On 6 July 2012, Raffles College of Higher Education, Singapore welcomed one of its largest student intakes. There were over 300 students from around 7 different countries who joined the school as freshmen or transfers.
Even before the day started at 9am, there were some students waiting for instruction at the lobby. When it was time for orientation registration, the crowd was ushered to Shine Auditorium in Shaw Tower – next to the school. After students collected their orientation kits, they were seated in the auditorium. Although food was not catered this time, every student received a Subway voucher in their orientation kit!
The briefing session started off with an introduction of the school by one of our staff. Students were familiarized with the school compounds, facilities, and their respective program directors. Living expenses and housing options were explained. Several artist impressions of RCHE’s upcoming new campus at Merchant Square were also displayed.
Study Survival Skills!
Much more academic know-how is expected from college students in comparison to high school students. And for that purpose, Dr Anna Leybina, our lecturer from Applied Psychology shared some study tips. She shared about time management skills and a few other strategies that students could implement into their studies. The importance of critical thinking was also highlighted. Thinking critically during studies determines the outcome’s quality.
Next time you crack open your texts, check your level of critical thinking with the following:
- Are you thinking about thinking?
- Are you asking important questions?
- Are you assessing with an open mind?
- Are you categorizing relevant information?
- Are you challenging not just others, but also your own conclusions?
She mentioned that “procrastination shortens your life” because stress is a killer. And encouraged students not to let their stress levels build up by sitting on an assignment for too long. To cap off her sharing session, she also let the crowd know about counseling services available for students provided by herself and the program director of Applied Psychology, Dr. Monica Walet.
No education is complete without career development services. Students were familiarized with the school’s Centre of Professional Development (CPD). It is a department that forms partnerships with the various industries for student career opportunities. Services provided at the Raffles Centre of Professional Development include:
- Internship placement
- Industrial Collaborative Projects
- Career Placement
- Career Consultation
- Competition Information
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