Stories - Singapore Polytechnic Open House 10-12 Jan 2019


At SP, we are big on growing students’ potential. Let the stories of some of our outstanding alumni inspire you to achieve bigger with SP.

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Ready to take on the world

How many graduates can say that they have secured a job even before graduating? Diploma in Computer Engineering (DCPE) student Jessica Ang can!

Programme a brighter future

At the age of 8, Lim Ding Wen already knew six different programming languages and was named as the world’s youngest iPhone app developer!

The cyber warrior

A Public Service Commission scholar today, Daniel attributes his achievement to SP and hopes to craft policies that will safeguard our information technology networks.

Where there’s a wheel, there’s a way

A personal mantra that helped Najulah push himself beyond his limitations and achieve greatness.

Exercise your passion

Since young, Nicole has witnessed how a case of bad diet caused her grandparents to suffer health problems like diabetes. This sparked her interest in the health sector and passion to help people regulate their diet.

Perserverence pays off

“Never give up and push through life’s challenges” This is the motto of Chiew Kang Lin. She is SP’s top graduate from the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.

Let your ideas come to life

Last year, our Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE) students came up with an innovative way to convert milk waste into soap as part of their Learning Express (LEX) programme.

Dreams do come true

Shannon Teoh, alumnus of Visual Communications and Media Design was awarded the DesignSingapore Scholarship and will be studying at Tama Art University, his dream uni since 16 years old!

Get ready to jet away

Japan! Switzerland! United Kingdom! Our SP students have been there, done that.

Designing Your Future

“You are the designer of your own destiny” – a quote that SP Visual and Communications alumnus Justin Tan took literally.

Born to be

Libby Barber is currently doing her degree in Architecture at the University of Melbourne!

Engineer without borders

Did someone say robot? Check out this life-saving robot our Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (DEEE) students built during their overseas internship in Japan!

Breaking glass ceiling

Our Diploma in Chemical Engineering (DCHE) Seow Wei Xuan has recently joined Stolthaven Singapore, a giant in the fields of chemical, oil and gas storage and distribution.

Designing for a better society

Patrick Siah is the owner of architectural firm W5A – yes, he named his firm after SP’s architecture block!

A bigger appetite for learning

Everyone loves food and Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) alumna Chee Pei Yi is no different. But Pei Yi’s love for food goes beyond simply eating them.

Engineers for the greater good

Natural disasters may not always be on the minds of Singaporeans. But, Pan Ziyue, Julian Kang and Goh Qian Zhe were undeterred.

Make an impact beyond the classroom

If changing lives through drama is your thing, your search for the perfect diploma ends here!

Soar to greater heights

Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering (DARE) graduate Divesh Singaraju overcame cancer to pursue his passion for airplanes and engineering.

Intern at the happiest place on earth

As part of the course, Marcus went for a study and work programme with the University of California, Riverside and was attached to Walt Disney World, Orlando for his work attachment.

Helping industry to take flight

At SP, these are more than just science fiction concepts.

Hear it from the parents

From a fellow parent to another, listen to what SP Diploma in Civil Engineering with Business (DCEB) alumna Ng Yi Shien’s parents have to say about their daughter choosing SP over a Junior college!

Don’t give up on your dreams

Since he was in secondary 1, Gerald Boo started developing a strong interest in trading and collecting vintage currencies. Through his hobby, he learnt about demand and supply and how market forces worked.

Well-rounded Entrepreneur

Diploma in Architecture (DARCH) graduate Farhan has always been a believer of practical experience over academic results.

A Dif-FUR-rent Sound?

After their debut single ‘Dancing Cat’🐈 was released in February 2018, NEKO Highway stayed in 3rd place for nine consecutive weeks on the ‘Global Chinese Golden Charts’!

The sweet scent of success

Phoebe Tan, our Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science (DPCS) alumna has recently graduated from the prestigious London College of Fashion (LCF).

The next generation of seafarers

The lion’s share of this year’s prestigious MaritimeOne Scholarships have gone to the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) students.

From grit to great

Despite not doing well in his PSLE, the “N” level student found his motivation to study hard and chose SP’s Diploma in Biomedical Science to pursue his interest in biology.

SP student picks up Opticianry after seeing grandparents’ conditions

Miss Tan was among student optometrists from SP who recently conducted free screenings of 80 elderly beneficiaries for common eye conditions affecting the elderly.

Take a LEAP 🔍🔍🔍

Featuring our LEAP Advanced Programme students on their leadership trip to Sichuan, China where they hiked up the icy mountains of Siguniang!

You will never walk alone

With Asperger’s, Lionel could have been easily traumatised in an unfamiliar environment.

Hey DJ, drop the beat

Did you know that Charmian Tan, currently a presenter-producer at 987FM, is an alumna of SP Diploma in Media & Communication (DMC)?

Ready for the industry

Featuring our Diploma in Food Science & Technology (DFST) student Bevlyn Tan at Uetliberg – the highest point in Zurich!

Selling K-wave abroad

Making a K-wave is what Diploma in Business Administration (DBA)’s Aung Shin Khant, Pua Seng Oon and James Ang have done in Myanmar.

Finding her right path to success

After a year in JC, Xin Yi was certain it was not the right path for her. Following her passion for aviation, she decided to switch to SP.

Innovation for the community

Our Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (DEEE) students won the Lee Hsien Loong Interactive Digital Media Smart Nation Award 2018.

Singapore’s next top filmmaker in the making

Our Diploma in Visual Effects and Motion Graphics (DVEMG) alumnus, Alvin Lee, has graduated from the renowned Beijing Film Academy (BFA).

Dancing to the top

As an SP alumna, she returns to mentor the SDZ juniors, giving them advice on leadership and mastering new dance genres.

Telling a Story through Camera Lenses

Filming award-winning documentaries has become second nature for students from SP’s Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media (DTVM).

Sail around the world on internship

Describing her internship as the major highlight of her time in SP, Amelia is grateful for the opportunities that helped her blossom into the confident young woman she is today.

Achieving mastery in interior design

A curiosity in how things are constructed got both Yeo Seewee and Yip Jie Jing interested in Interior Design at a young age.

Back to School with Foxy

Ever wondered what it would be like to be poly classmates with your favourite YouTuber?

A second chance at success

Jonathan Peh knew he was in trouble when he was in secondary four. He was weak in all subjects except a decent grade in Physics.

Shaped for a career in human resource

Joining SP’s Diploma in Human Resource Management with Psychology (DHRMP) course was one of the best decisions that Quek Jie Fang says she has made.

Listen to your heart

For Kimberley Lim, going to a polytechnic after ‘O’ levels was considered a risk, as most of her peers opted for a JC route.

Overcoming the odds

Yu Yang came from a low-income single-parent family. While studying, he worked part-time to lighten his mother’s financial load.

Finding the right pathway to success

For Kirstin Yip, her parents’ divorce when she was 15 was like a bolt out of the blue.

Sixteen year-old entrepreneur dreams big

At 16 years old, Dalton Ng is already running his own start-up, Agrate, a hub that houses his mobile apps that can help students in their studies.

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