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If you’re in university/ college – read this!

  1. Make sure you finish (at any cost)
  2. Apply for grad programmes a year in advance
  3. Apply to literally everything related
  4. Practise interviewing, it’s a skill
  5. Be prepared to work in any city
  6. Hustle an internship
  7. Protect your mental health
  8. Connect with a mentor in the industry you want to be in
  9. Attend networking events & career fairs
  10. Build out your LinkedIn profile (yes, as a student)

Having spent many years recruiting investment banking grads, here’s the truth:

A GPA doesn’t count as much as you think (60 – 65%+ is nothing to stress about). Societies, sport & other interests hold a massive weighting.

If you managed to do an internship in a related role, you’re getting fast tracked!

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Yanga
Yanga
4 months ago

Thanks for this Mr Karan.

Nomusa
Nomusa
4 months ago

thank you for this.
question:
how does one connect with a mentor in that particular industry? or hustle for an internship?, believe me, i have googled ” Logistics mentors/mentorships in SA” , I have sent emails to a few companies, called, even personally approached a few companies (didn’t get pass the gate).as for linkedin, only bitcoin and forex trading hustlers hit my inbox. So there must be something I am doing wrong.

Nkhensani
Nkhensani
4 months ago
Reply to  Nomusa

Hi Nomusa, I am in a similar field to yours, I did Supply chain management.I can pass on some tips on how to get an internship.

Nkhensani
Nkhensani
4 months ago
Reply to  Nomusa

Hi Nomusa, I am willing to give you some tips on how to get an internship. I studied supply chain management, which is quite similar to what you done.

Thapelo @nguThapelo
Thapelo @nguThapelo
4 months ago

I love what I read here, just want to say thank you. Means a lot and I am learning each day.

Sihle
Sihle
3 months ago

I wish I had read this last year
Thank you for this

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