A creative. An educator. A researcher. At 26, Chrystal Ng has experienced it all.
Chrystal earned her undergraduate and master’s degree at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information. During her time there, she was the festival director for Perspectives Film Festival in 2013, overseeing the festival’s editorial concept and collateral design.
After graduating in 2014, Chrystal taught briefly at her alma mater as an adjunct lecturer, co-teaching Visual Literacy and Communication with Assistant Professor Liew Kai Khiun.
Apart from WKWSCI, she was a part-time lecturer for cinema and animation studies at LASALLE College of the Arts.
This was an eye-opening experience for Chrystal, who found her lecturing stint to be “challenging but enjoyable”.
Today, Chrystal is a senior executive at Nielsen Singapore, specialising in Media Index. This sees her analysing quantitative data and media currency to understand the type of media people consume.
She shared that she never envisioned herself embarking on a research-related career.
She had originally intended to pursue a career in advertising & public relations. But as she took on more research modules during her undergraduate days, her love for research blossomed.
Chrystal is thankful that WKWSCI provided a “robust training ground” for students, equipping them with necessary skills including project management and research – all relevant in the real world.
Eventually, she did her final year project on PR research and has never looked back since.
“I always enjoy putting meaning into numbers, and my client servicing role lets me do two things I love: analysing numbers and words, as well as interacting with people,” she said.