Importance of knowledge

So I’m doing my internship at the University of Johannesburg’s department of Strategic Communications, for the first time in probably my life, I realised how though the business world is.

Kevin Welman MD at FleishmanHillard South Africa came to speak to my 3rd year Public Relations class and he highlighted things that made me think about my future.

I realised that acquiring knowledge and experience is very important. He made an example of a young adult that came for a job interview, the candidate was able to run a database of FleishmanHillard and areas where they could grow etc. To think that such an intellectual graduate is our competition in the world place is kinda scary.

This means that just having a qualification will not guarantee me a job, I need more than that. I might only be 21 but I feel like I’m falling behind regarding skills, knowledge and experience… From now on I will dedicate my time to being an all rounder and learn as much as I can…

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