“Opening doors in life through education opportunities” is just one of the many purposes of Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). We’re proud to say this is true for many students of the University of London degrees at SIM.
At the recent SIM annual Achievers’ Event, where SIM staff, lecturers and colleagues from University of London, LSE and Goldsmiths came together to celebrate the achievements of the very best performers for the 2018 exams, there were many happy stories and pats on the back.
Shafikah Binte Shaikh Salim, a BSc in Business and Management First Class Honours recipient, shared how her lacklustre GCE A level results motivated her to excel and attain her goals.
“I was determined to succeed in SIM by graduating with a University of London First Class Honours degree and to secure a full-time job in one of the Big Four auditing firms in Singapore,” she said. “I am humbled to say that I managed to achieve my goals. It wouldn't have been possible without hard work, support from lecturers and my family, as well as SIM providing us with so many opportunities to learn inside and outside of the classroom.”
Louis Tan Jia Wei echoed similar views. A BSc in Banking and Finance First Class Honours recipient and Top Scorer for Valuation and Security Analysis, he recognised what was required of the programme, pushed himself hard, and is now enjoying the sweet taste of success.
“It was not an easy road to take, but it was worth my effort.” Louis is now working in a start-up company and is excited about his work as an analyst.
Both Shafikah and Louis are just two of the 227 First Class Honours recipients that SIM so proudly send out to the workforce. On top of that, we have an astounding 39 Academic Achievement Award recipients, 61 Commendation recipients, and 40 Top Scorers. There were also a total of 17 Distinction recipients from a variety of University of London programmes held at SIM. Our heart could barely handle this excitement, and we were jumping for joy!
Gracing our event and presenting our students with their certificates were Mr Bill Abraham, Director of Development, University of London; Professor Paul Kelly, Pro-Director for Education at LSE; Ms Jo Harris, Associate Director for Student Experience, University of London; and Dr Maggie Cooper, Programme Director, Goldsmiths, University of London.
All in all, another year of celebrations and happy faces, another year of knowing that hard work pays off, another year for our students and graduates to set new goals and enjoy the journey towards achieving them.
- The author, Rachel Ong, is Programme Executive at SIM Higher Education.