We spoke with Kangoma Kindembo, a recent graduate of our Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business degree. He spoke about his return to education, and how much this meant to him personally. Born in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kangoma is a human rights activist & environmentalist who is keen to change the world for the better. He encourages young people to participate in major decisions that impact important parts of their daily lives.
What programme did you study at Dorset College & why?
I participated in the Level 8 Bachelor of Business (Honours) in International Business. I had been struggling to get back to education since 2012, but being accepted in this course was a golden opportunity for me & required all my efforts to ensure I pass.
What was it about the college that appealed to you?
Dorset College's discipline & moral code. It shaped our collaboration manners as a group, where we worked on each and every project as if it were our last.
How was your experience studying at Dorset College, Dublin?
It is difficult to express my gratitude & thanks to Dorset College in words, but it is more selfish to fail to reccommend the college and the course to any new student. This is due to the extended family of both classmates and staff I gained at Dorset College. For a single year of our togetherness, I feel as though I know everyone personally.
How has your experience at Dorset College influenced your professional development?
Achieving my Bachelor's Degree has opened many doors for me. First, I look forward to starting my Masters this year, as my dream has always been to gain a PhD before the age of 40. Secondly, this degree gives me a strong standing in my political career which I have been a follower of for the past 8 years. I now feel ready to wear a running suit in the Congolese elections in 2023!
Dorset College is...
Both emotional & exciting. I look forward to undertaking another course at Dorset College, namely in Financial Studies.