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Young Spikes Creative Academy a priceless experience for students

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 15:51

Participating in the Creative Academy in Singapore will benefit their careers for years to come, said two Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) students.

Cao Nha Dinh and Le Quoc Anh were two of only 15 students chosen to participate in the Creative Academy, a training program that aims to nurture the creative talents of students from the Asia Pacific region.

The two students met other young creatives from across South East Asia, learning from each other and working together to address social issues.  

“I could learn from everyone I spoke with and everything I saw,” Quoc Anh said.

Quoc Anh and his team present a proposal for their social issue, and receive feedback from Mr Emir, Creative Director from Y&R Singapore

The students attended seminars by big industry players such as Ogilvy & Mathers China, Cirkus Animation, AKQA and others.

Referring to the conference’s seminars, Anh said: “Each talk left me with the tingling sensation of overwhelming motivation, assuring me that my career choice as a communications practitioner was the right choice yet.”

"I plan to dedicate my whole life to using the learning from the workshop to further advance my communications and future career.”

Nha Dinh and Quoc Anh (on the right) on their way to the JWT networking event

At the JWT networking event, Quoc Anh and Nha Dinh met representatives from agencies across Southeast Asia.  In addition, the students met Mr Bui Xuan Thanh Binh, CEO of Khai Minh Group, the main sponsor of this year's Young Spikes Competition.

The delegates at the graduation ceremony

This year’s event was the 8th Young Spikes Creative Academy sponsored by Cheil Worldwide. The Cheil Creative Academy took place during Spikes Asia from 21 to 23 September 2016.

Story: Khanh Phung