Student Success Stories

What are you doing now and what are your future plans?

I am currently working in Paiza, Club at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Together with my colleagues, we manage the food and beverage request and deliver excellent service to our guests. We also manage a team to ensure their performance complies with the organisation’s standards. In the near future, I am looking to expand my knowledge and experience through sharing, learning and exploring opportunities in other organisations. In the long run, I would like to take on a training or teaching role to impart my knowledge to my juniors.

How has Problem-based Learning (PBL) prepared you for the workforce?

In PBL, I had the opportunity to work with teammates to think through and soIve industry-related problems. I find the skills that I picked up then are very helpful now when I encounter problems at work. Our daily presentations has also allowed me to be confident in speaking to guests and colleagues.

Describe your internship experience and how this has prepared you for work.

I am thankful for an enriching internship with the industry-leading Les Amis group. My supervisors were patient in guiding me and ensured that I made full use of my short period of time there to gain knowledge and experience. With what I learnt in RP and the experience gained during internship, I was able to adapt effectively when attached to different restaurants as a management trainee in Marina Bay Sands.

What is your advice for students who are considering polytechnic as their post-secondary option?

Polytechnic is a place to learn specific skillsets and a stepping stone to industry. If you have in mind what you want to do, pursuing a diploma can help you gain the skills necessary to achieve your dreams in a shorter time.


Guo MeiLing

Diploma in Restaurant & Culinary Operations

School of Hospitality – 2014 Graduate

Currently working as an Assistant Manager at Paiza Club, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Muhammad Shalihin Bin Othman

Diploma in Business Information Systems 

School of Infocomm – 2015 Graduate

Bsc (Hons) Computing Science (First Class) University of Glasgow - Singapore Institute of Technology

What are you doing now and what sparked your interest in IT?

I am currently pursing a PhD in Computer Science at NUS. My passion for computing surfaced after attending my first programming module in RP. I also participated in various competitions and projects during my time at RP, including developing a mobile game app. The advancements in technology that I was exposed to at RP drove my passion to explore computing more.


Describe your experience in RP

RP gave me many opportunities to explore my interests further. From competitions and interest groups, to value-added classes, my entire in-and out-of-class experience had been very enriching. For instance, in-class exposure included modules such as web development and programming, which allowed me to secure an internship outside of school curriculum during school break. This gave me real-world experience in web development and programming. For my Final-Year-Project, I worked with a team to develop a mobile game app (in collaboration with HDB) that won us the Singapore IT Federation Award (SITF) Silver. These experiences fueled my passion in computing even further.

How had your time in RP prepared you for further studies?

Attending lessons in RP was more than just learning from lecturers. We also learned from each other during discussions and presentations. The skills that I acquired at RP have constantly helped me achieve better results in school and work. Through Problem-based Learning, I was able to think beyond the content of lectures. Applying research skills to find solutions to problems is what I do now for my PhD.

What is your advice for students considering their post-secondary options?

RP is a great post-secondary option for anyone who wishes to explore their interests and discover their passion to determine a career path. Don’t just go through the classes and get a diploma at the end of 3 years. RP has so much more to offer in terms of self-development through value-added classes and CCAs, exposure through overseas study trips and internships as well as many other opportunities such as competitions, entrepreneurship, etc.