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Feb 23

MARK TENDAYI TAPIWA MUZARIRI, Class of 2007, graduated from The Independent Institute of Education's Varsity College in Sandton with an IIE Diploma in Information Technology Networking.

He is the In-country Service Controller for Samsung Electronics South Africa.

We asked him about his journey to success.

Tell us more about the position?

My daily tasks include controlling service infrastructure as well as monitoring service partners' performance.  I am also responsible for increasing service coverage, intervening and resolving internal and external VOCs and innovating customer service within Zimbabwe.

Why did you choose the qualification you studied? 

I had a passion for computers since grassroots level and was so inquisitive to find out why and how computers and electronics worked. I was very experimental and studied my IIE Diploma through Varsity College​. This allowed me to follow my dreams.

What was the one thing that stood out the most for you about Varsity College? 

It wasn't just an educational facility; it had a family environment which was something that really stood out for me. To top it all off, I won the title of Mr Personality in the Mr&Ms Varsity College Pageant in 2006! It is a moment I'll cherish always as I felt truly appreciated for my all my contributions during my time as a student.

How has the Career Centre assisted you?

Although I knew exactly which field I wanted to be in when I was studying, the Career Centre moulded me to be a well-rounded leader. I started off with the honour of being appointed SLB Vice Chairman and Events co-ordinator. 

What advice could you give to other students who are looking for or about to embark on their first job?

Follow your heart, go for gold and never give up! No matter how hard things may get, tough times don't last but tough people do.  Take the lemons and make some sweet lemonade. 


IIE - The Independent Institute of Education is South Africa's largest private higher education provider. 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 qualification from its outstanding and respected brands such as Varsity College, Vega, Rosebank College, The Business School and Design School SA, is as valuable and recognised locally and internationally.



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