In a Class of His Own
Mr Tharish Sooruth has graduated in a class of his own – the only BSc Honours summa cum laude graduate in Computer Science on the Pietermaritzburg campus. And his hard work has paid off in the world of work - Sooruth is currently a graduate trainee at First National Bank.
‘To graduate summa cum laude is a great honour and one that I never expected,’ said Sooruth, who got over 80% for all modules in his degree, graduating in the minimum possible time.
When asked about his future plans, Sooruth said he was aiming for success in the corporate world, sharing innovative ideas and excelling in his area of expertise. ‘I would like to have a positive effect on the people I meet and continue to learn every day,’ he said.
Sooruth has the following advice for fellow students: ‘Never give up on your dreams and ambitions, and strive to encourage yourself to achieve success. Always seek help when needed and never be afraid to speak out.’
Sooruth said that it was those people who were closest to him, namely, his parents, family and friends, who were his greatest inspiration. ‘Their continuous support, motivation and guidance helped me to get to where I am today. For this I am most grateful.’