Congratulations, Lehlohonolo, on obtaining your B.Sc Chemical Engineering !
My name is Lehlohonolo Mohale. I was born in Bloemfontein, FS, but grew up in Gauteng. I attended my primary school at Sechaba PS, I got my secondary education at Geluksdal Secondary and obtained my BSc (chemical engineering) degree at Wits. I always believed in and practiced excellence, I was consistently a top learner at my schools, with some of this evidenced by the fact that I was in Gauteng East District and Ekurhuleni Municipality top 10s in 2016 for my 2015 matric results and became part of the Golden Key International Honour Society in 2017 due to my first year results. I did not always have it easy, but I made the most of my upbringing, learning important lessons and skills along the way, which have gone into building my strong character as is today.
My most surprising learning in my degree journey:
I learnt that it was not the smartest who excelled academically, but those who were hungry and had good plans to achieve their goals. I also learnt that I have great capacity that remains untapped and that no one perspective was right, but it depends on many factors, except as far as facts are concerned.
Advice to people who wish to study my degree:
I think you have to first understand the limitless opportunities that a Chemical engineering degree offers you and be grounded in a well articulated mission because your goals keep you going when it makes no more sense. You have to be ready to learn, unlearn and relearn. Most importantly, have fun while doing it and worry not about the difficulty, for it is all part of any worthwhile training.
I want to confer myself with excellent technical capacity to deal with the constantly evolving challenges of the world and work. I want to polish both my business and global acumen, to build and maintain meaningful relationships while developing my integral leadership. I aim for credible and collaborative innovation, underpinned by continuous learning and the use of technology.