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45 Questions with Rosie, Vietnam (JCU)

Gloria Ho

Meet Rosie. A current student at James Cook University (JCU), who is in her 1st year of Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting studies. Prior to entering JCU, she came from Vietnam. And she is a full-time international student from Vietnam. 


1. What school do you study in? 

James Cook University (JCU).

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


3. Why did you choose this school? 

I like the environment here. 

Scene (Questions that give hints of the school culture) 

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

Small gatherings. 

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

Until now, nothing much. 

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

Tuition fee. It’s almost $10K for one semester. Also, the location of the school as it is not near any MRT stations. 

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

Staff in student services department are very supportive and you can talk to them even about personal problems. 

8. The unofficial uniform of your school is? 

Mostly t-shirts. 

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? 


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


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


12. What is a common myth of your school? 


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

Studying, mostly for assignments.

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


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? 

I will build more buildings. The school is getting more and more crowded. 

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

Student Hub. 

45 Questions with Rosie, Vietnam (JCU)Study benches in student hub of James Cook University (JCU), Singapore campus

Tips (Info for future students) 

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

Student Hub.

45 Questions with Rosie, Vietnam (JCU)Student hub of James Cook University (JCU), Singapore campus

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

Korean Food. 

45 Questions with Rosie, Vietnam (JCU)Korean food stall in the canteen of James Cook University (JCU), Singapore campus

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

Anywhere in the school is fine.

Programs & Electives 

21. What program are you in? 


22. Is this related to your dream job? 

Not really, but it’s a good complement to the beauty service industry I wish to go into. 

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

$56K for 2 years. (6 semesters)

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? 

Not really. It’s too expensive. 

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

$35-40K for 6 semesters. 

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

English Language Preparation Programme (ELPP)

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

Business Law.

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

Choose classes that start after 10am so you get a bit more rest. As for timetable planning, choose two or three classes in a day so you get some off days. 

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

Not Applicable. 

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


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


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


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


Travel Agent


34. Favorite Professor? 


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

Most information can be found online. 

36. Ideal tutorial class size versus reality?

Ideal: 25

Reality: 35-40

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

Finland, I heard that the education system there is good and you won’t have to take too much examination. Plus scenery there is known to be breathtaking. 

38. Common exam formats include: 

It’s mostly essay writing for finals and Multiple Choice questions for midterms.

Extra-Curriculum & Other Schools Activities

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


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? 


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

I’m not too sure about this as I don’t have one. 

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

Volunteer club where you get to help people. 

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


45. Is the school doing enough to engage students? 

Yes, we have feedback sessions every semester. 


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