My name is Kelisha Pandaram. I have recently completed my degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Westville Campus. I am an outgoing and personable leader and mentor that seeks to improve the lives of those around me from all socioeconomic backgrounds in the rainbow nation. I am a great listener and clear communicator as I am a proficient speaker and writer in more than one language, whether I am engaging with colleagues, academics, or interacting with stakeholders. I strongly consider myself to be an intellectual thinker and team player. I like to explore alternative solutions to problems, and I have an open mind about what will work best. My creativity has made me an effective team leader in various university projects as I am an individual who knows how to execute complex tasks and innovative solutions with precision.
I enjoy exposing myself to new information emanating from then business sector and educating myself on recent research in the fields of finance, marketing and management. I am currently part of an informal
student campaign at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, focusing on gender-based violence (GBV), which assists vulnerable and disadvantaged women from all races and socioeconomic backgrounds. I
also currently mentor and teach primary and high school learners with mental and learning disabilities. I enjoy volunteering at the Aryan Benevolent Home and Cheshire Home’s Soup Kitchens and assisting
with the preparation of meals for the vulnerable and elderly.
Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Marketing and Management
In 2010, I was a Dux Award recipient and Head Prefect at Evergreen Primary School
In 2012, I received the International Computer Driving License (EDCL/IDCL)
Certification and the Star College Educational Scholarship
In 2015, I attained the National Senior Certificate with a Bachelor’s Pass and an overall A-aggregate with 5 strong distinctions (including Mathematics 84% and English 81%)
In 2016, I received an A-aggregate award and 5 special subject awards with an outstanding school
Code of Conduct and Mentor Certification from Southlands Secondary School
In 2018, I had been shortlisted by the College of Law and Management to receive the Academic Achievement award offered by Allan Gray
In 2018, I received the Emma Smith Bursary due to my outstanding academic achievements at the University of KwaZulu-Natal In 2020, I received the Dean’s Commendation in the 1st semester, with an average of above 84% for that semester I attained 7 Certificates of Merit in my undergraduate degree
I served as a class representative/student leader/lecture assistant for the modules: Introduction to Marketing (MARK2IM), Marketing Communications (MARK302), and Special Topics in Marketing (MARK305