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NEWS
04 Mar 2017
 

MDIS Open House 2017 Showcases its latest Bakery and Culinary Facilities; provides visitors with valuable hands-on experiences

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Excitement was rife in the air as the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) threw open its doors in warm welcome to prospective students, parents and the public for its annual Open House on 4 March.

Visitors had the chance to learn about MDIS’ unique and practicum curricula through face-to-face programme consultations and exciting hands-on workshops and activities, insightful industry talks, and performances from the nine schools. The new MDIS Bakery and Culinary Studio also welcomed visitors to learn the art of baking Hokkaido Cheese tarts and pizzas.

MediaCorp 987FM radio personalities Kimberly Wan and Gerald Koh added to the fanfare with their wit and humour, rallying the crowds to take part in the fun and educational activities around campus, including a bazaar for all to enjoy.

MDIS Secretary-General, Dr R Theyvendran said, “As we build our institute to cultivate cohorts of future-ready graduates, our Open House is aimed at giving potential students and professionals seeking to upgrade themselves an idea of how an education at MDIS can define their future careers. The event also provided visitors with a taste of what MDIS student life is like and how they can experience learning through our diverse range of clubs and interest groups.”

The Open House was a success with close to 600 visitors thronging the campus. Over 160 local and international students signed up on the spot for various programmes; the most popular being the Diploma in Business Management offered by the MDIS Business School. A majority of International students enrolled in the English for International Student (EIS) course, to prepare themselves to progress to Diploma programmes with MDIS.

Visitors shared their positive vibes saying, “I feel that MDIS is a fun campus with a flexible curriculum schedule and friendly staff and students” and “The laboratories and studios are so well-equipped and neat.”

The event, which ran from 10am – 5pm saw visitors participate in various workshops such as a Barista workshop by the School of Tourism and Hospitality, Behind-the-scenes TV and Radio Production by the School
of Media and Communications, Fashion Illustrations and Outfit construction by the School of Fashion and Design, Product Design and Fabrication by the School of Engineering, CSI (Crime Scene Investigation) workshop by the School of Health and Life Sciences and The Technology of Games workshop by the School of Technology. There were also insightful talks on “Economics and its Importance in our Daily Lives” by the MDIS Business School and “Sports Psychology” by the School of Psychology.

Campus tours were also arranged to take visitors around MDIS’ extensive facilities, including fully equipped computer laboratories, life sciences and engineering laboratories and workshops, fashion labs, a psychology laboratory, a hospitality training centre, a media hub, as well as the new MDIS Bakery and Culinary Studio. Students living on campus enjoy the convenience of an on-campus hostel, library, gym, dance studio, auditorium, canteen and more.

Sponsors and collaborators included MediaCorp, The Body Shop, IT’s SKIN, Hardy Hardy, Teenage, Udders ice cream, Red Bull, Flower Advisor, Cheer Wrap, Standard Chartered Bank, TCC Credit Co-operative and
Farrer Park Hospital.

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