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45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)

OSAU Team

Meet Jean. A current student at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), who is in her 2nd year of Bachelor's studies in Business. Prior to entering NTU, she graduated from Victoria Junior College. And she is a local student from Singapore.


Specifics

1. What school do you study in? 

Nanyang Technological University

2. Do you/others have a nickname for the school? 

Pulau NTU.

3. Why did you choose this school? 

I was rejected by National University of Singapore and from the remaining choices Nanyang Technological University seemed like the best choice.


Scene (Questions that give hints of the school culture)

4. What is a scene that you often see in the school? 

People hanging out in groups.

5. What is one thing that you wish you knew before enrollment? 

How hard it is to make friends in university.

6. Your school is great, but if you could change one thing, what would it be? 

The location.

7.  And if there’s one thing you’d never change? 

The people.

8. The unofficial uniform of your school is? 

T-shirt, shorts and slippers.

9. When you meet a new friend for the first time and you have to describe your school with one word, what would it be?

Average.

10. What is one place in the school that you are proud of? 

The Hive, it’s one of the newer buildings in Nanyang Technological University and I like their open concept classrooms.


45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)The Hive building at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)Study room in The Hive building at Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

11. If you could swap programs for a day, what would it be? 

Maritime.

12. What is a common myth of your school? 

That we are a very good school.

13. If you ever had to stay in school past 9pm, what would it be because? 

I don’t usually stay past 6pm.

14. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen in the school? 

People walking and talking to themselves.

15. What is your one guilty pleasure you indulge in in school? 

Bubble tea.

45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)Each a Cup bubble tea store at North Spine of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


16. If you were given $5 million dollars to revamp the school, what would you do with it? 

Build sheltered walkways to all parts of the school.

17. In between classes, where can we find you? 

Any non air-conditioned study benches.


Tips (Info for future students)

18. What is the best place to be as one with your laptop and lecture recordings? 

Study benches outside lecture theatres.


45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)Study benches in Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


19. In the occasion that the school has to downsize till only ONE food place remains, what will it be? 

Canteen 2 Ayam Penyet stall.


45 Questions with Jean, Singapore (NTU)Ayam penyet stall at Canteen 2 of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)


20. For free electricity in the school, where would you go to? 

Study benches around school.


Programs & Electives

21. What program are you in? 

Business.

22. Is this related to your dream job? 

Not really. This is a really general program.

23. Do you know the actual value of your degree? 

About $30K for 3 years? I’m not really sure.

24. Do you think a degree in your course is cost efficient in terms of the quality of education you are receiving versus what you are paying? 

Yes, I think a degree is essential to getting a job in Singapore.

25. In your opinion, how much should a degree in your program cost? 

$15K for 3 years?

26. What is the most unforgettable module you have taken? 

None.

27. If you could be exempted from any module in your program, what would it be? 

Some communication writing module.

28.What advice would you give to future students about module selection and planning? 

Space out your final exams so take those modules that fit your study schedule.

29. If you had to choose one, would you advise a Singapore Junior College (JC)  or Polytechnic (poly) student to join your program? 

No difference I think.

30. In what scenarios will any student be exempted from any modules? 

None that I know of.

31. Theory vs. Practical. In what ratio would you say your program content is? 

6:4

32. On a scale of 1 – 10, how employable do you think students from your program are? 

9

33. Name 3 job fields people from your program go into.

Marketing
Human Resource
Business Development

34. Favorite Professor? 

None.

35. What is one thing that most people don’t know about your program? 

That we can complete our studies in 3 years.

36. Ideal tutorial class size versus reality? 

I adapt fine to every class size.

37. Given a chance to go on exchange, which country would you choose? 

Europe. It’s like a mix of culture I think.

38. Common exam formats include: 

Varies.


Extra-Curriculum & Other Schools Activities

39. Outside of the curriculum, do you have any other commitments in school? 

None.

40. Would you say that it is difficult to manage both studies and other school activities? 

I have friends who are committed to other activities and they seem to be struggling with class.

41. In your opinion, are there enough clubs & societies in school for students to choose from? 

Yes.

42. How do you think a Extra-Curriculum Activity add value to a student's overall experience? 

It may help you be more adaptable to different situations?

43. The most memorable school event that you have attended would be:

Orientation.

44. If you had to pay to NOT attend a particular event in school, what will it be? 

None.

45. Is the school doing enough to engage students? 

Yes.



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