Charlene recently graduated from RP. What does she do now?
Right now, she is in the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme for hospitality. This is a joint programme offered by the government, RP, and the hotel where she works. She studies for one day out of her five-day work week, and works the other four days in The Regent Singapore’s all-day dining restaurant as an F&B Captain. She is building a strong foundation so she can reach her goal of working at a world-class F&B establishment.
What was Charlene's experience at RP like?
I can see that she enjoyed studying at RP. She learnt a lot and had experienced so much. Even though she sometimes came home from events feeling very tired, I knew that it was all worth it. Thanks to her RP lecturers who ignited her passion for service and hospitality, Charlene is now following her dream and loving what she does everyday.
How did you guide Charlene in making this post-secondary education decision?
We made sure she was informed about the different choices and possible futures in front of her. Together, we did as much research as we could, listing out the different fields of study she was interested in and how she might pursue them. We also listened to friends who had nothing but praise for RP. However, the final decision was hers. We felt letting her decide for her future was an important first step to becoming an adult.
Do you feel Charlene was well equipped when she started work?
I felt she was more than prepared. RP offered valuable internships, and her lecturers and mentor both offered her personal guidance. She is trained to handle different situations well and can adapt fast, all thanks to the hands-on, practical learning that RP provided.