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Golden Key Spotlight: Rakin Hasan

Golden Key Spotlight: Rakin Hasan

Tapping into your network is a valuable tool for any working professional and Rakin Hasan is the perfect example of how rewarding networking can be. A Golden Key Alumni, former President of the Macquarie University chapter, and currently a Senior Analyst in the Technology & […]

GK Scholarships: Michael Kehinde

GK Scholarships: Michael Kehinde

Golden Key is thrilled to introduce Michael Kehinde, one of Golden Key’s 2020 Undergraduate Achievement Award winners. Michael is from Hamilton, Canada, and is a graduate of the Mechatronics Engineering and Management program at McMaster University. “I am pleased and delighted to receive the Undergraduate […]

Golden Key Member Spotlight: João Paulo Aguiar Moreira

Golden Key Member Spotlight: João Paulo Aguiar Moreira

In the context of Golden Key’s efforts to support its network and boost its personal and professional development, I thought I could share a handful of lessons I have learned in my journey from graduating university to finding an entry point into the labour market. […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Phenyo Mabokela

Golden Key Spotlight: Phenyo Mabokela

In life, we meet many people along the way, and they all play an essential role in our future. Someone who believes in the importance of meeting new people is Golden Key member Phenyo Mabokela. “I’m really passionate about helping others because I feel all […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Jhana Chambers

Golden Key Spotlight: Jhana Chambers

College is a big decision, but it can be one of the best decisions in many people’s lives. One person who made the decision to go back to college is Golden Key member Jhana Chambers.  “The opportunity to go back to school was a unique […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Emmanuel Pichay

Golden Key Spotlight: Emmanuel Pichay

When we run into rejection, we can either be held down by it or learn from it and move forward as a braver person. Someone who has taken rejection and genuinely grown from it is Golden Key member Emmanuel Pichay.  “This all started back in […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Cameron Cuevas

Golden Key Spotlight: Cameron Cuevas

Spirit, honor and bravery, all come to mind when thinking of the women and men who dedicate their lives to protecting their countries. One of these brave men is Golden Key member Cameron Cuevas.  Cameron is studying Management Information Systems at Bowie State University and […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Estefan Pieterse

Golden Key Spotlight: Estefan Pieterse

Golden Key member Estefan Pieterse is working on his master’s degree in Microbiology and Physiology from the North West University Potchefstroom campus.  “My sister did a school project with bacteria when I was about 11 years old, and that sparked my interest in Microbiology,” reveals […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Lorenzo Samuela

Golden Key Spotlight: Lorenzo Samuela

I received my Golden Key certificate through the mail while completing my degree at the University of Waikato. The very moment I realised what this meant, I instantly attributed it to my academic performance the previous year (2006). Little did I know that the certificate […]

Golden Key Spotlight: Claire Baxter

Golden Key Spotlight: Claire Baxter

It’s not uncommon for students to take a study abroad year. It’s just that I was 37 when I took mine. I completed my first bachelor’s degree in 2001, joining Golden Key at that time, and then completed a second bachelor’s degree part-time by distance […]