VJC's Mentoring Programme - Project EdVantage

OUR VISION

VJC students take up higher education and career opportunities which are well-suited to their interests and skills, thus allowing themselves to realise their potential and contribute meaningfully to various communities.

OUR MISSION

To help students understand themselves and available opportunities, and to prepare for scholarships or university applications.


What do we do?
  • Identify suitable students at the end of JC1 and mentor them throughout JC2

  • Get to know these students personally through informal meetings, and to provide feedback on their learning, qualities and areas for improvement
     
  • Facilitate students' career and higher education exploration, including affirming or cross-checking students' decisions
     
  • Help students with their skills for interviews and writing personal statements
     
  • Shortlist suitable students for SPF JC Book Prize, GIC Young Leaders Award, MAS JC Award and other JC awards


Who can join Project EdVantage?

  • Students who have done reasonably well academically in JC1.
     
  • Students with active participation in co-curricular activities (CCA) in JC, especially those with leadership appointments.
     
  • Students recommended by tutors.
 

What do we have for our students?

  • One-on-one mentoring
     
  • Grassroots and Governance Programme to expose students to public policy work
     
  • ALFAS workshop on interview skills and personal statement writing
     
  • Sharing sessions and talks by alumni on their experiences

  • Sharing sessions and informative talks on higher education by admissions officers or alumni
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  • Talks, tea-sessions and seminars on scholarships by various awarding organisations
     
  • Annual Careers and Scholarships Fair

 

How do you choose the right scholarship?

Taking up a scholarship is more than just having the money and opportunity to further your studies. There are some things that you should consider before you sign on the dotted line:

  • the career that is attached to the scholarship, 
    and hence not just the four years of sponsored education but also the two to six years of your life after that
  • the courses and places of study that are available with the scholarship
 

What do you need to get an undergraduate scholarship?

  • Good academic record (though not necessarily straight A's)

  • Good CCA record
     
  • Traits like leadership, communication skills, interpersonal skills etc.
     
  • Other than the usual personal statements and interviews, different organisations may also have different selection modes,
    eg. some organisations have psychometric tests, and others may have one-day assessment centres (which look at your teamwork, oral presentation etc)

    (For VJC students: Go to "More on Scholarships" -- restricted access for further details.)

 *Acknowledgements: Picture courtesy of Mr Teo Aik Cher.