Published on 10 Aug 2022

Meet our OEP alumnus, Seah Jie Song!

Jie Song, NTU EEE alumnus, Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) in USA, January 2022

Our OEP (Jan 2022) student, Jie Song, shared how the overseas experience has shaped his outlook as an entrepreneur and made him more confident in dealing with uncertainties and challenges. 

What kickstarted your interest in entrepreneurship?

My dad runs his own business and his passion for work piqued my interest in entrepreneurship.

How has your OEP experience been?

It has been eye-opening, and I am grateful for the opportunity to be one of the first OEP team batch with the resumption of global travel. 

What insights have you gained from OEP?

The difference in culture and mindset helped to widen my perspective as an individual. Living in San Francisco for a long period of time has allowed me to foster close connections with the locals and exposed the tunnel visions I had prior to joining the programme.

What advice would you have for students interested in this field?

Do it while you can, be hungry for the experience. It is better to regret trying than having not tried at all. Always push yourself beyond your comfort zone.

What’s next for your journey as an entrepreneur?

As planned, I will continue to learn in the industry while trying something new every day.

For students like Jie Song, with a tenacity for pursuing their entrepreneurial interests, learn more about our programmes as we continue to cultivate entrepreneurship with a multidisciplinary approach and foster the diversity of ideas.

Read the rest of our  NTUpreneur Student Stories.