Scaling New Heights of Success
Earning a degree means more than just gaining an academic qualification to Wu Caihan - it’s about gaining important life skills and real-world experiences that prepare her for the future workplace. The international student from China reveals how a vibrant student life and a business-focused course with globalised concepts enables her to be confident about the future.
Wu Caihan has enjoyed an enriching life in SIM GE.
“I decided to come to SIM-UOL (University of London) to take up the BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance as the subject has always been my passion. Making the decision to leave my comfort zone and study abroad in SIM GE was a tough one for me. I faced challenges like language barriers and homesickness at first. However, I was able to eventually overcome them. I realised that these experiences helped me to gain the ability to handle stress better and I developed the courage to constantly challenge myself.”
“I decided to join the Chinese National Network (CNN) student club as I wanted to make the most of my university life. At the club, I got to meet fellow Chinese students and this helped me settle into campus life. I took up the role of Vice-Director of the Marketing Department at the club. My main responsibility was to promote CNN and SIM GE on Chinese social media platforms. We also celebrated our traditional Chinese culture during festivals such as the Mid-Autumn Festival where we put up booths for participants to taste Chinese mooncakes and learn about other traditions.”
“My challenge was to balance the time spent between academics and CNN as during my exam period, there were many community club responsibilities that I needed to fulfil. To overcome this, my CNN teammates helped me by sharing some of the tasks and I was able to manage my time more efficiently. My helpful classmates also shared their notes with me during our group studies, which enabled me to study effectively.”
“One of the most memorable experiences for me was having to work with my teammates for a group presentation for the module ‘Professional Self-Management’. As I wasn’t as strong in the English language as the others, I was afraid of ‘pulling marks down’ for the group. However, my teammates and lecturer were very encouraging. I gave my best shot for the presentation and we earned an A grade for that module.”
Stepping Out With Confidence
“The course has been really helpful for me and I believe it is an important stepping stone as I aspire to be an accountant. I hope to acquire an ACCA (the (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) certification after completing my degree programme and I’m thankful that this course that I’m currently undertaking helps me to gain some exemptions for the ACCA programme. I believe that these will set me on the path to achieving career success.”
Posted on 18 January 2018