Marylyne Akinyi, Diploma in Business Creation and Entrepreneurship

Evolve with the new normal and be grateful through it 

Strathmore has an incredible reputation and I have seen how it nurtures you to be a well-rounded person. The character and work ethic I see in my relatives who have studied in Strathmore only makes me appreciate it more. On a personal level, I am keeping an open mind, enjoying the experience, and acknowledging that what I am learning is relevant to my future. Over and above that my studies are exposing me to the world of entrepreneurship thereby serving as a guide to what I need to know to be a business mogul. 

Being in business calls for creativity and imagination; that is why I have embraced interdisciplinary strengths. As a result, I have reignited my passion for drawing and painting. Creating the art pieces has given me both an income and a great place to escape during this quarantine period. Also, art is helping me embrace the new normal, and thus I am no longer looking forward to things going back to how they were. I am currently planning to start my own business. I would encourage my fellow students to learn new skills and to be champions of being multifaceted. Skills help you break the monotony of normalcy while expanding your view of the world. Away from paper, I enjoy road trips with family and friends; this helps me have fun and avoid burnout.  

My zeal to pursue my studies cannot be complete without my greatest teachers, my mum, and dad. My dad keeps it real on what it means to be in business since he has been a businessman for decades. And, of course, my Mum continues to nurture me on the importance of relying on God for strength and to always have compassion for others. My Strathmore journey is a painting that keeps evolving with every splash of color.


This article was written by Annete Karanja.

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