I acquired different skillsets running the SIM Sea Sports Club. The practical experiences and knowledge that I gained from units such as Principles of Accounting and Introduction to Business Management in my course of study enabled me to resolve these challenges.
Discover SIM GE Ang Rong Hsin ventured into an exciting journey when he joined SIM back in 2004. Now an Assistant Manager at SIM Student Development Department, he shares how he hopes to inspire students to enjoy a fulfilling and vibrant life here in the same way as he did. I had a great time in SIM GE as a student. Back in 2004, I founded the SIM Sea Sports Club and this gave me the opportunity to pursue my passion in water sports and adventure while making new friends. Being the Club President inadvertently put me in situations where I had to solve real-world problems when managing the club members and activities. This was a rare opportunity that SIM provided me with. I believe I would not have been presented with this same opportunity in other private institutions. During my stint at the helm of the SIM Sea Sports Club, my team and I organised many activities for the student community. These activities included kayaking courses, orientation programmes, wakeboarding, introductory windsurfing courses, and even a fund-raising bazaar. In addition, we proudly flew the SIM flag in many windsurfing and wakeboarding competitions. Armed with an SIM-University of London BSc (Hons) Information Systems and Management degree after graduation, I started an adventure travel company with a few partners. As a start-up, we had to solve a slew of challenges on a daily basis. This included managing cash-flow issues to researching and buying the best kayaks which ensured operational safety. The holistic education in SIM helped me greatly. I acquired different skillsets running the SIM Sea Sports Club. The practical experiences and knowledge that I gained from units such as Principles of Accounting and Introduction to Business Management in my course of study enabled me to resolve these challenges. I left my start-up business in 2013 and joined SIM Student Development (SDEV). My six years of experience in managing high-risk outdoor activities and events allowed me to share more risk management insights with student organisers. Very often, students are more receptive to me when I share my past experiences as a former student and entrepreneur. As an assistant manager managing risk and club/council advisor at SDEV currently, it is my turn to contribute back to SIM GE by developing programmes to hone students’ skills and I hope that this will ultimately help our students to be more work-ready when they graduate in the same way that I was when I stepped out of SIM. Proud moments - Representing SIM for Wakeboarding Competition Rong Hsin (third from left) pictured at his convocation in 2008. Coordinating and guiding a Mangrove Clean-up on Kayaks with NParks Meeting many friends along the way Mangrove Kayaking Programme - A programme he developed to provide guiding services for inbound tourist from all over the world. Leading a kayaking expedition in the Gippy Lakes, Australia with ISS International School in 2010 Leading an expedition to summit Semeru, Indonesia 3676m with Chatsworth International in 2012 Conducting numerous SCUBA Diving courses with International Schools and Public 2007 - 2013. Second time summiting Semeru, Indonesia during an SIM ODAC Expedition as Club Advisor in 2017. Summiting Fansipan, Vietnam during an SIM ODAC Expedition as Club Advisor in 2017. A new Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management and Digital Innovation is replacing the Information Systems and Management degree. For more information about the new replacement programme, click HERE. Posted online, 26 July 2018