From championing social movements to innovating the next big idea, RP has empowered our students and lecturers alike to drive positive change in society. Here are some examples!
School of Infocomm alumna Rini Shazwani Roslan delivered meals to some 500 families during the circuit breaker period. Rini and her team from Jamiyah went door to door delivering food to help ensure that the less fortunate could safely celebrate Ramadan.
She shared this advice for RP alumni and students who want to give back to the community,
There are various ways for you to contribute back to the society – whether you are an existing student or are currently working or both. Whichever way that you choose to embark on, always Be Kind. Only then, would you be able to have a clear and sincere intention to help others.
Meet the duo from Team SUSKIN, Wong Sok Wei and Ong Kai Lin from School of Management and Communication. Sok Wei and Kai Lin are third-year students from the Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research. Their sustainable leather idea has bagged the Grand Prize Champion and People's Choice Award in the Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition!
Their idea involves creating a sustainable solution that addresses the leather industry's production of environmentally damaging emissions. The product leverages on biomaterials engineering to create vegan leather out of food waste. The team shared,
Leather is the most harmful textile in the world, contributing to copious amounts of carbon emissions. SUSKIN’s aim is to produce an all vegan alternative to leather, one that is not only functional but sustainable.
School of Applied Science alumnus Piragathesh Subramanian was an active youth leader in Singapore, where he worked with the Ministry of Health and the People's Association Youth Movement to create awareness about breast cancer locally.
In February 2019, he was appointed as a Friendship Ambassador and Youth Ambassador by the UN where he got the opportunity to address healthcare policies and accessibility issues for women and children in South East Asia.
Together with the UN, he was also able to address mental health issues through a programme called REFLECT which created a safe space for people to address mental health issues; especially for youths within New York City’s tristate area. Pira also interned at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where he got to work with both doctors and healthcare policymakers.
Today Pira is working with both the UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund. He is working towards addressing medical accessibility for women and children within the Southeast Asia region. Pira is also planning on furthering his studies in medicine in 2021.
As a Senior Contract Manager in the Land Transport Authority, School of Engineering alumna Rachel Pang has managed major construction projects like North-South Corridor and Rail. She shares how her Diploma in Industrial and Systems Engineering (now known as Diploma in Industrial and Operations Management) has helped excel in her career.
I wanted to enter an engineering course which was less technical and focus on management skills. My diploma equipped me with the skills and knowledge of both project management and facilities management. The daily group assignments, working as a team to solve problems have helped me in my further studies and career,” shared Rachel.
After completing her diploma in 2006, Rachel pursued a Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) at National University of Singapore.
School of Hospitality student Aries Loh's exceptional performance during her internship at Les Amis earned high praises from her employers.
Aries shares why she is so passionate about the hospitality industry and why she's grateful to have interned with Les Amis.
Seeing the smile on the faces of guests I serve has always brought me a profound sense of satisfaction and happiness. Thus, I decided to embark on a career in hospitality and further my studies at SOH.
Les Amis has carved out a stellar reputation for delivering excellent service to their guests, and their efforts have even been recognised by Forbes Travel Guide who awarded them 5 Stars earlier this year. Hence, I was excited to carry out my internship at Les Amis to learn their service techniques which allowed them to achieve the 5 Stars.
Shahrul Nizam, a Multimedia Designer at goGame Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SEGA, and School of Technology for the Arts alumnus believes that his Diploma in Game Design has helped build his career in the gaming industry. He has worked on mobile games such as Dragon Project and Disney’s Epic Quest as well as other renowned titles from SEGA.
My course equipped me with strong fundamentals which have helped me understand the inner workings of the gaming industry. The experience and dedication of my lecturers has driven my passion for learning about game design and is what has gotten me this far. The well-crafted curriculum and Problem-based Learning pedagogy had given me a more hands-on approach in designing games.
School of Sports, Health and Leisure alumnus Terence Lin spent five fruitful interning with the Pun Hlaing Siloam Hospital in Myanmar.
There, despite the language barrier, the Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science grad made great use of the expertise and skills to help patients with their Physiotherapy. This experience allowed him to later “propose and launch a pilot project to perform health screening in an international school to check for postural deviations”.
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