“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 becoming 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 never imagined myself going to university,” he shared.
Wei Zhang pursued a Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) at RP, where he saw a dramatic improvement in his academic result. This progress inspired him to work even harder until he received his results.
RP served as Wei Zhang’s launching pad towards earning a degree in Information Security at NUS Computing. He is currently works as a software engineer at one of the world’s leading manufacturers of equipment for test and measurement, as well as secure communications.
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