Career Events

Past On-Campus Career Events – 2018/19

Goldman Sachs Firmwide Presentation
At Goldman Sachs, your skills and experiences will create a world of possibilities for our clients. From the latest IPO and market insights to investments in clean energy and infrastructure, each one of our teams contributes to innovations that drive progress around the world. You’ll work alongside industry experts and strategic thinkers at all levels, gaining hands-on experience, unlike anywhere else. All at a place where your ideas matter and your personal and professional growth are front of mind. Come embrace the opportunity to move industries, make markets and empower communities.

To Register:
As space is limited, this event is invitation only.
Please register through the steps below by 11:59PM, 27 August 2018.
1. Go to my GS Events portal
2. Select “Register for Events”
3. Choose Singapore for country and filter
5. Select “Back to dashboard” to ensure you complete any outstanding tasks in your event inbox

Dresscode is Business Attire. Dinner will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM (Registration begins at 6:30PM)
Venue: Blackbox Theatre & Performance Hall Foyer

Lunchtime Talk with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA)
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). There will also be a short sharing on the application process for both internships and graduate positions. Singapore citizens are welcome to join us! Dresscode is Business Attire. Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Saga Rector’s Commons

Breaking into Banking (Advanced Interview Skills)
If you’re interested in pursuing a career in financial services, then this workshop is for you. What kind of interview questions might you receive? How should you manage the intense competition? This interactive workshop will walk you through guidelines for preparation and give you opportunities to practice your interview skills. This workshop is open to all students. Those who are applying to penultimate year internships or graduate opportunities this semester are highly encouraged to attend. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Thursday, 30 August 2018
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
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, 31 August, 7, 14 & 21 September
Time: 12:00PM-1:00PM
Venue: Elm Dining Hall

Sharing Session with JLT: Job Trends – Working in the Asia Region
Many of us identify ourselves as global citizens, having had the privilege of traveling to or living in numerous countries and experiencing a myriad of cultures. Likewise, when recruiting, international companies like JLT often look for candidates from diverse backgrounds who have interesting ideas and experiences to share. We are pleased to invite the JLT team for a lunchtime sharing session to speak about the opportunities available in Asia, why they chose to develop their careers in this region and answer any questions you may have about your career plans. Learn about how JLT, a risk management advisory, which started in Hong Kong became a global MNC, its views on regional emerging markets and the increasing importance of risk management in this region. Dress code is Business Attire and lunch will be provided. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 4 September 2018
Time: 12:00PM-1:30PM
Venue: Cendana Rector’s Commons

Writing Killer Resumes & Cover Letters
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.

Date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018
Time: 4:00PM-5:30PM
Venue: Classroom 15

StoryTelling Workshop: Using Your Personal Stories to Create an Impact
In this highly practical and interactive workshop, participants will dig deep into their life experiences for stories that can be used to highlight their abilities in a compelling and articulate way.  You will discover how to structure a story so it has a greater impact and learn methods for polishing your narrative so you are ready to shine in your interviews. Storytelling is a necessary skill to have as you apply to jobs, graduate school, fellowships and more. Join us for this special workshop with Singapore’s leading storyteller, Ms. Sheila Wee.
Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 1:00 – 5:00PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Lunchtime Talk with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Join us for an exclusive lunch event with the GlaxoSmithKline team and you’ll be surprised to discover the types of roles, internship and graduate opportunities (e.g. Future Leaders Programme) available within this healthcare giant! Students from Years 2-4 are welcome to attend, but must come in Business Casual attire. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Monday, 10 September 2018
Time: 12:00PM – 1:30PM
Venue: Saga Rector’s Commons

The Only Way to Crack the Case: Advanced Interview Skills 2
The case interview is one of the toughest interview formats that are used by many of the top companies around the world. This 3-hour hands-on advanced workshop will expose you to more challenging case studies with opportunities to practice and build on your current level of skills. You will need to have basic level of understanding and experience with tackling case studies in order to benefit from this workshop. 3rd year and 4th year students interested in applying to internships and jobs in consulting this semester are highly encouraged to attend. Students who attended Jon Kwan’s introductory case interview workshop in previous semesters and wish to build on their knowledge and skills are also welcome. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 11 September 2018
Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Tackling Difficult Interview Questions 
What kind of technical questions might you receive? How should you manage the intense competition?
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.

Date: Monday, 17 September 2018
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Classroom 15

Education: Lifeline or privilege?
An evening dialogue with Joan Liu to learn more about how her career in education enables educators around the world to support high achieving, low-income international students in their journey to access international higher education. Joan Liu is a University Advisor in the International College Counselling Office at the United World College of South East Asia, East Campus in Singapore. In 2018, Joan led a pro bono global effort to support 60 Nepalese students whose scholarships had been cancelled by a US university, and was able to place more than 50 of them at new universities. Joan also launched a cohort scholarship program for high impact counsellors working with high achieving, low-income international students from under-represented regions. This programme received “Rising Star” recognition at the National Association of College Admission Counselling. Please RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Tuesday, 18 September
Time: 6:30PM-8:00PM
Venue: Cendana Common Lounge

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 (, 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
– 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: Discover a Career in the Arts
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: NUS 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

[NEW VENUE] 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.


7:00 PM – 7:15 PM HR Introduction: SCB & International Graduate (IG) Programme
7:15 PM – 8:00 PM Overview of each business – Risk &Compliance, Group Chief Financial Office,
Information Technology & Operations
Panelist session + Q&A
8:00 PM – 8:15 PM 2018 IG Yale-NUS Alumni Sharing – Sharlene Chow (Financial Markets) & Alan Lo (Investment Banking)
8:15 PM – 9:00 PM Networking session

Date: Thursday, 18 October 2018
Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM
Venue: Saga Lecture Theatre 1

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

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

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.

Professional headshots will also be available by a Yale-NUS student photographer from 4-6pm at Classroom 16.
Students who would like to update their photos for LinkedIn profiles/resumes are encouraged to wear collared shirts.

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

For Class 2019: Job Search Strategies & TGS Info Session
What key timelines and milestones should you keep in mind as you approach your final year? How can you manage your time effectively? The Career Services team will be present to share how CIPE can assist you during the job hunting process, including job search strategies, preparation tips and answer any burning questions you may have. We will also discuss TGS in the last segment of the workshop.
Please RSVP on Symplicity. Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Time: 7:00PM-8:30PM
Venue: TCT

Lunchtime Sharing Session: Navigating a career in Management Consulting & Insights from the Middle East
Join us for a lunchtime session with Mr Cheong Kai Jian, management consultant at Arthur D Little. Mr Cheong will be sharing about his career journey from Singapore’s Public Sector to Consulting in Dubai and current experience living and working in the Middle East. Mr Cheong graduated Magna cum Laude in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also holds a Master of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) from the same university, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. Please note that the dresscode is Smart Casual and RSVP on Symplicity.

Date: Monday, 12 November 2018
Time: 12:0oPM-1:00PM
Venue: Saga Common Lounge