DHLFM Alumnus Jasmine Ngoh awarded the prestigious Nanyang Scholarship 2016
20 Sep 2016
DHLFM alumnus, Jasmine Ngoh admitted to NTU’s Undergraduate programme in Communication Studies with prestigious Nanyang Scholarship.
DHLFM alumnus, Jasmine Ngoh Ka Ling has done SP proud. She was admitted into Nanyang Technological University’s Undergraduate programme in Communication Studies with Second Major in Business and at the same time, awarded the prestigious Nanyang Scholarship. The scholarship carries with it a full funding of the 4-year course fees, $6,000 allowance per academic year, $2,000 hall allowance per academic year, a one-off sum of $1,500 for laptop purchase, and a one-off $5,000 for overseas exchange programme.
Jasmine graduated from SP’s DHLFM course with a GPA of 3.97 and carried on to serve her bond with Aegis Building and Engineering Pte Ltd under the BCA-Industry Built Environment Diploma Scholarship, which she received during the second year of her studies at SP. The scholarship quantum of around $13,000 a year had helped finance Jasmine, who comes from a financially challenged family situation, through her studies in the Polytechnic.
Jasmine fondly remembers the enjoyable and fulfilling experience in SP alongside her classmates, citing wonderful memories of the ever-helpful lecturers who always spared time to explain till all doubts were clarified.
Apart from curriculum, Jasmine appreciates the efforts SP put in to organising various Overseas Community Involvement Programmes (OCIP). Through it, she had the opportunity to travel to Nepal in 2012 and contributed in the Nepal school expansion. It was an unforgettable experience which she never hesitates to share whenever she has the chance to.
On her 2 years’ work experience as Project Executive, Jasmine recalls that one of her tasks was to handle the Supreme Court project. She found chance to apply most of what she had studied in the Diploma course as she worked in a team taking care of the renovation and maintenance works.
“Entering the working society with zero experience was really tough. Sub-contractors and clients shot me down with criticism and harsh comments that I was ‘too green in this field’ and was not capable of handling the project,” said Jasmine.
“I took it positively and objectively. Nothing is ever personal at work, every criticism is just a stepping stone for you to get better and prove to them that you can do it. The mental stress can be really overwhelming at times but it reflects the true working society. You will not be spoon-fed and hand held anymore,” shared Jasmine.
After completion of her bond in June 2016, Jasmine applied to the NTU and was given a place in the undergraduate programme.
We wish Jasmine all the best in her new journey!