Monday, 4 April 2022
Sharing your experience and expertise in your chosen field of work and study with our Grade 11 students.
Twelve Sacred Heart College alumni were part of the workshop which allowed Grade 11 students to engage with the world of work and see that a career is much more than a qualification. This job shadowing workshop, which has a 12-year history, is an exciting partnership between our alumni and Sacred Heart College.
Our alumnus Shivan Mansingh was one of our keynote speakers. Shivan, a chartered accountant, matriculated in 2003 and holds an MBA which he completed in 2018. As the successful Group Chief Finance Officer and Executive Director at Metrofile, one of the largest data-storage companies in Southern Africa and internationally, he attributes a large part of his success to the College’s excellent education and highly skilled teachers.
“My time at Sacred Heart College also taught me the importance of humility and what it means to be grounded. The diversity of students and teachers contributed to this. I thought this was a normal part of an independent school education until I met peers from other independent schools and realized that this was what made Sacred Heart College distinctive.”
He also repeatedly encouraged participating students to do extensive research before choosing a career path and making life changing decisions.
Students enjoyed exploring the different career journeys and experiences which the participating alumni had to offer them. Other alumni who participated in the workshop are professionals in various industries including law, business, actuarial science, medicine, creative arts industry and social media. One of the Grade 11 students, speaking on behalf of the participating students, thanked the alumni who spent time with them for the unique experience they had offered. The student highlighted that the experience was motivating and had certainly convinced them to start exploring their passions and interests.
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