TRUE FOR WITS STUDENTS WORKING AS INTERNS AT BOEING IN
Two students from the University
of the Witwatersrand have joined an elite group of international
interns at the worldˇ¦s largest aerospace company.
Witsies Mbalenhle Sekautu and Keegan Moore are serving their
internship at Boeing‚ the worldˇ¦s largest aerospace company and
leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence‚ space
and security systems.
Sekautu holds a Masters in Strategic Marketing while Moore
recently completed his Honours degree in Industrial Engineering.
The pair began their six-month internship in January and joined
an elite group of international students getting comprehensive
experience at the companyˇ¦s facilities in the United States
(USA)‚ the university said in a statement.
The International Business Internship Programme (IBIP) provides
students with valuable exposure to the latest technological and
business advances and thinking in a variety of disciplines
relating to business operations‚ finance‚ marketing‚ strategy
and the aviation industry. Sekautu says she learnt of the IBIP
through her Programme Manager at the Wits Business School and
seized the opportunity.
With a keen interest to understand consumer behaviour‚ she is
excited to be learning from product marketers‚ analysts and
strategists who will give her invaluable experience for her
chosen careen path.
ˇ§I am confident that this experience will add to my continued
personal growth through acquainting myself with a diverse group
of potential lifelong friends and mentors‚ people I can continue
to draw advice and inspiration from as I navigate my way through
life beyond this internship.
ˇ§ For Moore working at Boeing was his childhood dream. ˇ§I have
wanted to work for Boeing since I was about 11 years old‚ when I
was utterly inspired by the Boeing 777-300 ER.ˇ¨ An aspiring
entrepreneur‚ Moore also wants to use the internship as an
opportunity to learn about other cultures and business styles
around the globe.
ˇ§One of my goals is to start my own company someday‚ I cannot
think of a better place to gain experience about the vast
complexities and challenges I may someday face‚ˇ¨ he says.
Boeing Managing Director for Sub-Sahara Africa and Director of
Commercial Airplane Sales for Africa‚ Joao Miguel Santos‚ wished
them well on their internship. "The students will be provided
with US-based work experience that will prove extremely valuable
when they return and invest their new skills to the benefit of