UJ Golden Key student heads to the International Scholar Laureate Programme in Australia

Adrienne Klinck, a third year U​niversity of Johannesburg (UJ) BCom Accounting student, will be part of the 2015 International Scholar Laureate Programme (ISLP) in Australia, in May 2015. The 22-year-old from Klerksdorp, North West, is a Golden Key International Honour Society member – and this, together with her academic excellence earned her an invitation to join business leaders and students from across the world.

The ISLP is a week-long programme that exposes students and business experts to entrepreneurship on an international level. Participants will network with other peers from the business, medicine, nursing and health care, engineering and technology, international relations and diplomacy sectors.

The Golden Key International Honour Society exists to unlock the potential of its members. The Society invites scholars that show excellence in their academic performance in colleges and universities from across the world.

To participate in the ISLP, nominees have to raise funds to pay for the trips and other necessities. UJ’s Department of Accountancy in the Faculty of Economics and Financial Sciences (FEFS), contributed R20 000 for Klinck. The outstanding balance was paid for by people close to her.

Klinck says her short term goal is to complete her degree and graduate in 2016. “I am planning on doing my Honours in Taxation, Auditing or Accounting. I am eager to start my own business one day, and I am optimistic about my future and career,” says Klinck.

Asked what inspires her to do well in her studies, Klinck says: “It is an amazing feeling to do well. To know that I have given my best in what I do academically. My inspiration lies in what I want for myself and knowing that I am capable of achieving more. Taking pride in my academic performance and having a burning desire to reach my full potential is what drives me to perform well,” she added.

“My experience at UJ has been good thus far. The University is an exceptional place of higher learning. It was quite easy to adapt from high school to university and the assistance I received from the Faculty has been heart-warming,” says Klinck.


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