Trudy Mhlanga – Higher Education Consultant

Most people grow up knowing what they want to be. Others  discover it along the way and take the prescribed path that will inevitably lead them to their destiny. And then there are people  like myself.

Leaving high school I saw people around me making their plans seemingly very aware of their career paths and yet I did not have a clue what I wanted to do. At that time a slow and steady panic was starting to brew inside of me. I chose a different path to most and life continued normally but I have always felt that my story was cut short and there was a “To Be Continued” sign hanging over my head.

Fast Forward 16 years – I stumble into this unique little sector of Education that I have now become very passionate about. It always strikes me how in offering what seems like a simple advisory service one is in essence guiding the young people who are our future generation. Nothing is more rewarding than helping someone who thinks they ‘can’t’, discover that they actually ‘can’.

In the time that I have been involved in this sector of higher education consultancy and international student recruitment I believe I have finally discovered what I was always destined to do with my life. Every student is unique and the paths they are going to take may differ depending on the individual but their futures are all equally important and this is something I take very personally. I have styled my counselling technique on the basis of this fundamental truth. IntEdu Connect Zim is my small contribution to the drive of helping move our young Zimbabwean minds forward in the hope of improving the generation that will ultimately be the future of our nation.