Monday, October 31, 2011

Project P.A.I.N.T – My First Community Service Experience

By Cheang Hoi Yee, Year 1, Diploma in Digital & Precision Engineering
PM Lee Hsien Loong partaking in Project P.A.I.N.T in Teck Ghee Constituency
Another inspiring activity was held as part of NYP’s 20thAnniversary celebrations. About 700 NYP students, alumni, staff and senior management gathered together to implement Project P.A.I.N.T, a community project which required volunteers to paint one-room flats of the elderly and underprivileged living in Teck Ghee Constituency.

Working Hard While They Study

By Julian Abraham Chua, Diploma in Business Management Graduate

Working part-time jobs while studying is common for students in tertiary schools across Singapore. In NYP, there is no exception. It is easy to find students who work part-time these days.
In any case, working part-time jobs while studying can be challenging but it provides invaluable job experiences and a great source of income. We interviewed three NYP students who hold part-time jobs to find out why they do it:

Friday, October 28, 2011

Delivering POWERFUL Presentations

By Ho Khin Wai, 1st Year, Diploma in Banking & Financial Services

The new semester has just begun and we are back to flipping those pages again! Soon enough, students will be loaded with tutorials and assignments, not forgetting the projects we have to complete. We may do up very detailed and comprehensive reports, but when it comes to the presentation part, many of us don’t pay enough attention to it. Fairly often, my schoolmates would do up their “quick-and-easy” PowerPoint slides only few days before their presentation, and are satisfied with it.
While it is true presentations only carry little weightage out of the whole project, that isn’t the case in the working world. In fact, pitches and presentations are the key to clinching major business deals or just simply to share an experience with others. Moreover, having good, powerful presentations engages your audience, which means a possibility of a higher grade.
With that in mind, I offer you ten tips on how to deliver stunning and intriguing presentations…

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back To School: Doing It Right!

By Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 1, Diploma in Mass Media Management

A whole semester has finally passed then comes along a few good weeks to just let yourself take a break and let it all in. I’m a freshman, and having to spend four years in secondary school and a few months in junior college, living the life as a polytechnic student is different from what I had in mind. I was thinking maybe I could slack around, make tons of new friends and finally have it the easy way by not doing so much school work. Boy, I was wrong! Semester two is about to start and surely, you do not want history to repeat itself. So how about a few tips to get swing yourself for a good semester ahead?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hitting the Right Notes

By Ho Khin Wai, Yr 1, Diploma in Banking and Finance

Second-year Diploma in Information Security student Frederick Choo is no ordinary IT kid. Not only can he design security programs, but he can also play the piano, the guitar, and has an acute passion for entrepreneurship.

Besides being a NYP-CSIT scholar, he is also the brainchild of Sgcube (local) and Cubecity (international), which are businesses specializing in selling customized, hand-made puzzles. Through his strong network and marketing, he had sold an average of 250 puzzles per month, and was featured in The Straits Times and an online news portal, in 2008.

We spoke to Frederick to find out more about his businesses and his strong enterprising spirit.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Where’s the ‘Abduction’?

By Nur Mirrah Amit, Year 1, Diploma in Mass Media Management

Nathan grew up thinking he was really Nathan Harper, the only son of Kevin and Mara Harper. But Nathan isn’t who he thinks he really is when he stumbled upon a picture of himself on a missing person’s website. While on the run from the one man who wants him dead and trying to stay alive, Nathan will need to find out one very important part of himself – his identity.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gearing up for WorldSkills 2012: A brand new category and new competitors!

Today is the first day of the WorldSkills Competition (WSC), held in London, UK.  This competition, dubbed the ‘Olympics of Skills’, will see 1,000 competitors from 50 countries/regions competing in 46 skills areas.  Team Singapore is represented by competitors from the polytechnics and ITE.  Some of our participants are nervous and excited, while others stay calm and collected. So who are these competitors? How have they prepared themselves? Let’s find out more about them!
Jaslyn (left) and Rachel from Diploma in Nursing
Caring (team)