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MDIS Alumière: Janesis Wong

Meet Janesis Wong 🎓💡 

She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Airline and Airport Management (Top-up) in 2022 and is currently flying full-time as a cabin crew with one of the best airlines in the world.  

Why did you choose to study at MDIS?   

I chose to study here because the degree qualifications from MDIS are recognised by my HR department. Coincidentally, MDIS also offers a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Airline and Airport Management (Top-Up), an area of study which I am interested in and it is also one that meant a lot to me. 

Having graduated, what do you think of MDIS, Campus and its facilities? 

I’m glad to be a student at MDIS. However, due to covid, I didn’t have the opportunity to spend time exploring the campus facilities. I believe if I had the chance, it would have helped with my personal development (library, computer rooms) and allow me to make more friends (gym, cafeteria).  

Could you share with us your most memorable moments at MDIS? 

I met a few familiar faces on the first day of my class, it was like a reunion (Surprise!). On another occasion, we organised a birthday celebration for my course mate and it strengthened our bond with each other. Meeting new friends from different walks of life and exchanging experiences, knowledge and expertise has helped me a lot in my studies. It has been a fun place for me to meet old friends and make new ones as well. Learning is fun over here when you have the courage to take the first step. 

What interests you in the field of Airline and Airport Management? 

The field of airline and airport management is closely related to my ambition and life-long career goals. I believe that with continuous learning and understanding of this field, I can make air transportation better and safer for everyone while creating a meaningful travel experience.  

The programme by Teesside University have certainly given me a better perspective on the aviation industry. I am still learning each day about service innovation and technology development in aviation.  

What advice would you give to future students looking to pursue the same course at MDIS? 

Understand the secret of learning, unlearn and relearn: What got you here won’t get you there (Warrell, 2020). Have an open mindset as you begin your learning journey. Learning is a life-long journey, which does not stop after you’ve graduated. It’s never too late to continue your study, if I can do it after leaving my formal education 20 years ago, why not you? 

What are you currently pursuing now? 

I’m back to flying as a full-time cabin crew with one of the best airlines in the world. I’m very proud to be a part of the ‘A Great Way to Fly’ team. I am also looking forward to taking up more challenging roles in my company when the opportunity arises. Sharing my knowledge and experience with my colleagues to better understand the nature of the business. I see myself being a trainer, a motivator and an active contributor in many aspects of my career in business aviation. 

How did MDIS prepare you for your career? 

MDIS has helped me change my perspective of the aviation industry. I see the aviation industry differently now rather than just another mode of transportation. It’s an important business model which contributes to the country’s economic growth as well. I love the module Contemporary Issue in Business Management taught by the experienced Dr Alby Kurian, and Safety Management in Aviation by Capt Jeffrey Rajugopal. I believe my journey with MDIS has opened up more opportunities for me, increase my foresight and enabled me to assume different roles in my organisation.  

The knowledge I acquired while studying at MDIS has changed my lens toward the business of airline and airport management. It truly helped me to understand how things work in the aviation industry and hopefully, I can contribute more to the success of the aviation industry in future.   

What would be your current Netflix/Disney+ recommendation?  

Disney+, a channel “Where Dreams Come True”. Lol, there are many inspiring life quotes we can learn from watching Disney+.  

What is your most useless talent that you have?  


In 3 words, how would your friends describe you?  

Genuine, humorous and friendly. 

If you had a choice of one superpower, what would it be? 

Spread love, have compassion for humankind and heal the world. 

Who was your most interesting lecturer at MDIS?  

Dr Alby Kurian!! Most respected and nurturing lecturer. Always stays back to help us with our studies, follow up with our progress and make sure we are on the right track. 

What is your spirit animal?  

Wolf – strong instincts, teamwork, loyalty. 

If you were to achieve a Guinness World Record, what would it be?  

Invent the most sustainable, safest and fastest travel plane. 

Janesis Wong (2nd from left), Attending the Teesside University Graduation Ceremony, 14th May 2022

Founded in 1956, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) is Singapore’s oldest not-for-profit professional institute for lifelong learning. MDIS has two main subsidiaries: Management Development Institute of Singapore Pte Ltd which oversees its Singapore academic operations, and MDIS International Pte Ltd which focuses on MDIS’ globalisation strategy. MDIS offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Languages and Education, Life Sciences, Media and Communications, Psychology, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environmental Management.

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