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Jun
12

Hairstylist with a Passion for Psychology

Meet Bryan Low, a 28 year-old freelance hairstylist pursuing his interest in the realm of Psychology. When we first met Bryan, we had an inkling he was in the hairstyling business because you guessed it – he was his own hair model. We were intrigued by his motivation in picking up the books once again [...]
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Jun
12

My Internship Experience – Erick Cai, Hospitality and Tourism Student

Tall, smart and well-mannered – these were our first impressions of Erick when we first met him. He was a boy with charisma, later proved to possess leadership qualities as he took on the student club president role. Erick Cai Hao Lei, from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, was a student in TMC Academy’s sister school in [...]
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Jun
10

Dairies of TMC Part Time Students

Finishing up the last email at work, while constantly glancing at the time on your desktop. (tick tock) Grabbing your bag and books, and making a dash for your usual takeaway dinner. (tick tock) Rushing into lecture with another classmate you met at the bus stop; who looks like he had a really rough day [...]
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May
11

Jumpstart Your Career – Job Shadow at Barclays Bank

We are down to the final round of the Junior Achievement (JA) - Jumpstart Your Career Program! After attending workshops conducted by practitioners from Barclays Bank on areas like Personal Finance, CV & Interview Skills and so on, our Higher Diploma/Degree Business and International Tourism Management Degree students were sent off to ‘work’ at the [...]
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Mar
16

The Secret Power of Colour on Human Cognition

Colour psychology is a burgeoning and exciting area, with top researchers in the field providing rigorous overviews of work on colour categorization, colour symbolism and association, colour preference, reciprocal relations between colour perception and psychological functioning, and variations and deficiencies in colour perception (Elliot, 2015). One of the upcoming research areas that utilise colour psychology [...]
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Dec
26

Emotions: How Well Do You Know?

Having to feel and experience emotions have become a normal part of every individual’s life. Emotion is an intricate psychological condition that connects three distinct components; a subjective experience, a physiological response, and a behavioural or expressive response (Gray, 2011). It is triggered by an external event and emotional response that takes place during emotional [...]
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Nov
23

What does it take to be an Industry-Ready Graduate?

As reported in TODAY Online, “Fresh graduates from TMC Academy drew highest starting pay of $2,650 per month”. This result came in from an inaugural Private Education Institution (PEI) Graduate Employment Survey 2015/16, conducted by the Committee for Private Education (CPE) for graduates from full-time bachelor’s level External Degree Programmes^ (EDPs) in Singapore. The survey, [...]
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Nov
13

TMC Academy Students Feature in BrightMinds Magazine

TMC Academy students as featured in BrightMinds magazine 2017! Meet Ellycia who completed her Psychology Degree, awarded by the University of Northampton; and Louis who completed his Higher Diploma studies and recently embarked on his Computing Degree, awarded by University of Greenwich, as they share their studying experience and progression at TMC Academy, and how [...]
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Oct
17

Studying Business in an International Environment

Out of 10 aspiring youths we speak to about their future career, 9 would answer, “Be my own boss.” Indeed, the BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) era is still blazing strong, as evidently seen in the Facebook profiles of youths where they list their occupations as CEOs of fantasy companies, with the hopes of transforming [...]
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Oct
13

Cultivating the logistic and supply chain leader’s skills and why you need them

Mr Raymond Loh, Principal Lecturer and Mr Winston Pang, Senior Lecturer at TMC Academy School of Business and Law, discuss about Singapore’s position in the logistics and supply chain industry and reaffirms the continuous growth and prospects this industry can offer. Background Singapore is well-placed to be the regions’ key logistic and supply chain hub and it [...]
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Oct
10

Student Feature – Seraphina Teo

Seraphina Teo Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Strategic Hospitality ManagementUniversity of Gloucestershire, UK What matters to you the most when choosing a school? For Seraphina Teo, a 22 year-old alumna from TMC Academy School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, a conducive and effective learning environment is crucial. What she did not expect was the [...]
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Sep
26

Consuming Culture: Perception of Singapore Little India by Asian Youths

Culture becomes an inevitable attraction in tourism that conjures up more meaning in touristic experiences. This paper will study the perception of the Singapore cultural heritage among the international students studying in the private educational institutions in Singapore. According to Douglas, Douglas and Derrett (2001, p. 114), cultural tourism concerns forms of tourism that relate [...]
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Sep
22

My Visit to University of Northampton, UK

Principal Lecturer at TMC Academy School of Business and Law, Mr Raymond Loh, pens down his experience visiting the University of Northampton for an Academic Partnership Conference. Mr Raymond Loh Principal Lecturer, School of Business and Law This autumn, I had the opportunity to visit Liverpool and Northampton from 11 to 22 September 2017. I [...]
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Sep
20

Understanding Asian Learners and their Learning Behaviour

Principal Lecturer at TMC Academy School of Business and Law, Mr Raymond Loh, shares an extract of his academic research on Asian learners and their learning behaviour that was recently presented at the University of Northampton Partnership Conference in September. My. Raymond LohPrincipal Lecturer, School of Business and Law The role play by culture in [...]
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Aug
21

Meet the Parks

Meet Park Jun Woo and Park Yu Yeong, students from TMC Academy’s School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts. One may not tell at first glance, but they are siblings. The shy and reserved elder brother is graduating from Higher Diploma while the bubbly and outspoken younger sister just started her Diploma this term. Not [...]
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Aug
14

Learning English in Singapore

Thinking about studying abroad? For an unforgettable experience, consider studying English in Singapore! TMC Academy offers Hawthorn English class from beginner to academic level, suitable for both working adults and students seeking an education abroad in English. Here is why you should choose Hawthorn Language School at TMC Academy Singapore: 1 Location, location, location Singapore landscape [...]
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Aug
08

Study in the USA

Studying abroad is a dream for most. To experience a new culture and living whilst gaining academic qualifications almost feels like a buy 2 for the price of 1 deal – it’s pretty worthwhile. With so many study options made available and the advanced technology and connectivity between people and places, it’s no surprise some [...]
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Aug
07

Experience TMC College

Singapore’s world class education has attracted many to pursue their studies on this little red dot. While most start their education at the University level, there are plenty who choose to start young. Here at TMC College, we receive many international students who aspire to build a strong academic foundation, starting with the GCE O [...]
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Jul
25

My Visit to University of Northampton, UK. (By Mr Pinaki Dutta)

Dean at TMC Academy School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Mr Pinaki Dutta shares his academic research on cultural consumption by Asian youths, focusing on the perception of Singapore Little India. This summer, I went to Liverpool, United Kingdom for a study trip organised by TMC Academy. While I was there, I accepted an [...]
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Jul
17

Learn Everyday English – the fun way

Learning a new language like English can be a daunting task especially if you are picking it up at a later age, as University of Oxford scientists say that “adults may find learning more difficult than children because their brains store memories differently.” At Hawthorn English Singapore, we make learning so fun and easy that [...]
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