Bright Future Ahead for Bachelor of Business Science Cum Laude Graduates
Academically talented Bachelor of Business Science cum laude graduates, Mr Chadley Allkins, Mr Thasvir Maharaj and Ms Sanaya Meherjina, are looking forward to using their qualification to unlock their potential.
For Allkins, getting involved in his family’s business from a young age nurtured his love for finance which led him to pursue an academic career in the field.
‘I was motivated to study finance by my upbringing in a home that ran a business that offers Mobile Hydraulic Repair Services to various companies. During semester breaks, I helped with administration and also got to practice the principles I learned later in my studies to improve the business’s systems,’ he said.
During his studies, Allkins got an opportunity to travel overseas as an exchange student attending Drake University in the United States which was a valuable learning experience.
‘I would describe the experience as eye opening because it exposed me to a mix of new ideas, experiences and people, meaning one is bound to grow as an individual,’ he said. ‘During that time I got to meet people from all over the world and study in a new environment and culture. I experienced a more practical education in the USA and this helped me understand the theory much better when I returned home. My plans for my future career is to become a sourcing and integration specialist and eventually earn some form of leadership role whether a director or possibly CEO,’ said Allkins.
Growing up in Pakistan and moving to South Africa led to Meherjina developing an interest in how the economy works and the pursuit of an academic career in finance.
‘I believe that my degree, Bachelor of Business Science, is a huge stepping stone in pursuing a career in the academic field. This four-year degree has built an excellent foundation by providing me with abundant knowledge in the field of Economics,’ said Meherjina.
Meherjina is currently pursuing her Masters in Economics and aims to expand this knowledge and contribute to the field through research in the labour market.
For Maharaj, his ultimate goal of becoming an entrepreneur meant he needed a solid financial grounding.
‘I didn’t always know what I wanted to do however I always had an affinity for business and felt that finance would be a good platform. During my years at university I realised I would like to be in the consulting industry and I have been lucky enough to do so now. However my ultimate goal is to one day make a name for myself in my own entrepreneurial venture,’ he said.