Miss Sonya Patcharapinyopong enrolled with the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) in April with the hope of being on television someday.
And to apply what she learns in class, she participates in activities organised by the TV unit of the MDIS Media Communications Club.
She said: “The TV unit gives met he opportunity to create my own shows and short films. “I’m interested in working in the media industry after graduation and the course at MDIS is a good platform to flourish in that area.”
So how does she juggle her activities and schoolwork?
She said: “I can cope well because the class timetable is manageable, giving me ample time for work and play.” She also benefits from MDIS’ career seminars, which let students network with industry professionals. Miss Patcharapinyopong said: “After listening to several success stories, I was inspired and motivated to work even harder and succeed.”
When asked about the highlights of MDIS, she immediately said that the school is well-equipped and boasts a conducive learning environment. She added: “Lessons are interactive and the lecturers make an effort to make the lessons more interesting and understandable. That is why O-level graduates find it easy to adapt to MDIS’ curriculum.”
Miss Patcharapinyopong intends to pursue the Advanced Diploma programme followed by a Bachelor’s degree, spurred by the promise of the month-long residency programme at OCU in her final year of the degree programme. The residency programme will include an internship and a graduation ceremony.
She advises potential students to think of the best options for themselves before picking any institution.
She said: “I picked MDIS because it meets my educational needs and makes it possible for me to graduate faster than my peers. It definitely gives me a headstart in the working world.”
MDIS has a host of programmes that are industry-focused and relevant, such as business and management, engineering, information technology, life sciences, mass communication, psychology, travel, tourism and hospitality management, and fashion design.
They are offered in collaboration with highly acclaimed universities in Australia, France, the UK and US.
“The Mass Communication programme offered in MDIS in collaboration with the Oklahoma City University offers a unique perspective on the global media industry. Students are encouraged to be active in media-related activities to build on their skill sets and capabilities.”
– Mr Vinod Kumar M, Head of School, MDIS School of Media and Communications.
At a glance
For O-level graduates:
- Diploma in Psychology
- Foundation Certificate in Biomedical Sciences
- Diploma in International Business
- Diploma in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management
MDIS Campus :501 Stirling Road, Singapore 148951
MDIS DhobyGhaut: 20 Orchard Road, Singapore 238830
TEL: (For enquiries on programmes): 6247-9111/ 6372-1000
Food: There is a food court and a 7-Eleven outlet at the Stirling Road campus. Chinese, Western, Indian, Malay, Vietnamese, Japanese and Korean food are available. No canteen at MDIS Dhoby Ghaut
Wi-fi access: Available at the premises
Nearest MRT stations: MDIS Campus- Queenstown. MDIS Dhoby Ghaut - Dhoby Ghaut
Bus services: There is a MDIS shuttle service from Queenstown MRT to the campus, Monday to Saturday. Service 100, 111, 196, 198, 147, 51,970
Total enrolment: 13,500
CCAs available:Badminton Club, Basketball Club, Soccer Club, Cricket Club, Modern Dance Club, Toastmasters Club
- By Management Development Institute of Singapore
Source:[The New Paper 09012012] © Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Reproduced with permission