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Our Alumni

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Congratulations on graduating and welcome to the SOI Alumni family!

Stay up to date with your alma mater and take full advantage of the benefits of being a former SOI student even after graduation:

  • Stay connected to your favourite lecturers and old poly mates through reunions and other social events.

  • Advance your career by attending our professional courses through Alumni Skills Advancement Programme (ASAP)*.

  • Access the opportunities available to you as SOI alumni to further your tertiary education at any one of our partner universities and institutions.

You may also want to consider joining the RP Alumni community. Check out the RP Alumni portal for more information.

No matter where you go or what you do after graduation, we would love to hear from you. Check out our alumni stories here!


* The Alumni Skills Advancement Programme will be extended to 31 March 2024.

RP alumni who graduated in 2021 or prior, and have yet to fully utilise their three (3) ASAP course credits for complimentary enrolment into the Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) or short courses as offered by RP, are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, before 31 March 2024.

The SOI Alumni Committee

The SOI Alumni Committee is the primary driver of the “by alumni, for alumni" initiative. It is through this body that we create more connections, and celebrate the successes of your fellow alumni. 
 
Formed in January 2021, the committee spearheads alumni activities such as: 

  • Sharing session at Orientation Programme  

  • Monthly fireside chat with alumni on topics ranging from education and career tips and start-up inspiration

  • Alumni Mentorship Programme where interested alumni and students are tagged to an alumni mentor 

SOI Alumni Committee Members

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Kenny Ong

Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) Graduate

Master of Science (Security by Design), Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

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Pan Shi Han, Johnny 

Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) Graduate

Pursuing Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science), Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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Tnay Teng Leong 

Diploma in Business Information Systems (DBIS) Graduate

Bachelors in Computer Science (Big Data), University of Wollongong

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Jin Ningxian

Diploma in Information Technology (DIT) Graduate

Pursuing Bachelor of Science (Information Systems), Singapore Management University (SMU)

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Koo Wesley

Diploma in Business Applications (DBA) Graduate

Pursuing Bachelor of Accountancy, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Herwan

Herwan Shah

Diploma in Mobile Software Development (DMSD) Graduate




Eric Wang

Eric Wang Gao Xiang

Diploma in Information Technology (DIT)

Bachelor of Computing (Honours) Graduate, National University of Singapore (NUS)





Nurul Natasha

Nurul Natasha Binte Md Z

Diploma in Business Information Systems (DBIS)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Science, jointly offered by Singapore Institute of Technology and University of Glasgow)



Umaira

Umaira Evelyn Binti Khalid Sabir Caesar

Diploma in Business Information Systems (DBIS)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Systems Engineering (ElectroMechanical Systems by Singapore Institute of Technology and Digipen Institute of Technology

Alumni Spotlight

Meet our start-up founder

Charlie

“RP has fuelled my passion for IT and innovation. With the guidance and training i got, I was empowered to act on my desire to better society, meaningfully. “ – Charlie Angriawan 

Charlie Angriawan is the co-founder of Vita, the first-ever portal that allows a company to sort job applications using referee-assessed values instead of just reviewing the candidates' resumes. 
 
Charlie graduated with a Diploma in Business Applications (now known as Diploma in Financial Technology) in 2019. During his team in RP, he was actively involved in service-learning projects and industry competitions such as Global Fintech Hackcelerator 2017, where his team, Polygen, won the student category prize in the Grand Finals. 
 
Charlie shared that his diploma has equipped him with the fundamentals to better understand both the financial and technological industries. With these knowledge, he was able to have a more fruitful internship in a local fintech start-up company. 
 
After graduation, Charlie co-founded Vita, a start-up that aims to enable companies to better assess the holistic capabilities of job applicants. “We believe that there is a missing link in the recruitment process. We have seen many of our friends with amazing talents but struggling to find jobs. So, we did a study and found out that more than half of applications are being rejected by bots that are shortlisting candidates based on keywords in the resume,” Charlie added. 
 
Inspired by Charlie’s story? Looking for something to fire up your passion for IT, Fintech, and entrepreneurship? Talk to us about the Diploma in Financial Technology

Meet our Offensive Security Certified Professional

Lynn Lee

“I fell in love with our ethical hacking module and got genuinely passionate in it that I wanted to learn more! That interest pushed me to go for Offensive Security Certified Professional.” – Lynn Lee Qing Xia 

Lynn Lee Qing Xia is an Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP). She got her professional certification right upon completing her Diploma in Infocomm Security Management (DISM) in 2021. 

Like many others, she did not know which course to pick before poly and thought Cybersecurity looked “pretty cool” so she chose it. She became passionate about it and fell in love with the art of hacking. She has DISM lecturers and mentors to thank for igniting her interest. 

Lynn is currently working as Cyber Security Consultant at Wizlynx. Her plans include furthering her studies while acquiring more industry experience, particularly in cyber. 

Want to be like Lynn? Check out the Diploma in Infocomm Security Management

From a disinterested student to an SMU Magna Cum Laude - Journey of an SOI’s Valedictorian

Asher Chua

“RP SOI has allowed me to dive deeper into the world of IT and mobile technology. Considering how technology has been part of the world’s progression, this course has clearly given us a competitive advantage over others in the future.” – Asher Chua 

Asher Chua works in Business Development at Impact. He graduated Valedictorian in RP with the Diploma in Mobile Software Development (DMSD) (now know as the Diploma in Digital Design & Development) in 2015, and SMU Magna Cum Laude in 2020.  

As a teenager, Asher described himself as disinterested in school and underwent a rebellious phase which led to him dropping out at the age of 15. Without an O-Level certificate, he struggled to find a stable job and went from one part-time job to another, until he decided to take his O-Levels as a private candidate. 

He saw a turning point in his journey when his 24-point O-Level result earned him a place in RP Diploma in Mobile Software Development. He was exposed to coding - a lot - and this kickstarted his passion for technology.  

Asher’s unconventional journey, fueled by his passion for technology, gaming and software development, brought him to a massive success of graduating with Bachelor of Science (Information Systems), Magna Cum Laude, SMU.  

Looking and waiting for a turning point in your journey to your dream career? Have yet to discover your passion? Find out more in the Diploma in Digital Design & Development.

Journey of an unmotivated student to a high achieving graduate

Wei Zhang

“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. 

Fancy an amazing journey like Chan Wei Zhang? Learn more at the Diploma in Information Technology (R12)

Golden opportunities drove her to entrepreneurship

TAY YI LIN

“Make the best out of what you have and don’t dwell on what can’t be undone. Nobody can grow you if you refuse to grow yourself. Trust the process and do your best.” – Tay Yi Lin

Yi Lin is currently in her first year of undergraduate studies at Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), pursuing Bachelor of Science in Computing Science (joint degree between SIT and University of Glasgow, UK). She is also a recipient of the prestigious SIT Scholarship, and also selected to join the SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree programme with Accenture.

She joined the C200 Special Project track in her second year in RP – a project that gave her a lot of opportunities to dabble in different technologies which are not even covered in the usual IT classes. This has enabled her and her team mates to participate in competitions such as the SCS Splash Award, SP Group Ideator Challenge, to name a few. This brushed up her public speaking and project management skills, which are the soft skills needed for an industry-ready graduate to succeed in today’s competitive landscape.

For her final semester, she decided to embark on the Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (EIP) where she had the opportunity to establish her own start up business – Repave Tech LLP which provides RPA solution consultation and solutions to clients. Within a span of 20 weeks, she worked on proposals for RP’s internal departments and even managed to secure a fee-paying client to adopt her proposal!

All these golden opportunities provided Yi Lin the hunger and drive in the innovation, technology and entrepreneurship scene. Although she had secured a place with another polytechnic via EAE after secondary school, however a twist of events made her decide to choose RP and discover what IT can do for her learning journey. Yi Lin is grateful of all the assistance, nurturing efforts by her lecturers and project supervisors who guided her in growing her passion for technology.

Life after SOI

No matter where you go or what you do after graduation, we want to hear from you so share your stories and successes with us! 

Drop us a note to SOI at the following: https://for.edu.sg/rpcontactus