14 Jun 2019
Taking on 40 jobs in 30 days in order to support oneself – sounds like an impossible task? Not for Mr Jed Senthil, Co-founder of ONE, a social enterprise providing personalised coaching and athlete management. Coming from poor financial background, he was determined to try out as many ways as possible to make a living, including working through school to pay for his school fees. He eventually rose above the challenges to establish his business.
Speaking to over 160 graduates at the SIM Diploma Graduation ceremony on 7 June at the SIM HQ campus, he also shared that focusing on a cause beyond himself helped him become more resilient. A business graduate from the SIM-University of London degree programme, he recounted how he kick-started a co-curricular activity at SIM, a youth expedition project to a northern Thailand village, even though he was strapped for time.
“Your passion and power to make a difference will keep you relevant and in demand. Your love for others and putting others first will humble and grow you as a person,” he told the graduates in closing.
Mr Jed Senthil with an SIM Diploma graduate. He reminded the graduates to have the drive to carve out their own paths.
Ms June Lin, Head of Programme, Academic Division, SIM Global Education, also addressed the graduates at the ceremony. Stressing the importance of ethics, she said: “Whenever you come across challenging situations that you need to make a decision in future, I hope you can remember what ethics mean: even when no one sees, still let your conscience guide you. Do the right thing”.
Over 160 graduates from the SIM Diploma and Graduate Diploma programmes in management studies, accounting, banking & finance, international business, and human resource management received their certificates at the ceremony.