Eunice Harrison is currently a communications assistant at Ghana’s leading business newspaper, the Business and Financial Times (B&FT).
She recently bagged a first class degree in Marketing from the Dominion University College.
Eunice Harrison comes from a family of eight with six brothers and a sister. She hails from Cape Coast in the Central region of Ghana. She is a very affable, compassionate, resourceful, and self-motivated individual.
She is a product of OLA Girls Senior High School, Ho in the Volta Region where she studied Business and completed in the year 2013.
Eunice recounted that, after Senior High School, there was no financial support to further her tertiary education so she worked for some time in order to gather funds and pursue her tertiary education.
Growing up she had always wanted to be a lawyer, an advocate for the less privileged, and a voice for the voiceless. However, her love also for human relations, pushed her to pursue a career in Marketing at the tertiary level.
Before she gained admission into the university, she taught in an international school as a preschool teacher for 18 months and started her tertiary education in 2017 as a weekend/evening student at Dominion University College where she studied a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing and graduated with a Second Class Upper.
During those days, she undertook multiple jobs in the position of a preschool teacher and insurance broker just to support herself through school as well as support her family.
She narrated that: “After studying HND in Marketing, I applied to serve my country as a National Service person for a year at Letshego Ghana Savings and Loans, where I run between the positions of a recoveries and loan creation officer. During my national service days, I could not afford to stay and wait for a year before continuing with my degree. So, after contemplating for a month on what to do next in terms of career development, I applied for a top-up at the same university and gained admission in the same year,” she said.
Eunice at this point was working as a service person while kept pushing herself to become a better version of herself. She attributes it to “hard work and perseverance.”
She however described the journey to attaining First Class Honours as not a walk in the park.
“I remember running for lectures every day after work, writing assignments during my break periods at work, organising group studies online, preparing for mid-semester exams during weekends, getting home late from school, waking up, and preparing for work the next day,” she said, adding that she is glad all these efforts paid off.
The change effect
Eunice is on the mission of setting a pace for the younger folks that look up to her.
Going forward, she intend to build her career and develop core values that will make her stand out.
She desire to build on her confidence level and strive to make a difference.