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Anthony Ho
Current Student, SMU

Meet Anthony Ho, an alumnus of Smartcademy’s Intro to User Experience Design course.


Anthony, a current student at SMU, pursued the UX Design course as an undergraduate student. He strongly advocates upskilling even as a student seeing how it has opened doors for him to pursue internship opportunities at companies like Shopee and GovTech.



Completed Courses

Intro to User Experience Design Course

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Hi, my name is Anthony! The Smartcademy UX Design course enabled me to clinch a 6-month design stint with Shopee after NS. Right now I’m pursuing my degree at SMU and I will be joining GovTech for a UX design internship in the coming summer.


Why did you decide to take up the Smartcademy UX Design Course?

I wanted a course that allows me to gain hands-on experience and strong alumni connections to maximise my network in the tech industry. This was especially crucial for someone like me who had no formal design education. The Smartcademy UX Design Course is beginner-friendly and offers all of the above.


How has the course improved your UX Design knowledge?

I enjoyed how well-paced the lessons were, making them easy to digest what to do in each stage of the design-thinking process. The instructor even went out of his way to review our projects and provide invaluable feedback after lessons. He was clear in his explanation and imparted useful storyboarding & competitive audits skills that I still use to this day.


Do you think it’s important to upskill as a student?

Absolutely yes! GPA can only take you so far. Gaining some hard skills, especially ones that are in demand right now will definitely give you an edge when you are hunting for internships and even full-time jobs!


Share your learning experiences at Smartcademy with us.

I remembered having lots of queries about paperwork and payments, especially since I was an NSF during the time I took up the course. However, the Smartcademy team was very patient in answering my queries – the whole application process was very smooth.

Even after completing the course, I remain in contact with my instructor and he has been ever so willing to answer any questions I have about UX and career progression despite his busy schedule!


Summarise your experience with Smartcademy in one word.

If I were to summarise my experience at Smartcademy in one word, it will be Eye-opening.