31 August 2015 Volume :3 Issue :40

BCom Accounting Student has a Recipe for Success

BCom Accounting Student has a Recipe for Success
Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student, Ms Jyoti Maharaj with the Vice Chancellor, Dr Albert van Jaarsveld.

Being awarded the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at the 2013 Scholarship Awards ceremony for making the top 10 list of women entrants at UKZN was an indication that great things lay ahead for Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting student, Ms Jyoti Maharaj. 

Fast forward to 2015 and sure enough, Maharaj is a top achiever academically. Not only did she receive the College Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship  and the UKZN 100th Anniversary Scholarship  but was also named the Top Over All second year student at the UKZN-SAICA Awards Ceremony hosted by the School of Accounting, Economics and Finance in partnership with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). 

‘My aim is to complete my degree with distinction,’ said Maharaj. ‘In the future, the opportunities are limitless and I haven't really decided where I would like to be. 

‘The scholarship removes the financial burden on my parents. Also, I am honoured to have achieved this.’ 

The road to achieving an accounting qualification is challenging but for Maharaj, making a valuable contribution to the finance sector gives her the strength to overcome any obstacle. The fact that her father and older brothers are also involved in the Accounting profession motivates her even further.

‘Professionals in Chartered Accounting have inspired me to follow this career path. I have found that CAs are strong contributors to the business world and society,’ she said.

‘What keeps me going is ensuring I get enough sleep and having a disciplined and positive attitude.’

In her free time Maharaj enjoys meditation, listening to all types of music, reading ‘my favourite books - including Harry Potter’ - and newspapers,’ she said.

Thandiwe Jumo


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