Studying social work in NZ as a PSC scholar (Heng Yi Xin)
Interact Club (President)
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Auckland, NZ
Masters of Public Policy, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
I am currently in the Ministry of Health. In my 1 year there, I was responsible for staffing COVID-19 policy, including border measures as well as COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics procurement. Along with my team at the Population Health Planning Office, we oversee planning for Healthier SG, a transformation of our healthcare system which seeks to strengthen the focus on preventive care.
Timestamps (11 questions)
0:42 Where did you go for Undergrad and what course did you do ?
1:43 Why Social Work and how did you decide ?
4:47 Why the Public Sector ?
10: 04 What are some challenges you faced when you moved Overseas?
13:51 What challenges did you face during your course?
18:04 Does everyone want to be a social worker after graduating from this course?
22:13 What are some misconceptions and stereotypes that some people may have about Social Work ?
26:12 How did the people around you respond to your choice of degree ?
28:35 If you had 1 advice for your 18 year old self what would that be ?
32:12 What other courses did you consider ?
33:21 How do you become certain of what you aspire to be ?