Summa Cum Laude Graduates ready to up their Skills in the Supply Chain Field
Bachelor of Commerce Honours summa cum laude graduates, Ms Rhea Harripersadh and Mr Yatheal Jeebodh, aim to use their qualification to enhance their expertise in supply chain.
For Harripersadh, pursuing this postgraduate qualification made it possible for her to explore her passion in sustainable development in South Africa.
‘I conducted research on sustainable electronic waste management in South Africa. This qualification necessitated teamwork and as a result, one really learns to work within a team and develop their leadership capabilities,’ she said.
Harripersadh’s academic achievements include achieved merit certificates for most of her modules and being selected as one of the top 30 Supply Chain Management students to participate in the Unilever supply chain business challenge.
She is currently pursuing a Master of Commerce degree, specialising in Supply Chain Management.
‘A master’s degree will help me achieve a career in academia. I aspire to make a positive impact on other students and inspire them through my academic career. Furthermore, having a postgraduate qualification from UKZN opens many doors in terms of employment opportunities,’ said Harripersadh.
Jeebodh hopes to use this newly acquired knowledge to purse a successful career in logistics and supply chain management. ‘My experience while studying has been extremely valuable as it has allowed me to grow into a critical thinker who is always searching for solutions. I really enjoyed engaging with lecturers as they had a wealth of knowledge in this field.
‘This qualification is worth having as it applies to the current working condition in South Africa as well as abroad. There is a high demand for this field and by possessing expertise in such an arena makes you marketable to companies,’ he said.