3.1 BusinessManagementThefirst module would be Business Management. In this module, we learn the structureof a company and what are the different positions and their respectiveresponsibilities. I can apply my knowledge from here because when recruitingnew staff, I can see if the person is capable of performing the tasks of thisparticular position. 3.
2 DecisionSupport ApplicationsThesecond module would be Decision Support Applications. In this module, we wouldfocus on the different functions of Microsoft Excel. I feel this module isuseful because Excel can help me keep track of different values like theemployee’s monthly pay and the functions in Excel can help me with confusingcalculations with a push of a button. 3.
3 BusinessCommunicationsThethird module would be Business Communications. As mentioned earlier, being asuccessful HR manager would require an ability to communicate with yourco-workers. With the help of this module, it will help improve my communicationskills and build up my confidence through the various presentation assessmentsand practices. Hopefully, I am able to apply the skills into the role. 3.4 BusinessLawThefourth module would be Business Law.
In order to be an effective HR manager, Ineed to ensure that my workers will abide by the rules and policies set by thecompany. In any event that they are at fault, I will have to inform them aboutthe consequences of their actions.3.5 Career& Professional PreparationThefifth module would be Career & Professional Preparation.
There may be timeswhen an employee is fired or quits the company and they may be unsure of whatthey wish to pursue after leaving. Being a HR manager, the employee’s wellbeingis my responsibility so using the skills that I have learnt from my tutor, Itoo can guide this employee into choosing the right career. 3.
6 Regional& World AffairsThelast module would be Regional & World Affairs. I always have to be updatedon the latest current affairs that is happening in the world because it couldhave an impact on the business of the company. With this module, it has taughtme lots of issues that is currently happening or has happened in the past.Therefore, anytime there is a new issue, I will have to be alert and ensurethat it does not affect the performance of my company.
3.7 InternshipIn thefuture, I also hope that my internship will be closely related to the HRmanager role or acquire similar skills that a HR manager should have.4. CCAs AND ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES(287 words):4.1 CCAsA CCAthat I can join would be the Toastmasters group.
Their main purpose is to helpimprove your speaking skills and build up the confidence to speak to a crowd. Ithink it is very useful as one of the traits of a HR manager the ability tocommunicate well. With the exposure of becoming a public speaker, it willdefinitely boost my confidence so that when I become a HR manager, I will nothave any problems communicating to my team members. AnotherCCA would be the CCA Champions Club where their mission is to provideleadership in public relations and marketing communication for the CCA clubsand to manage combined CCA events like the NP Open House. As a HR manager, youmight need to organise events in the future so with the experience from theCCA, you have an understanding of how to properly plan an event and what aresome of the essentials when it comes to planning. It also boosts yourleadership skills especially when you are the main event planner.4.
2 YouthExpedition Project (YEP)Anactivity in BA that I can participate is the Youth Expedition Project (YEP) inMarch 2018 where a group of BA students will be heading out to Cambodia forsome community work. I think this activity can help me boost my confidence interms of making new friends and working with other people that I may not befamiliar with. Teamwork is a key skill here and I think that I will be needingthat if I were to become a HR manager because I will be the leader of my HRgroup and I would have to lead my team to the goals we have set for ourselves.
5. CONTINUING EDUCATION AND LIFELONGLEARNING (249 words):5.1 Universityof ExeterI aminterested in taking up BSc (Bachelor of Science) Sociology programme in theUniversity of Exeter in United Kingdom. The admission requirement is a GPA of3.
0. I have decided to choose this particular university because according to”The Complete University Guide”, it is the 3rd university forsociology in 2018. Another reason is that they have a very flexible single honoursprogramme which allows me to choose to pursue a BA (Bachelor of Arts) or a BScbased on my personal interests. It will take me 3 years to complete the degree.During my first year, I will gain useful analytical techniques and a basic knowledgeof sociological theory, methods and concepts.
In my second year, I will advancemy grasp of sociological knowledge and methods. In my last year, I will explorean area of interest and demonstrate what I have learnt in my last 2 years.5.2 NationalUniversity of Singapore (NUS)Anotherchoice will be to take up the Arts and Social Science (ASS) course in NationalUniversity of Singapore (NUS) and do a major in Sociology. The reason forchoosing NUS is because it is a local university so studying will be cheaperand convenient.
The faculty of ASS was ranked 13th in Arts and Humanities and7th in Social Sciences according to the 2015 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) WorldUniversity Rankings. The modules include theory, research methods (includingcomputer applications in the social sciences), and several substantive areas(stratification, social psychology, family, religion, politics, gender,education, population and organizations).