Vice-Chancellor’s Prestigious Achievers Award is a good honour to her

The Shopper Service Account Supervisor at promoting company M&C Saatchi Abel, Sivenathi Jayiya says the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestigious Achievers Award assisted her in finishing her Grasp’s diploma in Public Relations Administration, “which was the most important accomplishment of my life”.

“The best highlights of my life was being awarded with the VC Prestigious Achievers Award and graduating with a Cum Laude for my Grasp’s diploma,” Jayiya enthuses. The Stutterheim (Jap Cape)-born Promoting Account Supervisor launched into greater schooling journey at CPUT in 2013. Jayiya had initially utilized for Journalism which was what she actually wished to review however my interview letter was delivered a month after the deadline. She then forfeited her spot within the Journalism division. Her title was then forwarded to the Public Relations (PR) Division and at that time she had no concept of what PR was.

Nevertheless, Jayiya loved the course and graduated together with her Diploma in 2015 and enrolled for her BTech which she accomplished in 2016. In 2018 Jayiya registered for a Grasp’s Diploma in PR to additional equip herself in company communication, strategic communication and company social accountability with the hope of touchdown a job in company communications. Her Grasp’s diploma took longer than she had anticipated as a result of Covid-19 pandemic in 2020, “with God’s grace I managed to finish my Grasp Diploma in 2021 and graduated with a Cum Laude” with the help of the Vice-Chancellor Prestigious Achievers Award.

She says being a recipient of the VC Prestigious Achievers Award motivated her into doing the very best that she might to get good marks with out having the stress of educational funds. “Being a recipient of such an award was an awesome honour and a privilege to me as I acquired to review with out worrying about my charges or any educational bills. I’m [not] the place I need to be in my profession but, I’m presently an Promoting Account Supervisor with the hope of changing into a lecturer at some point. It has been a battle however graduating for my mater’s and being a recipient of the VC prestigious achievers award will hopefully open-up doorways for me and my profession.”

Reflecting on her life journey, Jayiya reveals that she comes from a household of 4, raised by a single mom, who by no means acquired an opportunity to complete highschool after she misplaced her dad and mom at a really younger age.

“Rising up on the Cape Flats was by no means straightforward, crime was at its peak, younger ladies being raped, younger boys get pulled into medicine and many others. One needed to decide of which route she wished for herself.

“I grew up telling myself that I’ll go to high school, graduate, get a job and transfer my household away from that life however actuality is that life is just not as clean however we will solely do our greatest to navigate the hardships that we undergo.”

In her message to youthful technology coming from an identical background, Jayiya says: “Imagine in your self. Imagine in your personal uniqueness as an individual. Ignore the pressures round you, telling you that you simply’re not anyone except you’ve got this or you’ve got that. In the long run it’s important to affirm your self and don’t examine your self to another person. Bear in mind, you all the time have a selection and you’ll all the time do one thing to alter a scenario.”