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Our Vision

Many graduates of Belgium Campus iTversity go on to become tech giants at some of the most well-known local and global tech companies. The Alumni Association was established to increase the opportunities available to our graduates by placing focus on the calibre of professionals that make up our network.

 

We would like to take advantage of our collective knowledge base by fostering a culture of knowledge sharing within the association. As we all know technology is constantly evolving and as professionals in the industry, we must evolve with it if we want to remain competitive.   

Our Mission

  • Establish mentorship programme to assist upcoming graduates with the studies-to-work transition. 
  • Raising funds for underprivileged, academically deserving students with the tenacity for a career in IT. 

Alumni Board Members

Wesley Masunika

Alumni Role: Chairpersom

Wesley Masunika

Currently working as a Software Developer on multiple projects
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Violet Lerato Kalane

Alumni Role: Event Planner

Violet Lerato Kalane

Currently working at ABSA as an IMS (Information management systems) DBA
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Tendayi Charllene Tsamba

Alumni Role: Treasurer

Tendayi Charllene Tsamba

Currently as an Administrator at an Endocrinologist Rooms in Fourways
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Wesley Masunika

Alumni Role: Chairpersom

Violet Lerato Kalane

Alumni Role: Event Planner

Tendayi Charllene Tsamba

Alumni Role: Treasurer

Michael Rademeyer

Alumni Role: Public Relations
Academic and Corporate Partners

biography

Wesley Masunika

Alumni Role: Chairpersom

I am currently working as a Software Developer on multiple projects, from Angular to DotNet, but the most recent and exciting one is a .Net Framework Hospital system we are modernizing and moving to the cloud through Azure DevOps.

 

The most exciting/ rewarding aspect of my job is when you start seeing and understanding the business value of your work. It is the most satisfying feeling ever.

I chose IT purely for the thrill of solving complex problems. It’s not fun but I enjoy it.

 

I graduated from Belgium Campus in 2018 and got my Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology

My first job was at Cybersentinel as a cybersecurity consultant. I learned there more to technology than just sitting on a desk and coding.

How Belgium Campus prepared me for the industry was all our practical modules were scenario based. So much that it was not different to what we were exposed to when we entered the industry.

biography

Violet Lerato Kalane

Alumni Role: Event Planner

I am currently work at ABSA as an IMS (Information management systems) DBA

What does my job entail?

  • Develop database designs based on business requirements.
  • Review and revise database designs and ensure that all technical and business requirements are met.
  • Build database structures based on detailed design.
  • Perform database testing to ensure performance is met and compare with expected results.
  • Provide support during the development cycle and support the production implementation.
  • Suggest new features, coding techniques and reference material.
  • Identify gaps in process or procedures and suggest improvements.
  • Suggests options for implementation of features.
  • Provides 24×7 production and non-production DBA on-call support.

The most exciting thing about my job is the fact that:

  • I can be involved in most projects from inception to graduation.
  • I am part of something bigger – IMS is a go to department at the bank.
  • I get to be exposed to so much more that what my work entail, since ABSA is an IMS shop.
  • I work with older colleagues who are very wise and rich in knowledge.

I did not choose to be in IT, it chose me however, I saw a gap and I saw there was lack of women in the IT industry and I saw a lot of growth opportunities, so I decided to stay and pursue the career.

The projects I have worked on and milestones I have achieved just to name a few:

  • Phoenix – splitting subsystems that were under one umbrella to another logical system (LPAR) to keep the workload balanced. Main objective was to build a one-to-one relationship so that rollout is easy in case of a disaster.
  • Re-build of Databases that were malfunctioning (Backup, unloading data to flat files, deleting the DB and data on it, re-creating the DB and reloading the data on an empty DB)
  • Planning our department changes for the Software release.
  • Being able to complete DB changes in less than an hour is a huge milestone, as that is an excessively big task.

I studied Information Technology through an ITBLP programme (Diploma in IT) sponsored by FNB and graduated in 2015 from Belgium Campus.

I did my internship at FNB and the experience taught me patience, perseverance, ethics and that falling is not to fail, but to learn.

The real-life pressure of Belgium Campus prepared me for the industry as we were already working or rather studying from 08:00 to 17:00, tests every Friday, Assignments also and exams, it was intense. So, I walked into my work position with a ready mindset and attitude.

Do not be scared to ask for help, persevere, its never too late, don’t be afraid to fail, be patient with the process.

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Tendayi Charllene Tsamba

Alumni Role: Treasurer

I am currently an Administrator at an Endocrinologist Rooms in Fourways. The job entails database administration of all the patient information files and visit documents which are now all digital so security and backups are most crucial.

 

I chose a career in IT as it has many windows open for different opportunities. One of my most noteworthy achievements would be of the time I did SAP System Support as an ISU FICA consultant for City of Tshwane.

 

I graduated in May 2016 and I studied for the Bachelors in Computer Science (Networking). I had done my  internship with Edwela E-Learning Solutions.

 

To be honest I struggled being a Zimbabwean national to get into the IT industry and at the time when I was in third year, I had to find my own means to get a place for the internship. This is why I am passionate about the Alumni Association as I think it will help others that might find themselves in the same situation I was in.

 

My advice to current Belgium Campus students is that they must persevere and work hard in their studies. Greater things are waiting for them and with the discipline they get from BC, they will achieve much greater things. They are surely in the right space for IT.

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Michael Rademeyer

Alumni Role: Public Relations

Where do you currently work and what is your job title?

  • Sybrin Systems, Software Developer

What does your job entail?

  • Configuring systems for banks

What is the most exciting/ rewarding aspect of your job?

  • Being able to talk to clients and getting an understanding of what they want

Why did you choose to pursue a career in IT?

  • At first I wanted to do game development cause I like games but instead decided against it and just carried on with software development

When did you graduate from Belgium Campus and what did you study?

  • 2018. BComp specializing in Software Engineering

Where did you complete your internship and what did the experience teach you? (if applicable)

  • Sybrin Systems. How to support almost any system

How did Belgium Campus prepare you to enter industry?

  • by learning how to code

What is your advice for current Belgium Campus students?

  • Push through, you will get what you want in the end
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