Picking the right university course for you is probably the second most important step of your tertiary education (aside from choosing to have a tertiary education).
Bringing in students and developing them into young tech leaders have always been the focus of GovTech. As the lead agency driving Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and public sector digital transformation, GovTech is also the Centre of Excellence for Infocomm Technology and Smart Systems (ICT & SS). Its role is to develop the Singapore Government’s capabilities in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Application Development, Sensors & IoT, Digital Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity.
A study in 2015 by UK-based company High Fliers, has shown that almost 50% of potential employers agree that fresh graduates with zero work experience are unlikely to be hired.
Accepted a job offer that you regret? Or simply because a better offer came along after you said ‘yes’ to the first one. It’s nothing personal, it’s just business. However, ‘ghosting’ your potential employers is still not advisable.
In Singapore, the A-Levels are very important because it would determine where you can enrol for college and if you can enrol in the course you want.
The same way schools have rules for conduct, there is a certain decorum that is required of us in an office setting too. Many young professionals who enter the working world are unsure of what exactly it means to be “professional”.
Just three years ago, our National Day Parade took a unique spin to its usual festivities with its showcase of a cluster of up to 300 drones. Coming together in perfect synchrony, these intelligent machines lit up the starless night sky with breathtaking imagery, leaving our nation in awe.
Some companies in Singapore have allowed employees the flexibility to work from home or inhabit other conducive work spaces in their efforts to promote a vibrant and efficient working culture.
Ah the hard ‘no,’ it’s never a pleasant thing to hear. The word ‘no’ quite often implies rejection and failure. Applying for jobs is always a tricky and time-consuming process – one can say that looking for a job, is a full-time job.
Being creative is an understated asset in life. Growing up, we often shift our focus away from it. However, the very moment we walk outside and take a good look around us, we are greeted with a plethora of creative developments that have contributed to a greater level of efficiency to aid our daily activities.
Scholarship committees receive thousands of applicants on a yearly basis, so what makes a candidate truly shine and stand out from the rabble? Nailing your scholarship essay is one step to set yourself apart.
It is easy to think that some students are born to excel and others were born to just “get by” in school. While it is true that we are all born with different strengths and abilities, there are actually some habits we can all practise to ensure that we excel in the things we set out to do in life.
Many universities offer various financial assistance schemes to empower each student on their academic journey. A tertiary education is increasingly important for career prospects and it is strongly recommended to further your studies beyond secondary school. However, it is understandable that not everyone can afford a tertiary education easily without getting into heavy debt.