Qualification: Bcom Investment Management, Bcom (Hons) Financial Management (FirstStep.me says: Good Stuff!)
Why work at Standard Bank?
Apart from my passion for finance and investments, I chose Standard Bank because I believe in associating myself with a winning team/ organisation which I can relate back to my own values and beliefs.
How do you feel the programme has helped you become a better individual? A strong emphasis is placed on developing yourself and thinking about who you are and where you want to go. There are also interactive workshops, excursions and a lot of interaction with fellow students. The programme also taught me about corporate social responsibility and how to care for the community.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time: I would like to be at least in a managerial position, and have completed a professional qualification. In whatever department I am, I will work hard to succeed. (FirstStep.me notes solid ambition!)
CSR projects (zoo visit etc.) and the challenge weekend!
Everyone getting lost the first couple of days in the bank and of course you could spot the interns a mile away because we were like vultures at the free coffee machines! (FirstStep.me says no arguments we like coffee too!)
Country: Switzerland (FirstStep.me says we have been there on BreakingStereotypes and loved it too!)
Book: 7 habits of highly effective people (Stephen Covey)
Website: Fin24 and Flight Centre
Movie: Gladiator (FirstStep.me chants Maximus, Maximus, Maximus!)
Advice to the youth of the world:
Life is all about attitude, do your best in everything you do, and choose to be excellent!