Age: 22
 
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!)
 
Best moments:
 
CSR projects (zoo visit etc.) and the challenge weekend!
 
Funny moments:
 
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!)
 
Favourites:
 
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!)
 
Food: Seafood
 
Advice to the youth of the world:
 
Life is all about attitude, do your best in everything you do, and choose to be excellent!