The sound of my alarm woke me at 1am. I woke reluctantly, watching through bleary eyes as the guides went around the tents, checking that we were awake before passing us our breakfast of bread spread thickly with marmalade and steaming cups of ginger tea. We gratefully gulped down the homemade ginger tea as it was bitterly cold, even when we were clad in layers of our thickest clothing. They made really good makeshift heat packs. We were looking forward to the summit climb, but not how cold it will be.
There is a misconception that wakeboarding is a competitive sport and you need prior experience to join the NTU Wakeboarding Club. When they started their journey with us, most of our members were new to wakeboarding. Many of them brought their friends along for wakeboarding sessions after enjoying their first experience on the water, and our membership has grown.
You don’t need to join the club to learn from us as well. In fact, we love to introduce the sport to everyone, members as well as non-members. We’ll guide you all the way, from putting on the board to taking your first steps. Many first-time wakeboarders pick up the basics on their very first session!
Do entrepreneurs need a university education? After all, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg all dropped out of university. However, they spent much of their formative years in university, and, for some, made connections during this time that would be vital to their success. There is an even longer list of successful entrepreneurs, like Jack Ma, Elon Musk and Larry Page, who graduated from university with excellent grades, too.
I believe that university is useful for building skills and networks that will be helpful for building your future business. The good news is, there are plenty of opportunities in NTU that set you towards your goal.
Here are eight steps aspiring entrepreneurs in NTU can take to kickstart their dreams. Continue reading
I’ve always wanted to become a war journalist, so the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (WKWSCI) was my dream school.
Now that I’m here, I aim to make my journey a fulfilling one. In my first semester last year, I took seven modules, even though most of my peers took 5 to 6 modules per semester. I particularly enjoyed the News Reporting and Writing module – it taught me how to write headline-worthy and breaking news, a skill that will be essential if I ever become a war correspondent!
I also signed up to be on the main committee of WKWSCI’s Freshman Orientation Camp (FOC). My seniors and peers made me feel very welcome during my camp, and I wanted to pass on this good experience to my juniors. School truly feels like home when the cohort size is 180 and everyone knows almost everyone else.
Another good thing about WKWSCI: They know how to have fun!
The school shakes things up for us by organising fun, morale-boosting events nearly every week. For example, there was a Theme Week where we had to dress up according to a specific theme each day.
Once, we attended class in our old school uniforms. (See if you can spot me: I’m the only guy in the first row.)
Photos Credited to 20th CI Club