“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
These words by Robert Louis Stevenson are what I have aimed to live by since my freshman year in university, and it has indeed made my time memorable, eventful and full of unforgettable experiences.
I have had the privilege of partaking in a myriad of activities, exposing myself to cultural, social and political experiences beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
I have travelled the world, represented the nation in international competitions, and given back to the community in my time at university. Here are some experiences that I would like to share.
The privilege I have had to participate in various stock pitches, research competitions and case competitions have given me a leading edge in practical exposure to the corporate world. I will always remember the effort and hard work that have gone into these endeavours.
With each nail-biting moment, I have learnt to work under pressure and truly shine as an individual and with my team. I have learnt to be both independent and successfully interdependent. I have learnt the true meaning of humility and ability through these experiences.
Winning the championship title along with the best research report, and thereafter representing Singapore and our college at a large scale international competition (CFA Research Challenge) was no mean feat where we competed against teams from undergraduate and postgraduate levels (Masters/MBA) on a global stage. This journey to the final was made possible due to our perseverance, dedication and trust.
Balancing internships, leadership commitments and academic work has also taught me the invaluable lesson of time management. What so many people take for granted has indeed proven to be the most precious. Through these experiences, I learnt that it is possible to juggle all of this with mental tenacity and strict discipline.