At SMC, we encourage our students to apply and deepen their classroom learning by participating in competitions and collaborating with industry partners and nonprofit/voluntary organisations. Below are some of their successes:
With a total of 59 teams from various tertiary institutions participated in the SUSS Brand Challenge 2020, RP Teams Won Champion and Merit Award.
Team Eliminators, a group of students from SEG and SMC, emerged first runner-up in the Micron NUS ISE Business Analytics Case Competition 2020.
Team Suskin, comprising of third-year School of Management and Communication students Wong Sok Wei and Ong Kai Lin, bagged two awards at the Samsung’s Solve for Tomorrow competition. The duo from Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research won the Grand Prize Champion and People’s Choice Award.
Our students from the School of Management and Communication and School of Applied Science clinched the “Best Pitch” Award in Prudential Young Trailblazer 2020, after battling it out with six other finalist teams. This is the second time Republic Polytechnic’s (RP) team clinched this award, having won it last year.
A team of two Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research students won the Best Innovation Award and 2nd Runner Up award during the IDARE Pitch Day Finals held on 7 Feb 2020.
A team of four students from Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology emerged as the first runner up at the Ideator Singapore 2019/20 organised by SP Group and Republic Polytechnic.
A team of 3 students from Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) & Diploma in Social Enterprise Management (DSEM) - Odell Jeremiah Dass, Vennila d/o Asokan and Muhammad Amirul Haquim B BM, mentored by DMC lecturer Greg Danker, won 2 awards: Best Video and Audience Choice in the “Planely Speaking – Your Great Aviation Story” Competition.
Our team of Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research (DCBR) students emerged as champion in the Pitch It! 2019 competition, defeating 62 other participating teams from Institutes of Higher Learning across Singapore, including the universities.
Two Republic Polytechnic (RP) teams from the School of Management Communication (SMC) and School of Applied Science (SAS) won the two top prizes at the “A day in the life of an ES Professional” video contest. They received their prize from the President of Singapore at a ceremony held at the Istana.
In conjunction with 2019’s edition of GetActive! Singapore, ActiveSG launched the inaugural YouthCreates, a platform and competition to empower youth to dream big and use sport as a force for social good. In the finals, 2 RP teams emerged with two of the top three prizes – Champion and Runner-up Finalist.
The HDB Community Week is an annual celebration of life in the heartlands, comprising of an exhibition and an award ceremony to honour and recognise community members and ground-up projects that bring people together. Our RP DBSE Year 3 students won the three winning teams as well as the Best Social Media Award.
Our team of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) alumni emerged as overall Champion at the Singapore Kindness Movement (SKM) “Feels Like Kampung Spirit” video competition.
Five students from Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) won the Merit award for their video submission to the Student category of the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2018 organised by the Singapore Film Society.
The 32nd YMCA Plain English Speaking Awards (PESA) 2018 Awards Presentation Ceremony took place on 21 Sep 2018 at ITE College Central, with Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for MOE and MSF gracing the event as the Guest-of-Honour. Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) student, Leow Li Qing, received her finalist award at the ceremony.
On 15 Aug 2018, School of Management and Communication (SMC) organised a Business Case Competition, focusing on motivation and its impact in organisations. Republic Polytechnic (RP) students had the opportunity to delve deeper into the real world applications of motivational theories.
The first HR Hackathon, organised by SHRI was held on 13 – 14 Jul 2018. Out of the 16 submissions from various IHLs and ITE, the solution provided by our team of students from Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) was ranked third.
The Bloomberg Polytechnic Challenge, organised by Bloomberg LLP, is a competition for the five Polytechnics in Singapore. Out of the many online entries, a group of 30 polytechnic students was chosen to attend training and presented their pitching during the finals. Eventually, five winners were chosen and two of them were from School of Management and Communication (SMC).
Two student teams from Republic Polytechnic (RP) School of Management and Communication (SMC) were shortlisted to present their business plans at this year’s Project Rookie, with one team winning the case competition.
Charmaine Bong, from the Diploma in Consumer Behaviour & Research (DCBR), debated successfully in favour of extensive marketing for essential products at the 2017 Global Brand Planning Competition. Two School of Management and Communication (SMC) student teams were additionally invited by the Global Chinese Marketing Federation to present marketing proposals at the competition, and one clinched the Silver Category Award.
A team of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students clinched second place in the first public relations and marketing competition the diploma has ever participated in, beating 23 other teams from other more established communications schools.
A trio of Republic Polytechnic (RP) students, which included a Diploma of Social Enterprise Management (DSEM) student, emerged second runner-up in the educational financial management–themed race around Singapore.
Staff and students from the Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) worked with the Singapore Red Cross to create videos, photo and an exhibition that commemorates the 5th Anniversary of the Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.
Project Carnation, a student-led social enterprise helmed by School of Management and Communication (SMC) students, received a distinction award by the Citi–YMCA Youth for Causes initiative for their outstanding efforts to empower and advocate the social inclusion of people with disabilities.
Two student teams from the Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) competed in the grand finals of the Singapore HR Challenge, with one team clinching joint second place and a student, Dawn Loh Min Rui, receiving the Best Presenter Award.
A quintet from RP School of Management and Communication (SMC) placed second in the 2016 Project Rookie case competition organised by Singapore Management University Business Society, in spite of their conflicting study and work commitments.
A team of Diploma of Social Enterprise Management (DSEM) students worked with Lakeside Family Services to help design, publicise and manage a volunteer recruitment drive for the voluntary welfare organisation.
A group of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students were appointed official student reporters for the All In! Young Writers Festival 2016 and impressed event organisers and participants alike with their journalistic and marketing chops.
A team of Year 2 Diploma in Social Enterprise Management (DSEM) students came in third at the Social Innovation Relay 2015 national heats.
A video profile of a local para-athlete produced by a trio of Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students edged out eight other student submissions to win the top prize at the 2015 SingTel SEA Games Video Competition.
Three Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students placed second in a SG50 video competition organised by the National Youth Achievement Award Council and the NYAA Gold Award Holders’ Alumni (GAHA).
Diploma in Mass Communication’s Team Mediamouth clinched second place in the Polytechnic Category B of the ‘Local Champions, Global Leaders’ SG50 competition.
Two student teams from the Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) competed in the grand finals of the Singapore HR Challenge 2015, winning a Certificate of Commendation and a cash prize of $200 each.
Fourteen Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) students filmed a documentary for the Singapore Red Cross about the rebuilding efforts in Sri Lanka after the devastating 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
Two module curriculum projects for the Diploma in Mass Communication (DMC) programme won the top two prizes in a student video competition organised by the Yellow Ribbon Project.
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