Message from Lim De Han,
Diploma in Customer Experience Management with Business 

I would like to congratulate my fellow RP graduands on successfully overcoming challenges to have achieved this important milestone. Being able to get through our final-year of studies during the time when we were affected by the pandemic is certainly not an easy feat. 

Looking back at my three years of studies in RP, I am grateful for the opportunities that I have been given. Some of the more memorable experiences included service-learning projects such as the ‘Touch of Joy Sports Carnival’, as well as a Student Overseas Travel (SOT) learning journey to South Korea. Through these experiences, I learnt to work with different people with like-minded interests and values. My time in RP enabled me to grow as an individual and in the process, helped to develop and hone my leadership skills.  

On behalf of the Class of 2021, I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the wonderful team of dedicated lecturers from the School of Hospitality. Your advice, guidance and encouragement have gotten us here, as proud graduands. And for that, we are grateful and appreciative of your efforts. 

Lim De Han

Lim De Han
Diploma in Customer Experience Management
with Business
School of Hospitality

Lim De Han Family

Proud moment of De Han with his family at the SOH academic awards ceremony

Photo taken before COVID-19

I would also like to thank my supportive family for being here for me. The constant love and care given by my grandmother, grandaunt and parents have kept me going. I am dedicating my achievements to them. 

To have finally joined RP after National Service (NS) and my graduation from ITE, I learnt the importance of time. Every one of us plays a part in contributing to the world and this society with the precious amount of time we have. 

I wish the Class of 2021 a wonderful graduation, and all the best in your aspirations and pursuits. May we all shine bright and continue to do our best to pay it forward.

Congratulations, once again!

Message from Stella Lim Sze Chee,
Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Business Management 

Congratulations to fellow graduates from Class of 2021!

My experience as a participating student of the SkillsFuture Work-Study Programme (WSP) has been a fulfilling and thrilling one. However, during the learning process, I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride, where I faced ups and down at both work and school. Despite difficulties encountered, I am glad that the course has given me the exposure which I needed and it has nurtured me to be a disciplined and responsible individual. 

Having to juggle both studies and work at the same time can be rather stressful and tough. However, I believe this was where my time management skills became useful in helping me cope with the workload and achieve work-life balance. I had to make sacrifices such as giving up my sleeping time and my social life. But these sacrifices and hard work were worth it. What I have received in return was a greater version of myself in terms of interpersonal skills, good grades, industry experience, and certification. These elements are very important in the future regardless of whether you are joining the workforce or pursuing further studies. It is a skillset that we have to accumulate in order to stay relevant in this fast-paced and competitive society. 

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Stella Lim Sze Chee
Work-Study Post-Diploma (Specialist Diploma in Hospitality Business Management) 
School of Hospitality

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Stella with her course mates after a practicum lesson

Photo taken before COVID-19

I have never once regretted participating in the WSP and in fact, I am very thankful as it has enabled me to understand what I want and set a goal for myself.

Don’t be afraid of being slower than others as different people function best at different pace. At the end of the day, with perseverance and hard work, we will ultimately get to where we want to be. It is a matter of determination and we should enjoy the process and not just choose to focus on the end result. With that, I would like to share one of my favourite quotes by Adam Osbourne: “The most valuable thing you can make is a mistake, you can’t learn anything from being perfect.”