Life as a Journey: A Conversation with Khalipha Ntloko, Cornerstone Institute Alumna and Digital Marketing Expert

We had the opportunity to speak with Khalipha Ntloko, one of our alumna.

Khalipha is a 27-year-old, originally from Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and majored in Sociology at Cornerstone Institute. 

Khalipha had her ideal career field in mind as a child, as do most children. She aspired to work as a pediatrician.

She discovered Cornerstone Institute while she was in Cape Town, completing the final exam for a Dental Technology course she hoped to undertake.

While she was in Cape Town, a family friend who had accepted a place at Cornerstone encouraged her to enroll for our Psychology degree because she also had a passion for Health Sciences.

“I applied, got accepted, and after a campus tour, felt much more at ease with studying at Cornerstone. 

The campus was warm and friendly, so I studied for a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology,” Khalipha shared cheerfully.

She said the Bachelor of Arts is an underrated degree of incredible value in our society.

“The people skills and knowledge I’ve gained through this degree have taken me far, and I’m successful, and I’m only getting started.”

Khalipha is the Digital Marketing and Communications Manager for a FinTech company, a multihyphenate digital creator and flat lay photographer.

According to Khalipha:  

– It’s okay if you don’t have a precise picture of what you want to do after Matric – life is a journey, and there’s beauty in allowing yourself to figure things out as you go along the way. 

– Try to take career assessments (even if it’s the free assessments on Google) to help you better understand yourself and what career options suit your personality. These assessments aren’t about telling you which career you must choose, but they’re a helpful guide if you’re undecided.

– Don’t decide on your career based on how much money you will earn. Money comes and goes, but you want to choose a path that brings you happiness and peace. 

Khalipha’s insights remind us that our career journey is unique, and it’s up to us to shape it according to what fulfills us the most. 

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