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Old 31st January 2012, 10:34 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by JetGrey View Post
It will if you join SPF. As a diploma holder, you'll join as a SGT. If you don't have a diploma, you'll join as a CPL. That's one rank extra for a diploma holder.


Other than that.. I have no idea..
Nope, no thoughts of joining SPF for me.
Well, i'm kinda forced to get a diploma just for the sake of having one so that 'i'll have a better pay next time/i'll have better pay when i'm serving NS/etc' ..

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:36 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by Silly_God_Disco View Post
I will be graduating with a MDIS Diploma in Business Management soon. A private school. Does it determine that my future is not bright? I'm feeling so inferior now. Everybody is talking about poly here.

No. U are not inferior to ANYONE. We are all humans. We are aiming for success.

My brother is studying in PSB academy, Diploma in Business Management too.
I don't think studying in a Private school will make anyone inferior towards Local normal poly student.

I had seen many Private school graduates doing ALOT better thn normal poly students.
Every diploma is USEFUL. Its only wether u want to make it USEFUL anot.

For me, im applying for NAFA. As i know my real passion that can keep me going for life is Design and Art. It doesnt make me feel inferior at all.

The only time where u SHOULD feel inferior is when u are suffering frm a course u dun like, but PRETENDING u are not. Its the worst scene ever. As i can rest assure u won't be having a smooth path ahead of ur life.

Success can only be created when u go thru thick and thins, and withstand negativity in ur life.

No one can stop ur progression but urself. Be confident my dearest all.

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by JetGrey View Post
Which part of AU? Different states had their own system. Most states have roughly the same system as sg, ie. enter uni at age 18-19. Only in a couple of states would a student get a degree at that age. And honestly, when a state gives out degrees to 18 yr olds when other states/countries give them out to 22 yr olds, you wonder whether those 18 yr olds had the same standard of education as the 22 yr olds had.

And NS can't be used as an excuse. It's not part of the education system, but it's a national requirement.
well i all know now is he has a degree and i now still clocking my NS time

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by IzumiAiko View Post
No. U are not inferior to ANYONE. We are all humans. We are aiming for success.

My brother is studying in PSB academy, Diploma in Business Management too.
I don't think studying in a Private school will make anyone inferior towards Local normal poly student.

I had seen many Private school graduates doing ALOT better thn normal poly students.
Every diploma is USEFUL. Its only wether u want to make it USEFUL anot.

For me, im applying for NAFA. As i know my real passion that can keep me going for life is Design and Art. It doesnt make me feel inferior at all.

The only time where u SHOULD feel inferior is when u are suffering frm a course u dun like, but PRETENDING u are not. Its the worst scene ever. As i can rest assure u won't be having a smooth path ahead of ur life.

Success can only be created when u go thru thick and thins, and withstand negativity in ur life.

No one can stop ur progression but urself. Be confident my dearest all.
But my school's reputation is not very good.

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:47 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by IzumiAiko View Post
To add on, Choosing a Diploma is not like choosing a Elective Module in Secondary school. What u are choosing now can give u a 90% impact on ur life-time occupation and path.

Secondly, nvr think of stopping @ Diploma level. It is not enough. If its the case of monetary problem, get a job RELATED to ur diploma, work for 3~5years. And thn continue ur Degree. As by thn, u will have enough experience with the workforce related to ur diploma, and ur mind will also be matured.
This means that if do real well.in poly i can change the sector i am in in uni!!?
I got 14 for o till now i dont know what i want..got into np IT because of pressure..i scared madr wotng decision then regert for life.

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

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This means that if do real well.in poly i can change the sector i am in in uni!!?
I got 14 for o till now i dont know what i want..got into np IT because of pressure..i scared madr wotng decision then regert for life.
Yeaps. Some courses can use to apply for OTHER courses in NTU/NUS.
But do u think someone OUTSIDE of the course can stand a chance with others that are doing a diploma RELATED to its degree?

And secondly, u are gonna compete against JC grads, and they stand more chances thn Poly(Fact).

u gotta do WELL in poly, and excel REALLY REALLY well. Try to build ur passion and interest for IT then.

But, FYI, IT is somethng u must UPDATE urself regularly. As IT is an everchnging course. So, pls ready to do FREQUENT update/upgrades to urself. Don't procrastinate if u r ready to step into the IT world, as stopping even half a step can cost u ur entire IT life.

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by Silly_God_Disco View Post
But my school's reputation is not very good.

What an employer sees is ur Resume, qualification, experience, working attitude and talent.

In fact, they won't even ask WHICH poly u are in. As long as its an recognisable Diploma/degree cert from an listed poly/pvt poly/uni(pvt/local).

No one is gonna stop employing u if u have all these factors. No one will care how messy/chaotic ur school is.

Just like, even if someone's parents is a drug addict/robber, as long as the son/daughter they produced can do great things and abide the rules, no one will doubt their capabilities.

Stay positive and optimistic.

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Old 31st January 2012, 10:57 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Originally Posted by IzumiAiko View Post
Yeaps. Some courses can use to apply for OTHER courses in NTU/NUS.
But do u think someone OUTSIDE of the course can stand a chance with others that are doing a diploma RELATED to its degree?

And secondly, u are gonna compete against JC grads, and they stand more chances thn Poly(Fact).

u gotta do WELL in poly, and excel REALLY REALLY well. Try to build ur passion and interest for IT then.

But, FYI, IT is somethng u must UPDATE urself regularly. As IT is an everchnging course. So, pls ready to do FREQUENT update/upgrades to urself. Don't procrastinate if u r ready to step into the IT world, as stopping even half a step can cost u ur entire IT life.

Workhard and do well!
hmm i not scared of hard work but i am afraid of making wrong decisions and regerts
even if i appeal i dont know what i really want to work as!

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Old 31st January 2012, 11:11 PM   #29 (permalink)
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hmm i not scared of hard work but i am afraid of making wrong decisions and regerts
even if i appeal i dont know what i really want to work as!
Hmm... That is why teachers in our secondary school emphasizes on what our interest is... this is why..

Hmm... Just give it a shot. As u have no other choices now. And since u have no idea what ur interest is.

I think its a great turning point for u too. As u will know how to treasure and seize opportunities given to u.

To be successful, u gotta fall and get up again. Life is not about smooth ride all the way.

Go ahead and prove urself worthy then. But make sure at the end of 3years, u really find the passion in what u are doing.

For me, i found my GENUINE passion in arts and design ever since i got myself landed in a subject that is not i wanted in Sec3. As others are persuading me to study Principles of Accounts other than Art. As Art is something they say that is NOT PRACTICAL. I ended up not attending POA GCE O level exam in 2011, and got an ABSENT in the cert for POA. During my sec4 life, i really find myself suffering from my careless mistake of listening to others "advise". It really ruin my life in secondary school.

I told myself on the moment when i got my result, " I MUST go with my passion and aim for my ultimate goal in the Creative industry. I WILL NOT care how hard it is, or how others will look down upon me. They can shoot me, but i will not fall. As i had alrdy suffered ones, im not gonna let it happen for the second time. "

Passion is wad keeps u going for educations and Workforce.

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

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I got 14 for o till now i dont know what i want..got into np IT because of pressure..i scared madr wotng decision then regert for life.
you should read this about IT courses:
http://forums.salary.sg/education-pe...ead-first.html

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

omg i am in the same case as you just that i came for the exam and flunk it
can i know how old are.you and thanks for the advise really appreciate it

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

local dips r useful for getting in to local uni

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omg i am in the same case as you just that i came for the exam and flunk it
can i know how old are.you and thanks for the advise really appreciate it
Im 17 years old. Sec5 student. Its my pleasure. Coz i really wanted to share my experience i went thru. Nw im awaiting my admission test result for NAFA! -Fingers Crossed-

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

I am a good example of what TS is trying to discourage people from ending up.

Enrolled for a Diploma in Games Design @ Singapore Polytechnic and dropped out after 18 months when I discovered my true passion is in Business Administration instead of Arts or Design.

Currently pursuing a Diploma in Commerce (Business Administration) @ Kaplan and will be graduating in a few weeks time!

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

For me I joined Clean Energy Management in NP (15 points last year, now 18 points) over Engineering Science. Then, I wanted to work in R&D (lofty dreams!), and thought that the clean energy sector would be a good place to start. Well, recently I realised that Engineering Science is a much better route for me if I want to work in R&D. Joining a course that is 3x my L1B4 wasn't exactly a smart move I guess.

Well, at least for me, my future prospects didn't become worse; I still aim to work in a R&D Sector (Unless I come out with a better idea so that I can go into a self-owned business, which I'm trying. Who knows what I will come out with by Year 3?) in Clean Energy Sector.

Fortunately, I have chosen my course after doing some research on it, even if I ignored other better courses along the way. At the very least, I know that my course is not a wrong choice!

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Yeaps.

Im trying to preach every single one that read this thread to choose wisely. As i went thru an EXTREMELY hard time while im in secondary sch doing somethng i don't like.

If u are doing something not of ur liking, theres no way u can excel 100% in it...

Plan ur future well and work towards it.

Remember this, even if u were to be admitted into a GOOD course with EXTREMELY low COP, the problem lies in, can u get a good/related job after graduated? can u excel in it? can u compete wif the smarties in the course?

And lastly, to clear the misconceptions in Arts school. If u think going to an art school won't bring u BRIGHT future, so u mean ALL the 5 poly's design school won't have bright future? SOMEMORE art school concentrates and specialise in Art/Design area. So if even a specialised and RECOGNISED school where they even have a studio in Paris can't produce good student, so what makes u think a NORMAL poly where it is all localised can bring u far? For school fees wise, it is totally the same as Poly except art school nids to pay extra few hundred? and we can pay using CPF too, and we TOO have government's Tertiary school's subsidises.

Sometimes, its just the rumour that brings everyone's dream down.

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

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I am a good example of what TS is trying to discourage people from ending up.

Enrolled for a Diploma in Games Design @ Singapore Polytechnic and dropped out after 18 months when I discovered my true passion is in Business Administration instead of Arts or Design.

Currently pursuing a Diploma in Commerce (Business Administration) @ Kaplan and will be graduating in a few weeks time!
yeah i advice anyone thinking of doing a games diploma to think twice:
http://forums.salary.sg/education-pe...ead-first.html

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

Education is good... Always.... Yea

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Originally Posted by matthew93 View Post
just go JC lah.brighter future
not everybody are Academically inclined. They end up wasted the two years.

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Re: Common misconceptions for Diplomas.

can we just keep this thread going for few more years? so that when TS graduate from NAFA, we can know whether she can earn a living using her artistic skills or does she still have passion to excel in arts.

i just like to quote an example.
if TS really graduate from NAFA, she also need to compete against other graduates from NAFA in the same year/batch. imagine the job market is already that small in SG, plus with 100 over graduates from NAFA/Laselle each year, calculate the chances of landing a relevant job when comparing it with other job industries like business, engineering?

sometimes, family/relatives recommend an engineering or business diploma, as a pre-cautious measure because they know what job does well enough to feed u and the family.
if u coming from a rich family, then by all means, do whatever your passion desire since u wont have that much cash flow problems.

im sorry to say that TS approach is not going to work well in the realistic world, where u still need money to survive and a stable job that goes well till u are old age.

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