Fast-Track to Professional Qualifications
Tan Ming Zhen knew that she wanted to go into accountancy from the start. She choose the Diploma in Accountancy & Finance course in NYP because she knew that students here can get fast-tracked to professional qualifications.
Not all was smooth-sailing though. In her first year, Ming Zhen had trouble adjusting. But her lecturers were quick to guide her through the rough patches. She says: “They were always ready to share their knowledge and expertise with us.”
She applied for the NYP-ACCA Accelerated Pathway Programme in her second year. In a special partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the programme is a combination of classroom learning, structured training and mentorship. NYP students under this programme get a headstart on attaining professional qualifications. Plus with internships at the Big Four accounting firms, there is a smooth transition into a professional work environment.
Ming Zhen did so well at Ernst & Young during her internship that the prestigious accounting firm offered her a job even graduation.
Once shy and reserved, Ming Zhen came out of her shell in NYP and she credits the projects and presentations she was involved in, her involvement in the SBM Club and the Accelerated Pathway Programme. She says: “I became more outspoken and was game to take on many leadership roles.”
Well done Ming Zhen! We’re proud of you!
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