Saturday, November 6, 2010

NIS Scholar 2009 - Tan Jingwei

Our DISM graduand (2006-2009), Tan Jingwei is en route to becoming the next infocomm leaders of Singapore. He has been awarded the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS), a scholarship that recognises exceptional students and nurtures them as top talents for Singapore's infocomm industry.

He will receive tuition grants, exam fees, hostel funding and an annual allowance from this scholarship. He will also have the opportunity to go on a six-month overseas work attachment and understudy some leading professionals in the industry.

Jingwei cannot wait for 2011 to start his Bachelor in Computer Science degree with a major in security management at the Royal Holloway, University of London.

"The Royal Holloway is a prestigious school. It is well-known for its security management programmes so I'm really excited at the prospect of studying there," said Jingwei.

Jingwei (the third from left in photo) developed an interest in IT security when he was studying his Diploma in Infocomm Security Management at SP. He graduated with merit in the top 10 per cent of his cohort this year.

He said: "My training in SP has helped lay a good foundation and gave me exposure to hone my skills in security management. I'm very grateful to my lecturers who gave me lessons beyond the classroom context such as life skills, critical thinking and career guidance. All these helped to bring me a step closer to my dream job".

Jingwei wants to be a policy maker for infocomm security or a security management specialist in a multi-national corporation after he graduates.

(The article was first published on SP's web site, Aug 2009)

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