Finance student banks on tech career

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Ms Rachel Chung, who is studying banking and financial services at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, completed the Empower: AI For Singapore pilot programme for female students last month.
Ms Rachel Chung, who is studying banking and financial services at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, completed the Empower: AI For Singapore pilot programme for female students last month.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

When banking student Rachel Chung told her family she wanted to take a coding course, she was immediately met with doubt.

"My parents were like, 'A girl doing tech? That's so weird.' And my brother, who is studying tech at ITE (Institute of Technical Education), kept telling me that coding will be very difficult," the banking and financial services student at Ngee Ann Polytechnic tells The Straits Times.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 13, 2019, with the headline 'Finance student banks on tech career'. Print Edition | Subscribe