'Through my time at SUSS, I had developed beyond what I had thought possible of myself'
I saw the importance of holding a job position in my field of study in order to ensure the practical application of skills and knowledge learnt. Being part of the Built Environment industry (BE), I naturally decided to pursue a Bachelor in Building and Project Management (BPM) in SUSS, being drawn to the diverse experiences and backgrounds of enrolled students – similar to that of the BE.
Job commitments often had me rushing from work to school and back. The pressure took a toll on me by mid-semester, where I had numerous assignment deadlines to meet in addition to my existing workload. I gratefully came out of these struggles stronger, learning the importance of time management and adaptability, and even receiving compliments from company stakeholders for my maturity and practical knowledge despite my relatively young age. I completed my studies on a high note, achieving several awards, and even representing my cohort as a valedictorian.
The struggle of balancing work and studies was commonplace amongst my fellow classmates – with most holding full-time jobs just like I did. I fondly recall gathering with peers to review lectures and getting the opportunity to view the various topics covered through different perspectives. This camaraderie extends beyond the campus, with my group of friends commonly celebrating special occasions and helping each other out to this day.
Joining the Advancement Alumni Advisory Committee (AAAC), I hope to contribute and shape the goals and vision of AAAC. Taping on my expertise, I also wish to share my knowledge to enhance the campus experience and unleash the potential of our SUSS students.
*To join hands with fellow alumni and support others on their education journey, make a gift to the SUSS Alumni Lifelong Education Fund.