Jessica Lee Meng Hui
Count on meIn 2007, then a secondary three student, Jessica Lee visited SP for the first time when she took part in a three-day work attachment programme organised jointly by SP Business School and her alma mater, Tanjong Katong Girls’ School (TKGS). That visit left her a favourable impression and she decided that SP would be her next stop after TKGS. The Diploma in Accountancy (DAC) was her top choice as she has a flair for numbers and besides, she knew what would be in store for her as her mother is an accountant and free tuition is available right at home.
Fuelled by her passion for the subject, Jessica breezed through her accountancy modules. During her second year, she was named President for the newly set-up Diploma in Accountancy Chapter which organised activities for DAC students such as the inaugural DAC Bonding Day. She was also a member of the Peer Mentor for Principles of Accounting which mentors the first year students who are weaker in accounting modules. The SP Scholar and Model Student Award recipient has scored 21 distinctions and graduates with an impressive near perfect GPA.
For her internship programme, Jessica joined KPMG LLP, one of the world’s top auditing firms. The exposure to an international company gave her a clearer picture of the real working world and further convinced her that she has made the right choice. She hopes to work as a Tax Consultant or a Financial Analyst after she gets her university degree and progressively move up to become the Chief Financial Officer of a major organisation or company.
Life at SP for Jessica is not just a numbers game. Her holistic SP experience also took her to Inner Mongolia for an Overseas Community Involvement Project. The 14-day trip has made her more concerned for the environment and also forged lasting bonds with fellow SP students. Back home, her heart to serve made her join the Leo Club, which is part of an established international movement that develops leadership qualities in individuals through community work.
Her sharpness in numbers extends to another activity – archery. She took up archery for the first time after joining SP and loved it so much that she attended trainings regularly despite her allergy to the sun. Archery, she feels, helps her to focus and de-stress. With an accounting background, she was appointed as Treasurer of the SP Archery Club and her dedication to her sport eventually led her to win medals at POL-ITE competitions.
There was no doubt that it was a very busy three years for Jessica, having to juggle studies with CCAs and other community programmes. She never regretted her involvement and treasured these opportunities that she felt have enriched and shaped her into a well-rounded person.
Jessica has been offered places at both Nanyang Technological University (with Nanyang Scholarship) and the National University of Singapore to commence her degree programme in accountancy and business.
This is a fine young lady we can count on in future.
Awards:Low Guan Onn Gold Medal
Shell Companies in Singapore Prize
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore Gold Medal
AGD Merit Award