12 Jun Thandiwe Peach, PDM, 2014-2016
My WBS story is one that will be forever fulfilling; it was full of goodness, headaches, hard work, and in the end strong corporate networks and friendships to last me a life time. Being a WBS alumnus will give me lifelong confidence, the knowledge that I gained gave me wings to fly and opened career doors for me. It has empowered me. Back then it was hard, especially not seeing the immediate results of my learning, but now I can confidently say that enrolling for my PDM at WBS was one of my best life decisions.
Today I even have solid business partners from WBS. I have so many good memories of WBS Lecturers. I remember how I was blown away at my first lecture and entire first quarter by professor Rija. He was well placed on the first quarter as I was in a panic about this unknown PDM journey. He gave us the necessary laughs while we were still learning and getting used to this new hectic part time student life. The ‘Big Chief’ (Peter Christie) with his intriguing art of storytelling also left me blown away. I also remember Dr Natalie Chinje for the power and confidence she shared. She made me believe in myself, she made me want to work harder and go for my dreams. And to Sid Cohn for closing our PDM journey on a beautiful note of being service oriented – and also being part of our class photo for many memories to come.