Unsure about how to work on your EAE application? Don’t worry, we’re here for you! Check out our 3-step guide with handy tips to help you perfect your write-ups, jazz up your e-portfolio and score that interview!
Are you having trouble figuring out what you should focus on for the two write-ups? Here’s our advice to get you ahead of the game!
The write-up should demonstrate a strong aptitude and passion in course-specific areas.
This write-up should detail your personal talents and achievements in areas such as entrepreneurship, leadership, community service, arts and sports etc.
“While preparing for my EAE application, I found it extremely useful to turn to my secondary school teachers for advice and seek help with vetting through my application write-ups. Make sure to also place your focus on your contributions and highlight course-related activities to support your interest in the diploma!”
Luah En Song JohnDiploma in Biomedical Science, Class of 2022
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"It’s important to read up on your course of choice. You may be asked to elaborate on why you like that course specifically, so be prepared to share your interests, why you like that course, and how it aligns with your career aspirations! It’d also help to spend some time reading up on industry trends you find interesting that the course will prepare you for. You can even follow online tutorials to create your own mini projects to showcase your field-specific interest!”
Swee Kah HoDiploma in Information Technology, Class of 2022
Serving as the Head Prefect and Valedictorian in school gave me many opportunities to hone my leadership, oratorical and entrepreneurship skills, which sparked my interest in Business Studies. Organising large-scale events such as my school carnival allowed me to learn about the ins and outs of marketing and logistical challenges. As the overall in-charge, I worked with a team of 12 members to manage over 40 classes as well as external vendors and regulators from NEA, SPF and SCDF. We procured tents, promotional materials and food storage solutions, giving me insight into logistics solutions.
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I am very interested in the Early Childhood Development & Education course as it is offered in collaboration with the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC). I am passionate about working with children, and have conducted activities with kids from different backgrounds in my work with Spastic Children Association School and Happy Meridians Student Care Centre. I have also participated in a Road Safety Awareness event for preschool students by AMK South NPC and a puppet show on deforestation awareness in school.
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My dream is to research and invent technology on hydrogen fuel to use in motor vehicles and help the ecosystem to reduce pollution and greenhouse effect at a cheaper cost. This is why I wish to enter Electrical Engineering. I have participated in engineering competitions like Ngee Ann Poly’s Chemical Powered Car, Mystery of the Body Parts Engineering, Forensic Science workshop, Australian Science Innovations’ Big Science Competition, and a Science Club activity by Singapore Science Centre which earned me a Young Geneticist Badge award.
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I want to understand more about transactional banking after taking on the role of treasurer in my class and CCA. I also mastered the fundamentals of programming as a computing student and helped to code an Arduino robot. I received a silver in the STEM Young Engineer Award and represented my school on a STEM trip to Melbourne. My interests in finance and technology have inspired me to be involved in FinTech and play a role in future technological advancements. I believe NP’s Data Science course will further expose me to FinTech and help me secure a job in the industry.
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My hobbies of watching movies and painting led me to be interested in filmmaking at a young age, hence my desire to enter NP’s Film, Sound & Video. I completed a Basic Adobe Flash MX course in Secondary 3, which taught me how to animate. I also took up a Theatre workshop at NAFA and have the experience of directing a short film and working with MediaCorp as an actor during my secondary school years to cultivate my artistic and acting skills. I am also an active member of the Drama Club in my school, and have participated in various drama competitions.
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I am part of the St John Brigade CCA and have learnt first aid and other practical skills. As a staff sergeant, I was involved in a one-week hospital attachment where I experienced the life of a nurse which included taking blood, sponging and patient care. This experience solidified my decision to become a committed and dedicated nurse in the future. To achieve my aspiration, I hope to enroll in Nursing with NP.
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I am an active participant in sports, representing my school as Vice-Captain in a West Zone Ultimate Frisbee Competition. I participated in many Volleyball matches and was First Runner-Up in the 2021 Tchoukball Champions. Competition-wise, I represented my school in the 17th Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. As an EXCO member, I created a wallet for the blind. Named Braillet, it allows visually impaired to identify notes through their sense of touch. It is heartening to see beneficiaries being able to live a normal life with Braillet. My project was featured in Lianhe Zaobao and won the support of Singapore Pools, who purchased 100 pieces of Braillet. Project Braillet gave me a chance to interact and improve the lives of the visually impaired from the Association of the Visually Handicapped. I also contribute at organisations like Whispering Hearts and Willing Hearts Soup Kitchen. I hope to continue my passion to serve others with NP's Community Development diploma.
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During my secondary school years, I joined the uniformed CCA group, Girl Guides. In Secondary 3 I became the Assistant Patrol Leader and the highest position of Company Leader in Secondary 4. Over the years, I achieved 3 championships during the inter-school World Thinking Day competitions and won 2 gold awards for the East Division day competitions, and 3 Gold awards for the Puan Noor Aishah awards. I was Class Vice Chairperson in Secondary 3. For my other CCA, Entrepreneur and Innovation club, I participated in the Cat Museum Project Prototype, World Cities Pavilion Project, Youth Innovation Challenge – semi-finals, and National Youth Business Challenge – which earned me the Championship and Most Creative and Innovative Award all within the same year. I wish to pursue the Common Business Programme to explore my interest in innovation and business.
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