OK, I don’t know who is Alvin Wang. But I’m sure a lot of Polytechnic students out there can relate to his current situation.
After graduating from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma (with Merit) in Information Technology two years ago, Alvin Wang tried to apply for admission to Computer Science at National University of Singapore. But his application was rejected. (Strange. I thought Merit holder won’t have problem getting into local University) Every year, only a small percentage of Polytechnic students are admitted into local University. Sad but true. Sometimes I think there are more foreigners in our local University than Singaporeans.
But Alvin didn’t give up. Instead of going oversea to study or take up part time degree like what most Polytechnic students would have done, he setup a website to garner support. It’s call “Help Alvin Get Into School“.
We’ve seen people doing something similar in the past to get their dream job. This is perhaps the first time someone tried this in Singapore. I hope it really work out well for him.
PS: I was in almost the same situation as Alvin 10 years ago. I graduated from the same course as Alvin and couldn’t get into NUS Computer Science. Looking back, I wish I did something similar 10 years ago.
Update: According to TodayOnline, Alvin was offered a course in Information Systems at NUS.