This week, Year 6s across the island breathed a sigh of relief. As they put down their pens and closed the booklet of their last ‘A’ Level paper, they were also closing this chapter of their lives. And they might be asking: what next? While some may be looking forward to travelling or simply enjoying their free time, others might be looking into getting a job or an internship. And where else to find one than in their very own school as a teacher?
We bring you this week’s Diary of an RI Intern, where we invite ex-Rafflesians to share their interning experiences. In this edition, Chan Ze Ming shares his experiences working as an intern for the Changi Airport Group.
The author is a second-year Economics undergraduate from the University of Warwick. He graduated from Raffles Institution (RI) in 2009 and received the Changi Airport Group Overseas Undergraduate Scholarship in 2011.
Reading Time: 8minutesArticle and pictures contributed by Jasmine Liu
Making a comeback after an extended layoff, we bring you this week’s Diary of an RI Intern, where we invite ex-Rafflesians to share their interning experiences. In this edition, Jasmine Liu shares her experience working under local children’s writer Adeline Foo.
Reading Time: 8minutesBy Regina Marie Lee (13A01B)
If the name Miranda Yeo sounds familiar, you might have read some of her articles in the Straits Times earlier this year. Before graduating from RI in 2011, Miranda took History, English Language and Linguistics, Literature and Math in the Humanities Programme and was Vice-President of the Boon Lay Youth Club. After graduation, she interned at Singapore Press Holdings’ Straits Times Newsdesk from March to June 2012 and is currently studying at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU.
As some of our Year 5s head out to internships this holiday, Raffles Press talks to Miranda about her experiences. We find out whether her initial interest in journalism persisted after a challenging yet enriching internship, where she had a Hougang resident set his dogs on her while requesting for an interview! She recounts how the eight times a story she wrote didn’t eventually make the paper were “veritable stab(s) to the heart”, and how her initial ideas about “boring old Singapore” were disputed as she met interesting and diverse strangers on the job.
Extending our Diary of an RI Boy column, we bring you Diary of an RI Intern, where we invite J3s to share their interning experiences. This week, Phua Qi Qi shares her experience of post-JC life as an intern at MOE.