Strong Beginnings For A Bright Future
A strong foundation in economics at SIM-University of London (UOL)set Ming Lu (pictured above), a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Economics alumna, on the right path to embark on a career as a consultant in the financial software consulting industry. She shares more on her experiences at SIM GE.
A Good Foundation In Economics
“I have always been interested in economics. I decided to take up the Diploma in Economics* programme at SIM-UOL. The programme provided me with the basic knowledge that I needed to go on to my degree programme. Through the degree, I was able to gain a better understanding of economics in different fields. This helped me further advance to take up a Masters in Applied Economics at Nanyang Technological University and land a job as a consultant in the financial software consulting industry.”
“It was not easy for me to understand some academic terminologies and theories in class. But I really would like to thank my lecturer Dr.Zhang Jianlin, as he patiently explained each question to me and gave me the confidence that I needed to learn them well.”
Gaining From Experiences In SIM GE
“Being an international student from China, I decided to join the Chinese Student Club to get acquainted with more Chinese students and I later became the president of the club. The experiences allowed me to learn how to deal with different people and how to organise events. I arranged an event for Chinese students in SIM to celebrate Chinese National Day. My exco members worked together and each of us contributed a lot to make this event a success. It was also the first time we got a sponsorship by ourselves. We all had fun during this event! I have become more outgoing after joining SIM and this has helped me in my personal and professional growth.
Advice To Students
SIM is a good place for many great learning experiences. Make the best of your time to discover yourself and your passions. Through the various events that SIM organises, discover your interests, meet new friends and learn about different cultures.
In your first year here, find out what you are truly interested in and choose a major that you would want to explore and further your studies in and one that will also help you in your future career path.
*The Diploma in Economics programme which was offered from 1988 to 2015 has been replaced with the Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences programme which will be launched in the 2016-17 academic year.
Posted online, 21 January 2017