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Movers, shakers and go-getters

Everyone’s a winner in NTU’s Class of 2017. HEY! salutes the many talents in our midst here

Go for it award

Kevin Seng

Renaissance Engineering Programme

Kevin Seng PHOTO: SAM CHIN

Taking the path less trodden was a risk Kevin took when he enrolled for the Renaissance Engineering Programme in 2011. At that time, there wasn’t enough information about the newly-launched programme, now Singapore's top engineering course among A-level graduates.

Kevin’s “why not” attitude has paid off in more ways than one. When asked to describe his experience after spending the third year of his course overseas at University of California, Berkeley, he says: “Great or awesome would be an understatement. I’ll have to add eye-opening and liberating.”

“Aside from the fun I had going on a road trip almost every month, I also joined the Engineers Without Borders student chapter at Berkeley and helped a Peruvian community set up a groundwater arsenic filtration system. Playing with alpacas was a bonus!”

The valedictorian, who clinched a regional role as a project manager at Procter & Gamble after a successful internship there in his fourth year, spends his day monitoring the progress of new initiatives and ensuring that the products can be launched in time in his target markets. The job is a perfect fit for the Hwa Chong Institution alumnus whose goal in life is to solve problems, the bigger and more complex, the better.

“I also like this saying: ‘Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself’,” says Kevin, who has earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree under this unique programme.