The day I handed-in my final Phd thesis at 12:12pm… WBS holds many dear memories for me. There were many days of toil, tentativeness, and tenacious rigour; along with little tests and triumphs as I found my way through my PhD journey. There were the different architectures with many learning and sensorial spaces to hear,…
My abiding memories of Wits Business School were late nights, early mornings, the tough task of managing syndicates as well as the balancing of family, friends, work and life in general. I came out the other side a bit wiser, a bit tougher and an enduring appreciation of the difference that make us so unique….
The life skills learnt, in-particular from Dave Cawood, have stood me in good stead throughout my working life.
I had asked Prof Patrick McGraw to borrow his teaching notes to copy, intending to return it the following week. Over the weekend my car was stolen, with his notes, my course materials, and text books. Thank you to Douglas Jung and friends who helped me with copies of their files so that I could prepare for the exams. The MBA program taught me that you can survive any hardship if you have a strong support network.
The most prominent memory is of studying and debating statistics in the courtyard with my ‘syndicate’ group.