- Social media users have celebrated a talented young man on securing a job with a US car-making giant, Tesla
- Tobenna Uzuegbunam who had built a drone from the scratch described working with Tesla as nothing short of a dream
- He expressed joy in the job and his team members, describing them as part of the things that make him the happiest person
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A young man who built a drone from the scratch by himself has celebrated getting a job with US company Tesla.
Making the announcement in a LinkedIn post, Tobenna Uzuegbunam stated that he is still in shock at the thought that he now works in the top electric car-making company.
The full-time product engineer at Tesla stated that he knew there was need to invest in himself before any company would want to do so.
He said doors close for bigger ones to open
Tobenna appreciated God for guiding him and expressed hope that his story inspires others to understand that some doors close so that bigger ones will open.
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The talented man described himself as the happiest person and went on to shower encomiums on his team members.
His post read in part:
"...My experience has been nothing short of a dream. The crazy part is, it all started with me building a drone from scratch as a sophomore because I had no internships. I knew I had to invest in myself before any company would want to invest in me.
"4 months later I got my first internship as a controls engineer.
"From being my first ever internship to being my first full-time job. Almost 3 years and 3 Tesla internships apart..."
Social media users celebrate him
Priscilia Amadi wrote:
"It's the grit for me. If no one invites you to their table build yours... I'm glad you did, I can relate to being in shock, some opportunities can take your breath away.
"Congratulations Tobenna Uzuegbunam."
Carlos G. remarked:
"Congratulations. Wow! I just want to give an observation. If you built a drone from scratch your sophomore year. You could have ended up building a drone company."
James Akinfemi Caulcrick wrote:
"Congratulations Son, inspiring.
"But do remember the Home country Ng. and its people without proper nor stable Electricity and in dire need of such amazing experience & expertise.
"Its a pipe dream to build an akin Factory there. Your imput & that of many others alike beggars. Again Kudos! And keep the Blessed Flag flying . Stay Safe and Blessed. Cheers x."
Jose Ekay said:
"I wish best of luck.
"I'll always like to remind you of the need to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
"Thanks a lot."
Oyinbo company takes young Nigerian man who makes drones to Finland
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a student has showcased the aircraft he made for his final year project.
The Imo State University, Owerri student-designed and constructed a surveillance drone.
Demonstrating its use in a video he shared on LinkedIn, the mechanical engineering student Tochukwu Egbujor took delight in the eventual success of the aircraft despite the challenges.
Speaking more on the challenges faced during its creation, Tochukwu while responding to comments said he and his team members had to improvise as some parts of the aircraft were difficult to work with.