Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information Part 3 – The Alumni of WKWSCI

This is part 3 of a 4 part blog series to give an introduction to my alma mater, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Today, I am going to introduce to you, some of the more prominent alumni from WKWSCI. Some of you may know that popular Mediacorp artiste, Joanne Peh, was a former student. In fact, she is one year my junior and we even attended the same photojournalism class together.

There are many other celebrities – singer/actress, Michelle Saram, singer Tan Diya and actress/host Ng Hui are all alumni, just to name a few.

The school provided me a list of alumni names, but since I do not know those individuals, I would rather introduce  you to others whom I know personally:

1. Soh Ee Shaun, Polytechnic Lecturer and Designer

If you take the MRT train at Bishan Circle Line, the doodle artwork on the wall is done by my former schoolmate and friend, Ee Shaun. You can find out more about him on his blog.

2. Daniel Ang, all-rounded bilingual media person

Better known online as “Daniel Food Diary” or “Ban Ban”, Daniel is my senior from WKWSCI. He can write in both English and Chinese, host radio shows, is a certified mediator and also a Zumba instructor. Gosh… is there anything this guy cannot do?

3. Jeremy Koh Jimin, Assistant Director, NTU Corporate Communications

This guy is my buddy back in WKWSCI. He is effectively bilingual and can write and converse fluently in both English and Chinese. After an overseas posting in China handling the Tianjin Eco-City project with the Ministry of National Development, Jeremy is now back in Singapore handling corporate communications for our alma mater.

4. Darren Tan, Founder/ Creative Director, Little Red Ants Creative Studio

Darren is the younger brother of a childhood friend of mine. With a strong passion for photography and beautiful visuals, Darren started his own photo/video creative studio – Little Red Ants, upon graduation. The studio has done some pretty nifty works for clients like Ya Kun Toast and the Ministry of Education.

5. Gerald Tan, owner, Hatched Restaurants

Gerald was a signed on army officer when we studied together in WKWSCI. After completing his bond, Gerald left the army and went on to establish the very successful Hatched Restaurants.

6. Adlena Wong, Managing Director, Platform Public Relations (S) Pte Ltd

Adlena is another schoolmate of mine. She has been in the media and PR line since graduation and now runs her own PR agency. Dynamic and hardworking, she is another living testimony that WKWSCI graduates have the entrepreneurial streak in us.

7. Eunice Chan, Assistant Producer at Mediacorp

Eunice is my wife’s younger sister. She just graduated from WKWSCI last year with a keen eye for photography and visuals. You can find out more about her via her blog. 

8. Esther Tan, Senior Copywriter at OgilvyOne

My ex-colleague when we were fresh out of WKWSCI. Besides being a superb wordsmith, Esther was one of the superwoman in the Singapore Women’s Everest Team.

9. Yours truly. 🙂

This is Me.
This is Me. I am my own man.

10. Janet Ong, Digital/ Social Media Stragist and Content Producer, omy.sg

Last but not least, my schoolmate and now partner-in-crime at omy.sg. Janet joined the omy.sg team two years back and has been rocking since. She runs the social media editorial content for omy.sg and also help me with my marketing assignments and events. Coincidentally, we did our 6-months internship together at Hewlett Packard’s Asia Pacific marketing office when we were still in WKWSCI.

If you are interested to find out more about WKWSCI, do visit theWKWSCI official facebook page. There is an open house on 9 March and you can stand to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE. :)

Details on the Open House:

  • Venue: Nanyang Auditorium, Level 3, Nanyang Avenue, Nanyang Technological University
  • Date: 9th March (this Saturday)
  • Time: 9.30am to 6.30pm

If you are a prospective student considering studying at WKWSCI and would like to hear from an alumni, feel free to drop me an email. I promise to give as candid a reply as I can. Your questions will be kept confidential – I will not publish them here without your permission.

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