They took polytechnic route to achieve their dreams
11 May 2020
Article featured SP’s Diploma in Applied Drama & Psychology (DADP) graduate and Institutional Medallist Judith Chan Jiamin, who chose to take the polytechnic route despite qualifying for a junior college education. Judith shared that she found out about the DADP after attending the SP open house and decided to enrol in it as she had an interest in drama and psychology. The 19-year old worked hard to prove that she could get into a psychology course in university after SP. She has since been accepted by the NUS, NTU and the University College London to read psychology. Article also featured SP graduates Ong Qin Hui and Lim Li Yee. Qin Hui was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was eight and struggled with writing and spelling, and would take longer to understand concepts. He shared that he discovered his strength in visualising 2D plans and 3D structures during art lessons in secondary school. It was then that he decided to enrol in SP's Diploma in Landscape Architecture. He is thankful that his family, friends and lecturers supported him all the way when he required more time to understand concepts. On the other hand, Li Yee shared that she always had an interest in gaming but her parents disapproved of it. Hence, she went to a JC as per their wishes but struggled and failed her A-levels twice. That was when her parents decided to let her decide her career path and she decided to pursue her passion and enrolled in SP's Diploma in Games Design & Development. The 24-year-old graduated with a GPA of 3.8 and hopes to join an indie game company in Singapore after university. COMMS Note: This is part of our Graduation 2020 stories.