Get Creative!

“Creativity is intelligence having fun” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, creativity, College SA

Are you creative?

Take a look at the questions below, and answer them for yourself:

  1. Are you a curious/inquisitive person?
  2. Do you enjoy being unique?
  3. Do you like to take risks?
  4. Do you observe things around you?
  5. Do you often find yourself daydreaming?
  6. Do you appreciate art and beauty?
  7. Do you have a good imagination?
  8. Are you good at expressing yourself?
  9. Are you adaptable?
  10. Do you like new challenges?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then you are a creative individual!

Don’t let your creative genius go to waste! How about taking up a few Creative Courses to stimulate and enhance your creative potential?

College SA offers a wide variety of valuable Creative Courses. What’s more, these courses are all offered through distance learning – allowing you to study from a location of your choice.

This is perfect for a creative individual like you. We understand that you need to be in an environment that you are comfortable with in order for your creativity to blossom. And with distance learning, you have this freedom of choice! You can choose to study from the comfort of your home, from your favourite coffee shop, or even at the beach!

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Did you know?

Doing aerobic exercises (such as running) can increase your creative potential.

Studies have shown that people are at their most creative 2 hours after taking part in aerobic exercise. So when your mind is feeling muddled and foggy, try going for a run, or playing your favourite sport.

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What’s great about Creative Studies is that it offers something for every personality type – from introverts to extroverts.

College SA is bound to have a course that is perfect for you!

We offer Creative Courses (ranging from short courses to diplomas) in the following fields:

If you think you would enjoy studying a Creative Course, you are most welcome to contact our friendly Course Experts for more information.

They are looking forward to hearing from you and answering any questions that you may have.

Contact us (toll-free!) on:

0800 21 23 22

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Planning is part of the fun

When I was a teenager, I remember the great amount of time and effort that went into planning my birthday parties. I planned quite a few parties, but there is one in particular that stands out to me. It was my seventeenth birthday.

Firstly, it was very important to make sure that people came – I did not want to feel humiliated and embarrassed at not having a good turnout. I also wanted to ensure that there were more males than there were females, because I wanted to show all my friends just how many good-looking males I knew.

I made a list of all my friends and acquaintances, and I phoned every person on the list. I also asked every person to bring a friend with to the party, so that there could be as many people attending as possible.

This strategy seemed to work. My party was definitely a success. There was a huge turnout, and just as I had planned, there were more males than females.

At seventeen, all I really wanted was to be acknowledged. I don’t think anybody really knew how much time and effort I put into planning that party. But to see the priceless expressions on my friends’ faces when they walked into my house, made all the hard work worthwhile.

People were talking about my party for months afterwards, and people who previously did not want to be seen with me were all of a sudden more than happy to hang out with me.

Thinking back, I find it quite sad that I had to “prove myself” to my friends. I realise now that most of those people were never real friends to begin with. But then again, these lessons are all a part of growing up.

Despite my naive teenage mindset, and although I had the wrong motives for throwing the party, I can completely understand the enjoyment that people get out of arranging events for a living. When you get to witness the pleasure that others get out of your hard work, it really is rewarding!

If, like me, you enjoy organising events, it could be worth your while to study an events planning course. You never know how successful your events may be!

With College SA, you are able to study this course from home – giving you plenty of time to get practical experience while completing your studies!

 

Ackson Moyo’s Inspirational Student Story

At College SA, our favourite thing is to hear from our students. Ackson Moyo, who is currently finishing his events management course, had an interesting story about how he ended up working and studying in Dubai.

Ackson Moyo

In 2012, Ackson registered for the College SA Advanced Diploma in Business Events Management course with us. Like many of our students, Ackson had a full-time job to help him pay for his studies. And then the worst possible thing happened. Ackson writes:

“The journey was so smooth and very exciting until I lost my Job”

Losing his job meant more than just losing his livelihood; it also meant he couldn’t complete his course, which could have had devastating effects on his future plans.

“I struggled a lot to go so far with this Course, out of 12 subjects am remaining with only 2 for me to finish this course. This mean my life, I sacrificed myself taking half of each and every month salary to pay for my studies for two years. It was not easy but I survived by grace of our Almighty God.”

Ackson could have given up, but he had come so far, and had already learned so much. So, with the skills and knowledge he had acquired through his partially finished course, he went on and found a new job. And not just any job – he got work in the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel in Dubai!

Ackson in Dubai

But Ackson still wanted, and needed, to finish his Advanced Diploma course. Early in June, he sent us an e-mail in which he told us his story:

“My worry is that, the Hotel knows that am still a student, but yet am not studying anymore. The question is they will be waiting until when to see my Diploma?

I believe College SA is there to help needy people like me, if there is someone out there to hear me out please do, as am very much in need of direction, where to go from here?”

And of course we were more than happy to help him. Sonia, our Quality Assurance Manager, made sure Ackson received a bursary to finish his course.  “We are very proud of you that you completed so many of your course’s subjects,” she wrote to him, “We can see that you worked very hard on your studies and that you took your studies very seriously”.

Ackson is still working in Dubai now, finishing the last two subjects he needs to get his Advanced Diploma and build his career further.

We want to thank Ackson for letting us share his story, for all the hard work he has already put into his course, and for showing us all that anything is possible with hard work and determination. Good luck, Ackson! Let us know when you are one day running that hotel!

Ackson Moyo
Are you currently studying with us? Do you have an interesting story or inspiring tale to tell about your studies? You can leave us a comment below and we will happily share it with the rest of our students. 

A job you actually LOVE doing

What If You Could Find a Job You Actually Love Doing?

Hi there Dear Readers,

I hope you are doing well. Today’s blog post comes from one our newest shining stars at the College. We’ll call him Mr A for now. Thank you Mr A for this really great post. We look forward to having more of your posts on our blog!

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,” said someone somewhere once upon a time (the jury is still out on whether this was the 500 B.C. Chinese Sage Confucius, or the American business author Harvey Mackay).

Either way, I like that sentence a lot: it’s very simple (almost too simple), yet it has profound implications for the type of life you choose to lead in these busy modern times.

For me it has always been such a morbid thought to think that people spend the majority of their adult lives working in a job they find utterly dissatisfying. Think about it: for the larger part of your waking hours you will be at work – and if you drudge every morning and languidly count down the hours until you get to leave the office again, what kind of life are you really living?

Sure, you need employment to make money. And you need money to enjoy what little time you have left to yourself. But let me lay down some layman’s philosophy that will help you understand:

Karl Marx (who was one of the greatest modern thinkers, despite the failure of Soviet Communism soiling his legacy long after his death) had some interesting things to say.

Marx

He postulated that what makes humans unique is that we have to actively labour to sustain ourselves in this world. Consequently, the work we do to survive is the thing that defines us as human beings. Here is an experiment: what is the first thing you ask someone when you are introduced to them for the first time?

You probably ask:

So, what do you do?

We define ourselves and each other by our occupations, by what we do to keep existing in this world. Now, what Marx consequently decided was that because we define ourselves through our labour, what we do for a living needs to be something through which we can express our humanity. Marx wanted work to be self-actualising: a fulfilment of our potential as human beings.

Now, I’m not saying (and neither did Marx, nor Confucius, nor MacKay) that you must stop working and become an unemployed landscape painter.

  • What I’m saying is that you have to work, but you don’t have to hate it.
  • You can find a profession to be passionate about.
  • You can find work through which you’ll be able to express yourself.

Maybe you are a writer: copywriting might be an occupation that you will find highly stimulating. Are you very social and quick on your feet? Perhaps you can look into radio broadcasting as a lucrative means to making a living.

And I think this is what I like most about College SA: the variety of courses you can choose from, all geared towards interesting and ideal vocations you might never have considered before.

I was looking at the list of events management courses the other day and it struck me that I know so many people unhappily stuck in stuffy offices who would be perfect for this type of work (I’m thinking in particular of one friend who is very lively, highly organised and rather bossy)! Perhaps they need someone to tell them that they can enjoy their work and that they can be passionate about their profession.

And when you are passionate about what you do, you take pride in your job and you work harder and better.

And people will start taking note of this: it’s often people who enjoy what they are doing that naturally end up top in their fields. So, if the following picture sums up your workdays, then maybe it’s time for you to rethink a few things:

Work

Do yourself a favour and go take a look at all the career paths you can possibly study towards at College SA. Maybe the job you’ll love doing is waiting right there.

 

Thank you Mr A – I couldn’t agree with you more. I am so grateful that I am in the job that I love doing.

That’s all Readers, for today. Take care of yourselves. Remember – don’t give up on your dreams. You are worthy of having them come true!

Wedding Planning Courses

Say “I do to becoming a Wedding Planner.

 

If the world of veils, cakes and vows is calling you, then you are ideally suited to becoming a Wedding Planner.

 

Wedding Planning Studies at College SA

Become a Wedding Planner

 

College SA offers three Wedding Planning courses:

 

1) College SA Certificate in Wedding Planning

2) College SA Advanced Certificate in Wedding Planning

3) College SA Diploma in Wedding Planning

 

CLICK HERE to go to the College SA website to read more about our dreamy Wedding Planning courses