The biggest question students have when applying for scholarships: “What are the criteria of an ideal candidate?” Definitely an important and valid concern, as knowing what the scholarship provider needs can help make the process much simpler. Ultimately, the selection process is still subject to different scholarship providers. However, the following are several general qualities and experiences (not ranked) that stand out to all committees when they are reviewing your application.
Scholarship Guide was honoured to invite Mr Sakamoto Shigeki from Waseda University to speak with students at the third instalment of its webinar series.
Competition for internships heats up not only with multinational companies and coveted big brand names but also with start-ups, where interns can have the opportunity to be more involved in business decisions.
Be prepared that the scholarship interview is not just answering questions and may involve unconventional tasks.
At Scholarship Guide, we have compiled a comprehensive guide on scholarships available in Singapore and how you can acquire one for yourself. The first section of the guide includes simple definitions of what complex words like ‘scholarships’ and ‘bonds’ are so as to alleviate any confusion you may have about the basics of scholarships.
How many times have you said “I’m sorry” this week? In your efforts to be polite and amiable, do you find yourself apologising for all sorts of trivial matters, such as not responding to a text message, not accepting a suggested appointment time, having to rush someone, raising a question at a meeting, or interjecting an opinion in a conversation?
There are many reasons why such a question is asked at an interview. Your potential employer may be interested to know more about you and how much you know yourself. They may want to get a sense of your personality, goals, passions, interests, and what drives you.
Do you need a cover letter to send with your CV in a job application? Whilst there is so much conflicting advice out there, the answer is almost always a “yes” or “whenever possible”.
The 80/20 rule is in everything. And this simple concept that describes situations where a small number of inputs causes a large majority of outputs can be especially beneficial in helping you supercharge your productivity and study more efficiently. Here’s what you need to know to apply it to your running list of goals.
Questions like “how are you” or “how’s your day” are in need of a drastic makeover. With more and more people using them as a form of a polite greeting more than a question (your friendly Starbucks barista is definitely guilty), it is increasingly hard to know if the person asking really wants to know what’s up with you.
Like attracts like, and so your vibe attracts your tribe. Likewise, the people you hang out with will rub off their energy on you. So, if you want to be awesome, start surrounding yourself with awesome people.
A pool of graduate applicants can look pretty similar on paper—in terms of technical qualifications and limited work experience. But your employability skills, sometimes referred to as “soft skills” or “transferrable skills”, may just give you an edge over the others.
Considering non-existing pay and an unknown brand name, will you choose an internship with a start-up over an opportunity with a prestigious corporate big-name?