Trust Mhlanga - Logistics and Supply Chain Management graduate

Brief: Spend his last semester in Germany, at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences.

Share your achievement/success story in detail. It was always a dream to study abroad especially in Germany as it is one of the most technologically advanced country and of course one of the great powers of the world. I was chosen for an exchange program sponsored by DAAD and NGCL to study a semester abroad in Germany's northenmost university, Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. This was an achievement because of the hard work I put during my studies from my very first year at NUST until I finished. It revealed to me that hardwork really pays. I experienced the teaching system that is more practical oriented.

Tell us more about your journey leading up to this moment. What I can say is that the journey was a tough and a rough one considering the sleepless nights at NUST. I always would spend nights, away from home, in the lecture building studying towards my tests and exams. However, it all always pays off somehow. Personally I believe this experience changed my way of thinking and viewing things. It expanded my knowledge. I would say I'm more open minded and equipped now.

What does this achievement mean to you and how will you use it to motivate others? This achievement means that there is nothing impossible in this world as long as you put your focus and God into it. It also shows me that if you love what you do, if you believe in it and have patience, you can conquer no matter what. It also means that if something is meant for you, it is meant for you. Therefore, I will always tell people not to give up on their dreams and I will use my achievement as an example. I live to motivate others.

What are your plans for the future? My plan is to keep pushing, to continue my studies and to get as much knowledge as possible, as it is said that knowledge is power. I am also job hunting because I believe I need more job experiences at the same time. However, I have it in mind that jobs are scarce these days and this doesn't discourage me at all. I would also like to be an entrepreneurer in the future.

Share with us your success quote! ''Be willing to go all out, in pursuit of your dream. Ultimately it will pay off. You are more powerful than you think you are.” – Les Brown