Tuesday, October 14, 2014

She wanted something more in her life

Mindy Yeo (above, right) is currently a student pursuing her Diploma in Occupational Therapy at NYP. We got to know each other in 2013, when she interviewed me for a video assignment she was working on. This wonderful lady taught me a valuable lesson: never give up on seeking purpose in my life.

After resigning from her job of four years as an operations executive in the rehabilitation department of a hospital, she decided to become an Occupational Therapist (OT), which is a totally different field of work.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Creating the World's Longest Drawing

Saturday Oct 4, 2014 marked the day of the attempt to draw the world’s longest drawing. The event was organized and led by Peter Draw, a Nanyang Polytechnic alumnus, local artist and philanthropist. He also holds two other Guinness World Records to his name. The event was co-sponsored by LINE, an application for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers, and held in the Nanyang Polytechnic Sports Hall.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Jobs Nearby: From Interest to Passion

On the afternoon of 16 September 2014, the NYP Entrepreneur Club invited Mr Joseph Tan to share his entrepreneurship journey with us. Joseph was an economist. He graduated from University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Economics.  He started his career with Standard Chartered Bank followed by Fortis Bank and his last role was chief economist of Credit Suisse. He spent most of his career as a banker and earned about $1K per day. However, he chose to give up his banking career to start a social enterprise.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

An Affinity for Crystals

 (Left) Aaron, and (in group photo), right at the back with some members of my crazy clique.

Aaron Toh from the Diploma in Marketing is the oldest member in my NYP clique and coincidentally shares the same alma mater as me – Geylang Methodist School. I remember initiating a chat with him as he did not belong to a clique then. You may think he is an awkward, shy and introverted person in class, but don’t be fooled by his cold exterior, he doesn’t bother to socialise if you do not share similar interests, but once you get to know him, his quirkiness will keep you intrigued.

Friday, September 19, 2014

The First NYPian to Visit Babson College

What’s a girl to do when she wants to start a food empire?

For Christabel Tan, the answer was simple - enrol in NYP’s Diploma in Food Science & Nutrition, and also learn as much about entrepreneurship as possible.

And what better way to learn about starting your own business than by attending an 8-day Course at the US’s No. 1 college for entrepreneurship?

So Christabel visited Babson College from 6-13 July for a National Youth Leadership Forum on Careers in Business & Innovation. Not only did she get an extraordinary lesson in entrepreneurship and a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but she also became the first student from NYP to attend this programme at the prestigious Babson College.

But her trip was almost not to be.