Around 600 students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) are attending a course on how to plan out their careers and get the skills they’ll need to get their desired jobs.
Its introduction is prompted by the fast-changing nature of the job market which requires them to be nimble, the university’s senior deputy president and provost Ho Teck Hua said when he opened the university’s Career Fest.
“This programme will help students kickstart their career planning early,” he added.
Launched in mid-January, the 12-week module called Career Catalyst is offered to undergraduates in their second or third year.
It builds on a 12-week foundational programme, Roots and Wings, that was introduced in 2016 to teach first-year students life skills, such as self-awareness and communication.
The two-day career fair, the largest organized by NUS to date, has more than 260 employers from 21 industries such as financial services, engineering, retail, and hospitality.
In all, about 4,000 jobs are on offer.
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