Jean Wong

I was one of the Government of Ireland Scholarship holders and I studied MSc in International Business at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). In CIT, the master’s courses are conducted in very small classes. Thus, there is a high level of engagement and everyone is encouraged to participate and speak up in class.

With only 11 students in the class and everyone has their own unique background, you can learn from your peers just as well as from the lecturers. This learning environment has induced significant personal growth from the in-depth social interaction with fellow classmates. The friendliness of the Irish people has also encouraged me to become a better person.

However, the highlight of my studies should be my background in Quantity Surveying. Quantity Surveying is currently one of the most sort-after critical skills in Ireland. This has led to my successful employment to a well-paying office job shortly after my graduation. I believe that my job prospects were also boosted by the 2-year graduate visa upon completion of a master’s course in Ireland.

These are made possible thanks to my courage in taking the step to study abroad.