The time has come for Direct Polytechnic Admission (DPA) again, this year it'll be earlier than the past couple of years, application starts on 5th July 2012 and ends on 10th July 2012.
This year, the time has come for me as I will be applying for Direct Poly Admission. I'm filled with mixed feelings, I've been asking around and reading forums regarding direct poly admission issues ever since I got to know about it.
I'll be applying for Accountancy course in Ngee Ann Polytechnic as my interest lies in accountancting, I even took initiative to go for this year's National Accounting Quiz so as to be able to have a better chance to get in through DPA.
Just a bit about myself,
I'm currently in Secondary 5, although I never heard of any secondary fives getting in through DPA but I still keep my hopes up. I've been an active teamplayer since Secondary 1 in my CCA, I've always maintained a good attendance throughout my years in Secondary School. I am in the Enterprise Club & Robotics Club. I'm the Chief Executive Officer (Vice- Chairperson) of the Enterprise Club. I've took part in a few competitions (National Youth Business Challenge(NYBC), APRC) over the years. I have a CCA Grade of A2. I own a blog and I've even taken part in competitions outside of school (Top 3 N.E.mation 6! Blogger Ambassador) I do make time to do voluntary work (Kindergarten, Child Care Services, Basketball Tournament Time Keeper, Car Wash Donation Drive) during the holidays. I have attended plenty of workshops which are business-related due to my CCA. My CCA has also given me opportunities to go on overseas business trips to Guangzhou, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to learn about how business is being done overseas and observe how different Singapore is from these countries in terms of doing business. Principle of Accounts(POA) sparked my interest on Accountancy, making me even more interested and wanting to go a further step by changing it from a subject to my future career.
However, my studies do not match up with my CCA grades. Recently during the Mid Years, I was faced with some setbacks regarding relationship problems with my friends which in return affected my academics, thus my L1R4 is 26 points, which also fits one of the requirements for DPA and because of this I am worried I do not get selected for DPA due to my bad results and I only got two distinctions for the mid year exams, English & POA.
I've read that I need to do a 600 word character write up about me but I am not too sure how to go about it and I would appreciate if you guys could give me a helping hand to give me an idea on how I should start my write up and I would also appreciate if you guys could leave some tips on what I can do to prepare myself for the upcoming DPA journey! Thank you for spending time to read my long-winded write up here
P/S: Yes, I know I'm a little "kiasu" but I have been counting down the number of days till the DPA registration starts cause that's how much I want to get into Accountancy through DPA.
P/SS: No. of Days Left - 38 Days (1 month, 7 days) (5 weeks) (912 hours) as of 29-05-2012
All the best to those who are applying for DPA as well!