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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:19 AM

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Hi all,

Need a big fav...a former student of mine just got his poly posting....and he got the most ill-fitted course...manufacturing engineering. He has absolutely ZERO interest in it and since young, he has always dream of being an accountant.

Can someone, preferably a poly lecturer pls help....he will like to swap course to maybe business enterprise IT or the likes. He has 18 points for 5 subjects.

Unless no choice, it doesn't really make sense to make a promising young man take on a course which he will never pursue in future. He is thinking about taking night classes (on business/accountacy) after his day poly lessons.

A young man should be allowed to pursue his dreams. Please advise!


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:23 AM

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he can apply and appeal ma

not sure 18 can into accountancy anot..but tink English at least C6

my time is 16 maximum,now should be ok..just appeal

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:24 AM

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hmm...looks like his points dun qualify him for most business course leh. Y not try ITE/MDIS/SIM instead? or other areas where he can choose the desired course that he wanted? rolleyes.gif

Not sure if it still works. Last time I appealed for some of my subject grades so as to go in to my business course. Manage to do so from the help of my sec school teacher.

Poly lecturer dun think can do much as they are only there to teach. Maybe the course chair or dean can help. Check with MOE too... rolleyes.gif

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:34 AM

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Go through CAT thereafter ACCA if he is really firmed that he wants to do Accounts in the future

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:34 AM

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Why die die must study that poly?
So many external degree course to chose from.

You think lecturer can kelong and help meh? Dont sabo the lacturers lah.
They dare not break the rule and get into trouble one lah.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:35 AM

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He may appeal but dont forget there are plenty of students like him appealing too.

If the student does not want to be dictated by what to study based on his previous result, he can go through alternatives by signing up with private diploma leading to degree from a reputable uni (example, UOL) or he can sign up as an ACCA student.

What i believe is that a person who may not do well in O level academic subjects (due to boring subjects and lack of interest) does not necessary perform badly in specialised subjects like accounting/design/IT etc ... unfortunately, all of us have to force ourselves to pass these subjects, get good possible result and compete for placement... =(

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:43 AM

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Go through CAT thereafter ACCA if he is really firmed that he wants to do Accounts in the future


Thanks Pentrain, I already directed him to the CAT link

http://www.saa.org.s...labus_fees.html

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:46 AM

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In order to appeal, find a course in any of the 5 polytechnics that your student meets the Cut Off Point (COP). However, this should have been done during the JAE Appeal exercise which ended last week. Looking at the aggregate your student has, he will be hard pressed to meet the minimum requirement for those courses you have stated. I would suggest trying Republic Polytechnic as they have courses in that area that meets the COP of your student. FYI, COP for business related courses at SP and NP are all 12 pts and below this year. Good Luck.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:48 AM

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and since young, he has always dream of being an accountant.


Who the h3ll dreams of being an accountant????

Anyway, if that's his real dream, he would already have taken steps of his own volition to find out how to achieve his dream. Sounds like he's just a dreamer and not a hard worker.

TS, do him a favour, ask him to WAKE UP FROM HIS DREAM!!!!

Edited by Carndablues, 09 February 2010 - 10:50 AM.


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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:49 AM

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why he want to be accountant? accountants are always perceived as sq sq one. laugh.gif For the rest of their lives. laugh.gif

Nowadays, accountants are only high class book keepers. They need to break out of the accountant mould and be seen as an all rounder. See the transformation of the CFO role over the past decade? CFOs used to need to know financial results can already. Now they have to be able to think strategically, laterally and horizontally, understand world economy, understand and predict industry trends, be a treasury whiz kid, be the CEO's advisor, take care of the public face of the co, understand sales, marketing, networks, engineering, understand all regulatory concerns not just from the accounting front etc etc. See the role until eyes blur like sotong. biggrin.gif With this kind of portfolio, can forget about work-life balance unless you have a very strong supporting team which means the accountant needs to work overtime everyday. laugh.gif

Only good thing is that accountancy courses generally have a large proportion of ladies. wub.gif

btw, I am not an accountant. cool.gif Only got accountant friends.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:51 AM

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i think ur student and many other students must have been brought up that it is good to be an 'accountant', 'doctor', 'engineer' by the elderly.

they are attracted by the title. i reckon they know anything else about the jobs.

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:51 AM

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singapore works on the basis of meritocracy....

if he can't meet the COP then on what basis should he appeal? And from what I know, 16 pts is not even a marginal miss.... all i can say his chance is slight at best.

his best bet at the moment would be thru the LCCI/CAT/ACCA route if he really wants to be an accountant..

but on the other hand, what does a 17 yr old kid knows what he wants to do with his career? He may hate it and regret it when he finally get into the big 4.... i know most do...
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:52 AM

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Who the h3ll dreams of being an accountant????


haha altho im an accountant but your statement really made me laugh.... laugh.gif
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:55 AM

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correct...it was reported that the International Business course COP was 7 points only... blink.gif

My Business Management couse COP last time was 12. I had the same point but was squeezed out due to quantity filled. But I die die appeal to go in... laugh.gif

But I think poly standards really dropped for past decade. Now I see my neighbour more than 25points also can go in..but good also lah just in case they drop out and create more trouble outside. Lots of bengs and lians in there since my time too.. laugh.gif

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 10:57 AM

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my suggestion..

1. Take the diploma in engineering first.
2. PT take ACCA.

at the very least he will have something to fall back on.

Take myself for example.

I have a degree in engineering from ntu. I started out as an engineer... along the way I picked up a MBA and CFA and ACCA ( level 1 only though)

not getting into accountancy isn't the end of the world....
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singapore works on the basis of meritocracy....

if he can't meet the COP then on what basis should he appeal? And from what I know, 16 pts is not even a marginal miss.... all i can say his chance is slight at best.

his best bet at the moment would be thru the LCCI/CAT/ACCA route if he really wants to be an accountant..

but on the other hand, what does a 17 yr old kid knows what he wants to do with his career? He may hate it and regret it when he finally get into the big 4.... i know most do...


tis pt is very valid...dun say 17yo, even at 27yrs old (some yrs back la ha) i really wondered if i can do this profession for life...
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:00 AM

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Hi all,

Need a big fav...a former student of mine just got his poly posting....and he got the most ill-fitted course...manufacturing engineering. He has absolutely ZERO interest in it and since young, he has always dream of being an accountant.

Can someone, preferably a poly lecturer pls help....he will like to swap course to maybe business enterprise IT or the likes. He has 18 points for 5 subjects.

Unless no choice, it doesn't really make sense to make a promising young man take on a course which he will never pursue in future. He is thinking about taking night classes (on business/accountacy) after his day poly lessons.

A young man should be allowed to pursue his dreams. Please advise!


Cheers!
Thargor


yes, go thru the ITE route. If he really has the passion, he will go very far wherever he goes. My cousin-in-law was from ITE, now mid 30s, VP in one of the biggest bank.




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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:03 AM

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kids think accountant earn big money maybe?

i'll bet they dun even know the difference between auditors and accountants....

not to mention the horrible hours they keep in the big 4....

to be honest, on a per hour basis they might be earning less than engineers....
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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

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sucky SOR for PE is $150 per hour

private..hmmm come half day, muz give them few hundreds (consider cheap) just to chop and press a button

whole day,2-3k+

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Posted 09 February 2010 - 11:11 AM

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I have a degree in engineering from ntu. I started out as an engineer... along the way I picked up a MBA and CFA and ACCA ( level 1 only though)


You have a CFA??? Why the h3ll aren't you at Goldman Sachs?


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