On June 26th, young Ghanaian man Jeremiah Kobby Sekyi proudly graduated with a Master of Management Science in Global Affairs from Schwarzman College Tsinghua University. His journey to achieve this milestone was not an easy one, but he attributes his success to a higher power and the unwavering support of his loved ones.
Jeremiah’s experience in the program was nothing short of excellent. He entered with high expectations, and he was not disappointed. Throughout the program, he learned valuable lessons in leadership development, knowing himself, leading himself, and positioning himself for leadership. The program provided him with a wealth of knowledge on the whys and hows of making a difference in the world. Jeremiah’s coursework was intense, and he took away many valuable insights from courses such as Leadership in Business and Political Economy.
Despite the program’s rigorous demands, Jeremiah overcame one of his greatest challenges during his tenure, taking his pharmacy license examination alongside his education. A fellow Schwarzman Scholar, Vidette Adjorlolo, encouraged him through the process, reminding him that he was Jeremiah, and failure was not an option.
Reflecting on his journey, Jeremiah acknowledges that he could not have achieved this accomplishment without the support of his loved ones. He is grateful to Grace Amponsah, Christian Tanja, and Simiso Shabangu, who guided him to present his best self in his application. He also expresses his appreciation to his Schwarz-housemates and tour companions, Arinze Obiezue, Denyse Umuhuza, Vidette Adjorlolo, Guillaume Dabré, and Melissa Kariuki, for their company and kindness throughout his tenure.
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Jeremiah looks forward to the future with optimism, having gained a vast wealth of knowledge and experiences as a Schwarzman Scholar. As he celebrates his graduation, he acknowledges that the future is bright and full of endless possibilities.