Postgraduate Students Achieve Goals with Distinction
Ms Premalia Naidoo and UKZN staff member, Ms Christinah Mulaudzi received their Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management qualifications which they graduated with distinction at the recent Spring Graduation ceremony.
Naidoo says she is using knowledge gained from her studies to further her family business.
‘This qualification has taught me so much as it has moulded me into a better person and I am using all that I have learned to upgrade our family corporate travel company,’ said Naidoo.
She describes how studying part-time was a challenge for her as she had to juggle between her studies and working in her family business but says developing good friendships during her studies made it easier to overcome challenges and stressed that having a good support system was vital.
‘My support system comprised my amazing parents and husband - with their support and encouragement, I was able to persevere and overcome my challenges and meet deadlines,’ she said.
Mulaudzi says when she enrolled for the qualification, all she wanted was to advance and empower herself with knowledge and is ecstatic to have completed it with distinction.
‘When I realised that I had obtained the qualification with distinction, it was a bonus and it goes to show that hard work really does pay off and all my sleepless nights were not in vain,’ said Mulaudzi.
She also stressed that trying to juggle work, studies and family is indeed a very challenging task but her husband and colleagues support had a meaningful impact in helping her cope.
‘The little things that my husband did which he thought did not matter made such a difference. I also received different kinds of support from my amazing colleagues, be it academic, emotional or informational and I cannot thank them enough,’ said Mulaudzi.
Both students plan to start a Master of Business Administration degree next year and Naidoo hopes to continue harnessing her undying passion to acquire academic and business success.
Words by: Reatlehile Moeti
Photographs: By Abhi Indrarajan and supplied