Friday, December 30, 2011

Porting his dreams to reality


 James Pinto (extreme right) winning the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2008

James Pinto, 24, never expected that he would win the Microsoft Imagine Cup in 2008 or become Shell LiveWIRE’s “Most Promising Entrepreneur” this year. After all, he was just an average student at that time. But with encouragement from the School of Engineering, the NYP alumni managed to channel his energy and enthusiasm into making his dreams a reality. Now he owns his own business and works from an office in NYP.  

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

NYP Open House 2012 Spotlight: Grace Lai


Grace Lai’s parents were surprised at first when she told them that she wanted to enrol at NYP after her ‘A’ levels.

But her parents were quickly won-over by Grace’s passion for helping others and her determination for becoming a nursing professional. She may have taken the ‘scenic’ route, but she’s happy to finally be on the right path.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

NYP Open House 2012 Spotlight: Sheena Ramazanu

Sheena Ramazanu has all the qualities of a great nursing professional. When asked about her greatest achievement, she rather talk about helping her classmates score ‘A’s rather than her own distinctions (35!) and ‘A’s (6!).

And like many NYP graduates, Sheena’s story started when she graduated from secondary school.

When Sheena completed her ‘O’ levels, she knew she wanted to study nursing. As a young girl, her father, who himself was a former nurse and a nursing lecturer for over 16 years, would tell her dramatic stories about caring for patients.

When she was tasked to work on a secondary school project on the disabled, her passion for nursing was cemented. She was deeply inspired when the blind diabetic patients she spoke to cited their nurses as their motivation to go on with life.

And thus began her journey into nursing.

She enrolled in NYP’s School of Health Sciences after her ‘O’ levels and graduated in 2011. Along the way, she picked up a venerable bevy of awards including the Ministry of Health Gold Medal, the Singapore Nurses Association Award for Clinical Education in Nursing, the CapitaLand Healthcare Frontliners Award and the Tay Eng Soon Award; which is presented to the top graduate from the School of Health Sciences.

This distinguished NYP graduate is currently pursuing her degree in nursing, and she will be sharing her story with ‘O’ level graduates and their parents at the “Parents Seminar: Choices After ‘O’s”.

Discover NYP learns more about her story.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Daryl Aiden Yow Speaks Now


A second year mechatronics student, Daryl Aiden Yow has already gathered a bit of a fan base for his refreshing song renditions. We interview him to find out a little more about his music influences and interests!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas on a Foreign Island, part 3

By Julian Abraham Chua, Diploma in Business Management Graduate

Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas time in Singapore. We may celebrate it by partying or spending time with family. But ever wondered how our exchange students spend their holidays and Christmas in Singapore? Let’s find out! In this last instalment, we interview Saara from Finland and Elena from Switzerland.

Dancing for NYP Open House!



He was so engrossed in teaching that he didn’t even notice we had stepped into the studio. The 23-year-old dance instructor, Wei Fong, is back to teach his juniors choreographed moves that will impress even the nimble footed.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas on a Foreign Island – Singapore, part 2

By Julian Abraham Chua, Diploma in Business Management Graduate
Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas time in Singapore. We may celebrate it by partying or spending time with family. But ever wondered how our exchange students spend their holidays and Christmas in Singapore? Let’s find out! This week, we interview Ann-Christin Hallfahrt from Germany.
Ann-Christin at Raffles Place, Singapore

Julian Abraham Chua is an NYP graduate from School of Business Management (SBM). His passion for writing was ignited when he completed an overseas UK writing course and started contributing to the portal while he was still a student on the campus. He has since written for various magazines and publications including Straits Times, SG Entrepreneurs, Spin Asia, TimeOut Singapore, NTUC lifestyle, Campus magazine and SPCA newsletter. Besides writing, he adores soccer, has his own online business Stationaire and performs with his metal band Grottesca around town.  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Are We Really Spoilt or…?


Nur Mirrah Amit, a Year 1 Diploma in Mass Media Management student thinks that youngsters are not as spoilt as they seem. This is the first opinion piece by one of our student writers, and not the last! Look out for more thought-provoking pieces to come.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas on a Foreign Island - Singapore

By Julian Abraham Chua, Diploma in Business Management Graduate
Ho Ho Ho! It’s Christmas time in Singapore. We may celebrate it by partying or spending time with family. But ever wondered how our exchange students spend their holidays and Christmas in Singapore? Let’s find out! This week, we interview Verena Stierschneider from Austria, who is an exchange student from the School of Business Management.
Name: Verena Stierschneider

Thursday, December 8, 2011

10 Reasons to come to NYP Open House 2012

UPDATE: 22 Dec 2012
The NYP Open House 2012 website is up! Remember to check it out!

1. Course & Career Exhibition
NYP has a wide and exciting variety of courses. No matter your strengths or talents, we have something that’s right for you.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Dare to Care!


Hello everybody, I’m Sherry and I’m currently a Year 2 student of Social Sciences (Social Work). This semester, our class of 26 has been tasked to run a social campaign for one of our modules - Communication & Public Education.