CUT student wins national Adzuna Graduate of the Year

Another CUT student, Terry Tshesebe from the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences won the national 2017 Adzuna Graduate of the Year competition.

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Last year, Myric September a CUT student came out tops worldwide and grabbed the prize beating thousands of other entrants. Having been motivated by Myric, this year Terry decided to try his hand and entered the competition winning the national leg, and in doing so, walked away with some great cash prizes.

Adzuna is South Africa’s largest job aggregator, running its 6th Graduate of the Year competition taking place across 11 different countries. Since 2012, Adzuna’s annual Graduate of the Year competition has rewarded the brightest and best graduates from around the world with a package of prizes to help them get a firm foot on the career ladder.

Terry is a dedicated student who graduated his national diploma in Agricultural Management Cum Laude, and is busy with his BTech which he aims to pass with distinctions as well.

Terry is focused and hardworking. He is preparing for his masters under the guidance and mentorship of Prof. Pieter Fourie in the Department of Agriculture who saw the potential and took him under his wing in his third year of study.

His zeal for agriculture is inspired by the fact that he grew up in an agricultural town situated in the centre of the Vaalharts Irrigation Scheme (Kempdorp) in the Northern Cape Province. Raised by both parents and afforded the opportunity to go to agricultural school, where his love and interest for agriculture began.

Terry says initially he wanted to study engineering and had to choose between studying something he wants and studying something he enjoys doing. “My love for agriculture is inspired by my father and brother who are both in the field. I really enjoy it and don’t have regrets for choosing it over engineering,” he said.

“After the inspirational talk from Myric I immediately went on the Adzuna website and entered the competition. I really didn’t think I stood a chance but I am grateful that I entered and won the competition,” he said.

 

Uploaded: 08 August 2017

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