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Top of the world at RMIT graduation

Among them was Nicholas Chan Wei Jie (picture, middle), top student for the full-time Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) programme, and Shane Tan Li Loong (right), top student for the part-time programme.

MORE THAN 3,050 SIM-RMIT University students graduated in August 2015 at the SIM Campus. Among them is Nicholas Chan Wei Jie (picture, middle), top student for the full-time Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance) programme, and Shane Tan Li Loong (right), top student for the part-time programme. On the left is their Economics lecturer Andrew Low Kee Hock.

Nicholas also wins the IBM Top Student Award (silver). He says his degree helped him secure a job as operations officer with a major local bank. Shane was already working in the civil service as a network engineer when he enrolled in the part-time programme which required time-management skill, discipline and sacrificing weekends to do projects and assignments.

Not in picture are toppers Theresa Tan Shan Li, Tay Boon Seng and Qu Yan.

Tips for study success

On the whole, RMIT students are diligent and attentive, says Andrew who has been teaching this programme for 16 years. And for award winners, Andrew describes them as those who stayed back after class to ask questions on the topic that they have just learnt, or on current economic issues, who put in time and effort to go through past years’ test questions, and who even asked the lecturer to recommend more textbooks and articles to read.

In the background of the photo is a wall quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “A mind once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions. Pursuing tertiary education is pursuing new ideas, concepts and knowledge. Students at SIM GE whose mind has been stretched will not go back to their old, limited perspectives and way of thought.

RMIT University offers a broad range of programmes covering business, management, communication and speciality fields, in both full-time and part-time studies.

Picture below: From leftBachelor of Business (Management) toppers Chan Ke Yuan and Nur Ezzah binte Haa-Meed (both Richard KM Eu award-winners who have achieved the best academic results in their cohorts);

Bachelor of Business (Marketing) toppers Olivia Kwan Zhi Yin, Samantha Tiong Ning and Tay Guo En (all three win the IBM Top Student Award). Samantha also wins the RMIT School of Economics, Finance and Marketing Award.

More student toppers, this time from the Bachelor of Business (Management) 

- Posted online, August 28, 2015