01 Oct 2018

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It was only when he was 19 that Euger Thum realised his passion for content creation. After completing his national service, he made the bold move to put his career plans on hold to further his education at MDIS. Only having graduated in June, Euger has already secured a job as a media producer at Wizlearn Technologies. We find out more on how his education has shaped his skills to thrive in his career.

Why was MDIS your choice institution to pursue a degree at?
A degree would open up multiple potential career paths and I could earn one at MDIS in just eight months. Apart from the fact that it is recognised locally, it is centrally located and the facilities provided were cutting-edge and of industry standard. The lecturers were also highly qualified and accommodating when it came to work-life commitments.

Share the advantages for diploma holders to partner with MDIS for higher education.
Mostly you will get to achieve the next level of education based on your skill sets acquired in polytechnic. Furthermore, you will either be eligible for Year 2 or Year 3 studies depending on your diploma, which will take only eight or 16 months to complete. That is a lot lesser than the average time a degree requires. 

A degree will also guarantee you a better place in the industry and you would even have a video business card for your interviews. By joining MDIS, you attain a polished portfolio, a better chance at securing a job, higher pay, and most importantly, being well-prepared for the industry.

How was your education experience at MDIS?
Although a short span of time, my lecturers were very dedicated and motivating. They would even spend their weekends reviewing your progress and providing substantial guidance from there. Only when you are placed in the right facility, coupled with the right lecturer, will you be able to have the best educational experience.

Moving on in your new career, in what ways would your degree help in your future?
Firstly, the five core modules I took gave me a deep and direct insight into the industry I have entered beforehand, preparing me for the challenges I may face in the real world. 

Another notable benefit is the relevancy of the degree. As this degree is relatively new to Singapore, we are therefore learning the latest advanced syllabus that will ensure we remain relevant in our field of work. 

One thing I know for sure after graduating is I am not only better prepared to take on my first full-time job, I am much more motivated in creating quality content now knowing I am equipped with keen skillsets.


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