1. Alumna Profile: Nicole Chan Ju Yi

Alumna Profile: Nicole Chan Ju Yi

Published on 12 Jul 2017

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I completed my IGCSE’s in GIS, and left after Year 11 for Taylor’s University, where I was in the American Degree Transfer Program. After two years there, I transferred to the University of Alberta in Canada, and graduated June 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a minor in Film Studies. I was also able to complete the Certificate in International Learning.

What are you currently doing? I am currently working as a Supported Independent Living Worker for Independent Advocacy. As a Support Worker, my main role is to help and support individuals with developmental disabilities to learn the skills necessary for independent living.

What is your most memorable experience in school?

I loved form time, as it was a great time to see all my friends, as well as play card games. I miss being able to see my friends every day.

What were your favourite and least favourite subjects in school, and why?

My favourite subject would probably be PE, as I love playing sports and being active. As for my least favourite subject, I can’t really think of any. I liked all my classes.

What extracurricular activities did you do?

I was mainly into sports, so had joined the basketball team. Before that, I was in the badminton and netball teams, but basketball soon became my passion, and I decided to dedicate myself to one sport. I did join the softball team for a while as well.

What was the best thing about your school? What important lessons did you learn in your school that have helped you in your life?

I would say the best thing about GIS is the way the school sets us up to succeed in the future. I didn’t think about this back then, but looking back, I appreciate how much importance GIS puts on community work and collaboration. Studying at GIS has also helped me learn the skills necessary to connect with others, and through this I have been able to live abroad as well as volunteer my time with various charity organizations.

Describe your experience in school using three words.

Unforgettable learning experience.

What advice would you give to current students of your alma mater?

Cherish your days at GIS. It might not seem like it now, but you are going to miss it when you’ve graduated. Also, take advantage of all the opportunities GIS has to offer. Nowhere else will you get such opportunities being served to you.

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