Studies at: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
As the youngest of four children, Paulse makes the most of the perks, with family often using it as an excuse to buy her things. However, she admits that she would like them to let her learn from her own experiences.
The aspiring journalist credits her decision to study journalism to her love for reading and writing which was influenced by her father. “In every book that he bought me, my father would write ‘reading is knowledge and knowledge is power’,” said Paulse. This saying has stuck with her and has led her to believe in the power of the written word which she believes is more powerful than a sword.
The Capetonian’s family-oriented perspective has also given her a heart for people and she would like to use this in her career to give back to the less fortunate. Most people have the perception that journalism has no money, but for Alice, it is not about that but rather a chance to contribute to society.
In 2011, Paulse interned at the Department of Human Settlements in the Communications sector. This enabled her to fulfil her dream of working in a political environment and for Alice, this was an engaging experience.