Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Our Education Molds Our Future

Today, I am going to talk about something that I have never really talked about here before - EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS.

Don't go away yet, I know studying is boring.... But if you love what you study, then it is not boring anymore right? Just like what they say, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." So why don't you choose a course you love to get a job you love, then you will never have to study or work!



Okay, let me share more about my "history"..

I was a smart kid in primary school, so I was able to get into Dunman High School (through both direct admission & PSLE) and I was in the pioneer batch of the 6 years integrated programme. Integrated programme means that I will skip "O" levels and take "A" levels after 6 years in the same school.


With that, my secondary school days were really really slack. When you are just a teen and your next major examinations is far far away in 6 years, who cares about school seriously? Furthermore, I was supposed to be "smarter" naturally, so the more I didn't care about my studies. I did attend school daily, but I didn't pay attention in class much. My grades were bad, as expected. I was always looking forward to my after school activities - CCA and going out with friends. I loved going to my friend's house to play Maplestory, and going to Kbox for karaoke sessions.

Most of the photos I have in my computer are from karaoke sessions, opps! These were my two besties back then :)


In year 5 and 6, which is technically my JC days, I was allocated to a really smart class (I don't even know how I got into this class?). Everyone was so competitive and studious, they all want to score well in "A" levels and to get into a course of their choice in a good university. So scary please!

This is my super brainy and competitive year 6 class by the way. (can you spot me?)


With the nagging from my parents as well as the social pressure from my classmates, I began to work harder too. I don't want to end up in a course that I don't like, or even worse, to be unable to get into university at all. Since young, my parents always told me that I should at least get a degree to safeguard my future, and so that I can earn enough to live comfortably. The cost of living is very high in Singapore!


Luckily for me, I managed to do okay for my "A" levels and I got accepted into courses of my choice in both NUS and NTU. I picked NTU in the end, and I'm already in my third year of studies, pursuing a degree in Chemical and Biological Chemistry. I chose to study Chemistry because I liked Chemistry then, and feel that this is the most important "science" which is related to many industries - medicine, petrol, food and the list goes on. Actually, I secretly wish to be able to make and produce my own brand of beauty products in the future with my Chemistry knowledge, but I know that that is not going to happen because there is no such market in Singapore. 

On top of chemistry, I also pursued a Minor in Entrepreneurship due to personal interest. I was always interested to start a business and I love to do marketing, just like blogging! With this minor, I was well-equipped with relevant knowledge which allows me more job opportunities in the industries of my interest in the future. :)

As I grew older, I realise the importance of education and qualification. The certificate we hold will determine our job and our future. Education molds our future, and it is our choice to create the opportunities for ourselves.


 "Create your own career opportunities. It’s possible."

So what about you? Do you have any specific interests or preferred career choice in mind?

If you are a final year polytechnic graduate or currently working, and you wish to enter the enter the creative (arts) and communications related industry, look here, this is for you!!


PSB Academy is offering Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies), which is a part-time course by the The University of Western Australia.

The University of Western Australia has pretty good rankings, it is a World Top 100 University, ranked No. 7 among Australia universities and it is one of the Top 100 universities in the world for Social Sciences. The Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) programme is taught by The University of Western Australia’s own faculty members who fly in to Singapore to conduct the lessons.

Communication Studies is one of the most exciting and rapidly evolving areas of study in today’s media driven world, critically related to the use of technologies of communication, from spoken language and written text to images on a screen or avatars on the web. This specialist degree provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of communication, combining theoretical knowledge with the development of practical communication skills, including the use of the latest digital multimedia technology.

Today’s employers are increasingly on the lookout for an innovative and creative workforce, they will be seeking people who can research, develop, analyse and communicate ideas in a world of technological, economic, political and social change.

This course will help to expand your career options in the media, marketing, advertising or any communications-related fields and equip you with flexible and portable communications skills, making you particularly valuable to prospective employers and enabling you to change easily to any communications-related fields you desire to work in.

Doesn't this course sounds interesting?


For more information on this course, please refer to this page..

The next intake will be in September 2014, apply now and get a pair of Golden Village vouchers*! :)

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