Dux PD Ambassador - Thabiso Miya
#DuxPD is super proud of our students. Amongst them, profound Thabiso Miya - 3rd Year Industrial Engineering student at Wits. Follow Thabiso as he shares with us an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at moments in his #DuxStudentLife…
My name is Thabiso Miya. I am a 20-year-old student from Vosloorus, Ekurhuleni. I am currently doing my third year in Industrial Engineering. I come from a family of 5 people; namely myself, younger brother, cousin, and parents. Growing up we never really had much; for as long as I can remember we were renting in people's back rooms for shelter until 2012 when my father decided to take a mortgage on a house since my Matric was nearing closer and closer. After having spent literally my whole life sharing a bedroom (sometimes a bed) with my siblings [brother (3 years younger than me) and sister (1 year older than me)], I made a vow to myself to utilise the opportunity at hand at the time because I was finally going to have my own bedroom in which I would study, and enjoy my very own privacy. Fast forward to Matric I made that vow a reality. After having obtained borderline incompetent marks in grade 11, I worked as hard as I had ever before in my life and managed to pass Matric with 5/7 distinctions, with 100% for Maths and Physics.
This year I am doing my third year in Industrial Engineering. Eventually I want to specialize in Stock Investing. However, at the early stages of my working life I want to do Product Development, Project Management, and Manufacturing Design. I am an ever-evolving being.
To prep for the week ahead, Thabiso has shared some of his favourite motivational quotes with us:
Tuesday and Wednesday
Happy Hump Day from Thabiso!
No late start goes unpunished:
How it feels when I think about catching up the lecture I missed - Long Road to Heaven
Thabiso has an admirably balanced outlook:
A full day ahead, and here are some inside sneak peeks at what happens in the lab:
Does part of your #DuxStudentLife also involve going to school in the evening?
Another late start in Thabiso's #DuxStudentLife
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The top pupil in a school or class.”