“Graduating with Cum Laude and the prestigious Dean’s Merit Award was an ecstatic moment and made me really proud of how far I have come,” said the elated Veroshini Govender.
The Chatsworth lass graduated with her Bachelor of Technology: Chemical Engineering, at the DUT Virtual Autumn Graduation ceremony on Thursday, 27 May 2021.
Looking at last year, Govender spoke on the changes brought about academically, saying that adapting to the changes made in 2020 with virtual learning was a challenge.
“Staying motivated and focused towards studying whilst people around you, friends and family were affected by the virus was a difficult time but the lecturers from the Chemical Engineering Department were very understanding and assisted students where they could,” she said.
Her aim is to remain in the Manufacturing sector, gain experience and expand her skillset and eventually fit into an Operations or Process Engineer role.
“Right now I’m happy with my current qualification and I want to use it to gain as much experience in the industry as I can, Chemical Engineering is a broad field, before studying further I want to explore and learn from other engineers,” she said.
For Anees Ally, he advises prospective students that everything always seems extremely difficult at first, but no matter what one does, no matter what one goes through, one should never give up.
He obtained Cum Laude and the Dean’s Merit in his Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering – (Transportation), on Thursday, 27 May 2021.
Ally’s future aim is to gain employment and get experience in all aspects of Civil Engineering.
“I would like to be involved in complete projects from beginning to end. I would like to be promoted to senior positions throughout my working career. After acquiring sufficient experience, I would like to be in a position to be able to do construction and consulting. This experience will be able to put me in a position to open my own company,” he said.
Pictured: Veroshini Govender
Pictured: Anees Ally