At Republic Polytechnic (RP), we believe in giving our students a holistic learning experience. On top on classroom learning, RP students go on internships with leading organisations, collaborate on projects with industry leaders and compete in national or international competitions.
These experiences allow our students to hone the skills and expertise they learnt in the classroom in the real world. Here are a few examples.
Silvia Chew’s passion for writing sparked an interest in the Diploma in Mass Communication as she saw it as a way to live and breathe her passion. Thus, it’s no surprise that she secured a conditional spot in her dream course at RP through the Early Admissions Exercise, even before taking her O-Levels.
At RP, Silvia was equipped with practical experiences in multiple roles within the media sector, from journalism to marketing communications, and benefitted from our strong collaboration with industry partners by participating in several collaborative projects. Today, Silvia is interning with the Media Strategy and Communications Department at the President’s Office, Istana, and continues to harness her love for writing.
Chloe Pang, won the “Best Innovation” award at the Prudential Young Trailblazers 2021 competition, where she single-handedly competed against 50 students teams from 14 schools. Chloe has always been passionate about technology and took great lengths to develop her winning idea!
Addressing the problem statement of improving efficiency in learning that has been affected by Covid-19, Chloe came up with an ingenious solution of creating a device that incorporates human facial videos to better enable children to learn languages. The idea stemmed from Chloe's observation of how learning has been affected, as teachers now have to wear masks in class, given the current pandemic.
Seah Rui Heng participated in a work shadowing programme that saw him coach youths at JSSL Singapore, a youth football club. This experience helped him to hone the knowledge and skills he gained in the classroom.
Rui Heng shared: “At first, I was anxious to say things, thinking it might be wrong. However, after seeing and hearing how the head coaches point out and give them points of improvement, I soon began to point out areas of improvements. For me, I felt that it was a good experience to learn and see other coaches at work and pick up learning points.”
For their final-year project, this team of four students worked with Odazzit, a digital platform that matches learners with coaches in an exciting, rapidly evolving online marketplace.
The team designed Odazzit Adventures, a PC game that aims to increase traction and conversion for the company by using simulated experiences alongside a Point & Click style of gameplay. The game takes players through a cooking journey with Alice, an Odazzit Coach. Players cook food with ingredients that can be found throughout the levels, preparing for them final competition. After playing the game, users will hopefully then visit the Odazzit website to find out more.
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