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45 Questions with Cherry, Singapore (SIM)

Gloria Ho

Meet Cherry. A current student at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), who is in her 1st year of Diploma studies in Accounting. Prior to entering SIM, she graduated from International Language and Business Centre. And she is a full time internation student from Myanmar. 


Specifics

1. What school do you study in? 

Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

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

None.

3. Why did you choose this school? 

It seems to be high in ranking in Asia. 


Scene (Questions that give hints of the school culture) 

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

There is an area in Block B (Level 1) where different clubs always have their own booths nearing event dates.

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

I wish I knew the Chinese language. 

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

The price of food. It’s pretty expensive as compared to Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

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

The printing facilities. So far, it’s cheap for students to print materials/lecture notes. 

8. The unofficial uniform of your school is? 

Casual. Only specific clubs coordinate their outfits. 

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? 

Sports Hall in Block D. 

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? 

There is a computer lab at Block C that only students from Singapore University of Social Sciences can access, a lot of people actually don’t even know about the place. 


45 Questions with Cherry, Singapore (SIM)Computer Lab at Block C of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

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

Attending classes that I am not scheduled for. 

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

Fix the chairs and tables in lecture theatres as well as change the carpeted floor as it’s quite dated. 

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 Cherry, 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 Mala stall.

45 Questions with Cherry, Singapore (SIM)Mala Stall in Kampung foodcourt of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)

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

 Interactive lounge in Block B.

45 Questions with Cherry, Singapore (SIM)Interactive lounge in Block B of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM)


Programs & Electives

21. What program are you in? 

Accounting. 

22. Is this related to your dream job? 

Yes, I want to be an accountant in future. 

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

$11000 for the whole 15 months duration of the 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, I think it is quite worth it. 

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

$10000 for 15 months maybe?

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? 

Economics.

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

For my diploma program, students cannot choose modules and time of class. 

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 I feel that JC students are better at theory typed programs in my opinion. 

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

Not so sure about this. 

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

8:2

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.

Accountant 

Business Entrepreuneur

Banking and finance. 

34. Favorite Professor? 

Ms. Janice. She teaches Accounting. 

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

Nothing much. 

36. Ideal tutorial class size versus reality?

Ideal: 20

Current: 50+

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

United Kingdom as I’m personally interested in the place and it’s also good for my studies. 

38. Common exam formats include: 

Multiple Choice Questions and calculations questions. 


Extra-Curriculum & Other Schools Activities

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

No. 

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

Not Applicable. 

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? 

I think it makes my resume look better. 

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

International Students Night.

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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