About CIPE

We develop global opportunities that enhance our students’ academic learning, broaden their perspectives and hone the skills and character they need to succeed as students today and leaders tomorrow.

What we do

  1. Advising: CIPE’s team of dedicated advisors work with Yale-NUS students to craft an individualised portfolio of learning opportunities. CIPE advisors provide support for navigating the available opportunities, help identify areas for improvement and connect students with the best matches for maximising their growth. CIPE advisors are trained in career coaching, intercultural competence, facilitation skills, and a number of other relevant professional development areas.
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  3. Programming: CIPE supports students and alumni in these four broad areas:
    1. Developing career interests: CIPE offers career advising and professional school advising at every stage of career development. Through workshops, networking opportunities and one-to-one advising, CIPE advisors help equip students with the personal and professional tools necessary to make informed and meaningful career choices.
    2. Making an impact: CIPE aims to develop students who are ethical and effective change agents – regardless of their setting, discipline, or stage of study. The Centre offers students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills and generate positive impact on their chosen community via experiential coursework and workshops, student-driven projects and social impact and service grants.
    3. Engaging with academic interests: CIPE provides opportunities for students to discover and develop new academic interests through Week 7 and LABs, gain new perspectives on these interests through summer and semester study abroad and exchange, and deepen them further through our Concurrent Degree Programmes.
    4. Summer opportunities: CIPE offers a diverse portfolio of global summer programmes (academic and experiential) to enable students to interact with practitioners and professionals, deepen their knowledge in a discipline, and apply their skills to real world settings.
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  5. Skill building: CIPE programming aims to help students develop the skills they need to engage meaningfully with the world. Examples of the types of skills that might be developed through our programs are:
    • Working with others in teams
    • Locating, organizing, and evaluating data and information
    • Written communication
    • Verbal communication
    • Applying knowledge and skills to real world settings
    • Deepened knowledge of a field or discipline
    • Intercultural sensitivity
    • Showing and taking initiative
    • Proficiency in other languages