Posts from ABE, our students, alumni and friends - enjoy the read
Tanzania's area manager, Zaituni Ituja, describes the alumni networking cocktail evening, which saw ABE centres, students, the regulatory authority, the exam centre provider, HR professionals, the media and other interested parties at the Best Western Coral Beach, a hotel set by the ocean just out of the busy city centre.
Vanda Dolby works as an assistant accountant at ABE's London head office and was given the opportunity to attend the ABE graduation ceremony in Malawi. Here she talks about the people she met and how they have given her a different perspective on her work.
ABE's international marketing director, Kate Winter, reflects on a wonderful celebration of achievement at the Cameroon Graduation Ceremony.
After a day and night to remember, Managing Director of ABE Africa, Bradley Wade, describes the ABE graduation ceremony in Mauritius.
Civil Engineering graduate, Mohamed, was building a strong career in engineering but realised as he progressed to more senior positions he needed business training. He chose to study ABE in the UK and this gave him the skills to launch his own successful engineering business. He has never looked back.
ABE intern, Francesca Visioni, who is studying for a Masters has suffered setbacks her time as a student. She shares her tips for turning disappointment into a positive experience.
Have you ever considered working overseas on an internship? Francesca Visioni from Italy, who is working on an internship in the ABE marketing department describes her thoughts and feelings.
"My decision to go the ABE way has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. ABE’s curriculum has helped me think critically and has equipped me with numerous skills for a lifetime of leadership.”
For Paul studying ABE was not a conventional choice but it is one he has never looked back from as he is filled with a thirst for learning as well as an enthusiasm to further develop his career as a business leader.
“My advice to those starting out is that ABE is key to your career success as it is recognised worldwide and you can choose which area to concentrate on at a later stage since it’s so broad.”
Philip was initially disappointed by his O’Level results but, as a result of his ABE qualification, he was able to go on to a Bachelors with the University of Malawi where he excelled academically and is now due to complete an MBA.
“My ABE qualification has changed my professional career in a positive way. It is a very flexible and affordable way to accelerate you career in any industry you would like to work in. Even after more than three years since completing this qualification, and after my university degree, and a couple of years of work experience, my ABE qualification is still very useful and keeps contributing my professional career.”
Sabastian has an interesting role working in the finance department of global human rights organisation, Amnesty. He talks about his work and the role ABE has played in his professional and academic development.
“Studying the ABE Diploma in Business Management had equipped me with the necessary knowledge to venture into any role within any organisation and in any industry.
"When I first read the job advertisement I had the confidence to apply even though I had no accounting background because I knew that my studies of Financial Accounting and Management Accounting in the Business Management qualification would be relevant in the role.”
“ABE helped me to discover my strengths. The course equipped me well to discover my passion for marketing. My marketing skills were sharpened and my performance at work improved tremendously. As a result the management moved me from being an office messenger to a sales executive. Within a span of one year I got promoted to a territory sales manager. Afterwards I joined Mount Kenya University to do a degree in Business Management specialising in marketing. Because of ABE qualifications they gave me credit transfers which enabled me to join the 3rd year .”
With hard work and determination Patrick has worked his way up to his current position.