The Wits 2019 Induction took place 1 – 3 March in Modimolle, Limpopo. The induction took place in a very beautiful camp called Effata, which had a pool and an open space which allowed students to socialise and interact. The first day of the induction was an opportunity for students to have fun, build & strengthen their friendships.
The 2nd day was all about learning. There were sessions to reflect on who you are, as well as how this reflects on the Moshal Scholarship Program as a brand. A key highlight of this was the ability to design our own logo and brand.
Other training sessions included critical thinking, study tips and presentation skills. The 1st and 2nd years had future careers training, introducing them to what they will be doing as seniors and preparing them for the working world. Seniors spent time with the Alumni doing CV preps, mock interviews and discussing the challenges of the working world.
A big highlight of the weekend was the potjie competition in the evening. Students were divided into 6 teams in a quest to cook the ultimate Potjie.
Sunday morning an awards ceremony was held where students who had achieved academically were honoured. The awards were an inspiration and motivation to work hard so that you can be recognised too.
There was also team building, sexual reproductive health training, PERLS awards and a business game for the seniors. The induction ended with a motivational talk from Ntokozo.
What did the induction mean to you?
- Place to make new friends.
- Building your own brand.
- Seeing what MSP is about.
- Importance of MSP values.
- A break from academics.
- A sense of belonging.
- Inspiration to do more.
- A place to learn.
- It was a jump.
What are some of our students’ goals for 2019
- Become a positive influence.
- Develop communication skills.
- Make new friends.
- Get the undergrad degree.
- Broaden their skill set.
- Become a member of Golden Key Society.
- Build business relationships.
A big thank you to Shanaaz Randeria (Wits Program Coordinator) who organised such a fantastic weekend.
Written by Saneliso Carol Ndlovu, 4th Year BHSc (Hons) Human Genetics from Wits