The leap from junior college/ pre-university education to university and subsequently working life was often a fearful one with the journey being filled with great uncertainties.
This was exacerbated by insufficient knowledge on the courses offered by various universities and the possible career opportunities associated with the courses, as well as what the career entailed.
To plug the gap in today's situation, a social initiative, in collaboration with the Hwa Chong Junior College alumni, was established to increase awareness of possible undergraduate courses and the career options/ opportunities associated with various undergraduate specializations.
The project aims to help juniors/ prospective undergrads make more informed decisions about their choice of undergraduate course by considering the career they would like in future.
The project collects inputs from the Hwa Chong Junior College alumni and their networks, and shares these personal anecdotes on their undergraduate education and their career paths of working professionals on a website called "Our stories. Your opportunities". The website (link: http://projectosyo.wix.com/projectosyo
) was launched in January 2016 and to-date, 23 stories had been received.
The website would be updated on a weekly basis, publishing up to five stories each week. To juniors who had recently graduated and joined the alumni, do check out the website.
For alumni who are currently working, do help to contribute your stories by filling out the form
(it's also listed on the website)!