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Old 01-08-2018, 06:20 AM   #1
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Degree vs work - need advice

Hi guys, Iím asking on behalf of my friend who asked me this question last night and I didnít know how to advice him.

So my friend graduated from SP with a GPA of 3.8/3.9(Triple E). His initial plan was to get a degree from NUS and he was hoping to achieve similar grades. For him, getting a degree is more of a self accomplishment as he plans to earn his income through forex.

Yesterday his qualifying english test results came out and he didnít pass. He is using this as a benchmark to see how well he will do in uni and based on the results, he thinks that he wonít do well in uni and now wants to dropout completely and start working.

So my question is, would you advise him to study or work?

TL;DR - Friend failed NUS qet. Using it as benchmark to see how well heíll do in sch. Now deciding between pursue degree or work.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi bro.. same logic with you but i have bad gpa.. seeking advise here too. Coping with the uni is the one of the major difficulties here
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Old 01-08-2018, 08:01 AM   #3
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Failed QET as in which band? If band 2 still OK lah. Unless it's the worst band.??
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:29 AM   #4
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Hi guys, Iím asking on behalf of my friend who asked me this question last night and I didnít know how to advice him.

So my friend graduated from SP with a GPA of 3.8/3.9(Triple E). His initial plan was to get a degree from NUS and he was hoping to achieve similar grades. For him, getting a degree is more of a self accomplishment as he plans to earn his income through forex.

Yesterday his qualifying english test results came out and he didnít pass. He is using this as a benchmark to see how well he will do in uni and based on the results, he thinks that he wonít do well in uni and now wants to dropout completely and start working.

So my question is, would you advise him to study or work?

TL;DR - Friend failed NUS qet. Using it as benchmark to see how well heíll do in sch. Now deciding between pursue degree or work.
Lol its no big deal. QET result is the worst benchmarks for your core modules. Note that your friend has an upper advantage based on knowledge. But his lack of determination could be a huge obstacle for him to excel in the long run
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Old 01-08-2018, 01:47 PM   #5
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Hi guys, I*********m asking on behalf of my friend who asked me this question last night and I didn*********t know how to advice him.

So my friend graduated from SP with a GPA of 3.8/3.9(Triple E). His initial plan was to get a degree from NUS and he was hoping to achieve similar grades. For him, getting a degree is more of a self accomplishment as he plans to earn his income through forex.

Yesterday his qualifying english test results came out and he didn*********t pass. He is using this as a benchmark to see how well he will do in uni and based on the results, he thinks that he won*********t do well in uni and now wants to dropout completely and start working.

So my question is, would you advise him to study or work?

TL;DR - Friend failed NUS qet. Using it as benchmark to see how well he*********ll do in sch. Now deciding between pursue degree or work.
don't pwn your friend leh

You know how many Prof in Local Uni cannot even speak proper English anot? And you are advising him to dropout because he failed his QET ? Besides , Triple E place more emphasised on skill and you should know such courses have the most China scholar. Why should he be even afraid of his English skill in this case?
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Old 01-08-2018, 11:58 PM   #6
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I also had friend who wanna do forex, quit full time job to work on it but didn't work out for him. My buddy work and did part time degree with local ivy and was able to return after doing Forex for like 2-3yrs. He was a smart guy too, COM holder.

I have to say not everyone can make forex work and see that 5 digit income and retire early. Go get a paper qualification, it can become useful should forex not work out. Ask him if forex didn;t work out what he plans to do? what is his backup plan? go back to uni after 2-5yrs?
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Old 02-08-2018, 02:40 AM   #7
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Fail English test in nus just take es1101/1102/1103 as a Unrestricted elective module. No difference to everyone else. Everyone need to clear the same number of UE. Just your friend need to take one or two compulsory as a ue
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Old 02-08-2018, 04:53 PM   #8
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Just go and study la...

Nobody is using qet as benchmark..

got 1 JC friend need to take english module during my uni days... Now he study PHD at NUS..

I also take english module during my uni days and manage to graduate...

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Old 02-08-2018, 05:52 PM   #9
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I also had friend who wanna do forex, quit full time job to work on it but didn't work out for him. My buddy work and did part time degree with local ivy and was able to return after doing Forex for like 2-3yrs. He was a smart guy too, COM holder.

I have to say not everyone can make forex work and see that 5 digit income and retire early. Go get a paper qualification, it can become useful should forex not work out. Ask him if forex didn;t work out what he plans to do? what is his backup plan? go back to uni after 2-5yrs?
Thanks for the reply. I have shown him this.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:28 PM   #10
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Intentionally OT but with a tinge of truth here, why not skip forex and NUS, do a career as a religious guru and market legal tender as a universal good instead. Chances of failing gpa is much higher than chances of Singapore printing legal tender without a reserved Malay President on the dollar note. Chances of making losses at forex is much higher than chances of Singapore dollar note devaluing.
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Old 15-08-2018, 11:09 PM   #11
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What major is he keen? By knowing the major, he can make a better choice. And sure, he can work for sometime and then go bk to studies. Nothing wrong with it!
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