Career Events

This page lists both internal CIPE and external events relevant to career and professional development. Please check back often for updates. If you have any questions or need help with your application materials, please contact the Career Services Team. Spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • On-Campus Events
  • Off-Campus Events
  • Case Competitions

Rapid Resume Reviews
CIPE Career Services will be in the Elm Dining Hall during lunchtime every Friday to provide feedback on student resumes. Bring a hard copy of your resume to strengthen it before submitting for future applications! RSVP is not required.

Date: Friday, 31 August, 7, 14 & 21 September, 12 & 19 October
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Elm Dining Hall

Guides to Professional Success (GPS) Fireside Chat: Vijay Desai
Guides to Professional Success (GPS) is a platform for Yale-NUS students to connect with industry experts and established professionals to accelerate their career growth. Join us for an exclusive dialogue with one of our mentors, Mr. Vijay Desai, as he shares his experiences on navigating his career as a global citizen and the pathways that led him to build a successful management-consulting firm in the United States.

About Vijay Desai:
Vijay is a global citizen of the US, Canada, and India. He founded Desai Management Consulting, a successful Vermont-based professional services business serving customers in all industry sectors throughout North America and is currently serving as its Principal Consultant and Managing Partner. Vijay is also on the Board of Directors for Technology for Tomorrow (www.tech4tomorrow.org), a non-profit providing affordable technology education to under-served communities. Armed with several qualifications including BS and MS (Mechanical Engineering), MBA, Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and Project Management Professional (PMP) certificates, Vijay instructs college level Project Management courses.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.
More information about Guides to Professional Success (GPS).

Date: Tuesday, 9 October
Time: 7:00PM- 8.00PM
Venue: CIPE Conference Room

Mastering Spreadsheets & Data Analysis for Fun and Your Future
In an age of AI, machine learning and other big data… do you know the tool used by every professional on a daily basis? Spreadsheets!
Yes, spreadsheets are still here for the foreseeable future. Learning to master them will save you hours of work, allow you to achieve your goals faster, to obtain better insights and to make strategic decisions. (You will also impress your current or future colleagues)
What will be covered:
– key features (freezing, filtering)
– key formulas in business environment (SUMIFS, UNIQUE, …)
– design tips to create scalable spreadsheets
– the key to business data analysis and strategic dashboarding
– magic Google Sheets functionality to collaborate and harness the power of the cloud
How to prepare for the session:
– Access the Epic Sheets’ 21 Commandments on https://www.epicsheets.com
– Brainstorm 3 usages you can image for spreadsheets within a business environment
Students of all years and majors are encouraged to attend. Prior experience with spreadsheets is not required. Please see the “How to prepare the session” bullet points.
For spreadsheets newbies: While we will not cover the very basics (we invite you to get the commandment ahead of time), you will discover the potential of spreadsheet… giving you reason to learn more about spreadsheets later on.
For medium/advanced users: You will discover use cases and why they matters in real life.
Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Venue: Classroom 15

ArtsConnect 2018
The annual ArtsConnect 2018 will be happening this year at the newly renovated University Cultural Centre (UCC), co-organized by Yale-NUS, FASS, CFG, YST Conservatory of Music & NUS Centre for the Arts! We have a very exciting panel discussion lined up, featuring special guests from Checkpoint Theatre, Teng Ensemble, National Arts Council and an award-winning filmmaker. ArtsConnect is also hosting a Human Library segment for the first time, featuring entrepreneurial and artistic individuals including one of our Yale-NUS alumni. If you are keen to find out more about opportunities in the Arts & Culture industry and network with representatives from various organisations within this unique space, then this is the event for you! For more information on the programme, click here.
Please RSVP here and come in smart casual attire. Refreshments will be provided.

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Time: 6:00PM-8:30PM (Registration begins at 5:30PM)
Venue: University Cultural Centre (UCC)

Impact Entrepreneurship Workshop: How to Start a Social Business Well
Conducted by Skillseed in partnership with CIPE

The Impact Entrepreneurship Workshop is aimed at students who aspire to realise their start-up ideas, which engages social problems, and create sustainable solutions.

Using the Social Business Model Canvas (SBMC), participants will learn how to maximize their startup’s chance of success as it seeks to equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills to develop and implement their entrepreneurship ideas. Participants will learn how to adapt business plans with a social mission, plan for financial sustainability, and manage internal and external relationships. This workshop is complemented by an optional 1.5-hour clinic on October 22, where students can receive personalised consultation regarding specific start-up questions and project ideas.
Please RSVP on Symplicity. Limited to 25 participants.
More information about Skillseed here.

Date: Monday, 15 October
Time: 7:00pm- 10.00pm
Venue: Classroom 15

Lunchtime Talk with GREE Ventures
Have you ever wondered how Venture Capital (VC) firms work on a day-to-day basis? Why do VC firms find themselves investing in Singapore and the region? Join us for a lunchtime talk with Samir Chaibi, an early-stage venture capital investor at GREE Ventures (a US $120M pan-Asia fund headquartered in Tokyo and investing in Japan, India, and Southeast Asia). Samir will be sharing more about the interactions between VC firms and startups, along with his personal career journey abroad and here in Singapore. Dress code is Business Casual attire and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 16 October 2018
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Cendana Rector’s Commons

Standard Chartered Bank: #Goodhappenshere
We believe in the power of responsible banking. When we work with our clients, we’re helping them to generate their wealth within dynamic economies, primed for growth. It also empowers us with the insight and investment to work alongside initiatives that improve the fortunes of wider communities. Building a future with us means improving the futures of others. If you want to see what impact you could make, you’ll find it here.
Come and learn more about who we are and what we do!
We will also be sharing more about our graduate and internship opportunities that are newly added in the various business functions:
– Group Chief Financial Officer
– Information Technology & Operations
– Risk & Compliance
Please RSVP on Symplicity.
Dresscode is Business Attire. Dinner will be provided.

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Yale-NUS Blackbox Theatre

Impact Entrepreneurship Clinic (Optional)
Personalised consultation session for participants of the Impact Entrepreneurship Workshop on October 15.
This clinic is designed to cater to the specific needs of students at different stages of development with different levels of prior exposure to these social innovation skills.

Date: Monday, 22 October
Time: 7:00pm- 8.30 pm
Venue: Classroom 15

Social Innovation Consulting: Making an Impact w/Eden Strategy Institute
Interested in social innovations that create long-term profits in addressing the world’s pressing issues? Join us as the Founder of Eden Strategy Institute shares about his experience working with clients in areas such as economic development, education, environmental conservation, global health, resource efficiency, and trade. The session will expose you to the breadth of ways to make a social impact through your career, and give you a taste of what it’s like to devise social innovation strategies. Students of all years are welcome. Dresscode is Business Casual. Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 23 October 2018
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM
Venue: Saga Rector’s Commons

Lunchtime Talk with MeshMinds
Want to find out more about how a team of experts (covering VR, AR, 3D printing, IoT and AI) work with artists and creators on ideas to drive the sustainable development of people and our planet? Come join us for a lunchtime talk with Kay Vasey, the founder and Chief Connecting Officer of MeshMinds, an impact investor in creative technology for good – Art x Tech for Good!

Prior to founding MeshMinds, Kay was an international technology lawyer focused on content licensing. Whilst Head of Arts at The British Council, she spearheaded ground-breaking artist-in-residence programmes between Singapore and the UK and took the lead on the Memorandum of Understanding with the Singapore International Foundation. She is passionate about the power of human connections to enable positive action for a better world. Dress code is Business Casual attire and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Cendana Rector’s Commons

LinkedIn Workshop: Job Hunting Strategies
Join the LinkedIn team for an evening workshop on how to leverage LinkedIn to network and secure your dream job!
Here are some of the topics that will be covered during the session:
> Rock Your Profile (how to build a compelling LinkedIn profile)
> Why is building your network + connecting with people important
> How to use LinkedIn to grow your career + sharing of personal experiences
Please RSVP on Symplicity. Dinner will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2018/19

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2017/18

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2016/17