After spending 15 years in Hong Kong, Alison returned to Singapore to complete her education and pursue her interest in acting. She is currently studying Business and Management under the aegis of the University of London's International Programme. Willing to take risks, Alison is always open to new opportunities to develop her potential as both a business management student and actor.
Alison has a keen interest in marketing and management and she would like to try out different job positions in different industries to see which one suits her best and makes the most of her skills and capabilities.
I was the person who took dining reservations either over the phone or via email. I was also one of the first people diners would see when they reached the restaurant and I brought them to their tables. Sometimes, I helped the floor staff and I took orders or served the delicious Spanish food that FOC Sentosa has to offer.
young & W!LD is a division of W!LD RICE dedicated to training and nurturing Singapore's most promising young talents. Under the stewardship of programme directors Rodney Oliveiro and Serena Ho, this innovative training programme aims to prepare the next generation of theatre practitioners for careers in our professional theatre industry. In addition to practical training that emphasises versatility, dedication, discipline and a deeper understanding of all aspects of theatre-making, the young & W!LD philosophy also stresses the role that theatre and its practitioners play in shaping our society. The young & W!LD team learn that, as artists, they have a responsibility to the audience and the wider public - to illuminate, to educate, to communicate; and to always share in the common experience of theatre.
From 13 to 15 December 2013, I participated in Standard Chartered Priority Banking's Regional Young Apprentice Programme 2013 which is catered to youths aged between 17 to 22 years old. This programme aims to educate and equip participants with essential wealth management skills to give them a head start in their future endeavours. I also had the opportunity to forge new friendships with participants from other countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, through a series of fun-filled and engaging activities. During the first two days, radio personality "The Flying Dutchman" and industry experts including Eduwealth guided the participants through a series of seminars, activities and challenges. 13 December: - Introduction to Financial Planning - Personal Financial Statement - Risk Planning - The Art of Presentation (Effective Presentation Skills)14 December: - Personal Grooming - Debt Management - Investment Planning - Team Challenge15 December: - Presentation by the Apprentices - Final Presentation - Awards PresentationFor the team challenge, we were given a case study about a couple with parents and 1 child. Information was provided regarding the couple's income, loans, household expenses and the priorities of the family. Using this information, we were asked to draw up the balance sheet and cash flow statements of the family and analyse their current financial position and their ability to meet their priorities. Unfortunately, at the time, I had very little knowledge of Principles of Accounting and could only help out with collating the data that one of my team members had calculated, and writing the script for the presentation. On the final day, although our balance sheet and cash flow statements were not perfect, the judges enjoyed our presentation and commended me on my confident speaking. During the awards presentation, I won the title of Miss Congeniality, of which the voting is done by the participants of the programme.