Another Central University of Technology (CUT) student, Terry Tshesebe from the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, won the national Adzuna Graduate of the Year competition.
Last year CUT’s Myric September came out tops worldwide and grabbed the prize beating thousands of other entrants. After attending one of Myric’s motivational sessions, Terry entered the competition and won the national leg together with 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 obtained a National Diploma in Agricultural Management Cum Laude. He is registered for BTech in the same field. 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. Terry was 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.