Productive and fulfilling
Bursaries & Loans Consultant (Current Employee) – Pretoria, Gauteng – 13 May 2016
University of Pretoria (UP) is a fast paced and dynamic environment especially in the directorate of student funding whereby we have to allocate funding and adjust each funding according to donor specifications.
The main purpose of the job is to facilitate funding such as bursaries and loans to enrolled student at University. The job is categorised into four parts per quarter whereby first quarter is focused on dealing with student application process, processing of applications.
Quarter two is focused on assisting student with registration arrangement mainly financially needy and academically deserving student.
Quarter three is focused on allocating funds to the student accounts, assist the with signing of contracts, payment of allowances for meals, transport and accommodation.
Quarter four is focused on payments of accounts, finalising of accounts, validation of awards, monitoring and controlling of pay-outs.
I have learned to deal with people from a diversified background, multitasking, professionalism and selflessness. Furthermore, I learned financial management through allocation of funds, communication skills, work independently and as well as a team player, resolve issues in an amicable manner and to be considerate in handling enquiries.
The hardest part of the job is to inform student that they have been declined for financial assistance.
The most enjoyable is allocation of funds, seeing happy faces and getting to register and hosting of private sponsors e.g. Eskom, REAP etc.