Happy 50th Anniversary Ngee Ann Polytechnic!
I am really fortunate and grateful to be invited for Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner last evening where the dinner was graced by the presence of our Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong.
The celebration also saw the presentation of the Ngee Ann Polytechnic Alumni Awards to 25 well deserving alumni who in my eyes I see as great examples and role models for us. While some continue to excel greatly in their field of study after their Diploma, others ventured and explored different opportunities out there.
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To “A Poly Student”,
I graduated last year from Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) with a Diploma in Information Technology and currently I am serving Singapore as a NSF in the Army. Reading your article “Going to Poly was a Wrong Choice” earlier gave me this feeling that I am back to that time before my graduation last year.
On the day of our graduation, 25 May 2012.
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National Service by Richard Lee
A letter with the words “On Government Service” in bold came in December 2011, a few months after my medical examination for National Service. My excitement surged ragingly as I held that letter. A little blue stamp on the back of the envelope showed the words “CMPB”, which I immediately recognised it to be from Central Manpower Base. At that moment little did I know that very letter was only the start of a series of such orders given to me.
Fast forward and almost a year past by so quickly. Graduation Night and Graduation Day went by. We smiled for photos as we end the three year journey and embark on a new one. Everyone was wearing their graduation gown, smiling, running all over the place, taking photo. It wasn’t too long ago: only four months.
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This is a commentary to an article by TODAYonline reader, Ms Sandra Alison Jayandran, on “Part-time work is hard to come by” dated Feb 16, 2012. The author of this commentary has had experiences working as a freelancer and intern but however wants to offer the perspective from the employer’s point of view.
Part-time jobs is very popular amongst those who seek a balance of and control over income and time. This includes homemakers, students, unemployed and the retired. Having a part-time job is great for the group because you are able to decide when to work and how much to earn. Most part time jobs are found in retails, fast food and 24-hour stores. In most cases you are able to have multiple part-time jobs, such as being a mailman for the post office delivering mails on Monday to Saturday afternoons and cashier for the mornings and evenings.
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