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.

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Writing Killer Resumes & Cover Letters Session 1
Do you know the secrets to writing killer resumes and cover letters? Writing a document that effectively communicates your relevant experiences to date can be challenging, but it is a skill that can be mastered. This workshop is a pre-requisite for anyone interested in applying to CIPE-coordinated internships. Please bring along a copy of your current resume draft to the session and RSVP on Symplicity.
There will be another iteration of this workshop on 13 Feb, so please register for the session that suits your schedule. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Venue: Classroom 15

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, 18 & 25 January, 1, 8, 15 & 22 February 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Elm Dining Hall

Lunchtime Sharing Session with OH! Open House: Walking with the Arts, Heritage & Community
OH! Open House started in 2009 as an art walk that brought art out of museums and galleries. It evolved from there, challenging perceptions about where art can and cannot exist. By 2014,  OH! had grown beyond an art walk into a non-profit art organisation. Today, OH! redefines everyday spaces through art by challenging artists to create new work responding directly to an existing space – a specific neighbourhood, or history, or even a home.
Join us for a lunchtime session with their Community Manager, Ms Aletheia Tan, as she shares more about her personal career journey and the work that she’s been involved with at OH!
Please note that the dresscode is Smart Casual and RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Monday, 21 January 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Saga Private Dining Room

“Check Out” These Local Startups at the Human Library!
Instead of checking out books from the library, why not spend the evening “checking out” these startups who will be joining us at our Human Library? Come and find out more about their work here in Singapore (and even regionally). Bring your questions, as well as get inspired by their career journey – ask them anything!

This will be an interactive session, so please bring your questions and be ready to share with our guests about your interests. The Human Library will allow you to rotate among the 6 startups for approximately 3-4 times throughout the hour, where you will be “checking out” a startup for 15-20 minutes at a time.Dinner will be served at 6:00PM and the Human Library event will officially begin at 6:30PM. The event will take place at the Performance Hall Foyer.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 22 January 2019
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Venue: Performance Hall Foyer

Internships 101
How can you land the internship you want? How many internships should you apply to? How should you evaluate opportunities? Internships are one of the many exciting adventures that students pursue during the summer vacation period, and like all opportunities, are best if approached with deliberate goals in mind. In this session, the CIPE Career Services team will share tips and tricks on how to approach the internship application process, whether you’re going into your last summer or your first summer break at Yale-NUS. Students are encouraged to come with burning questions for this interactive event. For more information about internships, please visit www.bit.ly/cipeintern. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 23 January 2019
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Seniors Sharing Session: Management Consulting (in collaboration with YNCG)
Are you thinking about pursuing an internship or career in management consulting? Do you have questions about the tedious application process up ahead? Come join our seniors from Class 2019 as they share about their experiences and how they discovered their passion for management consulting, including tips on how to tackle the hiring process and prepare ahead of time! This event is open to all students but we strongly encourage interested students from Class 2020 and 2021 to attend this session, as the application season will commence in August 2019. Light refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Thursday, 24 January 2019
Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Venue: Saga Common Lounge

Writing Killer Resumes and Cover Letters: JUST-IN-TIME session
Confuse about the difference between a resume and CV? Having trouble getting your resume off the ground? Not sure about what goes into a cover letter? This is a JUST-IN-TIME workshop is for you. Writing a document that effectively communicates your relevant experiences to date can be challenging, but it is a skill that can be mastered. This workshop is a pre-requisite for anyone interested in applying to CIPE-coordinated internships. Please bring along a copy of your current resume draft to the session and RSVP on Symplicity.

NOTE: Rapid Resume Reviews will happen concurrently at the Elm Dining Hall for students who would like a member of the Career Services team to review their resume drafts.

Date: Friday, 25 January 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1.00PM
Venue: Cendana Private Dining Room

Lunchtime Sharing Session: Navigating a career journey from Consulting to Civil Service
Join us for a lunchtime session with Mr Rahul Daswani as he shares about his career journey from management consulting at McKinsey to leading the Futures team on strategic resource allocation at the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Mr Daswani’s career journey has taken him across multiple locations including South East Asia, Papua New Guinea and Ethiopia where he worked on various projects involving Education, Community Development and Climate Change. He has a BSE in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master in Public Policy, Political and Economic Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Please note that the dresscode is Smart Casual and RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Cendana Private Dining Room

How to Ace any Interview?
Interviews can be a daunting and nerve-wrecking process but you don’t have to do it alone! If you wish to improve your interview skills and learn tips on how to navigate this challenging process, then this is the workshop for you. This interactive workshop aims to walk you through guidelines for preparation, and give you opportunities to practice ways to respond to common and curveball interview questions.
This workshop is open to all students. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Monday, 28 January 2019
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Acing a Technical Interview
Not sure how to go about preparing for technical interviews? Have questions about jobs concerning traditional programming, data science and machine learning?

Your alumni – Sean Saito, Kai Yi Yong, Pratyush More and Aaron Ong will spend the evening sharing on how you can better prepare yourself for technical interviews. The evening will begin with a general overview for technical interviews, with the latter half breaking off into two groups: Software Engineering/Development and Data Science. Please come ready with your questions!

Food will not be provided for this event, please have your dinners beforehand. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Programme Room 1

Lunchtime Sharing Session with Duke-NUS/Singhealth
Join representative(s) from Duke-NUS who will be sharing more on research internship opportunities centering on health systems strengthening, aging, non-communicable disease epidemiology, obesity and clinical practice improvement.

Please note that the dresscode is Smart Casual and RSVP on Symplicity.

Students may grab lunch from the Saga Dining Hall and take it into the Saga Private Dining Room.

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Saga Private Dining Room

CIPE Professional Headshots
Professional headshots will be available by a Yale-NUS student photographer from 2-4pm at Classroom 16.
Students who would like to update their photos for LinkedIn profiles/resumes are encouraged to wear collared shirts. RSVP is not required.

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM
Venue: Classroom 16

(NEW LOCATION) Problem Solving Crash Course on Analysis, Structuring, & Visual Thinking: The Essential Consulting Toolkit
What does it mean to have an analytical mindset in the workplace? What are the tools one can leverage to analyse, structure, and visualise information?
In this crash course, students will learn about major analytical and structuring tools such as matrices, decision trees, SCQA, and 1-pagers. Led by external facilitators from Kwantum Leap, this workshop will involve short exercises and case studies to practice essential analytical tools like grouping and sorting, constructing timelines, and creating frameworks to explain data. This is an essential consulting toolkit, regardless of what pathway you decide to pursue upon graduation.
Students of all years, majors, and career interests are welcome. Dinner will be provided for all who register.
Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2019
Time: 4:00PM-8:00PM
Venue: Programme Room 2 (Library)

Writing Killer Resumes & Cover Letters Session 2
Do you know the secrets to writing killer resumes and cover letters? Writing a document that effectively communicates your relevant experiences to date can be challenging, but it is a skill that can be mastered. This workshop is a pre-requisite for anyone interested in applying to CIPE-coordinated internships. Please bring along a copy of your current resume draft to the session and RSVP on Symplicity.
Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Discover the World of Publishing
Come out to meet & greet with publishers offering internships, representatives of the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) and Yale-NUS alumni who previously interned with publishers!

The former interns will spend some time sharing more about their experiences and provide you with hands-on tips on how you can make the most of your internship. Find out too from the publisher representatives from SBPA about the upcoming summer opportunities, how you can manage your expectations, as well as the internship application process!

Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Cendana Common Lounge

Common Good Collective
Are you interested in career opportunities for social impact? Do you want to connect with practitioners who are creating positive change in society? The Common Good Collective is the College’s largest gathering for social impact enthusiasts. This event will host numerous social impact organisations to share their work, and engage student talents, fellow practitioners and collaborators. Join us that evening to meet social impact drivers over a dinner reception.

Date: Wednesday, February 20
Time: 7.00 – 9.00 pm
Venue: Yale-NUS Performance Hall Foyer
RSVP on Symplicity.

How the World Works: A Project Manager’s Perspective
Have you ever wondered what project management is all about? What about change management within organizations?

Come out for a lunch sharing with representatives from The MovePlan Group that supports businesses across the globe through the challenge of change in the workplace. They will share more about what both project and change management are, as well as share from their personal work experiences.

Date: Wednesday, March 6
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Venue: Saga Common Lounge
RSVP on Symplicity

Political Consulting in Southeast Asia with Vriens and Partners
Join Managing Partner, Hans Vriens, and alumna, Cheryl Cosslett, as they share with us on the growth of emerging markets in South East Asia and the work Vriens & Partners is involved with in this region. Vriens & Partners is a risk consulting firm specializing in various services such as Government Affairs & Public Policy, Political & Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communications & Sustainability.

Date: Thursday, March 7
Time: 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Venue: Saga Rector’s Commons
Dinner is provided

How to Use Networking for Internships & Jobs
Kevin Legg, Founder and Managing Partner of SAGE and former Managing Director of GLG has employed Yale students over the years for over a dozen internships and job roles, and has supported Yale-NUS students as an employer since the founding of the school in Singapore. In this talk, Kevin introduce “3 rules, and 1 metaphor” for how to use networking for getting internships and jobs.

SAGE is a Singapore headquartered Learning and Development company that designs and facilitates learning paths for individuals and teams at work. GLG is a technology-enabled learning platform that connects top professionals with experts. More than 1,400 companies use GLG to help solve complex strategic and operational challenges, test hypotheses, gain market feedback, and seek mentorship

Date: Wednesday, March 13
Time: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Venue: Cendana Rector’s Commons
Please RSVP on Symplicity. Lunch is provided.

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2018/19

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2017/18

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2016/17