NATALIE King (27) from Umthinzini said that if you’re in matric and young, make sure you’re really sure about what you want to study.
King graduated from Rhodes University with a degree in environmental science in 2008.
But the journey of pursuing her dream career hasn’t been smooth sailing. She had a sixmonth stint as an intern at the Department of Environmental Affairs. But that was it — it was just for six months and her contract wasn’t renewed.
King looked everywhere for a job and desperate for a permanent position, she took a job at a hardware store as a bookkeeper. “I applied for jobs in the private sector and there was little feedback.”
She told Weekend Witness that she frequently came across adverts for posts for accountants so she made a switch and is now studying towards a qualification in accounting at Unisa.
She witnessed her friends suffer