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Personal Development Talk

Personal Development Talk

“Learning from the successes and failures of others is key to making quantum leaps towards our goals.” – Robin Crow

On May 8, 2023, we hosted a personal development talk session for current A-level students titled “Inspiration: My A-Level Experience at SJIS”. The session was led by our very own SJIS alumna, Ms. Stephanie Cheah, who was a top student during her days at SJIS.

Studies have shown that we learn best when we learn from others’ experiences, whether good or bad, because we have more information to make the best decision in that situation. By learning from others, we can become successful more efficiently and reduce the chances of failure. Through this talk, our students were able to connect and interact with an alumna who has gone through a similar journey and emerged successful in their field of choice.

A total of 12 A-level students from the January ’23 intake participated in this beneficial and fruitful talk, which lasted from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Stephanie shared about her decision to study A-levels and how it has helped her when she continued her degree, as well as certain mistakes she has made during her schooling days and how she was able to bounce back from them. During the Q&A session, students were offered the opportunity to have an open dialogue with Stephanie and gain insights from her invaluable experiences. The session ended with the presentation of a token of appreciation for Stephanie from us and a group photo session with the students and teachers.

We firmly believe that our current students not only gained knowledge from this talk, including guidelines to prepare for their future career pathways and effective learning methods, but also how to have the correct mindset and preparation that would help them with their future success.

To all SJIS alumni, we’re here to help you maintain a lifelong connection with us and with each other, share experiences and expertise, and enjoy exclusive offers, events, networking, and volunteering opportunities. We strongly encourage you to reach out to us for more opportunities to contribute back to your alma mater. We hope to see you at the next event soon!