. The shortlisting of essays will be anonymous.
  • Following the training, we will select the best 10 candidates to be presented to the Old Students platforms, detailing the support needed.
  • Interested Old Students will choose a student to support and sponsor throughout the process.
  • Successful applicants will be able to provide virtual support to old students.
  • In return, the Old Student must provide the necessary infrastructure to be an effective Virtual Assistant.
  • In cases where we do not have enough old students to sponsor the students, we will provide support to help them secure a virtual role.
  • All successful applicants will join a network of Virtual Assistants to continue developing their skills and supporting each other.

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