Here are the must-read university survival guides that Digital Senior has written to ensure that you navigate the academic jungle with ease, distilled from the valuable experiences of DS seniors to answer the most pressing and burning questions faced by undergrads today.
Guide#1: How to pick the right University?
Each of the 4 universities in Singapore have their distinct strengths and are established to serve different needs. Choosing the right university avails you of the right opportunities, the right career and the right friends. Being in the right environment will also allow you to flourish and achieve grades and growth you wouldn’t imagine you can achieve. Have you considered both academic and non-academic factors in your decision making process ? Many considerations have been typically overlooked in choosing the right university and this guide presents a holistic point of view for your perusal.
Guide#2: How to choose a Major/Course?
Choosing a course in university may not be as straightforward as you think. Do you know what are your strengths and your calling? Is the hardest course to enter necessarily the best course? While we don’t have the answers for you, this guide aims to help you find the answers to your own questions. Choosing a wrong course is an expensive mistake, so check out this guide to tap on the benefit of hindsight. Find out the pitfalls to avoid as well in facing this crossroad of life.
Guide#3: Local Universities Comparison Guide
The respective university’s website is splashed with statistics and stories about how wonderful they are, which you know by now. This guide compiles data from various credible sources about the 4 local universities ( NTU, NUS, SMU & SUTD) in terms of World Ranking & Recognition, Tuition Fee, Enrolment criteria, GES etc and provides an objective perspective at assessing the 4 universities.
Guide#4: Singapore Scholarship Guide for pre-u & undergrad
Getting a scholarship in Singapore isn’t about having superb grades and being a president at your school club anymore. It is also accessible to you even if you did not top your cohort from primary 1 through high school. You just have to be well versed with the game and be ready to invest considerable amount of effort into it. After all, we live in a meritocratic society!
Guide#5: How to have Productive Meetings in School
Even if you are not the leader of an all-star team, you can still orchestrate a 2hours meeting that accomplishes all your meeting objectives using the 10 practical tips that are listed in this guide. You will find yourself having more time in school for socializing while still achieving an A for your projects ! Best of all, the success you achieve as a team forges a strong friendship that may last you even beyond your schooling days and spill over to your career!
Guide#6: Presentation 101 for Undergraduates
Do you feel that public speaking is easy for some people but nerve-wrecking for you ?? This presentation guide debunks some of the greatest myths related to the topic and walks you through the step-by-step process of coming out with a mind-blowing presentation that promises to not only impress your prof, but your classmates. Who knows, you may even have some luck with the opposite gender as a result.