“Don't compare yourself to others because there will always be others who are better than you. If you try, but fall short, it is not the end of the world. There are always opportunities for you to grow," – Chan Wei Zhang
In his journey to being a software engineer, Chan Wei Zhang demonstrated how an unmotivated student with 109 in his PSLE result slip could be an achiever.
As a child, Wei Zhang preferred computer games over studying. His education path outlines EM3 (a track for academically weaker pupils that was later scrapped in 2000, Normal (Technical) stream in secondary school, and ITE.
“When I was in ITE, my only goal was to get into a polytechnic, and then enter the workforce. I had never imagined myself going to university,” he shared.
Wei Zhang studied Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) in RP where he saw a dramatic improvement in his academic result. Such improvement inspired him to work harder until he received his results.
RP served as Wei Zhang’s springboard to a degree in Information Security at NUS Computing. He is now working as a software engineer in one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for test and measurement, as well as secure communications.
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