S.E.T. for socio-economic growth
I realized from a very early age that I enjoyed mathematics and science. The concepts in these subjects came to me very easily. My parents encouraged me to pursue any fields I found interesting and my grandfather fuelled this interest. Excellent primary school teachers ensured a solid foundation and equally enthusiastic high school teachers continued this trend. An increased awareness of the sciences in media ensured that my interest stayed strong.
I was in Pretoria High School for Girls. There are roughly 1500 students enrolled from grades 8 to 12. It is in an urban area. I think it’s special in many ways. Discipline is important as well as nurturing. All the teachers who taught me truly cared about us pupils and were willing to go the extra mile to ensure we understood the work. They provided a great support system.
Geology combines mathematics, physics and chemistry, my favourite topics. The field itself interests me and I believe many opportunities lie ahead.
Stay up-to-date with work and make sure you understand every concept before moving on. Make time to relax too though, don’t let yourself burn out.
The extra hour classes I took in mathematics were very time consuming and at rather strange hours. Ensuring that I always stayed up to date with my work ensured that my high school experience continued to run smoothly.
The idea of one day being able to contribute to the world in a meaningful and lasting way inspires me. Science is how I can do this.
Still studying for my Master’s in geology or soil science.
Be open to change. Accept that hard work lies ahead of you and remember your goals. Work hard and play moderately. Apply everywhere and take any and all opportunities that come your way.