I’ve leant to go for some­thing I’m pas­sion­ate about - Nelisa

Sunday Observer - - YOUTH SECTION -

I’ve al­ways won­dered how be­ing in a work en­vi­ron­ment feels like, and luck­ily was for­tu­nate enough to have ex­pe­ri­enced that whilst still in school.

I as­sim­i­lated that a work en­vi­ron­ment isn’t just “all work and no play” as some peo­ple may sug­gest, there’s ac­tu­ally more to it.

It’s more of mas­ter­ing work ethics, ac­knowl­edg­ing the fact that there is a time for ev­ery­thing, a time to work and a time to joke, but it should be more of work­ing than play­ing if you can’t keep up with meet­ing dead­lines.

The ca­reer choice that one may opt for, shouldn’t be be­cause it’s a dead end al­ter­na­tive, rather go for some­thing you are pas­sion­ate about and feel you will rel­ish for the rest of your life. If you choose a ca­reer path be­cause you’ve heard it’s got “good bucks” or maybe be­cause of any other rea­son then you’re prob­a­bly go­ing down the wrong road, change your mind­set or you’ll hit rock bot­tom.

I got the op­por­tu­nity to go to the Swazi­land In­ter­na­tional Trade Fair and meet dif­fer­ent kinds of peo­ple whom I envy not just be­cause they are pub­lic fig­ures but be­cause they live in the “world of com­merce” the Min­is­ter of com­merce, trade and in­dus­try Jabulani Mabuza be­ing the lead­ing ex­am­ple. I am very much ar­dent about ac­count­ing business in­for­ma­tion sys­tems so be­ing granted the chance of learn­ing more is like tick­ing an item off my bucket list.

A cor­po­ra­tion named the Na­tional Industrial Devel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion of Swazi­land caught my at­ten­tion, what I liked about this cor­po­ra­tion is that it has eco­nomic growth as its ob­jec­tive as it pro­motes new in­dus­tri­alised projects through fund­ing. The NIDCS is not the only cor­po­ra­tion I learnt of but also FSE&CC, UNISWA Foun­da­tion and more.

I wouldn’t say I can’t wait to be em­ployed in what­ever vo­ca­tional field but I would say I’m look­ing for­ward to it es­pe­cially with the cor­dial re­cep­tion I re­ceived upon my stay at the Swazi Ob­server from the staff to the man­age­ment.

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