I chose Rhodes University because it is one of the top three universities in South Africa and achieved academic half-colours in my first year. I was the first first-year student to be elected to a senior position, Vice-Chair, of the Rhodes SRC (Student Representative Council). I was re-elected to the SRC in my 2nd year and represented the university student body for another year. Because I enjoyed studying so much I decided to do some extra humanities subjects, Psychology and English.
I fell in love with the study of human beings to such an extent that I persuaded the Dean of Commerce to allow me to major in Psychology! I achieved full academic colours when I graduated with distinctions (Cum Laude) in both major subjects for my undergraduate and honours degrees (2000 – 2003).
I spent 6 months in Ireland and then taught English in Taiwan for 2 years (2004 – 2006) to save the substantial amount of money required to embark on the final leg of studying towards my qualification as a clinical psychologist.
Usually, clinical coursework, internship and research thesis takes at least 3 years to complete and often longer, but I managed to do it in 2 years (2007 – 2008) and achieved distinctions (Cum Laude) in all aspects. Honestly, I loved every moment and I couldn’t wait to attain my license!