It has been 2 years since graduation, but the memories of HoLa always make Nguyen Ngoc Tan, student of 6B course, Software Engineering Program feel very touched.
Ngoc Tan confided, FPT University is a place that gave many beautiful things to him, not only knowledge, friendship, love between teachers and students, but also the future today. “There were a lot of people who were impressed with you, but the most impressive thing was probably the two teachers who did not teach specialized knowledge: Ms. ThuyTT taught Mathematics and Ms. HuyenTT taught Japanese. A partial reason is probably because of the time of studying that I spent with them most. Perhaps, it made the relationship between my class and two teachers become tighter. Besides that, two of them were ‘beautiful flowers’ between male-teacher forests of my class.”
Dreaming of school
FPT University has very good models and teaching methods for students. Many programs for learning and training were established. From the activities of the clubs to the volunteer programs, student exchanges, recruitment seminars, or internship programs in enterprises … Of which, the most impressive with Tan is students exchange program: “Every year, FPT University always has students exchange programs with foreign institutions, which gives students the opportunity to exchange, learn different cultures as well as improve their knowledge abroad. I was lucky to be chosen as one of three students to join Furtwangen University – one of the top 15 technical universities in Germany.”
Ngoc Tan also shared his experience in obtaining tickets for these programs: “It is not too difficult for students to attend semester abroad. The information is updated regularly, importantly you like! The school will receive CVs and profiles of the students who wish to participate in the exchange program and choose from the top to the bottom, so those who wish to exchange, just try to study well to have a good score, this is one of the most important conditions for you to be selected. For the paperwork, you are assured of being supported by teachers and staff from A to Z. For example, staff of the International Relations Department helped and supported me a lot with document issues such as making a visa, contacting with foreign schools for dormitory reservations, airline tickets as well as other relevant matters. Without their support, it is sure that I would have many difficulties because it was the first time I had gone alone for studying abroad. However, it is necessary for you to know that you should be confident in your foreign language skills if you really want to go abroad.”
At Furtwangen University, he was educated under the guidance of a number of professors in information technology in Germany. He was surprised of modern equipment and especially the huge library system there that is a desire for anyone who is keen to learn.
The relationships that … money cannot buy
It can be said that living in six months and studying in Germany is truly a memorable trip in Tan’s life. In addition to gaining specialized knowledge, increasing the ability to communicate in foreign languages, the young man had the opportunity to make friends and cultural exchange with many friends from all continents. “Up to now, I still keep in touch with my classmates when in Germany; there are some people who are also learning in Ruby nowadays, so we often talk to each other. Throughout my studying time in Germany as well as exchanging with them, I realized that a Vietnamese programmer is no less a European programmer.”
The days of studying in Germany, the memory that Ngoc Tan could not forget was the final essay Cloud Computing scored 1 (the highest point in the education scale in Germany). Professor Dr. Christoph Reich, head of department, was impressed by this and kept in touch with me until now. A while ago, I asked for his help in writing a scholarship application letter and perhaps thanks to that letter, I applied successfully and received a scholarship from Aalto University of Science and Technology – one of the most famous technology schools in Finland. I can conclude that the exchange program brought many things to me. Accordingly, I had beautiful relationships that I could not buy even if I had a lot of money.”
Drawing the future
With the rich experience and knowledge, as soon as just graduated, Ngoc Tan officially “joined” the technology board of FPT Corporation. “I have been working here for a while before staying at home to review IELTS with a friend”, Ngoc Tan said. After a few months of practicing together, both of them achieved enough IELTS scores to study abroad, but eventually decided to stay in Vietnam and apply for an American company.”
Currently, Ngoc Tan is a programmer at EastAgile. “Everyone here is very good and passionate about technology, which is very important to every graduate student: You have a lot of people to learn. The language I am using is Ruby, a language not being taught in the school so the first time I must be very inquisitive tinkering. Fortunately, in this industry, when you have a good foundation in technology, learning a new language is not a difficult task. This is why FPT University has done a great job in equipping its students with a solid knowledge base so that students can easily receive new technologies”, Ngoc Tan said faithfully.
Nguyen Ngoc Tan shared a stable job that promises to bring a good future for him as today, thanks to the decision to study at FPT University. “And the foreign semester in Germany is the springboard, a turning point in my life. Thanks FPT University for bringing it to me!”
Credit: FPT Education