Creating success stories
A SUCCESSFUL environment leads to success stories – this is true of Taylor’s University, which offers “More than just education”. At Taylor’s University, you don’t just get an education, but rather, you will be guided on the path to your life purpose and furnished with the necessary skills and competencies required for success.
One such success story to have come out from Taylor’s Business School is Andrew Ngo, who at the age of only 27, is currently the founder and owner of three fashion brands – Eighteen Inspiration, idotshirt and Stoned&Co. Proudly made in Malaysia, each brand has its own target market.
In his teens, Ngo initially had no solid idea what he would like to do. In the end, he decided to go to business school.
Coming from a business-owning family, Ngo’s parents were initially not very keen on him enrolling in business school to learn about business. After all, they already had a business that he could immediately join and learn the ropes from his father.
However, after a while, they came to realise that what Ngo was learning at Taylor’s Business School was different from the traditional way of operating a business.
During his years at Taylor’s Business School, Ngo worked on a project to share business ideas, which is how he met his lecturer, Dr Goh See Kwong.
He shared his idea with Dr Goh who provided a lot of valuable advice and guidance to him during his university days and even after he graduated.
Ngo established his own brand while he was still studying in Taylor’s Business School – truly a feat indeed. He started off small initially but has since expanded to be the proud owner of three fashion brands that have gained great appreciation and response among their target markets.
At the initial stage, many people doubted him and asked him why he didn’t just go into the family business, which was already established, rather than starting his own brand from scratch.
He also felt that many people look down on local brands, so it was a challenge building a local brand to appeal to youngsters in Malaysia.
However, he believed in his product and due to his product quality he managed to win over his customers. His products are comparable to international brands and he is rightly proud of this.
He comments that even though his parents are business people, he has a different approach to business compared to them.
When he first started, he did everything
With its tagline, ‘More than just education’, Taylor’s University provides students connections that enrich the future, from its global network of partners to world-class academic staff.
all by himself, but now his team has grown to over 20 people.
Recently, Ngo came up with an idea to collaborate with his alma mater. He noticed that many students in Australia liked to wear hoodie t-shirts with the name of their university printed on it.
From here, he came up with the idea to design a Taylor’s University Class of 2017 t-shirt for his very own alma mater and to promote the culture of being proud to be from Taylor’s. The collaboration was a great success and the first batch of T-shirts sold out in record time.
Ngo has plans to expand his business on an international scale, which is where his education would come in handy. He feels that the education he has gotten in Taylor’s University has given him the necessary skills to build his success today.
During his university days, he remembers attending talks by successful people, which inspired him. The advice he got from the talks was useful to him while running his business.
Success stories like Ngo are what Taylor’s University nurtures. Here, education is valued but it is viewed more of a necessity to achieve career goals, rather than just an end in itself. The institution believes there is much more to a student’s experience than just enrolling to study in an educational institution.
With its tagline, “More than just education”, Taylor’s University provides students connections that enrich the future, from its global network of partners to world-class academic staff. This shows that it goes the extra mile to ensure every student has a solid stepping stone to success.
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Ngo (right) with his lecturer, Dr Goh See Kwong.