The programme has helped him to gain a better understanding of the various dimensions of the business world.
Discover SIM GE His passion for learning and sharing of knowledge led Darrel Teo, a current lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic, to pursue the SIM-University of Birmingham (UOB) MSc in International Business programme. “I’ve always thought that I would be an educator after gaining some relevant work experience as it is a much better job fit based on my personality. Furthermore, I subscribe to the notion of lifelong learning, and one learns every day as a teacher,” he says. After working in diverse fields such as procurement and international commodities trading, Darrel eventually decided to take that bold step to enrol in the International Business programme. Although things were challenging when he first embarked on the Masters programme, Darrel was able to get through difficult times. “It must be the fact that I have left school for an extended period, and to step back into one was daunting at first. For example, to churn out the first or second essay assignments was really difficult. However, I was able to get through this by giving my best - nothing substitutes for hard work,” he shares. The programme has helped him to gain a better understanding of the various dimensions of the business world. With an engineering degree already in hand, Darrel believes that a Masters degree in business will enable him to gain a broader sense of what business entails. He has also enjoyed his time spent in SIM GE. “It has certainly been pleasant with the good sharing by all the teaching fellows. The amenities are good and the necessary support functions for students were mostly on point too,” he adds. Darrel currently enjoys devoting his time to nurturing his students and finds great fulfillment in this role. “I guess all teachers find joy in seeing their students learn and grow, and that is always a source of great contentment, “ he says. Posted Online, 05 April 2018 [rev_slider alias="sim-achievers-campaign-2019"]