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Student Governance and Development

Makosandile Mpunzi:

"I attended the MC program offered my Ms Woods this year. I learned a lot and really appreciate it.

I was asked by TEDx organizers to be their MC for the evening and it really went well and I got to practice what I was told during the sessions we had.

Once again, thank you!".

Suzzette Villas:

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for making the MC programme available to us. I have definitely learnt things that will help me in the future when it comes to presenting in front of people and the opportunity to MC an event.

Thank you so much for this life-learning opportunity".

 

Student comments on the SANLAM Foundation Business Challenge:

 

“Our teamwork was enhanced – as the weeks progressed it became easier to work with each other and to make decisions smoothly.”

 

“Our conceptual, interpersonal, analytical, communication and time-management skills were improved.”

 

“We practically learnt about the crucial elements for successfully running a business – things such as :customer satisfaction, prices, location, competitors".

 

Backpack to Briefcase Ettiquette Dinner:

 

“Awesome dinner, very informative and professional. Tonight was a good night to learn. The business dinner was amazing. Thank you to Dr Jennifer Winstead and Kim for the opportunity because most students go through university without similar experiences. I'm definitely inviting some new students next year.”

 

“Yesterday I had a wonderful experience. Once attended a 5 course meal but didn't know how to tackle the meal. Eagerly waiting for the networking and interview workshop.”

 

“Rolls Royce of a night at the Backpack to Briefcase Etiquette Dinner”.

 

Facilitator Comments on Backpackers Briefcase Ettiquette Dinner:

 

“What a privilege it was to spend the evening with a truly awesome group of students. Makes me so hopefully for a great future for our country!”

 

“It was an absolute pleasure to be part of the evening, thank you for having me there! I will most certainly send feedback to rest of our network, it has been a privilege to be part of such a vital learning experience for the students.”

 

“An evening of sheer delight was had by all! It was such an honour for me to be part of this etiquette dinner, interacting with young minds and sharing our dreams and goals were part of the “package deal” I was not expecting. I wish you well in taking this program further and implementing an annual event of this nature.”

 

“Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share a most enjoyable evening with you and your wonderful group of students....what a privilege it was to meet and dine with these dynamic young people at my table. They were welcoming, friendly and their manners were impeccable. I would never have guessed that these well-groomed people were varsity students. They appeared to be and presented as people in business.”