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Many lessons learnt
Because of IMM Graduate School, I have been able to excel in my job.
I first graduated – as top student in my class in 2017, with a Diploma in Marketing Management (Cum Laude). I also completed my Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Marketing in October 2018.
I started my studies with the IMM Graduate School in 2015 after getting recommendations from experienced marketers and friends. I was also looking for a marketing qualification with a reputable, stable and internationally recognized provider of higher learning.
I have been able to excel in my job, because my modules have moulded me into the good marketer that I am – being exposed to various concepts, models and frameworks that marketers need for effective execution of their strategies.
The biggest challenge I faced during my studies was trying to balance school, work and family commitments. I learnt through trials and tribulations that although distance learning is challenging, it forces students to identify and solve problems using critical and creative thinking. This experiential learning and dynamic educational approach which integrates studies with practical experience has contributed meaningfully to my development.
In particular, the sales module gave me a huge advantage in the market place by helping me to understand and apply selling skills, strategies, practices and techniques.
I will use these life skills in my career and private life to make a real contribution to the marketing world through critical evaluation of information and situations.
Where am I today?
I currently work in the Sales and Marketing department of Nelspot Brands – a Zimbabwean detergent company.
I achieved my dream of graduating
Nozwelethu M. Nxumalo
Applying at IMM Graduate School was very easy and convenient. There are trained consultants who focus on you and ensure that the registration process is as swift as possible.
I googled for schools to study Marketing in Johannesburg, and was drawn to the IMM Graduate School. It specialises in marketing, and I believe that specialisation guarantees professionalism and great results.
Applying at IMM Graduate School was easy. There are trained consultants who focus on you and ensure that the registration process is as swift as possible.
I registered at IMM Graduate School Milpark in 2012. The classes were in a professional environment, and we had very dedicated and helpful lecturers. My studies went well.
In 2016 I got a full-time job working as an assistant to the Operations Manager and in 2018, I made it and finally my dream of graduating with an IMM Graduate School degree became a reality. I had preached so many times to family and friends about what an amazing institution the IMM Graduate School was.
The courses and the time frame to study were conducive, especially for someone like me, who had to relocate to Eswatini (Swaziland), in 2016. I also loved that IMM Graduate School provided exam centres that were close to me.
I would like to thank IMM Graduate School for giving me such a wonderful opportunity. IMM has proved to have the student’s best interest at heart. I will register for my Honours next year 2020.
Where am I today?
I am currently working for a Transport Company in Eswatini as Operations Administrator and obtaining my degree has given me the confidence to pursue Marketing options.
Perseverance is what it’s all about
I lost loved ones, endured financial stress and at times the challenges almost pulled me back. Nonetheless, perseverance held me and here I am.
My journey with IMM Graduate School has been interesting, challenging and fulfilling. When I enrolled with IMM Graduate School, I had gone into Post Natal depression after I gave birth to my third child. I suffered from amnesia and was emotionally detached from everything. I thank my family for supporting me and encouraging me to pursue my diploma. With the help of friends, I managed to pass most of my modules.
Given the economic situation in my country, I endured financial strain and I failed to graduate with my class of 2015. In 2018, after receiving financial support from my family, I managed to complete the remaining 5 modules. It has been a tiring journey, which has made me grow in so many ways.
Where am I today?
Now that I have gained my memory fully, I believe I can achieve anything that I set my mind on. I believe I will be able to pursue my BBA in Marketing as well as the BPhil. I see myself as a marketing consultant, given the knowledge that I’ve been equipped with by IMM.
Heading for a bonus
Ever since I studied at IMM, I have been recognised at work through my contributions to team and organisational strategy.
I experienced some financial hardships, as my work place only assisted with two module payments. My wife is also studying and my kids’ school fees made it hard but I am glad I completed my studies despite the financial challenges.
I managed to complete my Post Grad Diploma while having to balance work pressure in my two jobs and being an involved father of three primary going kids who needed help with homework and having to attend their soccer matches. Ever since I studied at IMM, I have been recognised at work through my contributions to team and organisational strategy. I also achieved my personal development goals which should get me a bonus.
Where am I today?
I want to rest this year and put my knowledge to good use, but I intend to continue my studies with IMM in order to reach and complete my Master’s.
THE FIRST SINGLE STEP IS ALL IT TOOK
I gained invaluable skills and knowledge through my IMM studies, which I will apply and carry over even after my retirement.
Finally, my journey at IMM has come to fruition with my achievement of a Higher Certificate in Marketing. The journey to success was both challenging and rewarding and through persistent hard work, commitment and patience, what had to be done has been successfully completed. It is important to note that most goals are achievable, and any dream is possible with the right attitude, focus and mind-set.
The ancient Chinese proverb “A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step” (Chao Tzu). teaches us that even for the longest and most difficult venture, there is a starting point which begins with small steps.
Where am I today?
I started this journey, two years ago and now have reached my destination with an achievement of a Higher Certificate in Marketing. I gained invaluable skills and knowledge through my IMM studies, which I will apply and carry over even after my retirement which is due soon on 31st October 2019.
SUCCESS REQUIRES NO APOLOGIES
While it remains important that we focus on the destination, it was the things I learnt along the way that made the journey worthwhile.
I am trained in Electrical Engineering and Marketing, and worked for an Electricity utility company before changing careers to follow a Business Consulting route. Changing careers also meant that I needed a new skill set, especially in business, and this is why I chose to study marketing. and so IMM Graduate School was my first choice. My journey has been inspired by many authors and speakers but the following saying by Napoleon Hill: “success requires no apologies; failure permits no alibis” stood out as the pushing force behind my actions. Once I completed my IMM Diploma in Marketing in 2007, I also did a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management 8 years later.
When I started out with the IMM Graduate School in 2015, they did not have an examination center in Lesotho, which obviously caused some logistical problems for me but I made a plan, and once I sorted out my exam center, like they say, the rest is history. The journey was rocky but the learning was immense. While it remains important that we focus on the destination, it was the things I learnt along the way that made the journey worthwhile. IMM support team was very responsive and I am indebted to them all.
Where am I today?
I believe in learning – I have my personal development plan all worked out and I plan to continue working on my micro and small businesses. Once I exit public office, I plan on enrolling for an online short course in leadership with IMM, beginning May 2019.
My ultimate goal is to be a Chartered Marketer with Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK and undergo their executive development program.
IMM Graduate School gracefully offers 8 years for part time studies but I managed to complete it in 4 and half years juggling many activities.
Before my journey started with IMM Graduate School in 2013, I always delayed my studies because of parenting and work. Once I decided to start my journey – my perspective changed completely.
Parenting, working full time, household chores, family functions all of these activities can be managed and accommodated around your studies. Many sacrifices were made during this time, not only emotionally but financially. My kids’ studies had to be manned by my husband and while I was set to achieve my goal, I missed numerous family functions.
In 2014 I gave up my full time job to focus on my family and studies, but I knew that every cent spent was worth it which motivated me more than anything else. Failing a subject really gets to you, well it got to me and I decided to take a 6 month break from my studies.
I do not know what it was, but something kept driving me to finish within 5 years. As soon as registrations opened in 2016 I registered for 2 new modules and the race continued.
In 2017, I re-entered the corporate market and was now more driven and motivated to prove to myself that all things are possible if we only believe! I continued with my part time studies and am proud to say that today – I have my degree.
Where am I today?
What’s next? My honours of course, I can’t wait to register once I’m financially stable again…see you soon IMM.
Hard work never goes unnoticed
Distance learning has taught me to become more disciplined, to plan better, to break down goals into realistic milestones and work fastidiously towards achieving deadlines well before the official date.
I first registered for the Diploma in Marketing in 2006. It was an increasingly stressful decision, mainly due to the fact that I could hardly afford to enrol and pay for the study units and at that specific point in time I could not afford to pay for the tutorials. This was arguably the most difficult and long-term decision that I had undertaken at that moment.
Studying part time, balancing a career and distance learning was not easy. However, it was an opportunity to think differently, it taught me to plan better, to break down goals into milestones and work fastidiously towards achieving deadlines well before the official date. This is a skill that I truly value and what carries me daily in my role and makes me even more effective at what I do.
The increased skill of time management most importantly taught me to plan for successful outcomes, despite the hurdles. During the course, I faced failure along the journey and this was not easy, but I was not planning to give up, so had to increasingly build a skill of endurance. Studying part time also gave me a deeper appreciation for financial management and budgeting. My perseverance was ultimately rewarded with me passing and achieving my degree. Years later without taking a break I further pursued and signed up for the BBA Degree in Marketing and finally graduated with a B Phil Honours in Marketing. In remaining true to my goals and achieving my dreams, I have managed to encourage my sister together with a number of my colleagues within Advertising and Marketing to study with IMM. When they look at what I have managed to achieve, they believe that it is no longer a dream and is in fact achievable.
Years later as I moved up within my studies from a certificate course to a BPhil in Marketing. I can directly correlate my success within my professional career to milestones achieved while studying towards my degrees.
Where am I today?
I recently joined FNB Cash Investment’s heading up the Premium Marketing team. I believe that my education and experience has prepared me for the opportunity and allowed me to settle into the role with enthusiasm and vigour. In addition to this, IMM has recognised me once again as a tutor for Business to Business Marketing, Fundamentals of Digital Marketing and Advanced Digital and Mobile Marketing. This acknowledgment together with my appointment at FNB has further invigorated me with more drive, passion and respect for Digital Marketing. I plan to continue with my studies and I’m currently investigating the opportunity to undertake and apply for a Master’s qualification. I’m eager to take on my next academic qualification.
WINNING ANY QUALIFICATION OF MY CHOICE
I am grateful to the IMM Graduate School for having given me the opportunity of a lifetime!
I started with entry level marketing positions while I struggled to jointly pay off my student loan. I watched as my peers soared in different industries through Junior and Mid-Management positions while they were studying part time. Needless to say, I could not afford to pay for my own studies let alone get a grant to study by the employers that I worked for over the years.
In August 2017, I entered a bursary competition at the IMM Graduate School. On Saturday the 27th of August 2017, I received a call. The lady on the line handed over the phone to a gentleman who told me that I had won a bursary. For a second, my world shut down as tears started rolling down my face. God had finally granted me the opportunity to study further.
I could choose ANY qualification of my choice on condition that I meet the minimum requirements. In 2018 I registered for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing Management and I made a promise to myself that I would complete it within 12 months. Raising funds for textbooks was amongst the challenges that I experienced during my studies. It also came with sleepless nights and weekends.
Where am I today?
I started a new job 4 month after my graduation and it is a management role. I am a Campaign Manager at Harambee now and can’t be happier. I am super excited and proud of what I have been able to achieve.
WITH THE SUPPORT OF MY BEST FRIEND & WIFE
It is a story of anxiety, pain and joy from the start to where I am at the moment. I can’t call it the finishing line yet since I am still on the way to my highest possible point, at the IMM off course.
My best friend, as well as my wife, persuaded me to start studying with IMM but I was afraid to commit myself since I perceived it as an unattainable goal due to the exchange rate, as well as the exam venue which was in South Africa. Later IMM introduced the Harare exam venue for degree students. I remember struggling to raise the money for the initial registration. Finally, I paid my assessment fees and eventually registration fees.
I managed to complete my degree with six distinctions and I never missed a single semester for any reason. I uphold the highest standards of ethics in academic circles. My motto now is “ Learning is a life time journey”.
Where am I today?
I have registered for a Bachelor of Philosophy degree (Honours). After this I will go for a Master’s degree which will take me to the summit. I want to make a difference at all the companies that will engage me. Above all I will give back to the society in return of the favour that the almighty has granted me.
Grab your opportunities
Where would I be had I not opted to study with IMM, but quickly shake the scary thought out of my mind.
I completed my matric with no funds to study, I was fortunate enough to land a full-time job 2-years after I had matriculated. Having no formal qualification, meant a very low salary, but priceless experience. I moved around the business a couple of times before meeting a Marketing Manager who was convinced I had a natural flair for marketing, and took me under her wing. But that wasn’t enough… She arranged for my company to pay my fees towards a Marketing qualification… I remember her saying “It will be an IMM qualification or nothing at all.” I was truly blessed to get this opportunity, and grabbed it!
I initially registered for the Diploma in Marketing, and this opened many doors for me. I was soon requested to join the Group Marketing Team within the organisation. Upon completion, I decided I did not want to stop there. I took a gap year, and contacted IMM once again, only this time with the intention to complete a degree. My confidence and knowledge about the field increased throughout the duration of the course. On the evening of my graduation I think back and wonder where I would be had I not opted to study with IMM, but quickly shake the scary thought out of my mind.
Hardships at University
I never gave up because I knew that I had to do it again. I kept on moving to achieve my goal.
I thought tertiary education would not challenge me more than high school did, but I was wrong. It was challenging when I had to redo a 2017 module that I failed. I redid it in 2018 which led to my completion of my higher certificate in Marketing
Spending more money on the extra module was a sacrifice, and deciding to rather study distance demanded more time, effort and discipline, but it was all worth it – I achieved great results through my hard work. I never gave up because I knew that I wanted to do it. I kept on moving to achieve my goal.
Where am I today?
With my higher certificate in marketing I was able to articulate into my BCom in Marketing and Management Science with IMM.
Full-time employee, mother, wife and entrepreneur
Today I am a full-time employee, mother, wife and entrepreneur who has developed her own product.
I began my journey with IMM in 2014 and was very excited about my future and the advantages that the IMM course would provide me. While working full-time, I established a study routine and ethic which I felt would enable me to deal with the pressures of work and study. But in November of the first year I had an ectopic pregnancy and lost our first baby. This was a traumatic time but it didn’t deter me from putting as much effort as possible into my studies. A year later, two weeks before exams, I gave birth to our first child. So while I was writing exams in the Midrand Conference Centre hall, my sweet husband (who had driven me to the exam venue) was pushing the baby in her pram in the gardens outside, waiting for me.
In January 2018, I gave birth to our second baby girl and it was during my maternity leave that I studied for the May exams.
Through pregnancy, childbirth, motherhood, and a full time job I still managed to attain distinctions in the majority of my subjects.
Where am I today?
Today, I am a full-time employee, mother, wife and entrepreneur. I have recently been promoted from a Sales and Marketing Coordinator to a Junior Product Manager.
On top of that, I was inspired by a Marketing Management Learner Guide and developed my own product. I identified a need in the consumer market, designed, developed, produced and marketed a product of my own that now sells internationally!
The skills you learn from studying marketing can help shape the way you work
If anything studying part-time taught me how to manage my time and use it to the best of my ability. It also taught me a lot about myself and how well I could deal with failures and other down times in my life.
I matriculated in 2005 and left high school to start working at Vodacom the following year, which was a dream come true for me. Thankfully, Vodacom has a bursary scheme which allowed employees to gain a tertiary education whilst working there. I was not sure what to study but after chatting to a few colleagues who were enrolled at the IMM, I decided to enrol for a BBA in Marketing Management.
Considering I had a full time job I had to opt for part-time studies and decided to take evening lectures which resulted in me having to sacrifice a lot of social time with friends and family. Working a full-day from 9:00 until 17:00 and then still attending lectures from 18:00 to 20:00 was not easy and left me feeling drained many nights. Through my three year programme, I failed five times. Every time I had to pick myself up and work harder. By being forced to re-take subjects, I had to avoid losing momentum on my existing plan of two subjects at a time and was pushed to realise my potential and ability to manage more subjects than I thought I was capable of. I had overcome my other failures over the years and decided nothing was going to get me down.
Getting my degree part-time through The IMM Graduate School allowed me to grow in the company too as I received several promotions along the way. My skills, determination and can-do-attitude were being recognised and I was given new opportunities.
Where am I today?
I am now a Product Manager of the Consumer Business Unit at Vodacom and soon to be Principal Specialist of Consumer Internet of Things. The skills I learnt in studying marketing have helped shape the way I work in my role.
There is the possibility of continuing with my honours and master’s in marketing with the IMM Graduate School. You should never stop learning and I intend to continue learning new things in as many ways as possible as my career grows.
Take advantage of all of the experiences, good and bad, they’ll all make you better at your next studying experience.
Essentially, if you have the luxury, find something that excites you and doesn’t feel like studying, take advantage of the networking platforms and informative training modules. I liked the wide creativity involved, diversity and the flexibility.
My journey at the dazzling IMM Graduate School has been characterized widely by complex new effects, dissimilar studying culture and partly with my highlights involving a touch of high and low moments. I spent many hours with study groups – learning from all and it was incredibly rewarding to be helped, focus and make plans.
Updates from the student portal, study guides and IMM website had been tremendously helpful throughout the course of study.
During my journey I have been exposed to diverse study-culture and managed to work under a wide array of assorted hands and workmanship. From sharpening skill sets to navigating the different study affairs of state and building the
network, the takeaways from those early professional experiences often prove
invaluable in shaping my growth and experience.
IMM taught me the value of hard work, the importance of being dedicated and committed to getting the assignments done, and the proud feeling you get when you succeed.
Essentially, if you have the luxury, find something that excites you and doesn’t feel like studying, take advantage of the networking platforms and wide training modules, and the study guides we receive.
I found IMM to be consistently pleasant, solid; I tackled all assignments with dedication and a smile. At times doubling work and school was not easy. I took charge and was able to present creative ideas and get the benefits.
Making time for everything
IMM was my answer and it was very flexible, I could still do all my activities, go to work and still find time to study and attend tutorials online.
I got married 10 years ago and married life took its toll on me, followed by the kids, school runs, weekend activities, visits to relatives, funeral attendances and keeping the house in order. I just felt that I did not have any time for school.
One day it dawned on me that I had not reached my professional goals and I needed to get back on the band wagon, so I started searching for an institution that could open doors to a professional journey keeping in mind that the kids still needed play time, the house still needed to be in order and a husband taken care of as well.
IMM Graduate School was my answer because it was very flexible, I could still do all my activities, go to work and still find time to study and attend tutorials online.
Where am I today?
All my prayers were answered and now I have finished my BPhil Honours Degree and have already signed up for Chartered Marketing. IMM is the best for those with similar circumstances as myself.
Never stop studying
Graduating in April 2015 made me realise that I wanted a degree with IMM.
26 July 2011, I decided I was going to enrol for the Diploma in Marketing Management with The IMM Graduate School. My biggest hurdle however was that the module fee was higher than my salary then. I approached friends, my church community and later also my employer for funding.
My first exams took place in October 2011 and with great delight I passed all the modules. Some modules challenged me immensely, like Finance and Economics. I failed both. A private tutor helped me, and I obtained a distinction in Finance. I worked for another distinction in International and Africa Marketing.
At work I was already promoted to the position of Sales Rep for my performance had greatly transformed. I wrote my last exams in 2014 and graduated in 2015.
Now that my salary was increased. I enrolled for a degree. IMM understood my situation and helped me structure my degree with two modules a semester.
Where am I today?
I am a Sales and Marketing Manager of an SME that distributes LP Gas in the whole of Zimbabwe. All thanks to IMM who gave me the fundamentals of marketing, and a broad knowledge base in Supply Chain Management. I will enrol for the BPhil, at IMM.
Knowing what you want, helps you to persevere
I plan to enrol for a Master of Philosophy in Marketing with the institution in the near future.
Shortly after completing a BA Media, Communications and Culture degree with Nelson Mandela University I had an epiphany about the type of career I wanted to pursue. Due to this recent apparition I suddenly knew I should have studied a marketing degree and I was now considering a second degree in Marketing, but through extensive research I learned about IMM Graduate School’s Post Graduate Diploma. The only issue at the time was that I needed at least three year’s work experience before I could be accepted onto the programme and I only had a couple of months’ work experience.
I started working for one of the biggest Freight & Logistics companies in the country as a Corporate Communication Practitioner, to make up the minimum three years’ work experience and even took up a few short courses in between to pass up time.
Where am I today?
Fast-forward to Friday, 20th March 2018, I graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management, and I’m currently studying towards my Bachelor of Philosophy in Marketing. I plan to enroll for a Master of Philosophy in Marketing with the institution in the near future.
My 13 Year IMM story
Hard work, faith and patience always pays off no matter how impossible it seems at time, keep pushing for what you want!
In 2005 I was busy with my Matric in the hopes of going to University. Unfortunately, my dad got retrenched and I was told that I can no longer go to University. Being very sad and disappointed as I won’t be able to join my friends I started researching other Institutions that would make it possible for me to study part time. I was very impressed and happy when I came across IMM as I could study part time, pay per subject and have a well-recognised qualification.
I completed my diploma in the 3 years but with a hefty student loan to pay back and wanting to study further I wasn’t able to continue my studies at this time. I then went and worked on a Cruise Ship in the gift shop which allowed me to earn dollars. This enabled me to pay my current student loan back and save for my future studies. Finally returning back to SA in 2013 I was able to register again with IMM and start my BPhil Honours degree, studying part time again and working as a Junior Brand Manager. I am very happy and proud to say I finally did my last subject in October 2018 and graduated March 2019!
Moral of the story – be patient. There were days where I would sit and wonder how I am ever going to finish my studies, with the pressures of life and work around me every day. My parents are poor and I had to make it happen myself, I could have decided not to go study and blame them for the rest of my life or make something of myself. Hard work, faith and patience always pays off no matter how impossible it seems at time, keep pushing for what you want!
Where am I today?
At 31 years old I finally have my BPhil Honours, age and time is not going to stop me.
It was hard work, but it was worth it.
In 2018, I remember taking myself to the harbour in Durban so that I could apply the theory learnt and I thought: This has been so worth it. My time at IMM was hard work, but it was worth it.
Coming from a family that’s dominated by professionals and academics post matric I never knew what would be MY next step. I completed my matric in 2011 and the first semester of 2012 I took a rebellious gap year full of mischievous adventures.
I started my first job on 1 December, 2013. I was committed to a 2-month contract, but with my first day in the shop I started browsing the internet to find a school which I would apply for the following year. I made working’s main objective to raise money to study further in 2014. I wanted to study in a private institution who offered a niche course. This is what I found at IMM Graduate School.
The module fees collectively with classes was beyond what I could afford considering I would be paying for my own fees. I then decided to sell my car so I could attend classes and also live close by. The lectures and spectrum were good as well as the class engagements were relatable and helpful.
Struggling to initially pass all my modules, one of my lectures advised that I take it module for module. 2015, I took one module and passed, I did the same in the second semester and passed again. I started seeing the light.
The hardest thing was not being able to register due to lack of funds but thanks to how IMM has designed the study programme and duration it made it easier to at least work and pay for my fees.
Finally, in 2018, I registered for one module and passed it and in the second semester a company, who approached me for a position with them, paid for the last module.
All it took was knowing why I started and remembering that this vision was worth holding on to. Thank You IMM, you humbled me and I am better off than when I first arrived. You have nurtured me with knowledge that I would not have dreamt of being fed anywhere else.
Where am I today?
I am a winner today because I never gave up. I ran my own race at my own pace.
It is never too late!
As a busy and committed mother of 3, wife, working full-time and active church member, the flexible study schedule gave me control of my time.
I registered for my degree with IMM in June 2015. It had been a long time coming and a lifelong dream.
Starting the course with zeal is one thing, maintaining that zeal and motivation throughout the course is another. After a long day at the office, followed by a few hours of homework with the kids, I had to find it within myself to keep motivated in order to achieve my goals. I had to stick to my study timetable indoor to succeed. I had to keep reminding myself why I started the programme.
After the first semester, I joined tutorials at a local college. Having others which shared the same challenges meant that we were able to meet to discuss difficult topics with the help of a qualified tutor.
Some of my peers taught me that one should not miss a semester no matter the circumstances. It is better to do even one module. The important thing is to keep moving.
I managed to finish my programme in 3 years. There were so many obstacles along the way. To keep myself motivated, I celebrated all my achievements.
Having a passion for my course of choice helped me to keep being inspired. I read Marketing Journals and were interested in Company Marketing campaigns.
Without the help and support of my family I would not have achieved my degree.
Where am I today?
3 years later, I am extremely proud to hold an IMM Graduate School Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Marketing Management. With hard work and dedication…IT CAN BE DONE.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
The IMM Graduate School refined my use of business language and opened my eyes to the various opportunities in my environment.
I decided to enrol with the world acclaimed IMM Graduate School to advance myself academically and professionally.
The first and worst challenge that I encountered was financial. My salary was enough to support my life, without adding more expenses like tuition fees.
The second challenge was that all parenting duties were relegated to my wife.
Presented with these two major challenges a third one resulting from my failure to attend to the two would result- our marriage became strained. In hindsight, I reckon that my excitement of finally enrolling for an IMM qualification blinded me of the obvious strain that my failure to balance my time with work. When I graduated with a Diploma in Marketing Management two years ago, I struggled to hold back my tears as I had managed to graduate with my family.
That was not the only problem I encountered though. I had other less challenging fights to prevail over like stigma and stereotyping at my workplace.
I learned to improve my efficiency and effectiveness as an employee, and also to be more adventurous. I actually helped my wife establish a family business specialising in Corporate Branding, and I am now a partner in an Events Management Company.
Where am I today?
Today, I am a confident freelance journalist, certified marketing practitioner, rising blogger and Public Relations consultant specializing in Events Management, Branding and Media Relations.