Oluseun Joaquim: Dillard University’s 2017 Top Graduating Student hails from Lagos, Nigeria
Two students were recognized during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 13 as the top graduates in Dillard University’s Class of 2017. Valedictorians Aaliyah Cummings and Oluseun Joaquim each earned a 4.0 grade point average.
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an accounting and finance major from Lagos, Nigeria, has accepted full-time employment at Deloitte & Touche. Prior to her job offer, Joaquim completed impressive summer internships at JP Morgan as a Credit Trading Analyst and as an Assurance Launch Intern at Ernst & Young.
Joaquim is the recipient of a Dillard University Institutional Scholarship and the Benjamin E. Mays-Samuel Dubois Cook Presidential Scholarship.
Joaquim, who describes herself as a global citizen, is passionate about the financial industry. She has garnered leadership experience in a number of organizations serving as President of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), President of Dillard University’s Investment Club (DUIC), Lead Fellow in Dillard’s Melton Foundation, a global citizen organization, and Vice President of African World Network Organization (AWNO). In addition, Joaquim is a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Alpha Chi Honors Society, the Pearson Student Advisory Board (PSAB), and Global Shapers, New Orleans.
Joaquim is already laying the foundation for her mentorship platform, MentsPower, to help African American high school students achieve educational goals. She has completed nearly 577 hours of community service volunteering in such places as the University of Northampton, England, Change Makers exchange program and Martin Luther King Charter School in New Orleans.
Joaquim graduated from Air Force Secondary School in Ikeja, Lagos where she was valedictorian of the class. She enjoys photography, motivational speaking, modeling and dancing. She is the daughter of Adefunke Joaquim and the late Akinwunmi Richard Joaquim.