Rimpal Kaur - Winner
BIS17 Bachelor of Information Systems
Rimpal is an inspiring IT student, thoroughly engaged in mastering the technical as well as the interpersonal skills to excel in her future career.
Currently enrolled at Holmesglen, Rimpal is honing her skills in programming, business analysis, information systems and databases, among others.
She displays excellence working on group projects, providing leadership, motivating and inspiring others towards reaching common goals.
“Working and collaborating on group projects is challenging but also a lot of fun,” says Rimpal.
When she talks to people in her community about her course, they are always surprised by her broad skills and knowledge that she has attained so far.
BN20 Bachelor of Nursing
Originally studying a Bachelor of Design, Seiv Chhoung (also known as Kelvin) found the course wasn’t the right fit, so he quickly enrolled in the Bachelor of Nursing after hearing about Holmesglen’s high standards and reputation.
Shortly after starting his studies, the pandemic hit. Kelvin’s family lost their business and ability to support him while studying overseas. Kelvin had to drastically increase his work hours to survive while balancing his study and course placements.
Kelvin volunteered on the front line as a PCR tester and at COVID-19 vaccination centres. He quickly grew his people, understanding and tolerance skills, often dealing with frustrated patients who had to wait hours in drive-thru testing lines up to 5km long.
“He’s a very respectful student who strives for success, always works with honesty and is respected by his peers,” says teacher Michelle O’Sullivan.
BFD16 Bachelor of Fashion Design
Yok Poh Khor - Finalist
Yok Poh, demonstrated a natural flair for creative design and product development throughout his degree.
This creativity and hard work were rewarded when his first semester collection was chosen to appear at Melbourne Fashion Week where he won a Top 5 place in the designer category.
As an international student, one of the most challenging aspects of Yok Poh's experience has been report writing. He turned to the Learning Skills Centre for help and is no longer daunted by the prospect of composing a report for either work or study.
Yok Poh's inspiration for the collection 'Sense Us' came from the many walks he took during lockdown, and the auditory sensation of hearing the leaves rustling. He wanted to transpose these sounds of nature into wearable garments – a brilliant and innovative concept.