Some 200 freshmen came and attend the DISTED New Students Orientation (NSO) which took place today, from 9am at DISTED Yeap Chor Ee Heritage Campus. The NSO acts as a platform for new students to mingle with other students, academic staff and the college management team, and to become familiar with the college’s facilities and services.
DISTED CEO and President Dr Seah Soo Aun welcomes the students while delivering his opening remarks. Also in attendance was Mr Paul Dobson, Senior Lecturer in Digital and Strategy Marketing of Staffordshire University UK, a long-standing DISTED academic partner.
The orientation kicked off with Dr Seah introducing DISTED’s Head of Schools, lecturers and management team together with their roles and responsibilities. The college is a place to develop, gain knowledge and to build a healthy social network. Students need both knowledge, effective communication and strong social skills to be successful in their future, Dr Seah Soo Aun, the CEO and President of DISTED College emphasised during his opening remarks.
Student Hanvit Kim from Korea who is currently pursuing the A-Level programme shares her orientation experience. “It’s fun and very informative,” Kim said. “I was a little nervous until I participated in the orientation, it has been very helpful,” Kim continued.
“The food here is delicious,” students Roland Choong and student Timothy Soe shared. “Not only are the lecturers here friendly, the staff and the cafeteria uncle are also very helpful,” they said. Choong and Soe are best friends and both of them are currently enrolled in the Diploma in Business Studies.
Student Samuel Soon shares that the orientation really helps him get accustomed to campus life. “I’ve learned so much about the campus resources and facilities,” Soon said. Apart from the operational information, he’s also educated on the college’s history. Soon is currently pursuing the Diploma in Business Studies.
The event ended successfully with some ice breaking activity and last but not least, a new college T-Shirt for everyone to start their new chapter in life at DISTED College.