He may have grown up amid economic hardship and even been financially excluded from the University of Cape Town in his first year, but the odds that were stacked against Ntebogang Segone didn’t defeat him.
With a bachelor of science, honours and master’s degrees under his belt, he’s proved the importance of finding your passion. In 2021, he was awarded the highly prestigious Mandela Rhodes scholarship.
With past leadership involvement in organisations such as the University of Cape Town’s Black Management Forum and student representative council, Segone is a person for the people.
The biggest impact Segone wishes to have is to support disadvantaged individuals seeking career advice, which is the reason he created YourCareerPlug, a guidance service to empower young professionals.
Today, Segone works as a quantitative analyst at Investec with a focus on exposure to the various facets of the company. His goal for the future is to provide his mother, who cared for seven children alone, with her own home.
One of the best ways to constantly validate yourself is by doing everything and anything you want to do, don’t overthink it, just do it.