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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The Role of UX Research in Product Innovation
At an ever-faster pace that the world is moving, penetrating user insights is much needed for appealing and meaningful products. Corporations and researchers are improvising and defining the role of UX research in innovation work stream. This sharing session will touch on UI/UX, product innovation process, and various research practices.

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: October 21, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Assessment Centre Workshop: Practicing Business Cases and Scenarios Exercises
Feeling the nerves at the thought of going for assessment centres or answering that tricky business case question? This hands on workshop aims to provide a platform for you to practice one of the common exercises you may encounter in an assessment centre – Business Case exercises. We will also give you an overview of some other common exercises that are used (i.e. in-tray, role plays) and important tips to not only perform well, but on how to properly prepare.

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: October 14, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Career Sharing Session: Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Are you to keen explore a meaningful career in Foreign Service? Do you have a desire to serve Singapore and contribute to our national interests? Join the MFA team for a cosy session to learn more about the Ministry’s work and what it’s like to be a Foreign Service Officer (FSO).

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: October 8, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Our Search for Meaningful Work Somewhere Else
Somewhere Else has shaped hotel brands, sold credit cards but more importantly, we helped birth Rice Media, created a charity portal for designers and most recently, launch a competitor to Nespresso. Through a selection of recent projects, Yong will be sharing about his journey as a creative director, working with large companies to helping the underdog.

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: September 30, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Sustainability x Business Alumni Panel
What does it mean to create environmental and positive impact in your career? Hear from your fellow alumni!

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: September 29, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Venue: Virtual

Effective Altruism – Create Your Own High-Impact Career Pathway
Join Effective Altruism Singapore for a hands-on virtual workshop on how you can create a high impact career. Figure out what areas you should be in for the greatest impact, and how to transition into a higher impact career pathway.

Please RSVP on Symplicity and check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: September 18, 2020 (Friday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Virtual

Doctors Without Borders Goes to Campus – Yale-NUS and NUS Edition!
Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières(MSF) is a Nobel Peace Prize awarded international medical humanitarian aid organisation that provides free, quality medical assistance in over 70 countries to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics and pandemics, natural disasters and exclusion from healthcare. It upholds principles of neutrality, impartiality, non-discrimination and independence and adheres to medical ethics in our care. MSF provides aid ranging from surgeries, HIV/AIDS treatment, malnutrition treatment, vaccination programmes, tuberculosis (TB) treatment, mental health programmes, maternal health/paediatric care, water and sanitation and more. On average about 85 cents of every dollar donated goes to our social mission.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: September 17, 2020 (Thursday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

A Day in the Life of an Artistic Director
Join us for a casual sharing session with Kamil Haque, the founder and Artistic Director of Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity (HCAC) and Method Productions (MP). In this session, ask Kamil anything! What motivated Kamil to set up an acting centre in Singapore after spending almost a decade in Los Angeles? How does he share his art of acting locally?

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: September 16, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Elm Common Lounge

A Day in the Life of a Marketing Strategist
What does working on a Marketing team look like? Why Marketing?

As the Chief Technology Officer of Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre Pte Ltd (Taf.tc), Andre The’s passion for technology and innovation has allowed him to be responsible for the company’s Technology and Digital Marketing needs. Over the year, he has become a mentor to many who have joined the digital marketing industry and has also spearheaded multiple digitization and automation projects in the department.

Isabel Perucho (Class of 2018) is currently a Senior Marketing Executive at TaF.tc. She loves good design and has helped with freelance creative projects throughout her time at Yale-NUS College. Currently, she is on the team responsible for spreading the word about TaF.tc’s courses and industry opportunities, and she also oversees the TENCEL™ Art of Shoes Design Competition. Isabel strives to learn more about design, content creation, and UX/UI everyday.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: September 15, 2020 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Rapid Resume Reviews
CIPE Career Services will be ion Zoom during lunchtime every Friday to provide feedback on student resumes. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Every Friday until October 30, 2020 (Except September 25, 2020)
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Virtual

Pivoting in a Pandemic: Lessons from Public Service Leaders
Medha Basu is the deputy editor and founding member of GovInsider. She has spent the last seven years interviewing ministers, mayors, senior civil servants and public service innovators. With that, she works with a team of journalists and government geeks to bring inspiring ideas from across the world to help governments in Asia tackle their most pressing challenges and improve public service delivery.

Please check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: September 9, 2020 (Wednesday)
Time: 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Venue: Zoom

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop
How can you craft a resume that stands out? Writing a document that effectively communicates your relevant experiences to date can be challenging, but it is a skill that can be mastered.

Join us for a workshop session conducted by Alan Lim from Indeed, a Global Employment Search Engine Company that handles 5+ billion job search queries every month. Alan is currently taking care of Campus Recruitment for Indeed Singapore and has hired fresh graduates as well as experienced professionals from a diverse background across multiple roles within the tech domain throughout his stint as a recruiter. Please bring along a copy of your current resume draft to the session.

Date:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Format: Virtual
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Career Spotlight: Liberal Arts Meets Finance
An Art History Major Now the Head of Finance for GSK Taiwan

Curious about how the liberal arts education can enable you to see the world differently and help in navigating your career pathway? Join us in an upcoming Career Spotlight session featuring Kyle Black as he shares on his professional journey and skillsets one should prepare for a career in finance or commercial world.

Please check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: Thursday 3 September
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Format: Virtual

Cracking the Case Virtual Workshop

The case interview is one of the toughest interview formats that are used by many of the top companies around the world. While many books can teach you how to “crack the case”, the case interview is an interactive process in which the best way to prepare is to actually practice. In this 3hr hands-on workshop conducted by Jonathan Kwan, former Consultant, the workshop seeks to share some of the tips, techniques and common mistakes in case interviews. You will have the opportunity to both receive and deliver a case. By putting you in the shoes of an interviewer, you will get a better appreciation and develop key insights into what real-life interviewers will be looking for. At the end, you will takeaway tools and techniques to continue practising with your classmates.

Please check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: Wednesday 2 September 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Format: Virtual

Getting Into Tech Without Doing Tech (No Coding Required!)
At Amazon Web Services, Inez Lim (2020) had the opportunity to intern as an APAC Customer Engagement Intern and Gideon Lim (2020) as a Public Policy Intern. They will be sharing about some industry knowledge, the application process, their respective internship experiences and how they adjusted to Covid-19 at the job!

Please check out Symplicity for more information.

Date: 1 September, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Venue: Elm Common Lounge (CR 6)

Social Impact Alumni Panel 2020
If you dread working in a job without meaning, and if you want to make positive social impact while getting paid to do so – sign up here and hear from your seniors who have done just that. 5 seniors from the class of 17 and 18 will share their experiences, and speak frankly about their journeys.

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Date: 27 August, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Venue: Zoom

Acing the Interview
In an interview, it’s not just what you say but how you say it. So how can you make sure you leave a memorable impression and get the job offer?Interviews can be a daunting and nerve-racking process but you don’t have to do it alone! If you wish to improve your in person and digital interview skills and learn tips on how to navigate this challenging process, then this is the workshop for you. In the session, you can look forward to the tips and frameworks to help you behavioural interview situations. In addition, we will discuss how to start strong with a comprehensive “tell me about yourself”, and how to ask good questions at the end to leave a lasting impression.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: 26 August, 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Zoom

Fireside Chat with Chris Malone
Join Chris Malone, Boston Consulting Group’s Global Head of Economic Development and Managing Partner for Vietnam on  for insights on how he went from a degree in Classics from Oxford University to sitting on the Economic Advisory Council for the Government of Vietnam.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: 25 August, 2020
Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Venue: Black Box Theatre

Oliver Wyman: Virtual Campus Info Session
This is a firm wide presentation on Internships and Consultant opportunities by Oliver Wyman to students in NUS and Yale-NUS. Please sign up by 18 August via Symplicity (HERE) to indicate your interest.A zoom link will be sent to you prior by 20 August 2020. Please ensure that your Zoom display name reflects your full name and college. Oliver Wyman reserves to rights to not admit participants with unregistered display names.

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Date: 21 August, 2020
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: Zoom

Developing Your Authentic Personal Brand
Authenticity is key to building a great personal brand. In both networking and interview sessions, we are being assessed based on what we believe, what we represent and how we convey these message to people. This workshop provides a hands-on understanding of authentic personal branding along with networking in person or virtually effectively as a strategy for career development and job search.

This workshop provides a hands-on understanding of personal branding and networking effectively as a strategy for job hunting, and proper protocols when meeting someone formally, or through the social media. Using what the participants know from the previous workshops, participants will have a better understanding of how to brand themselves. Zoom link will be sent to students prior to the session.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: 19 August, 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Zoom

Day in a Life of a Management Consultant (By Yale-NUS Alumni)
Are you curious about what a management consultant’s daily routine is like, the projects they work on and how much time they actually spend in meetings? Join us in a virtual Day in a life of a Management Consultant sharing session on Tuesday 18 August 2020. Hear from Alumni Alex Pont and Martin Vasev sharing their experiences at Oliver Wyman!

Please sign up on Symplicity by Friday, 14 August 2020, 2359 and a Zoom link and password will be sent to you.

Date: 18 August, 2020
Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Venue: Zoom

Navigating your Career Journey Workshop
Ready to explore the paths ahead but not sure where and how to start? As a career is a journey and not a destination, this session aims to equip you with skills with the ability to develop your own roadmap. This workshop will provide you with an understanding of who you are, the career you are considering, developing a career map for exploration and eventually equipping of relevant skills.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: 13 August, 2020
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Venue: Zoom

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2019/20
Past On-Campus Career Events – 2018/19
Past On-Campus Career Events – 2017/18
Past On-Campus Career Events – 2016/17