Diploma Glanc t - Temasek Polytechnic

Diploma Glanc t - Temasek Polytechnic

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business studies grouping
• business (t01)
• logistics & operations
   management (t01)
• marketing (t01)

accounting & finance (t02)

business information
technology (t36)

communications &
media management (t40)

culinary & catering
management (t18)

hospitality & tourism
management (t08)

law & management (t09)

leisure & events
management (t61)

retail management (t39)
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                                                                                                                                                                                               OF THE
                                                                                                                                                                                               SCHOOL OF
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                                                                                                                                                                                               vibrant achievements

dear students,
Soon you will embark on a new journey, a
stepping stone towards your future careers.

In the School of Business, we strive to
cultivate your budding talent, build more
opportunities for collaboration and further

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      4     EMBRACE THE
drive your innovation spirit. With 11
diplomas, you will definitely find one that can
ignite your passion. Check out our course                                                                                                                                                                                   EXPERIENCE
guide to find out more about each diploma                                                                                               Phyllis
                                                                                                                                        Poh Lay Suan
and it will help you with your decision.                                                                                                Diploma in                                                                          Students and
                                                                                                                                        Accounting                                                                          teachers share about
At our polytechnic, you will be able to excel                                                                                           and Finance                                                                         their internships,
                                                                                                                                        Year 1
in your forte as well as gain new insights and                                                                                                                                                                              attachments and visits!
skills. More students and adults are enrolling
in our courses thanks to our rigorous
curriculum and valued industry training.

You will be able to gain rich experience

                                                                                                                                                                    5   PAVING YOUR WAY
through our courses and receive various
opportunities from our strong industry
collaborations, including internship
                                                                                                                                                                        Find out how EAE and SkillsFuture
programmes that will prepare you for your
                                                                                                                                                                        can enhance your education
career path.

We are also supportive of the SkillsFuture

                                                                                                                                                                    6   COURSE GUIDE
initiatives to enable students to enrich their
learning journey in the School of Business.
One of the initiatives is the Earn and Learn       Let me share more about Temasek’s Student Profile with you!                                                          Browse our exciting courses here
programme, where graduating students
can learn while on the job. This secures
them a position upon graduation, while
allowing them to continue their learning
within the organisation.
                                                   Lifelong Learners
                                                  Our courses encourage our students
                                                                                                     Values-centered Leader
                                                                                                    With the various opportunities that are
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                                                  to become self-directed learners, who             offered, students can choose to build                                                                      Peep these must-watch flicks before
In this issue, find out what we have to offer     remain competent despite any challenges           on their leadership and communication                                                                      you start school and check out these
by exploring stories from current students        and resilient in the face of rapid changes.       skills in and out of the classroom. Building                                                               cool gadgets!
and graduates. From internship experiences        Armed with such skills and qualities, they        character while possessing important
to overseas programmes and trips, read            will move on to be lifelong learners after        values and strong citizenship, they will
about what you can expect if you join the         graduating from TP.                               learn to become collaborative both as                Noorjan
School of Business.                                                                                 leaders and team mates.                               Begum

                                                                                                                                                       Diploma in
We look forward to you discovering the heart
                                                                                                                                                       Marketing                                                 SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
of business at TP’s School of Business.            Future-oriented Creator
                                                                                                                                                           Year 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 STARTER KIT
Pulsate to the vibrant beats as you embark
on a journey of self-discovery. You will grow     At TP, we cultivate each student to be            Director                                                                                                     Start school right with these
both academically and professionally, and         a future-oriented creator; using their            School of Business                                                                                           essential pieces
find yourself with a strong business acumen       informative digital know-how to innovate
when you graduate.                                and bring out the entrepreneur in them.
Diploma Glanc t - Temasek Polytechnic
                                                                                                                                     andy sim                   kingston lim

                                                                                                                                                                                                6 CCM ALUMNI,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CLASS OF 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ms Shannon Low,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Ms Kuah Chew Shian and
                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr Dwayne Cheong won
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Most Implementable
                                                                                                                                                                                             Solution Award at the
                                                                                                                                                                                             F&B Hackathon organised
    Achievements and Accolades                                                                                                                                                               by the Restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                             Association of Singapore.

      1 Three    Junior students
                                                                                                                      5     DIPLOMA IN
             LOGISTICS AND
        from the
             Diploma in                                                                                                     MARKETING                                                           7
                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 students from the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Diplomas in
    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT                                                                                          Seniors Andy Sim,
                                                                                                                   Kingston Lim Chun Kai
                                                                                                                   and Ng Jia Xing, Jolene,
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hospitality & Tourism
                                                                                                                   emerged Winner in the
                                                                                                                   Standard Commercial Movie                                                 Leisure & Events Management
    in the Supply Chain Challenge 2017, organised by the                                                           Category of the 11th Gatsby                                               received the 2017 Pacific Asia Travel
    Singapore Logistics Association and the                                                                        Creative Awards organised
                                                                                                                                                                                             Association Award of Excellence for
                                                                                                                                                                                             the Singapore Temasek Polytechnic
    Singapore University of Social Sciences.                                                                       by the Mandom Corp! The team’s
                                                                                                                   video was also presented with a
                                                                                                                                                                                             Student Chapter!

    The team of students consisting of Samuel Cheong Si En,                                                        special Character Award as well as
                                                                                                                                                                                             (The award recognises the student chapter
    Geraldine Phoon Min Hui and Melody Tang Hing Ying, emerged                                                                                                                               that best exemplifies dedication to the
    from over 80 submissions to be in the final four teams who
                                                                                                                   another award for sound and effects.                                      development of the tourism industry.)
    presented their case to the judges at the SUSS Cultural Centre
    on 19 July 2017.                                                     Four BIT students
                                                                         collaborated with students
                                                                     from the School of Informatics
                                                                      and IT and School of Design
                                                                       to participate in the National                  On Sat 29 July,
                                                                                                                     8 two
                                                                         Data Viz Video Challenge                          student teams from the
     tan                                                                to produce a video on skills               Diploma in Business
                                                                           upgrading. The cross-                   (HRM elective cluster) participated in the
                                                                          disciplinary team did well               Singapore HR Challenge 2017
                                                                           and went into the finals                Grand Finals at Singapore Polytechnic.
                                                                                                                   Organised by SHRI and supported
                                                                             of the competition!                   by HR practitioners as well as
                                                                                                                   SHRI Council
                                                                                                                   members. The event
                                                                                                                   serves to engage future
                                                                                                                                                                                        Five CMM Juniors and six MKG

                                                                                Zachariah Mathias Chow,
                                                                                a Culinary and Catering
                                                                                                                   leaders, people managers,
                                                                                                                   critical thinkers, and                                        9      seniors took part in the Global Brand
                                                                                                                                                                                         Planning Competition. They proposed
                                                                                Management Diploma                 contributors of the new

                                                                                                                                                                               and presented business branding plans before a panel
             Congratulations to                                          graduate, won three awards - Best Media   workforce. Team Mayo
                                                                                                                   consisting of Kouki                                         of marketing practitioners. Ashie Singh from CMM
             Tan Lay Koon Jaslyn of                                      Menu, Best Appetiser and Best Main                                                                    won the Best Speaker award and both teams were
                                                                                                                   Seah, Stephanie Yee,
                                                                         Course - and was overall champion in                                                                  awarded the Sliver Award.
    Diploma of Accounting                                                Singapore Top Young Chef 2017!
                                                                                                                   Leon Tay, Kelvin Goh,
                                                                                                                   Christopher Wong and
    and Finance for winning                                              Raden Adriyan B Raden Azmi also took      Jeslyn Khong took
    the Outstanding Deaf Student                                         home the award for Best Dessert.          home the 3rd place
    (Tertiary Education) 2016
    Award! The award is conferred by                                     On his internship at Iggy’s, a
                                                                                                                   position while Shu Min,
                                                                                                                   Joey Koh, Sarah Wong,                                             10
    The Singapore Association                                            local fine dining restaurant,             Aulin Wan, Kah Wei,
    for the Deaf to recognise the
    achievement of hearing impaired
                                                                         “Expectations at Iggy’s were very
                                                                         high. Everyone was strict and we
                                                                                                                   Xia Xian of Team AOG,
                                                                                                                   clinched the 4th place.                                           REWARDING LIVES
    individuals in academic, vocational                                  had to be proper and organised.                                                                             OF OUR STUDENTS FROM
    and tertiary education.                                              That pushed me to be the same
                                                                         way for competitions as well.”
                                                                         Zachariah Mathias Chow
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                            Check out these students’ unique internship experiences overseas!
                                                                                                  xp ri nc
    A London-Style Eye Opener                     similarities and differences between           informative visit at an International Law
                                                                                                                                                Travelling the World with the
    In March 2017, 35 LAW students went on        the 2 systems.                                 firm. Apart from learning opportunities, the
    an Overseas Study Trip to the UK. The                                                        students were also given an opportunity        Singapore Tourism Board
    students visited the UK Courts and learnt     The students also got to visit OPUS2,          to watch the West End Musical, “Matilda”       HTM Senior Lecturer Lisa Chua was in for
    about the Judicial System in UK. Although     a legal technology company, and learnt         and visited the British Museum. Due to the     an amazingly exciting learning journey after
    Singapore adopted the UK Judicial System      about how legal technology is changing the     attacks on 22 March 2017, the students         she was selected for a Strategic Industry
    when she established her Judiciary, both      way lawyers and judges work. In addition,      could not visit the House of Parliament        Engagement with the Singapore Tourism
    jurisdictions have since evolved. It was an   students were treated to lectures by Law       and instead spent the day sightseeing at       Board (STB)’s Regional Offices in Dubai
    eye-opener for students to learn about the    Schools to get a taste of UK Law and an        St. Paul’s Cathedral and Borough Market.       for a month and in London for 2 months.
                                                                                                                                                The priceless opportunity led her to gain
                                                                                                                                                various insights into the airline business,
                                                                                                                                                tour business and marketing and branding
                                                                                                                                                strategies for various market segments.
                                                                                                                                                                                               While in both countries, she also discussed           Lisa’s all-rounded attachment diversified
                                                                                                                                                During her stay in Dubai, she got to be a      opportunities for student exchange                    her competency in tourism planning and
                                                                                                                                                part of exciting experiences like STB trade    programmes and developing them into                   development, enhanced her knowledge
                                                                                                                                                events in the Middle East and Europe.          educational trips with institutions such              of the air transport business, and her
                                                                                                                                                Throughout her stint, she experienced          as the Emirates Academy of Hospitality                newfound skills contributed to the STB
                                                                                                                                                vibrant tourism activities in the UK and       Management and University of Surrey.                  team’s technical capability in the travel
                                                                                                                                                Europe, such as local markets and special      The Jumeirah Group, which also owns the               business marketing and air transport
                                                                                                                                                interest tours, and how there was a lack of    world-renowned luxury hotel Burj Al Arab, is          business sectors. What an experience!
                                                                                                                                                Singapore’s presence in the overseas tours     also keen on student internships as they are
                                                                                                                                                offered by tour operators in the UK.           looking for bilingual candidates.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Skills Framework                             Paving Your Way
                                                                                                                                                Education and Career
                                                                                                                                                Guidance (ECG)                                                       Unsure of which career best                  Find out more about the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     suits you? The Skills Framework              Early Admissions Exercise
                                                                                                                                                ECG equips you with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     provides career pathways, wage               (EAE) and SkillsFuture
                                                                                                                                                necessary knowledge to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     trends, desired skill sets of                initiatives to ensure you start
                                                                                                                                                you make informed decisions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     each identified occupation, and              your journey in the School of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     workforce profiles that guides you           Business right!
                                                                                                                                                Get involved in ECG-related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     in your decision to becoming a
                                                                                                                                                activities and lessons in TP!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     professional in this sector.
                                                                                                                                                Take the chance to explore                                                                                        Early Admissions
                                                                                                                                                career options based on your                                                                                      Exercise (EAE)
                                                                                                                                                interests and abilities, and
                                                                                                                                                develop skills that will enable                                  Young Talent Programme (YTP)                     If you’ve got strong aptitude
                                                                                                                                                you to make the transition to                                                                                     or interest in a field related
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Gain global exposure and
                                                                                                                                                the workforce smoothly.                                                                                           to the diploma course you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 market immersion experience!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Students who have been awarded                   are applying for, the EAE
    Our faculty members were also                 programmes to engage different
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  allows you to apply and
                                                  audiences, and utilised social media                                                                                                                           funding for overseas immersion
    given opportunities to go for                                                                                                                         Earn and Learn                                         programmes such as internships                   receive conditional offers
                                                  and tasteful merchandising to draw                                                                          Programme
    Strategic Industrial Engagement               younger audiences.                                                                                                                                             may be eligible for co-funding                   for admission. For more
    (SIE), aimed at strengthening                                                                                                                   The SkillsFuture Earn                                        from International Enterprise (IE)               information go to
                                                                                                                                                   and Learn Programme                                           to cover daily expenses.                         www.tp.edu.sg/admissions
    technical capability and building             Clauderlene was attached to the
                                                                                                                                                        provides you with
    niche capabilities.                           Gallery’s Education department from
                                                                                                                                                      opportunities, upon                                                                                         Modes of assessment:
                                                  May to July 2017 and was tasked to
                                                                                                                                                   graduation, to build on                                                                                        Portfolio, interviews and
                                                  pull together a survey and research
    Putting A Fresh Spin                                                                                                                        the skills and knowledge                                          Enhanced Internships                            aptitude tests, where
                                                  framework for the next 3-5 years.
    on Experience                                 This involved a review of its existing
                                                                                                                                                  you acquired in school,                                         Enhanced Internships aim to make                relevant and appropriate.
    LEM lecturer, Clauderlene Tan, had the                                                                                                             and better support                                         the internship experience a more                Participation in relevant
                                                  education programmes and survey
    opportunity to put aside teaching for one                                                                                                      your transition into the                                       fulfilling one for students with                CCAs, Advanced Elective
                                                  findings and recommending strategies
    semester and return to the industry so that                                                                                                       workforce. Head to                                          clear learning outcomes, better                 Modules (AEMs) and Applied
                                                  to manage the learning experiences
    she could observe emerging practices and                                                                                                        www.skillsfuture.sg/                                          mentorship, and extended periods                Graded Subjects (AGS).
                                                  at the Gallery.
    study how the National Gallery Singapore                                                                                                    earnandlearn to find out                                          of internship.
    tackles challenges unique to arts and                                                                                                                    how to apply.                                                                                        When you can apply:
                                                  As the Gallery engages agile talents for
    cultural institutions.                                                                       The attachment has refreshed                                                                                     Apply the knowledge you learn in                EAE applications commence
                                                  its wide range of exhibitions, programmes
                                                                                                 Clauderlene’s teaching in areas such                                                                             school and improve your skills in               in June/July every year, for
                                                  and events for schools and the public, this
    Since its opening, the NGS has harnessed                                                     as curation of educational or public                                                                             the workplace setting! Remember                 admission into polytechnics
                                                  presented an opportunity for Clauderlene
    technology to enhance visitor experience,                                                    programmes and training staff who                                                                                to discuss it with your supervisor or           in the following year
                                                  to rub shoulders with people from diverse
    developed a range of exciting public          walks of life with other specialised skills.   engages the public in learning experiences.                                                                      lecturer if you are facing difficulties.

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bsg exposes me to the                                                                                              BUSINESS
                interesting world of                                                                                               STUDIES
                   business before i                                                                                              GROUPING
                 choose what i want
                 to concentrate on!
                      CELESTE GOH, YEAR 1

                     B us n                                                                               DIPLOMA IN
                                                                                                                                DIPLOMA IN LOGISTICS
                                                                                                                                    & OPERATIONS
                                                                                                                                                       DIPLOMA IN

                 anag m n t
                M                                                                                               Do What You Love,
                                                                                                                Where You Love.                                     Secure Your Tertiary
                                                                                                                When I was in Secondary 3 and 4,
                                                         Grouping                                               I visited each polytechnic’s open
                                                                                                                                                                    Education Through Early
                                  Studies                                                                                                                           Admissions Exercise
                        (Business                                                             you best.         house and discovered that Temasek
                                                                      ourse    that suits                       Polytechnic had the warmest,                        As the daughter of a single mother
                                                   de to   find the c                                           friendliest and most welcoming                      who raised three kids, I wanted to
                                  sts   and aptitu
                   your intere
                                                                                                                atmosphere. I’ve always known                       pitch in financially as much as I can.
        Discover                                                                                                that I want to own my own business                  To help the family, I hold two part-time
                                                                                                                and become an Entrepreneur one                      jobs during the weekends and school
                                                                                                                day, and I knew that Temasek                        holidays - one as a Changi Airport
           Business Studies Grouping                 2   You will have ample opportunities                      Polytechnic’s Business Studies                      Check-In Staff for Scoot, and another
           (BSG) is a common first-year                  to discover your personal                              Grouping was the place for me.                      as an insurance promoter. The Early
    course that offers you the unique                    strengths, aptitude and interests                      Despite my limited understanding                    Admissions Exercise (EAE) helped
                                                         before choosing the diploma                            of business initially, BSG has                      me to secure my tertiary education
    opportunity to study various core                                                                           equipped me with the relevant
                                                         course that best suits you.                                                                                even before I took my O Levels.
    business subjects in your first                                                                             core business fundamentals
    two semesters and to discover                    3   In the first year, you can explore
                                                                                                                that I will eventually need to
                                                                                                                                                                    This gave me a chance to pursue
                                                         the career options and course                                                                              my passion in my course of study
    your personal strengths, aptitude,                   requirements of the three diploma                      begin my entrepreneurial                            while balancing my work-life. Doing
    interests and career aspirations.                    courses before choosing your                           journey. My O Levels ELR2B2                         my best at work grants me financial
    During this time, you can explore                    preferred diploma course at the                        score of 8 offered me a flexible                    security while the hard work that I
    the career opportunities and course                  end of the first year.                                 choice of tertiary institutes to                    put in for my CCA and school work
                                                                                                                continue my education, and Temasek                  gives me many opportunities to attain
    requirements of the three diplomas               4   The only polytechnic business
                                                                                                                Polytechnic has not disappointed!
                                                         course with a common foundation                                                                            scholarships and bursaries, which also
    before choosing one course.                                                                                 I’m loving my time in TP and I am
                                                         year leading to a choice in one of                                                                         helped alleviate my mother’s financial
                                                                                                                currently in the Business Studies                   concerns. Many questioned my choice
                                                         the three diploma courses.
                                                                                                                Club subcommittee, TP Student                       to forgo a Junior College education, to
    Why should you apply for BSG?                                                                               Union subcommittee and the main                     which I would reply:
    1   You will study various core business                                                                    committee for charity initiative
        subjects covering all aspects of            Career Opportunities                                        Smile-A-Wish. The wealth of events                  “I chose BSG because I get
                                                                                                                and activities offered by Temasek
        successful businesses. This will lay
                                                    The career opportunities will                               Polytechnic has allowed me to gain
                                                                                                                                                                    to pick my specialisation
        the foundation for wide-ranging career
        opportunities to succeed in today’s         be in line with the diploma                                 more exposure while having a ton                    early in my tertiary education
        global environment.                         that you choose.                                            of fun in the process!                              and I’m happy to be able to
                                                                                                                Benedict Poh
                                                                                                                                                                    study what I love.”
         2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 5                                                                                                                       Shantel Lim

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        t0 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Learning Journey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             to HP Enterprise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The classroom was brought to
                               the modules taught here                                                                                                                                                                       life for 40 BUS seniors taking

                            really prove to be essential                                                                                                                                                                     the elective subject "Product
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Development & Innovation" from the
                            in shaping our foundation of                                                                                                                                                                     Entrepreneurship cluster. Students

                                 business knowledge.                                                                                                                                                                         had been tasked to work on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             theme of “Smart City” for their
                                          JUFRI B JAMIL, YEAR 2                                                                                                                                                              group projects, which is in line with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Students visited HP Enterprise's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             new Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             office to learn about their latest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             innovations. It was an eye-opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             experience for the students to get
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             live demos of various ‘Smart City’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             projects developed by the HP

                                  B u in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Enterprise team.

                                                                         in the a    rea of bus
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                               c ompetenc
               Develo p c o re                            ma in Business!
                          m  an ag em en t with the Diplo

                       The Diploma in Business                             Centre at TP and Structured Human
                       (BUS) provides a strong                             Resource Internship Programme with
               broad-based foundation in business                          SNEF. Structured internship for students
                                                                           pursuing Entrepreneurship elective
               and management with three focus                             cluster through the collaboration with
               areas in Human Resource Management,                         SMECentre@ASME and North East CDC
               Entrepreneurship/Managing SMEs                              via the Business Innovation Programme.
                                                                                                                            HR Industry Manpower Plan                     development in enterprises, the Institute     SkillsFuture Earn and
               and International Business. Students                                                                         (HRIMP)                                       for Human Resource Professional ( iHRP),      Learn Programme for
                                                                       3   TP’s first Public Service Commission             The new Human Resources Industry              a professional body for HR was set up by      Human Resource
               will specialise in two business elective                    (PSC) scholar graduated from BUS.                                                              tripartite partners: Ministry of Manpower
                                                                                                                            Manpower Plan (HRIMP) was unveiled on                                                       The SkillsFuture Earn and Learn
               clusters to meet industry needs. The                                                                                                                       (MOM), National Trades Union Congress
                                                                                                                            10 July 2017 to support the HR industry                                                     Programme (ELP) for Human Resource
               flexible and relevant curriculum covers                                                                      as a strategic enabler of our economy in      (NTUC) and Singapore National Employers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (HR) is a structured work-study
               the core knowledge and skills that                                                                           Singapore. The launch saw the collaboration   Federation (SNEF). iHRP is the only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        programme designed in collaboration
               supervisors and executives are expected                 Scholarships Available                               of the five polytechnics and two ITEs in      professional body in Singapore authorised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        with industry partners by the Human
               to have in business and management.                                                                          Singapore. To set the HR standards of         to implement the national HR certification,
                                                                       1   Crescendas Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                          known as the iHRP certification.              Resource Sector Coordinating Team
                                                                                                                            excellence and enable human capital                                                         (HRSCT). It gives fresh graduates from
                                                                       2   Kelly Services Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Polytechnics and Institutes of
               Why should you apply for BUS?                                                                                                                                                                            Technical Education a head-start in HR.
               1   Dual specialisation from six elective clusters                                                     The Innovator at Heart
                   such as Human Resource Management,                  Career Opportunities                           Karyl Janelle Hong (second                                                                        “I have gained knowledge
                   Entrepreneurship, International Business,           Students will be given opportunities           from right) represented Temasek                                                                   which is relevant and useful
                   Banking, Finance & Investment, and
                                                                       in diverse areas such as human                 Polytechnic and Singapore                                                                         in my work environment.
                   Tourism & Leisure Business.
                                                                       resource, entrepreneurship,                    in global competitions such                                                                       I am delighted to be able to
               2   Industry relevant training for students             international business, banking,               as the PolyU Innovation &                                                                         gain a specialist diploma
                   pursuing Human Resource elective                    finance and investment, and                    Entrepreneurship Global Student                                                                   as well as valuable work
                   cluster through Kelly Services Career                                                              Challenge 2017. Working with
                                                                       tourism & leisure business.                                                                                                                      experience.”
                                                                                                                      her friends from TP School of
                                                                                                                      Engineering, the 3rd year Diploma                                                                 Cassandra Wong Chuting
                     2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 5                                                             in Business student who is an                                                                     2017 Graduate
                                                                                                                      innovator at heart, has gained                                                                    Specialised in Human Resource
                                                                                                                      considerable international                                                                        Management & Finance
                                                                                                                      exposure in the world of                                                                          ELP Trainee, Junior Associate,
                                                                                                                      entrepreneurship.                                                                                 HR & Talent at Group M.

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     t0 1                   don’t be afraid to be
                            yourself, take every
                           opportunity that comes
                          your way and know that
                               you can do it.
                                  JONATHAN LIONG, YEAR 2

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Cream of the Crop
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Olivia Low graduated top of the LOM
                                                                                                                                                                                                        course with a perfect cGPA of 4.0
                                                                                                                                                                                                        and was accorded with the Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Logistics Association Course Gold
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Medal for her academic endeavours.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        Besides her outstanding academic

                       Manag m
                                                                                                                                                                                                        performance, she was also selected
                                                                                                                                                                                                        as the TP representative to participate
                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the WorldSkills Singapore 2017 in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the Freight Forwarding Skills Category
                                                                                                                                                                                                        where she displayed strong mastery
                                                                                                                                                                                                        of logistics-related skills to emerge as
                                                                                          s Manage
                                                                                                                                                                                                        champion. A freight-focused internship
                                                                                                                   Seizing The Day
                                                                istics & O
                                                                                                                                                                                                        was also designed for her so that she
                                                           Log                                                     Spencer Ho attributed a lack of            At TP, he became the President of
                                   m the        Diploma in                                                         focus and distractions for his lack of     TP Band (Gold Award at National
                                                                                                                                                                                                        could deepen her skills in this category.
                       aining fro                                                                                                                                                                       For her efforts, she was also awarded
            Receive tr                  grow ing logistics in
                                                              dustry.                                              academic output during his secondary       Competition) and President of Logistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                        the inaugural TP Skills Mastery Award
                    to ex  ce l in th e                                                                            school days. He entered TP with            & Operations Management Interest
                                                                                                                                                                                                        2017. In October 2017, she represented
                                                                                                                   little expectations and ambitions.         Group and organised many events.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Singapore to compete at the WorldSkills
                                                                                                                   Yet, beyond his wildest dreams, he         Besides the All-Round Excellence
                                                                                                                                                                                                        International Competition held in Abu
                                                                                                                   completed his extraordinary TP journey     award, he also graduated as a Bronze
                    The Diploma in Logistics &             2    Broaden knowledge beyond classrooms through                                                                                             Dhabi where she emerged as the Overall
                                                                                                                   by winning the prestigious CapitaLand      Medallist from the Diploma of LOM.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Champion in the Freight Forwarding
                    Operations Management                       company-based projects, field trips, overseas      Award for All-Round Excellence 2017.       His drive and hard work bore fruit
                                                                study trips, industry internships and more.                                                                                             Skills Category!
            (LOM) provides you with a strong                                                                       After he entered Business Studies          as he won an NTU scholarship and
            business foundation in the 1st year.            3   Enjoy bonding with lecturers and fellow students   Grouping in TP Business School post        will embark on a double degree
            In the 2nd Year, you will develop                   in a close-knit course.                            O Levels, the seeds to pursue all-round    (Economics & Public Policy) program
                                                                                                                   excellence were planted when he found      after his National Service.
            core competencies through                       4   Vast Continued Education Training opportunities
                                                                available through Earn-and-Learn programs          a highly motivating environment right
            subjects such as Supply Chain
                                                                and more.                                          from the beginning. From there, he         “TP is where growth
            Management & Technology,                                                                               realised that if he put in the necessary   opportunities are aplenty,
            Operations Management,                                                                                 amount of work, results will show and      one simply has to seize
            Purchasing Principles & Practices,                                                                     more doors will open.
                                                           Scholarships Available                                                                             them as they come along.”
            Distribution Centre Management,
            Quantitative Analysis and Transport            1    NTUC FairPrice                                                                                Spencer Ho, 2017 Graduate
            Management. Senior Year subjects,              2    Port of Singapore Authority
            such as Major Project and
            Student Internship Program, are
            application-based and designed to              Career Opportunities                                                                               “My managers supported me                 Lending A Helping Hand
            consolidate learnings and sharpen              Graduates have extensive career                                                                    throughout the SkillsFuture               In June 2017, approximately 60
            skills. You can also select an                 opportunities in industries with logistics                                                         Earn & Learn Programme.                   students of the LOM Diploma took
            elective out of Startup LaunchPad              and supply chain operations such as                                                                                                          part in an Overseas Community
                                                           freight forwarders, retailers, hospitals,
                                                                                                                                                              Now that I have successfully              Service Programme in Bintan. During
            (Entrepreneurship), Service                                                                                                                       completed the course, I can
                                                           banks and manufacturers. Entry-level                                                                                                         the trip, they spent a full day at the Al
            Excellence & Account Management                                                                                                                   understand the industry and
                                                           positions include business analyst,                                                                                                          Khoir Orphanage carrying out basic
            and Business Calculus.                         purchasing executive, customer                                                                     the role better, and reaffirm             reconstruction and refurbishment works
                                                           service executive, import/export                                                                   that I am suited for this                 while interacting and playing with the
            Why should you apply for LOM?                  coordinator, inventory controller,                                                                 industry. Gaining relevant                children. The gloomy weather which
                                                           operations executive, supply
            1   The pioneer polytechnic diploma in         chain analyst, transport /
                                                                                                                                                              work experience is a bonus                brought intermittent showers failed to
                                                                                                                                                                                                        dampen the spirits of the students while
                logistics with the largest network of      shipping executive and                                                                             on top of the qualifications.”            they were there; instead they continued
                successful graduates.                      warehouse executive.                                                                                                                         with the work expected of them with
                                                                                                                                                              Amelia Tan Yan Neng, 2014 Graduate
                                                                                                                                                              Account Servicing Executive               both joy and focus. The common
                  2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 5                                                                                                        ST Logistics, now Singpost                experiences and bonds forged in the trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                        were definitely one of the highlights in
                                                                                                                                                                                                        their TP journey.

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     t0 1                                                                                                                                                                            Lending a Helping Hand –
                                                                                                                                                                                     Overseas Community Programme
                                                                                                                                                                                     In June 2017, 19 students embarked on a journey
                                                                                                                                                                                     to learn more about social enterprises and visited
                                                                                                                                                                                     Cambodia to tackle a sustainable marketing
                                                                                                                                                                                     challenge, known as 'Marketing for Mamas', as
                                                                                                                                                                                     part of their Sustainable Community Development
                  you’ll get lots of                                                                                                                                                 module. The students, through a myriad of
             opportunities to experience                                                                                                                                             activities, experienced the intricate relationships
                                                                                                                                                                                     between the beneficiaries (Cambodian Kompheim
                 new things so take                                                                                                                                                  villagers under poverty), HUSK Cambodia (the
                the chance to learn                                                                                                                                                  social enterprise), and customers (travel agents).

                     and enjoy!                                                                                                                                                      In-depth interviews were conducted with local
                        ANGELES SIR QYLE, YEAR 2                                                                                                                                     travel agents to gather insights on their buying
                                                                                                                                                                                     behaviour for corporate gifts. Students also
                                                                                                                                                                                     interacted with the founders of HUSK Cambodia
                                                                                                                                                                                     to understand their vision and motivation in
                                                                                                                                                                                     sustainable development for the Kompheim
                                                                                                                                                                                     villagers. Based on these experiences and

                   t ing
                                                                                                                                                                                     insights, the students created and presented their

                                                                                                                                                                                     marketing strategies to HUSK Cambodia, who

              a r
                                                                                                                                                                                     were very pleased with the plans.

             a n t to b e a creati
              and branding?
                                   ve proble
                                    e D ip lo m
                                                        -solver in
                                                  in Marketing w
                                                                   the field
                                                                 ill equip
                                                                                of marketi

                      you with all the skills you need to excel.

                     The Diploma in Marketing                   2   Coursework-based and highly                                                                       Industry Visits
                     (MKG) provides you with                        industry-driven to prepare you to                                                                 Recently, 45 MKG students visited the new DBS Financial Hub at
            a solid foundation in business                          be SkillsFuture ready.                                                                            45 Tras Street as part of their involvement in developing a marketing
                                                                                                                                                                      campaign for the financial hub. The students were hosted by
            knowledge and expertise. You                       3)
                                                                3 Build competencies in emerging         “As we look beyond our options, the true purpose of          the DBS Financial Planning team who conducted a live demo on
            will learn essential business                           areas of marketing such as digital   education is to ultimately provide you with the right        personal financial goals and assessments.
            skills, develop functional                              marketing, marketing analytics       kind of mind set, critical skills, and relevant knowledge
            competencies in core marketing                          and cross-functional skills to       to thrive in this competitive world. I believe TP has
            and business areas, and prepare                         prepare you for the professional     successfully infused these elements in the curriculum
            for work through applied studies                        marketing environment.               and that is what the future employers are looking for.”
            in marketing analytics, digital
            & social media marketing and                                                                 Besides participating actively in various extra curriculum
            marketing account management.                      Career Opportunities                      activities, 2017 graduate Andy Sim Meng Hwan took
                                                                                                         part in numerous competitions and had won a number
                                                               A wide range of challenging and
                                                                                                         of awards, such as top placement in an international
            Why should you apply                               dynamic career options awaits you in
                                                                                                         advertising competition organised by Gatsby and IPRS
                                                               areas such as branding, advertising,
            for MKG?                                           marketing communications, events          PR student of the year.

             1     Focus on 360° active learning               marketing, public relations, trade and
                                                               consumer sales and marketing.             After graduating from TP, he submitted an application
                   that provides you with real-life
                                                                                                         for a temporary position at Singtel, the company
                   work exposure through industry
                                                                                                         he interned at and was quickly offered a position in
                   partnerships, enabling you to be
                                                                                                         their HR department. He was then offered the Singtel
                                                                                                                                                                      Putting Their Skills to The Test
                   Critical, Creative and Confident.                                                                                                                  In June 2017, six MKG seniors, Mukmin Pitoyo, Darien Mark
                                                                                                         Undergraduate Scholarship (Singtel UGS) after a
                                                                                                         gruelling process of interviews and an aptitude test.        Anonuevo, Chean Zhi Yin, Shanice Loh and Steffani Ang,
                 2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 5                                                                                                                 represented the diploma in the Global Brand Planning Competition,
                                                                                                                                                                      an annual branding competition that attracted teams from tertiary
                                                                                                         “I am excited to move onto the next                          institutions from China, Singapore and Taiwan.
                                                                                                         phase of education and elated to know
                                                                                                         that my career progression is carefully                      The MKG students came up with an innovative business idea
                                                                                                         taking shape.”                                               offering pre-packed local food distributed for sale through vending
                                                                                                         MKG Alumni Andy Sim Meng Hwan                                machines available 24/7. They put up a good show during the finals
                                                                                                         Current SMU Undergraduate                                    and took home the Silver Award.

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     t0 2

                          this course
                   drives you to be more                                                                                                                                                                 uSPRINT
                 independent and confident.                                                                                                                                                              The Diploma in Accounting & Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                         (A&F) collaborated with UOB Kay Hian to
                              LING BAO YI, YEAR 1                                                                                                                                                        adopt their Utrade online trading platform,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         allowing students to trade shares and
                                                                                                                                                                                                         monitor portfolios with the aim of applying
                                                                                                                                                                                                         what they’ve learnt in the Security
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Analysis & Portfolio Management (SAPM)
                                                                                                                                                                                                         subject – an elective under the Finance &
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Investment Cluster. As part of the SAPM
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Trading Game component of the subject,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         A&F students were given the opportunity

                       t ng
                                                                                                                                                                                                         to connect their education with the

                 A ou n
                                                                                                                                                                                                         real world of stock trading via their
                                                                                                                                                                                                         participation in UOB Kay Hian’s uSPRINT,
                                                                                                                                                                                                         a stock trading competition.

                                                                                                                   Overseas Study Trip
                                                                                                                   From 4 to 10 April 2017, 26 A&F
                                                                                                                   students and 2 A&F staff went
                                                                                                                   to South Korea as a platform to
                                                                                                                   widen students’ understanding
                                                                                                                   and learning of related areas of the
                                                                        try. Be a       well-train                 diploma from a global perspective.
                                                              nce indus                                            Through the trip, students gained
                                                 rative fina
                          s ig h t in to the luc                              a in Accounting
                                                                                              & Finance.           first-hand experience and cross-
                  Gain in                                 with th e D ip lo m                                      cultural exposure to international
                                       vy professional
                                                                                                                   business environment, processes
                                                                                                                   and practices. Among the places
                                                                                                                   visited were the Bank of Korea
                                                                                                                   Currency Museum, Korea Exchange,
                     Seeking employment in the                ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified         KIA Motors manufacturing plant and
                     finance industry? The Diploma            Accountants), CIMA (Chartered Institute of           Korea University Business School.
            in Accounting & Finance (A&F) is the              Management Accountants), ICAEW (The Institute
            first diploma course in Singapore to              of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales),
                                                              ICSA (The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and
            offer professional training in both               Administrators) and CMFAS (Capital Markets and
            accounting and financial know-how.                Financial Advisory Services).
                                                                                                                                                          Outstanding Deaf Student                       skills. She was paired up with the Finance
            Why should you apply for A&F?                                                                                                                 (Tertiary Education)                           Director of Singtel.
                                                              Scholarships Available                                                                      2016 Award
            1   Dual specialisation for wider career                                                                                                                                                     She was interviewed by two companies and
                opportunities in both the accountancy         1    ACCA Singapore Scholarship                                                             Tan Lay Koon Jaslyn’s story is one to          was offered a position at both of them. She
                profession and financial services industry.                                                                                               inspire. Despite being born with a hearing     decided on the data analytics job in MOH
                                                              2    Accounting & Finance Scholarship by Schroders
                                                                                                                                                          impairment, she excelled and obtained
            2   New pathway through the Earn and                   Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                          a Higher NITEC in Accounting/Business
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Holdings Pte Ltd, earning a good grade for
                Learn Programme leading to the                                                                                                                                                           her performance appraisal. Just like she
                Advanced Diploma in Accountancy and
                                                               3   ISCA Scholarship                                                                       Studies and qualified for the Diploma          was in school, Jaslyn was commended for
                                                                                                                                                          in Accounting & Finance in TP. Friendly,       her pleasant disposition and administrative
                opportunity to embark on the Singapore
                                                                                                                                                          considerate and committed to her               abilities by her supervisor.
                QP (Qualification Programme) to attain
                                                              Career Opportunities                                                                        education, Jaslyn is constantly praised for
                the Singapore Chartered Accountant
                                                                                                                                                          her proactiveness in providing academic        After completing her exams in TP, Jaslyn
                designation.                                  An exciting range of career                                                                 help to her classmates.                        actively sent out resumes to apply for
            3   Benefit from hands-on, industry relevant      opportunities awaits you in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         jobs. She went for a number of interviews
                curriculum taught by caring, experienced      areas of accounting, audit, taxation,                                                       For her internship, Jaslyn worked with
                and dedicated lecturers.                                                                                                                                                                 and landed a 4-month contract job as an
                                                              finance, banking, investment,                                                               Elaine Phay, TP's Special Educational          accounts assistant with Singapore Police
            4   Gain exemptions from programmes               insurance, stockbroking and                                                                 Needs Officer, to explore opportunities with   Force. She has also recently received
                by professional organisations such as         wealth management.                                                                          SG Enable companies. Jaslyn participated       a permanent job offer for the post of
                                                                                                                                                          in the RISE Mentorship, a 12-week              Executive (Payroll & Claims) with Vital, the
                                                                                                                                                          work mentoring scheme where students
                 2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 2                                                                                                                                                    shared services arm under the Ministry of
                                                                                                                                                          with disabilities from universities and        Finance which delivers corporate shared
                                                                                                                                                          polytechnics are matched with business         services to the different ministries. Jaslyn’s
                                                                                                                                                          managers for weekly mentoring sessions         professional success is a testament
                                                                                                                                                          which include mock job interviews and          to the strength of her character and
                                                                                                                                                          honing networking and resume-writing           determination.

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        o ibiliti
Pulsate to the vibrant beats at the heart of business!
                                                                            Industry Collaboration
                                                                                Global Exposure
Explore the different paths you can take to arrive at
               your dream destination.                                               Field Trips
                                                                           Community Involvement
                                                                           Co-Curricular Activities
                                                                              .....and many more
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                                                                 IN THE


                                                              SCHOOL OF


                    i chose my course because
                it is the best of both worlds.
                  the business and information
                  technology modules equip me
                   to be both business-minded
                         and tech-savvy.
                             TEMUUJIN CHIAM, YEAR 1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A group of BIT students went
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to Bangkok, Thailand for a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          week-long study trip to learn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          more about the entrepreneurial

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          spirit of the Thais.

                          B mation
                                                                                                                                  Weaving Business, Technology,
                                                                                                                                  Entrepreneurship & Innovation Together

                                                                                                                                  The people of Thailand are well-known for their
                                                                                                                                  creative and innovative spirits, and BIT students
                                                                                                                                  aimed to inherit some of these positive traits during
                                                                                                                                  their week-long trip to Thailand. They first visited
                                                                                                                                  C-ASEAN, a social enterprise with a DreamOffice

                                                                                                                                  initiative that incubates and mentors startups;

                                           l o
                                                                                                                                  and made their rounds to various start-ups and

                                                                                                                                  companies including those in the engineering and
                                                                                                                                  finance sector. The students learned how startups
                                                                                                                                  were founded and operated without geographical
                                                                                                                                  barriers and how technologies can be co-developed
                                                                                                                                  by leveraging on the expertise of participants
                                                                                                                                  from different countries. Thailand is truly a place
                                                                                                                                  overflowing with creative people who gather to
                                                                                      th thro    ugh                              co-create ideas for a good cause.
                                                               e c a ta ly st of grow
                                               rself to be
                            u e n v ision you                                Diploma in
                     If y o
                                         en t of B us in ess and IT, the
                          the alignm
                                                                         ts you!
                     Business Information Technology wan                                                                                      kenneth
                                                                                                                                                yeo                                       peter
                   Jointly offered by TP                    3   The BIT student team was the first                                                                                                                                                    ron teo
                   School of Business and                       polytechnic team to receive a grant from the
            School of Informatics & IT, this                    Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and                                                                                           emmy teo
                                                                Technology *(SMART) Innovation Centre.
            course is perfect for those who
            want to be business professionals
            with an IT edge, or the next
                                                           Scholarships Available
            Technopreneur. At the Diploma in
            Business IT (BIT), you will learn              Infocomm Polytechnic Scholarship
            from the best of both worlds to
            kick-start an exciting career of
            transforming businesses.                       Career Opportunities
                                                           Armed with both business acumen
                                                           as well as a technological mindset,                 BIT FinTech-nologists
            Why should you apply for BIT?
                                                           you can start your career as a                      The positive study environment, lecturers with dedication and unparalleled
            1     Choose from six business domains to      business analyst, data miner, ERP/                  support in BIT prompted Peter Yeo to encourage his younger brother
                  enhance your career prospects and        CRM analyst, pre-sales analyst,                     Kenneth Yeo to follow in his footsteps. Living by the motto, “The Sky’s the        Sibling Technopreneurs
                  further education opportunities.         project coordinator, account                        Limit”, Peter put forward creative initiatives such as the Entrepreneurship        BIT graduates and founders of FASHORY, siblings
            2     Opportunity to acquire professional      executive, marketing executive,                     Club and the first BIT cyber LAN gaming competition in school. Years               Emmy and Ron Teo recall how the fusion of Business
                  certifications such as SAP Certified     customer service officer and more!                  later, younger brother Kenneth won the Colours Award recognition for               with Technology groomed their technopreneurship skills.
                  Business Associate by the SAP                                                                representing Singapore at the World Cyber Games (WCG).                             The problem-solving methodology helped Emmy handle
                  University Alliance Programme.                                                                                                                                                  different projects, people and cultures as a CEO. For Ron,
                                                                                                               After his internship, Peter became an IT consultant for a billion-dollar mega      BIT taught him the importance of planning, managing
                2017 last aggregate score (las): 16                                                            project for Samsung Siltronic Silicon wafer plant. Kenneth graduated and           projects and working in a team. Back in polytechnic, Ron
                                                                                                               became a derivatives trader. Being a keen enabler of technology for finance,       secured the Explorer Grant from Singapore-MIT Alliance for
                                                                                                               Peter founded Cloudmining.sg and Selfremit.com and is now a partner of             Research and Technology (SMART) with the support of the
                                                                                                               WisemPay.com.                                                                      Temasek Polytechnic BIT start-up programme.

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     t4 0                                                                                                                                                                             An Unconventional Route
                                                                                                                                                                                      My poly life started out at another
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    business modules, internship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience at Weber Shandwick
                                                                                                                                                                                      polytechnic pursuing a Diploma in             and my final year Major Project
                                                                                                                                                                                      Aeronautical Engineering, because of          have all helped me understand
                                                                                                                                                                                      my love for planes. But I eventually          how to approach clients, prepare
                                                                                                                                                                                      realised what I truly wanted to do and        for meetings and deliver effective
                                                                                                                                                                                      decided to change my career path              presentations.
                cmm gives me various                                                                                                                                                  entirely. I made the decision to finish

            opportunities to learn from                                                                                                                                               my national service first and applied
                                                                                                                                                                                      to enter CMM for it had a well-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What advice would you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    give to students who are
              industry professionals,                                                                                                                                                 rounded course that straddled both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    considering joining CMM?
                                                                                                                                                                                      Media and Business.
             we learn so much and gain                                                                                                                                                                                              Do it! Everyone I know from CMM
                  more confidence.                                                                                                                                                    CMM had the best diversity in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    has settled into different industries,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and moved into work that they
                                                                                                                                                                                      modules for me to educate myself
                        ASHIE SINGH , YEAR 2                                                                                                                                                                                        enjoy, and it's all thanks to their
                                                                                                                                                                                      in the different skills in the industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    experience in CMM. The time spent
                                                                                                                                                                                      whilst understanding the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    here really helped us realise what
                                                                                                                                                                                      approach of these skills. Now, I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    we've always wanted to do!

                                                                                                                                                                                      conceptualise, manage and produce

                     i ati
                                                                                                                                                                                      content for brands and work at a              Phillson Rajan

               ommun a
                                                                                                                                                                                      larger business management capacity           2016 Graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                      running digital content here. The

                   M d i nt
                                                                                                                                 Rising to the Occasion                      How did you feel
                                                                                                                                 With the aim of pursuing journalism         when you found
                                                                                                                                 as a career in mind, Phyllis decided        out that you had
                                                                                                                                 to enrol in CMM. During her                 won the award?

                   g m
                                                                                                                                 Student Internship Programme,

                                                                                                                                                                             During the first few months,

                                                                                                                                 Phyllis joined The New Paper

                                                                                                                                                                             my stories always ended
                                                                                                                                 at Singapore Press Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                             up being dropped due to
                                                                                                                                 and found that journalism was
                                                                                                                                                                             various reasons - that made
                                                                                                                                 extremely fast-paced.Thankfully,
                                                                                                                                                                             my self-esteem low and I
                                                                                                                                 the journalism modules in CMM
                                                                                                                                                                             thought I was faring poorly.
                                                                                                                                 helped her to understand the
                                                                                                        edia                                                                 I was delighted to receive the
                                                                        d ever-c       hanging m                                 basics, which enabled her to have
                                                                                                                                                                             award, because I did work
                                                             xciting an                                                          more confidence.
                                                     al in an e                                                                                                              hard on it and it made me
                                   o n s p rofession                                   agement!
                                                                        ns & Media Man
                              a ti                                                                                                                                           realise that I wasn’t doing
              e a c o m munic                         om  m un ic at io                                                          Much to her surprise, Phyllis
            B                                       C                                                                                                                        that bad of a job after all. I
                                 the Diploma in
             landscape with
                                                                                                                                 received an SPH Newscom                     am thankful for my education
                                                                                                                                 Monthly Award for Investigative             at CMM as it helped to give
                                                                                                                                 Reporting thanks to her article             me a basic, solid foundation
                                                                                                                                 “Otter nuisance at Sentosa”,                which I could build my
                      The Diploma in                     2   Multi-skilled graduates with the ability                            published on 6 August 2016.                 knowledge on.
                      Communications & Media                 to create and produce content for                                   She beat other SPH veterans
              Management (CMM) combines                      all media platforms in any media or                                 from across the different                   Phyllis Lee
              practical, hands-on training with              media-related industry.                                             publications to nab this prize.             2017 Graduate
              conceptual and critical thinking
              skills so that you will be able to
              adapt to the rapidly changing              Scholarships Available
              media world. Regardless of the             The University of Western Australia
              medium chosen, you will be armed                                                                                                                                                                                  Updated on Social Media
              with the fundamental journalistic,                                                                                                                                                                                CMM Lecturer Kelvin Seah took
              communication and design skills to         Career Opportunities                                                                                                                                                   on an Associate Position with QED
              be effective in your chosen fields.                                                                                                                                                                               Consulting Pte Ltd for six months,
                                                         Be a digital content producer, marketing                                                                                                                               working one day a week with the
                                                         communications executive, news                                                                                                                                         social media company. During his stint,
              Why should you apply                       presenter, journalist, or reporter in the                                                                                                                              he was tasked to develop creative
              for CMM?                                   broadcast, publishing and marketing                                                                                                                                    business solutions for clients and vet
                                                         communication industries. You can                                                                                                                                      social media posts while familiarising
               1   Articulate and confident graduates    also be an entrepreneur – start and                                                                                                                                    with strategic tools and interpreting the
                   who understand the business           manage your own business.                                                                                                                                              data collected. His fresh experience
                   behind the media industry.                                                                                                                                                                                   enabled him to augment the syllabus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                in subjects like Media Management
                   2017 last aggregate score (las): 13                                                                                                                                                                          Principles and Web & Digital Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Management to reflect contemporary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                knowledge and newfound skills on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                social media. Working there also gave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                him the opportunity to forge new
                                                                                                               Kelvin Seah (first from right) with QED Consulting Founder Ryan Lim and his team at a company luncheon.          relations with the industry personnel.

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     t1 8
             at the temasek culinary
            academy, i get to broaden
              my knowledge, sharpen
                my skills and gain                                                                                                                                                                                              The Temasek Culinary Academy
                industry insights.                                                                                                                                                                                              (TCA) has a quick-service and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                full-service restaurant, individual
                       SABRINA HAM, YEAR 2                                                                                                                                                                                      and production kitchens with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                state-of-the-art equipment, a

                                                                                ta ring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wine Appreciation Studio, a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cooking Demonstration Theatre

                      lu inary
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and other accompanying facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to ensure students receive the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hands-on training they require to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                be industry-ready.

                        Manag m n t                                                  hip of ind
                                                             under the
                    n d y o ur culinary                         l” to tackle the
             Ex p a
                                de ve lo p yo ur “Chef Potentia
               experts and
              Food & Beverage industry.

                     The Diploma in Culinary                      3   Gain insights to operate and manage your
                     & Catering Management                            own food & beverage business with an
              (CCM) trains aspiring food and                          innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.                    Overseas Internship                      Singapore and their supervisors will
              beverage professionals and
                                                                                                                                 Opportunity                              usually have high expectations of
                                                                 4    Receive training in five modern kitchens,
                                                                                                                                 The Overseas Student Internship          their skills and abilities. With practice,   “There is definitely a lot of
              entrepreneurs who want to                               two contemporary dining outlets, the                                                                supervision and feedback, students
              pursue a career in the culinary                         Tasting Studio and a Culinary Theatre at
                                                                                                                                 Programme (OSIP) spurs students to                                                    pressure working in a Michelin
                                                                                                                                                                          can quickly learn on the job to
              arts and food service industry.                         the Temasek Culinary Academy.                              gain new experiences and push their                                                   starred restaurant as high
                                                                                                                                 own boundaries. For the Academic         perform at the highest standards in
              The course also trains students                                                                                                                             their given roles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       level of attention to detail is
                                                                                                                                 year of 2017, the Diploma of Culinary                                                 necessary. But through my CCM
              with a strong foundation                                                                                           & Catering Management sent out
              in business management.                            Scholarships Available                                                                                   The students collectively agreed that        training, I have learnt to be very
                                                                                                                                 ten students for Overseas Student
              Graduates will receive                                                                                                                                      their OSIP experience is a treasured         organised and tidy. These skills
                                                                 1    Les Amis Group                                             Internship Programme. Besides the
                                                                                                                                                                          one as they were pushed to make              enabled me to stay focused and
              advanced standing in renowned                                                                                      language barrier, adapting to local
              universities, including the
                                                                 2    Jumbo Group of Restaurants
                                                                                                                                 culture and customs is another           important decisions under pressure           get more things done.”
                                                                 3    Crowne Plaza Changi Airport Scholarship                    difficulty to overcome. We have          as well as handle the responsibilities
              Culinary Institute of America.                                                                                                                              of living independently. Apart from
                                                                                                                                 students working in France and                                                        Pursuing That Passion
                                                                 4    La Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armagnac
                                                                                                                                 Mauritius, where French is more          improving their practical work-skills,
                                                                 5    Paul Armstrong Scholarship by Skal                                                                  students will also pick up important         Foo Ai Jia, current CCM Year 3 student,
              Why should you apply                                                                                               commonly spoken than English
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       has always been interested in the Food
                                                                      International                                              and the working culture is different.    life skills which will serve them well
              for CCM?                                                                                                                                                                                                 & Beverage Industry.
                                                                                                                                 The pace of work is different from       beyond graduation.
               1     Acquire diverse culinary, baking
                     and pastry skills to succeed in                                                                                                                                                                   She was admitted to the Diploma course
                     a competitive restaurant. From              Career Opportunities                                                                                                                                  via the Direct Polytechnic Admissions, the
                     appetizers, main courses to                 Students will be trained to take on the food      How to decide if you should apply for CCM?                                                          pre-cursor to the Early Admissions Exercise
                     desserts, you will learn the ropes          and beverage industry with hotels, integrated     Let our current students and graduates break down your decision-making process!                     (EAE). During her interview, she impressed
                     to become a professional chef.              resorts, independent restaurants, caterers, and                                                                                                       the panel with her research and knowledge
                                                                 related enterprises such as distribution,                                                                                                             on the industry.
              2      Learn from the BEST – Students              supply and purchasing. You may find yourself
                     will be trained by award-winning                                                               “I would advise getting
                                                                 pursuing a career as a chef, restaurant           some working experience                                             “Students who find
                     faculty and Master Chefs from the                                                                                                 “The trainers and                                               Her drive and passion also secured her a
                                                                 manager, sommeliers, event and catering             in a restaurant prior to                                         joy in cooking should
                     world renowned Culinary Institute                                                                                              chefs are amongst the             apply for CCM. Chefs             position with Bacchanalia, a 1- Michelin
                                                                 sales managers or involved in food                   making the decision             best in the country
                     of America. You will receive both                                                                                                                                 in the industry have            starred restaurant, where she did her Student
                                                                 photography, styling, publicity,                      to pursue a culinary         and are devoted to the
                     Culinary and Service training to be                                                                                                                              commented that CCM               Internship Programme. Despite their high
                                                                 journalism and marketing.                         education. Nothing beats          students’ learning.”
                     a versatile hospitality professional.                                                          a personal experience!”                                         internship students were           standards, Ai Jia was given the opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                         Lilyan Baptist                a cut above others.”            perform different roles in the Kitchen, Service
                                                                                                                           Lisa Tang                         Year 2
                   2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 8                                                                  2015 Graduate                                                      Jeremy Tan                 and Administration. This gave her insights
                                                                                                                                                                                              Year 2                   to the importance of each role and how they
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       contribute to overall restaurant operations.

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                           my course has helped
                            me to have a better
                             understanding of
                           the different aspects
                             of the industry.
                                   DENISE TAN, YEAR 2

                                                                                                                                                                                          Making The Best Out Of Every Situation
                                                                                                                                                                                          Glendon Oon shares his unique start in the hospitality

                                  al i ty
                                                                                                                                                                                          industry and inspiring career path with us:

                          H o pi t
                                                                                                                                                                                          “Before I sat for the O Levels, my grandfather fell ill and
                                                                                                                                                                                          was hospitalised for a long time. I visited him every day
                                                                                                                                                                                          and was so inspired by the nurses there that I wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                                          apply for a nursing diploma. During course application,

                                                                                                                                                                                          I realized that my color vision deficiency condition
                                                                                                                                                                                          would prevent me from applying for many of the science
                                                                                                                                                                                          and engineering courses, so I chose the Diploma in
                                                                                                                                                                                          Hospitality Tourism Management in TP because it
                                                                                                                                                                                          sounded the most interesting. I decided to make the

                                                                                                                                                                                          most of my time in TP. I took on my first waitering job at
                                                                                                                                                                                          a hotel before Year 1 started, which basically kickstarted
                                                                                                                                                                                          my career in the F&B/hospitality industry.

                                                                                                                                                                                          While studying in TP, I worked part-time at many F&B
                                                                                                                                                                                          establishments during my holidays and did my internship
                                                                                                          d gain                                                                          with the Singapore Tourism Board. Following graduation,
                                                                                  urism in     dustry an                                                                                  I worked at various local establishments like the
                                                                      lity and to
                                                         e hospita                                                                                                                        Swissotel and Fairmont Singapore.
                                       s a s pects of th                                   agement.
                Explore th
                           e va ri o u
                                                       a in H os pi ta lit y & Tourism Man                                                                                                I decided to further my education at the University of
                                  from the Diplo
                 valuable skills
                                                                                                                                                                                          New South Wales, Australia and graduated with a double
                                                                                                                                                                                          major in Marketing and Hospitality Management.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Before I returned to Singapore, I was offered a
                   One of TP's pioneer diplomas,                  example Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Lux*                                                                             position at W Seoul Walkerhill and continued working
                   Hospitality and Tourism                        Resorts & Hotels, The Ascott Ltd, Daemyung                                                                              in 5-star establishments in the region for 13 years
            Management has an established                         Leisure Industry and Heritage Hotels in                                                                                 before coming back to Singapore to start my own
            network of graduates throughout                       Mauritius, Maldives, Vietnam, Korea and New                                                                             F&B consulting company GENSO.
                                                                  Zealand respectively.
            the industry. Students are offered an
            extensive choice of overseas internship           4   MOUs signed with leading brands in three core    Fuel That Passion                                                      Having a well-defined goal early in my career and the
                                                                  areas of tourism: Singapore Airlines, National   Having started her journey at TP through the Polytechnic               attitude to always give my all has gotten me thus far
            placements opportunities, study trips                                                                                                                                         and I hope to inspire all our aspiring future leaders in
                                                                  Association of Travel Agents Singapore &         Foundation Programme, Year 3 HTM student Patricia B. Maronilla-
            abroad, hands-on industry training and                                                                                                                                        the hospitality and tourism industry!”
                                                                  InterContinental Hotels Group.                   Seva is currently in her third year as a member of the Temasek
            equipped with a broad foundation of                                                                    Polytechnic Dance Ensemble (TPDE).
            fundamental business knowledge.
                                                              Scholarships Available                               Patricia has been dancing for almost 12 years. She could not
                                                                                                                                                                                          List of Industry Partners
            Why should you apply for HTM?                     1   ASH (Association of Singapore Housekeepers)
                                                                                                                   resist joining TPDE and her experiences as an active member has
                                                                                                                   been nothing short of amazing; it has provided her with numerous       Air Transportation:
            1     Established and longstanding                2   Chan Brothers                                    opportunities to fuel her passion and improve her leadership skills.   • Cathay Pacific         • Scoot
                  partnerships with leading companies in
                  the industry both locally and overseas
                                                              3   Les Amis Group                                   She served as the club’s Vice President in 2015 & 2016 and was         • JetStar                • Singapore Airlines
                                                              4   Jumbo Group of Restaurants                       awarded the “Artist of the Year” at the 2017 Student Excellence
                  thus providing real and relevant industry                                                                                                                               Hospitality & Lodging Management:
                                                                                                                   Awards. These are just some of the highlights of her journey.
                  projects and collaborations.                                                                                                                                            • Association of Singapore Housekeepers
            2     Opportunities to be involved in tourism     Career Opportunities                                 Her dance team Viktorias emerged as champions in Super 24,             • Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts
                  industry events such as the Singapore                                                            an annual national dance competition organised by well-known           • InterContinental Hotels Group
                  Grand Prix (F1), Run for Hope and the       Students can expect to apply                         dance company O School.                                                • Les Amis Group
                  Asean Tourism Forum.                        knowledge and skills gained to                                                                                              • The Ascott Group
                                                              frontline and junior management                      “Dance is deeply rooted in my lifestyle and I
                  Bountiful local and overseas internship     positions in the sectors of lodging                                                                                         Travel & Tourism:
                  opportunities with leading brands and                                                            am proud to be part of an institution that not                         • Chan Brothers
                                                              and accommodation, travel
                  companies spanning across different         and tourism business, and                            only supports me in my pursuit for academic                            • Dynasty Travel
                  sectors and multiple countries, for         airline business.                                    excellence, but also provides me with a platform                       • Korean Tourism Organisation (KTO)
                                                                                                                   to further explore and develop my passions.”                           • National Association of Travel Agents
                2017 last aggregate score (las): 16                                                                Patricia B. Maronilla-Seva, Year 2
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Singapore (NATAS)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Singapore Tourism Board

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     t0 9                                                                                                                                                      Audacious Alumnus
                                                                                                                                                               Sara Yang, 29, graduated in 2006 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What made you want to pursue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a law degree after ten years of
                                                                                                                                                               was recently accepted into SUSS’s                 working in the legal industry?
                                                                                                                                                               Law school, much to her delight. We        I have always wanted to be a lawyer which
                                                                                                                                                               chatted with her on her experience         was why I chose LAW at TP, and going to law
                 choose a course                                                                                                                               after leaving TP!                          school was the natural step for me. My work
                                                                                                                                                                                                          experience under Mr. Peter Low (of Peter Low
              that you’re passionate                                                                                                                                    Congratulations on                LLC) has sustained my passion for law and
             about – pick the industry                                                                                                                                  completing the first semester
                                                                                                                                                               in Law School in SUSS! It must be
                                                                                                                                                                                                          I thought that it was time for me to step out
                                                                                                                                                                                                          from behind the shadows, stand up in court
               that you can picture                                                                                                                            hard juggling full time work and           and present my arguments myself.
               yourself working in.                                                                                                                            studies, how do you manage it all?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Any advice for current students or
                                                                                                                                                               Thank you, I am very excited to be
                         SARAH NADIA, YEAR 2                                                                                                                   back in school! I have to admit –                 recent graduates in TP?
                                                                                                                                                               balancing work, studies and family         Do not be afraid to be different. It took me ten

                                                                                                                                                               life is no easy task. At times, I do       years to get into law school and I faced many
                                                                                                                                                               question my ability (and, sanity) to       disappointments along the way (such as being
                                                                                                                                                               do it all. As such, I am thankful for      rejected by the law schools of NUS and SMU)
                                                                                                                                                               the strong support I have from my          but I have come to realize that my arduous
                                                                                                                                                               mother, husband and employer. Also,        journey has equipped me with what I need
                                                                                                                                                               the programme at SUSS does cater to        to succeed as a family and criminal lawyer:

                        n t
                                                                                                                                                               working adults.                            perseverance, patience and a lot of heart.

                Manag m                                    takes to u
                                                                      phold la    w and jus

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Photo: Vic Sent Pok
                                                  d what it
                             lw a y s wondere                                     you
                Have y o u a                                       agement trains
                                     Th e D ip lo m a in Law & Man
                 in Singapore?
                to be part of an exciting industry!

                   Behind every successful             Internship Opportunities
                   lawyer is a team of                 The Student Internship Programme is                          Dream Big, Aim High
            paralegals who ensure the                  available at various law firms and legal                    Year 1 Law & Management student Lim Chia Yeh shares how
            smooth running of a law office             departments of private corporations such as:                he picked up Speed Skating and juggles being on the national
                                                                                                                  team and his studies.
            or legal department. Kick-start            •   ABN Amro Bank NV
            a rewarding career with the                •   Hoh Law Corporation                                    “I first stepped on the ice at the age of 14,
            Diploma in Law & Managament                •   Legal Aid Bureau                                      and fell in love with the feeling of gliding on ice.
                                                       •   Ministry of Law
            (LAW), where you will be                                                                            I didn’t think of it as a sport, but rather a hobby.
                                                       •   Rajah & Tann LLP
            exposed to the multi-faceted
                                                       •   Rodyk & Davidson LLP                                The adrenaline that speed skating gives me is
            study of law with modules like             •   Sports Singapore                                   something that I can never find in other sports”
            criminal law, family law and law           •   State Courts
            office management.                         •   Supreme Court                                    Fascinated by the national team’s speed skaters while he was at the
                                                                                                           skating rink to destress before the O Levels in 2015, he plucked up the
                                                                                                          courage to speak to a few of them. One of the skaters, now his team
            Why should you apply                                                                         captain, encouraged him to take up lessons in speed skating. After the
            for LAW?                                   Career Opportunities                                                                                                               Customised Short Courses
                                                                                                       O Levels, he had a lot more time and was picked by his coach to train
                                                       Graduates of this diploma enter the legal
            1     It’s the only polytechnic diploma    industry as paralegals (also called legal
                                                                                                      together with the national team. Struggling to keep up at first, Chia Yeh           In addition to its full time and part time diplomas, LAW also
                  course that prepares you for a                                                      eventually made it to the national development team and subsequently the            runs many customised short courses to benefit various
                                                       executives). They are likely to work in
                  career in the legal industry.                                                       national team over the course of 2016.                                              sectors of the Legal Industry.
                                                       local and foreign law firms, the Courts,
            2     You will be highly sought-after      the Attorney-General’s Chambers, various
                  in the legal industry as a Law &                                                    “Being a student and an athlete at the same time can be tricky, but it all          The Certificate in Individual Insolvency is one such example
                                                       government departments and statutory
                  Management graduate.                                                                comes down to time management. For me, the most time-consuming activity             of the collaboration between the Insolvency Office of the
                                                       boards and in the legal departments of
            3     Gain a diploma that is recognised                                                   is commuting since I live in Jurong East. I usually try to catch up on my school    Ministry of Law and the diploma, which has since completed
                                                       private local and international companies.
                  by many local and overseas                                                          work or on my sleep while commuting." In preparation for the SEA games,             its fourth run in 2017.
                                                       Many also work in banks, insurance
                  universities for their law and                                                      Chia Yeh deferred his studies and travelled with the team to Korea to train for
                                                       companies, real estate companies and
                  non-law programmes.                                                                 three months. Together, they clinched the Silver Medal at the games!                Over the last three years, about 120 personnel from the
                                                       the Singapore Police Force.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Insolvency Office have attended the course at Temasek
                                                                                                      “For now, my next goal is to achieve top three in an individual event for           Polytechnic to upgrade themselves in terms of their legal
                2017 last aggregate score (las): 1 2
                                                                                                      regional competitions. For most athletes, their end goal is usually to do the       knowledge and skills. The end of the course is marked with
                                                                                                      country proud in major world events like the Olympics. That may or may not          a certificate giving ceremony attended by Director of the
                                                                                                      be possible for me as I also aim to get into law school. In any case, I will        Insolvency Office Kalaselvi Rengasamy and the Course
                                                                                                      definitely try my best to achieve both of these goals.”                             Manager of LAW.   

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