“Bringing the Industry to the Classroom” – 8 years of TP-IPRS collaboration.

On 24 February, the IPRS and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) renewed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to oversee the latter’s Student Chapter for another 3 years. This is the 3rd renewal of the MOU since TP established its Chapter in 2012 which provides opportunities provided by IPRS for TP students to engage in the wider spectrum of PR. At the session, IPRS also touched base with TP representatives on how IPRS could continue to engage TP students.

Students from the TP-IPRS Student Chapter can leverage on mentorship schemes, networking seminars and educational programmes offered by this partnership. The Chapter will be run by an executive committee comprising student members and lecturer advisors from TP’s School of Business.  The emphasis of this Chapter is to provide its members a holistic learning experience beyond knowledge acquired in a classroom setting. In addition to intellectual interaction with PR professionals, students will find it rewarding to organise industry projects including youth-led events.

Mr Gary Lin, Course Chair, Marketing, Temasek Polytechnic, said,’The renewal of the TP-IPRS Student Chapter is about moving forward to a decade of empowering students learning from PR best practices. The engagement with industry through IPRS has been enriching for staff and has helped develop our students into tomorrow’s confident and future-ready PR practitioners.”

Mr Marcus Loh, IPRS President, IPRS Council 2019/2021, said, ‘Temasek Polytechnic students are reputed for exuding adaptability, creativity, and resilience at work. These are some traits that explain why some of the world’s leading organisations based in Singapore regard them as employees of choice. As the country’s apex body for Public Relations practitioners, we are happy to serve as one of TP’s key industry connectors for its pipeline of budding PR rockstars, upon which the transformation of our profession’s future depends.”