Semester: 

Terence Lee

Year CS'11:

As a WKWSCI student, Terence Lee fondly remembers being taught by journalism lecturer Hedwig Alfred.

“It was not uncommon to get an F for a writing assignment, which made getting an A from her all the more rewarding. A lot of what she’s taught has stuck with me till today,” said the managing editor of media platform Tech in Asia.

“Being given a managerial role stretched me as a person because I’ve never thought of myself as a leader,” said Terence, 30. “It’s both challenging and rewarding – writing stories that matter, sometimes getting screamed at by unhappy newsmakers and learning first-hand what it takes to build a great company culture.”

Terence credits WKWSCI’s curriculum for a “seamless transition” to the working world. His stint as an opinions writer at The Nanyang Chronicle had taught him how to effectively write for an audience, he said.

“I was taught the finer points of writing by actual journalists. Nothing beats pursuing actual stories as course assignments and spending time in a real newsroom.”