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Old 04-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #11
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hi yoyo, all the best to you too and you are most welcome. i've heard of people with grades like straight Bs with some Cs getting early offers too, but that could merely be hearsay. either way i guess there's nothing else we can do but wait..

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wells, NTU's open house wasnt as informative as I would've prefered it to be... but the mass comm tour was quite an insight into what the course would be like. Toured their studios, newsroom etc.

NUS just gives a really different feeling altogether. The constant buzz in the campus. NTU felt a lot quieter and less happening in comparison. Also, I felt like the hall life in NUS was a lot more developed and the sense of community was stronger. Hahas, I might be biased though, because I've seen how much fun my sister had staying in NUS hall.

Received an invitation for a reception to NTU WKWSCI on 18th April. Have you received it?
hey xwei. i got the invitation too! but its so ambiguous, i have no idea whether i should go down or not! haha.
i used to take a bus that went into the ntu campus many years ago...and i agree with you about the quiet, less happening atmosphere. but hopefully, as scholarla said, it might improve with the YOG.
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Old 04-18-2009, 10:23 PM   #12
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Hi, I'm having the same dilemma, but while I've been accepted at NTU Comm Studies (received the letter a week ago), I've yet to receive any letters from NUS FASS.

All Comm Studies students have to pick a division to major in during Year 3 right? I was just wondering what kind of advantage do those who pick Advertising or PR/Promotions have over Business students?

I have a Diploma in Mass Comm already and I'm actually hoping to take a degree that will complement my current Dip, instead of continuing with NTU Mass Comm, making it a total of 6-7 years of studying the same range of subjects.

I know it's a bit of a different situation for me as compared to you guys.... Hoping for a little bit of input or advice to make the decision making a little less of a headache..

Thanks much! (:
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:43 PM   #13
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imo, business students have an edge over communications students. (i'm not a business student, in case you think my views are biased)

furthermore, 7 years in the field of communications is really an overkill. go out and explore new areas
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #14
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imo, business students have an edge over communications students. (i'm not a business student, in case you think my views are biased)

furthermore, 7 years in the field of communications is really an overkill. go out and explore new areas
Yeah, hopefully I'll be able to get into FASS. Am crossing my fingers now. Thanks for the reply!
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Old 04-20-2009, 04:18 PM   #15
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Yeah, hopefully I'll be able to get into FASS. Am crossing my fingers now. Thanks for the reply!
HIHI! i know of a friend who went to NUS FASS after a dip in mass comm from poly. i think that is a wise move in her case cos she gets the hands on grounding and the academic rigours of a social science. Think she studying economics or English or something.

In my opinion, since you are from poly, u already have the hands on expertise. and i think poly's curriculum is more skills based than the one ntu mass comm offers. So u are a one up in hands on stuff alrdy.

It'd be gd to go study cheeem stuff in FASS from here.

Unless maybe u want to pursue electronic n broadcast, then the equipment at NTU might be more advanced so u get to expand ur technical know-how.
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Old 04-24-2009, 07:27 PM   #16
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i am from singapore poly with a totally irrelevant diploma (science related). i applied for communication studies and have been called for an interview on monday. any idea what are kind of questions i would face? will they be so mean as to ask me about the media industry (obviously i have no experience, but i assume JC people have no experience likewise)?

anyone know of any cases like mine who managed to get in? i heard that only around 15 to 20 slots are opened to poly students. (my gpa is 3.8 with a handful of distinctions in many core modules. i have a diploma with merit too. my o level results were alright with a2 in english.)
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:22 AM   #17
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i am from singapore poly with a totally irrelevant diploma (science related). i applied for communication studies and have been called for an interview on monday. any idea what are kind of questions i would face? will they be so mean as to ask me about the media industry (obviously i have no experience, but i assume JC people have no experience likewise)?

anyone know of any cases like mine who managed to get in? i heard that only around 15 to 20 slots are opened to poly students. (my gpa is 3.8 with a handful of distinctions in many core modules. i have a diploma with merit too. my o level results were alright with a2 in english.)
i didn't attend their interview, but here's my two cents worth... might not be accurate so take my words with a pinch of salt ya.. haha. it's what i had gathered from friends who took interviews in arts/comm, but they didn't have the same background as you...

while jc pple don't have a background in media, their A levels are not considered tertiary education where it is specialised. A level-ers aren't really considered as switching tracks even if they were from Science stream, and choose to study Arts in Uni.

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prepare a portfolio with samples of writing that you've done before. have you contributed to any publications before? your sch newspaper? any writing that could be linked back to mass media might be useful here...

questions wise, i think they would ask why you're making the switch from science to communication. also, which aspect of mass comm you're interested in or want to concentrate on. read up a little bit on Comm Studies... the info might be useful if they ask you anything course-related.

keep an eye out for news or advertisements (once again, media related things) that people are talking about nowadays... e.g. the funeral advert etc. they might want to find out what you think about these to see how interested you are in the mass media.
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Old 04-25-2009, 07:40 PM   #18
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try asking here:

http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/...=35818&page=28
http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/...=19630&page=12

the seniors could probably help
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Old 04-26-2009, 10:37 AM   #19
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i am from singapore poly with a totally irrelevant diploma (science related). i applied for communication studies and have been called for an interview on monday. any idea what are kind of questions i would face? will they be so mean as to ask me about the media industry (obviously i have no experience, but i assume JC people have no experience likewise)?

anyone know of any cases like mine who managed to get in? i heard that only around 15 to 20 slots are opened to poly students. (my gpa is 3.8 with a handful of distinctions in many core modules. i have a diploma with merit too. my o level results were alright with a2 in english.)
HELLO! I've received an email asking me to go down tml for NTU Comm Studies interview. I have a diploma in Business.

The lady who sent me the email asked me to proceed to the general office at level 4 but did not say which block -_-
So I assume its the WKWSCI block?

Where are you being told to go tml?
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Old 04-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #20
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i didn't attend their interview, but here's my two cents worth... might not be accurate so take my words with a pinch of salt ya.. haha. it's what i had gathered from friends who took interviews in arts/comm, but they didn't have the same background as you...

while jc pple don't have a background in media, their A levels are not considered tertiary education where it is specialised. A level-ers aren't really considered as switching tracks even if they were from Science stream, and choose to study Arts in Uni.

- portfolio
prepare a portfolio with samples of writing that you've done before. have you contributed to any publications before? your sch newspaper? any writing that could be linked back to mass media might be useful here...

questions wise, i think they would ask why you're making the switch from science to communication. also, which aspect of mass comm you're interested in or want to concentrate on. read up a little bit on Comm Studies... the info might be useful if they ask you anything course-related.

keep an eye out for news or advertisements (once again, media related things) that people are talking about nowadays... e.g. the funeral advert etc. they might want to find out what you think about these to see how interested you are in the mass media.
i have no portfolio at all.. is it ok to walk in empty handed? oh no my interview is tmr. i have no time to watch the news or take notice of what people are talking about nowadays. funeral advert - is that the one in cinemas?
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