Ms Loh Ya Xin
I was from the Diploma in Business Administration, majored in Marketing and Retail options in Year 3.
My journey with Singapore Polytechnic has been fruitful and memorable.
SP Business School has taught us how to apply theoretical knowledge into real-life situations, and provided opportunities for students to work with industry partners. I had the chance to work with NETS and Jurong Point Shopping Mall in my final year.
My team was crowned champion in NETS FlashPay Marketing Competition, co-held by NETS and SP, for the most creative and comprehensive marketing plan.
My invaluable experience at the NETS Marketing Plan Competition 2013
I was also given the opportunity to put my skills into practice where I designed visual displays for some of the tenants at Jurong Point Mall when I was studying about visual merchandising.
These practical lessons, combined with the knowledge I learnt from my lecturers, served me well and I am now working as a marketing executive on a part-time basis in a local company. At the same time, I’m still working with some of the Jurong Point’s tenants to assist them in their visual merchandising. I really appreciate this hands-on experience which allowed me to put what I’ve learned in the module to real-life projects.
I also represented Singapore Polytechnic in the Microsoft Office Academics Skill Challenge National Level in 2011 and 2012, for the Excel category. From this experience, I became more confident and competent in my IT skills.
Act Now! It’s Never Too Early to Start Participating
The only regret I have is that I did not participate actively in school events for the first two years. Being busy with studies and part-time jobs, I could not find time for the school events. It was in Year 3, I realised how little time I had left in SP, and finally started to treasure every chance I had to create memories of my school life in SP. So my advice is to start early and don’t wait until you are in Year 2 or Year 3.
I have definitely enjoyed my time in SP. I was given a lot of opportunities and platform to stretch my abilities. Besides, I found endearing friendships, and bonded with amazing lecturers. I learnt much from my peers and lecturers, and these experiences would benefit me greatly in my future endeavours.
My good friends in poly
Lastly, I would like to thank 2 lecturers in particular, for making my poly life an exceptionally incredible one. They are Mrs Sarah Lim, Head of Marketing and Retail Department; and Mr Amos Tan, a lecturer from the same department. They have been my lecturers since year 1, and I would really want to thank them for their constant guidance and care. They are the epitome of true education, not just to impart knowledge, but to also open up minds to new horizons.
Having fun with my friends and lecturers, Ms Sarah Lim (2nd person from the right)
Enjoying the moment with friends and lecturer, Mr Amos Tan (2nd person from the left)
Here, I have some tips on how to succeed in SP Business School!
A practical tip would be to try your best for all of your projects, presentations, tests and exams. Don’t bother calculating the credits of the module, and how much you must score to get a borderline A. All I can say is STUDY HARD, PLAY HARD. It is definitely cliché, but is pure gold. Time passes in a blink of an eye. Before you know it, you would be graduating and have little or no fond memories of your poly life. So don’t just study, remember to enjoy every minute in SP. Be it is your first presentation or your first school event, give your all, do you best! It’s the journey that counts! And these memories will stay with you forever. Good luck to all, and I am sure you would have an equally mind-blowing 3 years in SP like I had.
Loh Ya Xin,
Graduating Class of 2013/2014
Diploma in Business Administration (With Merit)
As of May 2014, Ya Xin has been accepted by the National University of Singapore, to study a Double Degree of Business Administration and Communications & New Media.