THE hard work and perseverance of 59 students of Taylor’s Business School (TBS) paid off when they received book prizes sponsored by accounting corporations and professional bodies.
They were among the 86 honoured at a recent ceremony which included awards for best students and those named to the Dean’s List.
Among the recipients, were Chua Chye Soon and Tan Sue Meng who each earned six and seven Book Prizes respectively, thereby winning the Best Student Awards as well.
Chua, a first-year accountancy degree student, was also named best student during his foundation course and is an active member of the accounting club.
“Winning the award will only spur me to work harder and produce even better results to make my parents and teachers proud, “ said Chua, whose siblings are also book prize winners.
Sue Meng said the secret to her success was hard work and consistency.
Accounting and Finance student Amir Azril Sapuan took home a book prize for Applications of Marketing Research.
“It was definitely unexpected. However, I couldn’t have done it without the support of my parents.
“My advice to all students is to believe in yourself and work hard, for nothing is impossible if you really put your mind to the task,” said Amir Azil.
M. Navin secured a book prize by coming out tops in Corporate Finance Theory and Practice.
This is the second consecutive year he has won the award.
“It's an honour to be a book prize winner. One has to give undivided attention in class and always try to apply what you have learnt in class,” said the eldest of three siblings, who is also actively involved in his family’s Corporate Training Consultancy.
Among the sponsors of the book prizes are Siemens, British American Tobacco, CPA Australia, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and GE International.