How I made it to international management position in 5 short years : Lukhanyiso Sobhuza’s Story
Looking 5 years back just after Varsity, I didn’t know what to do and I found myself sponsored into the Velisa Academy in Bryanston, not knowing exactly what to expect from them.
Surprisingly enough, I discovered that I was termed a Software Developer “in the making”, in the Academy – despite being fully sponsored by a Storage Area Network (SAN) Company. #NoMoreComments … (inside joke – actually great to have career options)
I transitioned from Software Development, into hard core Storage and Backup Engineer and then started on the up and up. Over the next few years, I became more commercial in the Datacentre Infrastructure space growing into a Pre Sales Engineer/Technical Sales. This is all happening with in the period of 1,2,3,4, years. I kid you not.
On top of that I am now in my 5th year after the Velisa Academy, heading to SADC as a Pre Sales Manager.
Is it going to be easy over there? I don’t think so; however I was equipped at the Velisa Academy to always work hard and that with good positive attitude, things might loosen up a bit.
This is what I will call Career Growth Acceleration you get from the same Velisa Academy that unpacked and professionally re-packed the young man that I am today, from Ground Up.
Since I left Velisa, its been about which is the best new offer to take, not about, will I get a job.