Two years ago this time, I was like the other secondary school kids heading to schools’ open house, cracking my head which is the better choice for my future. I remember heading down to Singapore Polytechnic’s (SP) open house under the company of my parents to find out more about the school as well as which course I should pursue.
Out of the wide range of courses offered at SP, I narrowed them down to media courses, which I think suit me most. Hence I enquired about the Media and Comm diploma at the course counseling booth. Oh, it was crowded. I can never forget the lecturer who attended to me, patient enough to clear all my doubts I had. I had a better picture of the diploma, and of course, a better idea of what exactly I want to be in the future.
Two years later, I attended SP open house and this time, as a year 2 student, gathering interviews of the secondary school students, student facilitators as well as lecturers who were at the counseling booth of the school of communication, arts and social science. Hard work from the lecturers and student facilitators paid off! Indeed the open house, especially the course counseling, has served its purpose in informing students about the school and courses, from the interviews, students have told me that they do not feel lost and have a clearer idea and perspective of the school, and it has helped them a lot in decision making as well. It definitely brought me back to two years ago. However, I feel a change. Students are now independent, they are matured enough to make their own decision for their future. They came as a group of friends, coming forward to ask about the courses, more importantly they want to know what they can achieve or pursue in the future, meaning what is the job scope like. Students, or rather teenagers are now concerned about what moulds their future and this is what I look up to them most.
I am hoping to welcome these new students to join the SP family.
Yesterday was a wrap for Singapore Polytechnic Open house 2013. I hope those who came have benefitted themselves, lecturers and student facilitators should take a well-deserved break too!
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