S'lindokuhle Khubeka, IIE Bachelor of Commerce Graduate from Varsity College Pretoria's Class of 2015 is now a Financial Advisor with Discovery.
Here he tells us about his journey and living his best life.
About the position
My daily tasks include meeting an array of clients; admin work for clients (planning in order for them to achieve their financial goals and objectives) and formulating suitable strategies for my clients in order to ensure a sustainable financial future.
Why did you choose the qualification you studied?
Commerce has always been an area of interest for me. In terms of my specialisation, I have always been fascinated by the mechanisms that make large organisations tick and always found that the biggest component in this engine was how the organisation was presented to the world. I wanted to explore that logic in order to apply it in my own entrepreneurial ventures someday.
Is your qualification relevant to your job?
Yes, my qualification is relevant to my job. A large portion of financial advice is client-centric therefore it is key that I provide my designated service at optimum levels.
In the broader context, I always need to be aware of the business environment, from changes all the way to more politically inclined current affairs. This qualification covers all of these areas extensively.
What is your greatest career achievement to date?
I would say that would be securing this job.
What are your future career plans?
I would definitely like to branch out into entrepreneurship. However, in the short term, I plan to establish myself within the services industry while accumulating the best development, skills and experience from this great company.
*DID YOU KNOW?
The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa's largest private higher education provider. (Think #PrivateSchools, but in the university space).
By law, private higher education institutions may not call themselves Private Universities.
But all registered private institutions are subject to exactly the same regulations, accreditation requirements and oversight as Public Universities, which means that your IIE qualification completed at any of the institution's outstanding and respected brands, such as Varsity College, Vega School, Rosebank College and The Business School is as valuable and is recognised locally and internationally.