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45 Questions with Candy, Singapore (SIM)

Gloria Ho

Meet Candy. A current student at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), who is in her 1st year of Diploma studies in International Business. Prior to entering SIM, she came from Myanmar and have been in Singapore for 1 year. 


Specifics

1. What school do you study in? 

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

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

No. 

3. Why did you choose this school? 

There are more positive feedbacks for Singapore Institute of Management as compared to other private universities. 


Scene (Questions that give hints of the school culture) 

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

There are events taking place in the school frequently. 

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

That for diploma programs, each semester only consist of two months. 

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

Build more places for students  to do group discussions and study.

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

The staff and teachers. They are all very friendly. 

8. The unofficial uniform of your school is? 

Different universities under Singapore Institute of Management have different shirts that their students wear. 

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?

Diverse.

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

The sofa area at Block A.

45 Questions with Candy, Singapore (SIM)Sofa/Study area at Block A of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

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

Management Studies.

12. What is a common myth of your school? 

Nothing. 

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

Studying. 

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

Some events at Block B can be quite strange where there will be weird installations set up. 

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

Skipping class. 

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

Construct bigger canteens. 

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

In class or in the canteen. 


Tips (Info for future students) 

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

Library. 


45 Questions with Candy, Singapore (SIM)Tay Eng Soon library in Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

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

Kampung’s Chicken Rice stall or the Japanese food stall, I can’t decide.

45 Questions with Candy, Singapore (SIM)

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

Sofa area in Block A. 


Programs & Electives

21. What program are you in? 

Diploma in International Business.

22. Is this related to your dream job? 

Yes, I want to be an entrepreneur in future.

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

$11000 in total for the whole program. 

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. 

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

I think the current price now is quite reasonable so I wouldn’t change it.

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

Management Foundation Studies. 

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

Sales Management and Marketing. 

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

We don’t have much flexibility in this aspect so I would say make the best out of what you’re given. 

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

Polytechnic students as the teaching style here at Singapore Institute of Management is very similar to that of a Polytechnic. 

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

I don’t think there are any exemptions. 

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

9:1

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

7.

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

Business management

Entrepreuneur

Managerial role. 

34. Favorite Professor? 

Mr. Yap – He teaches Introduction to Management during Management Foundation Studies.

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

They say it’s a 15 months program but it’s actually 2 months of studies to 1 month of holiday for a total period of 15 month. So the actual period of study is actually 10 months.

36. Ideal tutorial class size versus reality?

Ideal: 30

Current: 40

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

United States. 

38. Common exam formats include: 

Multiple Choice Questions and calculations typed questions. 


Extra-Curriculum & Other Schools Activities

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

Buddhist club. 

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

No. 

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? 

Provides a new perspective to school life. 

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

None.

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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