"The Programme was unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and diversity of content."
BEST 2014 Alumni
Rebecca joined NWD as a Management Trainee upon graduation. She is currently a Senior Officer at Sales & Marketing Department, NWD.
Q1. Rebecca, you were the first batch of graduates from the BEST Programme. What attracted you to join when it was first launched in 2013-2014?
Rebecca: I joined the BEST Programme in 2013 as New World was the first conglomerate that provided such learning opportunities to students. The Programme was unprecedented in its comprehensiveness and diversity of content. I have always been interested in the real estate industry and I wish to get a glimpse of the business world through this Programme.
I was amazed at the effort the company put in this Programme. Every week, a senior executive who was experienced in his/her field gave us a lecture after work and shared his/her experiences with us. Numerous site visits helped us take learning outside the classroom. Group discussions and trainings allowed us to learn from each other and acquire practical skills. The Programme was definitely a great investment in my future career.
I am in my third year in New World and I am still learning new things every day. Really thankful of the opportunity to join this Programme!
Q2. How did the BEST Programme change your perception towards New World and lead you to applying our Management Trainee Programme?
"Despite the stable return on its core businesses, New World strives to cultivate intrapreneurship and encourages colleagues to bring up disruptive ideas and take charge of them. "
Rebecca: I was truly astonished by the dynamic culture and the openness of the company. During lessons we were highly encouraged to ask questions and share our ideas. The business visits enabled us to understand the actual operation of the businesses and sharpen my business acumen.
We were so excited when the judges complimented our ideas in our final presentation and told us they are planning to discuss the idea further with their colleagues.
Despite the stable return on its core businesses, New World strives to cultivate intrapreneurship and encourages colleagues to bring up disruptive ideas and take charge of them. The Programme has changed my perception about New World and has an enormous impact on my career decision.
Q3. In your opinion, who should join the BEST Programme?
Rebecca: Anyone from any discipline! You will learn a great deal from this Programme as long as you have the desire to go on learning. There's no shortcut, you will get out what you put in.
New World is a place for innovative minds to shine. The BEST Programme is an intensive training for students to get an overview of the business world and help you figure out what you want from your career and what fulfils your aspiration. Dare to dream and dare to make dreams come true.