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“TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF”

This is your opportunity to make a positive impression. Pg 12

THE HUNT FOR A GREAT INTERN

What traits do employers look for when searching for a great intern? Pg 18

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Tell Us About Yourself

This is your opportunity to make a positive impression.

The Hunt For A Great Intern What traits do employers look for when searching for a great intern?

Types of Interviews The 3 interview types that are part of the job application process.

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We take Singapore into the future by constantly transforming the infocomm landscape to create a vibrant economic environment. Be part of the team to deliver the iN2015 blueprint to navigate Singapore’s transition into an Intelligent Nation, a Global City, Powered by Infocomm. At IDA, the work we do is more than just about IT. It is about national transformation by harnessing the potential of infocomm. If you are a proactive self-starter, a results and business-oriented individual with an analytical mind, we welcome you to make this journey with us today!

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D S TA C A R E E R S For Greater Minds

Greater Minds seek the opportunity to use their ingenuity to serve a greater purpose. They aspire to apply their passion in science and technology to strengthen Singapore’s defence and security. At the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), our Greater Minds are nurtured to have these remarkable qualities as it takes people of outstanding capabilities to drive our vision. We empower you to drive our mission of harnessing science and technology for the defence and security of Singapore. Join our team of Greater Minds who provide the Singapore Armed Forces its superior technological edge that makes it a formidable fighting force. If you believe that you have the makings of a Greater Mind, begin your journey at DSTA to realise your full potential.

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Some may define a successful career as making a name for oneself. But for Franklin Chua, a meaningful career must have a positive impact on the lives of others. Driven by that ideal, Franklin chose a career in the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA). As a defence engineer in DSTA Land Systems Programme Centre, he plays an active role to acquire, develop and integrate advanced capabilities that enhance the operational effectiveness of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF). Franklin is part of the DSTA team that led the development of the Trailblazer Countermine Vehicle. The vehicle is one of the most compact and fully tracked armoured countermine vehicle of its class in the world, and possesses an innovative lane marking system which dispenses javelin-like rods to indicate safe paths, thus blazing a trail for soldiers following in its wake.

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“My work has trained me to be adaptable, innovative and always have a positive attitude when faced with challenges,” he shares. During Exercise Bold Kurukshetra in India in 2010, Franklin and his team were on site to provide technical support

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Questions to expect from a head of department:

o matter what kind of job you’re after, you will be asked to talk about yourself in the interview. This allows the company to evaluate whether your professional and personal qualifications are suited to the job.

• What do you know about our company? • Why do you want to work for us? • What can you bring to the table that others can’t? • What do you think is the most and least attractive aspect of the job? • Why should we take you on? • What aspects of a job are most important to you? • What do you think the job will consist of? • Where do you see yourself in five years? • What are your pay expectations? • How flexible are you?

This is your opportunity to make a positive impression. It’s important that you spend the time talking about your qualifications and present yourself in a positive light.

Avoid repetition and practise

This should only take a few minutes, so you must be prepared to talk about yourself and your background without trying to say too much. It’s a very good idea to write down a few keywords and follow the points you’ve thought about in advance. This will help you to avoid repetition and include all of the important details. Always remember to practise what you want to say. You may want to ask someone you know – your spouse, partner or a friend – if they’ll listen to what you intend to say. This will let you practise your presentation and assess how it sounds. If you have not prepared in advance, the chances are that, after the interview, you will be left thinking, e.g. “I didn’t get to mention my strengths.”

If an HR officer is present, be prepared for some “softer” and broader questions as they judge whether you’re the right person in relation to the job, the staff and the company. terms of work experience, professional skills and human qualities. Leave out stories about your former boss treating you badly, etc. Or that because of the heavy workload and poor working environment you were off sick for a prolonged period.

A little bit about your personal life:

All of this may well be true and be a part of your background, but keep your eyes on the goal. Talk about your qualifications for this job. You don’t want your prospective future boss to sit there thinking, “I don’t want him/her talking like that about me some day!”

Work experience

After your presentation, the company will usually ask you some questions.

Use the template below for your preparations • Age, marital status, where you live

• Your education and training • Which companies have you worked for?

Your qualifications for this job

• Professional qualifications for the job • Personal qualities in relation to job When you talk about yourself and your background, talk about the positives in

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If you are only being interviewed by a department head, the questions will largely be work-related (e.g. “How many years’ experience do you have in a particular area?”, “How long did your previous job last?”) and about whether you have experience with particular types of work.

Questions to expect from an HR officer:

• Who are you? • What are your strengths/ weaknesses? • Would you mind taking a test? • Were you sacked from your last job? Why? • What do you understand by a good working relationship? • What do you think of your current boss? • What would your former colleagues say about you? • How is your financial situation? • How many sick days have you had in the last year? • Are you willing to take further training? • What do you do in your spare time? We recommend that you prepare your answers to these questions in advance. If you are asked an uncomfortable question, it’s best to avoid having to think of an answer during the actual interview. You risk being unable to explain yourself properly. You don’t want to walk away thinking that you didn’t make the right impression.

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This highly sought after 2-year leadership programme offers the brightest and most promising candidates the opportunity to fast track their careers and develop the fundamental skills that will prepare them to lead the way forward in banking.

For those with a passion for ideas, this 2-year programme offers you the opportunity to specialise in the technology and operations businesses, and develop expertise that will prepare you to drive innovation in banking.

As a Management Associate, you will be given extensive learning and development opportunities. Cross-franchise rotations will give you exposure to different businesses and develop a breadth of knowledge. Besides on-the-job training and mentorship, you will embark on an accelerated learning programme designed to sharpen your technical and personal effectiveness skills with business know-how. We will also create opportunities for you to interact with senior management and fellow management associates in the region to build your professional network. Begin your career with DBS and let the Management Associate Programme put you in the forefront of change in banking.

As a Graduate Associate, you will undergo rigorous training to build banking and finance, project management and personal development skills. Specifically designed job rotations will give you insights into the different functions across the technology and operations businesses. We will also provide mentorship and networking opportunities that will broaden your horizons and sharpen your innovative edge. Start your career journey with DBS and let the Graduate Associate Programme develop you into a leader in banking innovation.

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PRESENT FOR THE FUTURE Becoming a DBS Management Associate (MA) opened up a world of opportunities for Daryl Tan Yan Liang who graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a double degree in Business and Accountancy. The highly sought after two-year leadership programme offers the brightest and most promising candidates the opportunity to fast track their careers and develop the fundamental skills that will prepare them to lead the way forward in banking. Selected candidates will get to embark on an accelerated learning programme and undergo on-the-job training and mentorship. “I was able to utilise all the skills that I had gained during the training on my first rotation and that allowed me to get up to speed quickly across different teams,” said Daryl. “I was also sent to Hong Kong to get some regional exposure to the business.” Having just completed a seven-month stint in Group Audit team where he participated in nine audit projects across different businesses and geographies, this MA from the 2012 batch can still vividly recall his Management Internship days in the Bank in 2011. "We were continually evaluated throughout the 10-week internship period," said Daryl. "We were also assigned a MA buddy and the interaction with my buddy gave me insights into the MA Programme, which inspired me to be one.” The Management Internship programme includes networking sessions with senior management, leadership training sessions, a cross-departmental project and evaluation. Currently, Daryl is with the Global Transaction Services Cash Channels team, where he is involved in shaping the Bank’s corporate internet banking platform. When asked for his advice to aspiring MAs, Daryl quotes the Institutional Banking Group’s Chief Operating Officer, Lim Him Chuan: “He said that to be a leader, we must first be able to lead ourselves and to try our best to follow the 5Ls - Listen, Learn, Link up with others, Leverage on strengths and last but not least, Laugh and have fun in the process. It’s simple, effective, and inspirational.” Begin your career with DBS and let the Management Associate Programme put you in the forefront of change in banking. Visit dbs.com/careers

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THE HUNT

FOR A GREAT INTERN What traits do employers look for when searching for a great intern? INDEPENDENCE

ENTHUSIASM

The ability to prioritize tasks, manage time & being resourceful without your supervisors being your baby-sitters.

Usually tested with the classic question “Why would you like to work with us?”

SOFT SKILLS

POSITIVITY

Effective communication & people management skills which go beyond the books.

A “can do” attitude & the right mind-set make you a better team player

DEPENDABLE

WILLINGNESS TO LEARN

Sharing any projects which you had been dedicated to can increase employer’s confidence in you seeing through the internship assignment .

A “know-it-all” attitude or false confidence may just backfire on you.

LEADERSHIP

CRITICAL THINKING

Usually sniffed out through your co-curricular activities, having a leadership quality in some arena will definitely be an advantage.

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TYPES OF INTERVIEWS

In this article, we will touch on 3 interview types that are becoming an integral part of the job application process. PHONE INTERVIEWS Phone interviews are usually the first step of the grueling interview process, and while it may often seem like a casual ‘get to know you’ conversation, the phone interview is hardly something to be taken lightly. Most employers use phone interviews as a way of deciding if arranging a face-to-face interview with a candidate is worth their time. It is therefore crucial that any serious job applicant make use of the phone conversation to “sell” themselves well.

Preparation

With the interview being conducted over the phone, applicants have the advantage of being able to be interviewed from the comfort of their homes. Applicants should capitalise on this advantage by having research materials readily available for reference during the interview. Applicants should also make an effort to ensure that no disturbances or possible disruptions occur during the interview. Having the interview disrupted by a ‘dead’ phone battery or a noisy background is not something that would leave a good impression. While body language is not something that is visible over the phone, it can have a big influence over the way you sound. Thus something as simple as sitting up straight, talking with a smile or dressing up for the interview can make a difference.

During

As interviewers are not able to see you, it is important that you sound interested and enthusiastic over the phone. Sounding bored or unfocused is a surefire way of getting disqualified from a follow-up interview. It is also often forgotten that it is still a formal interview and as a result, many candidates end up coming across as too casual. Therefore, candidates should remember to be cordial and address the interviewer by his or her title unless told to do otherwise. Taking toilet breaks during the interview is another thing that interviewees should avoid.

Closing

Before hanging up, thank the interviewer and find out when you will hear from the company again, or when a face-to-face interview can or will be scheduled. This will save you the agony of nervously waiting by the phone all day for news on your application.

PANEL INTERVIEWS Though still relatively less popular among companies, panel interviews are slowly gaining favour among employers who are looking to get a more unbiased decision in the candidate selection process. The interviewee is usually interviewed by a panel consisting of 2-8 employees of various roles and departments that the candidate is likely to work with if they were to be offered the job.

personalities, so it is important that the candidate builds rapport and makes eye contact with every member on the panel. Many interviewees make the common mistake of assuming one member of the panel as playing the biggest role in the selection process, which often results in them not connecting with the whole panel. Unless you are entirely sure of each panel member’s role in the process, you should pay equal attention to each interviewer.

Preparation

Closing

Before the interview, interviewees should take time to find out about the members on the interview panel. Doing some research would not only allow you to direct questions to the appropriate people, but will show the panel that you have taken the time to do your research. Professional networking sites like LinkedIn may also help you to know more about their backgrounds and how they look like. Like a traditional interview, interviewees should prepare answers to questions that are likely to be asked during the interview, which will leave less room for suprises and awkward pauses.

During

Apart from the candidate’s competencies, the panel is also looking to see how well a candidate interacts with people of various communication styles and

CASE STUDY INTERVIEWS Considered one of the toughest and most mentally draining interviews used by organizations, ample preparation and practice is often required to handle case study interviews. During the interview, interviewees are usually required to take on a variety of case study questions consisting of business problems, brainteasers and logical puzzles, forcing interviewees to put their analytical and problem solving skills on full display.

Preparation

Most of the questions asked during the interview require the interviewee to possess knowledge on the industry and the company, so interviewees should spend time studying and doing thorough researching on the topics relevant. As interviewers are not only looking to get a good gauge of your problem solving skills, but also your ability to structure and present your answers and information, practising with someone who is able to give a fair critique of your answers could be greatly beneficial for the interviewee. There are also case study practice questions and resources easily available that interviewees could take reference from.

Making your last impression count stands true here. Before the end of the interview, the interviewees are usually asked if they have anything to add, this is where interviewees should ask questions. Many interviewers judge interviewees based on the questions asked, so do try to ask intelligent questions that show you have indepth understanding or interest in the company. Before leaving, make sure you shake the hand of every panel member and thank them individually.

Follow-Up

After the interview, interviewees should send out personalized thank you notes or emails to each panel member as soon as possible. Interviewees should take this as an opportunity to improve on any replies or points that may have been discussed during the interview.

During

Interviewers are interested in understanding how you arrived to your answer. Sometimes the process itself is more important than the answer. Therefore, “thinking out loud” will help the interviewer get a good understanding of your analytical skills and thought process. Most of the questions asked do not have just one “right” answer. As long as the deriving of your answer is practical and logical, do not be afraid to be creative.

Closing

The closing and follow up is no different from a standard face-to-face interview. Interviewees should shake the interviewer’s hand and thank them. Interviewees should send out a thank you note or email to the interviewer thereafter, stating briefly your unwavering interest to the job opening.


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Discover what it is like working in this dynamic and fast-paced central Ministry and decide if MOF is the place for you to embark on your career. For details on the career opportunities available, please visit the public service job portal at www.careers.gov.sg or the Ministry’s career site at app.careers.mof.gov.sg

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As trustee of the nation’s savings, we understand what it means to be trusted. In our hands we hold the future of real people and real lives. We foster an environment of trust and encourage positive relationships for effective teamwork. We offer you the space to develop with meaningful opportunities and fresh challenges. We adopt a total rewards focus comprising competitive remuneration, attractive benefits and non-monetary recognition. Take that first step with us. For Trust is the starting point for all we do.

SENIOR EXECUTIVE (POLICY) As the Singaporean population ages, there is a pressing need to help Singaporeans prepare financially for their old age. Being a trustee of the nation’s retirement savings, CPF Board plays a key role in formulating policies to ensure retirement adequacy for Singaporeans. We are seeking suitably qualified and talented individuals who are passionate about working for the interest of the national population to join our Policy Department. This is your opportunity to shape Singapore’s social security policies, encompassing retirement, housing and healthcare. You will gain direct involvement in a broad range of policy reviews that yield tangible outcome and exposure to the process of high level policy decision-making while interacting with other Ministries and Statutory Boards.

You should have a good honours degree, be self-motivated and at ease with: • Developing well thought out policy proposals, based on qualitative and quantitative analysis of issues and data • Writing clearly and succinctly • Making convincing presentations • Multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment • Embracing new challenges • Working independently or with a team, demonstrating strong organisational and interpersonal skills

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Management / Professional Positions You will be part of a team that plays a crucial role in policy formulation, strategic implementation and operations management. You will also lead teams to deliver solutions, improve performance and achieve results in your area of responsibility. As part of your career development, you may be rotated to different divisions within CAAS to broaden your understanding of the organisation’s roles, while also further developing your area of expertise. Entry Requirements • Positions are only open to Singaporeans and Singapore PRs • Possess good honours degree in any discipline of study For Accountancy and Engineering positions, a professional degree in the relevant field of study is mandatory. We invite you to join us in shaping Singapore into a global hub of aviation excellence.

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NUS: 2012 GES Employment Rate1 and Salary of Graduates By Bachelors Degree

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FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons)

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FACULTY OF DENTISTRY Bachelor of Dental Surgery

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FACULTY OF ENGINEERING Bachelor of Engineering (Bioengineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science) Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial & Systems Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

86.4% 92.4% 98.5% 92.0% 90.7% 88.5% 90.7% 92.0% 95.2% 92.3%

79.5% 90.3% 96.9% 90.0% 87.3% 76.9% 83.7% 90.0% 92.9% 91.4%

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FACULTY OF LAW Bachelor Laws (LLB) (Hons)5

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Bachelor of Applied Science** Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons) Bachelor of Science Bachelor of Science (Computational Biology)** Bachelor of Science (Hons) Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons)6

N.A. 100.0% 82.6% N.A. 86.8% 100.0%

N.A. 93.1% 71.9 % N.A. 76.1% 98.5%

N.A. 3079 2920 N.A. 3190 3560

N.A. 3100 2800 N.A. 3135 3525

NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL Bachelor of Business Administration Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Hons)

88.5% 92.6% 96.6% 96.2%

84.2% 88.3% 96.6% 96.2%

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SCHOOL OF COMPUTING Bachelor of Computing** Bachelor of Computing (Communications and Media) Bachelor of Computing (Computational Biology)** Bachelor of Computing (Computer Engineering)

N.A. 92.0% N.A. 94.0%

N.A. 88.0% N.A. 90.0%

N.A. 3060 N.A. 3630

N.A. 3000 N.A. 3200

Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) Bachelor of Computing (Electronic Commerce) Bachelor of Computing (Information Systems)

96.2% 97.1% 96.5 %

92.5% 91.4% 94.1%

3683 3289 3169

3300 3010 3100

SCHOOL OF DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)6 Bachelor of Arts (Industrial Design) Bachelor of Science (Project & Facilities Management) Bachelor of Science (Real Estate)

96.7% 84.4% 92.9% 92.6%

95.1% 59.4% 91.8% 89.8%

3717 2886 3046 3042

3800 2950 3000 3000

YONG LOO LIN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Bachelor of Science (Nursing) (Hons)** Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)6

100.0% N.A. 100.0%

98.0% N.A. 100.0%

2866 N.A. 4799

2950 N.A. 4900

65.0%

2397

2500

2012 Graduate Employment Survey ( NUS )

DEGREE

GROSS MONTHLY SALARY4 ($)

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

YONG SIEW TOH CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Bachelor of Music

90.0%

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2012 Graduate Employment Survey ( NTU )

NTU: 2012 GES Employment Rate1 and Salary of Graduates By Bachelors Degree

OVERALL EMPLOYMENT2 RATE

FULL-TIME PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT3 RATE

MEAN

MEDIAN

Accountancy (3-yr direct Honours programme)

97.6%

96.5%

2969

2720

Business (3-yr direct Honours programme)

96.3%

90.5%

3268

3100

Business and Computing

95.2%

95.2%

3651

3450

Accountancy and Business

96.9%

95.9%

3464

3380

Aerospace Engineering

87.1%

87.1%

3578

3500

Bioengineering

77.3%

72.7%

3044

3000

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

92.5%

90.7%

3314

3275

Civil Engineering

100%

100%

3270

3180

Computer Engineering

97.0%

95.0%

3336

3200

Computer Science

95.9%

91.1%

3371

3192

N.A

N.A

N.A

N.A

Environmental Engineering

80.3%

69.7%

3176

3099

Information Engineering and Media

90.9%

87.9%

2974

3000

Materials Engineering

86.4%

81.3%

3206

3032

Mechanical Engineering

90.6%

88.1%

3272

3100

Maritime Studies

95.7%

93.6%

3336

3000

Art, Design & Media

81.4%

61.9%

2783

2700

Chinese

95.5%

90.9%

3157

3180

Communication Studies

93.1%

83.6%

2941

2900

Economics

84.9%

81.1%

3190

3000

English Literature

90.2%

70.5%

3179

3250

Linguistics and Multilingual Studies

88.9%

66.7%

3066

3100

Psychology

90.0%

72.0%

2953

2800

Sociology

87.5%

77.1%

3162

3200

96.7%

96.7%

2830

3000

N.A

N.A

N.A

N.A

Chemistry & Biological Chemistry

84.2%

79.2%

3127

3100

Mathematical Sciences

94.4%

83.3%

3364

3200

Physics/ Applied Physics

85.3%

76.5%

3284

3200

Mathematics & Economics

87.5%

82.1%

3180

3125

100.0%

100.0%

3430

3467

100.0%

100.0%

3428

3467

DEGREE

GROSS MONTHLY SALARY4 ($)

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS (NANYANG BUSINESS SCHOOL)

COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

Electrical & Electronic Engineering & Economics**

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, ARTS, & SOCIAL SCIENCES

COLLEGE OF SCIENCES Biomedical Sciences — Traditional Chinese Medicine7 Biomedical Sciences**

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION (NIE) Arts (with Education)5 Science (with Education)

5

Source: Graduate Employment Survey conducted by NTU

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SMU: 2012 GES Employment Rate1 and Salary of Graduates By Bachelors Degree

OVERALL EMPLOYMENT2 RATE

FULL-TIME PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT3 RATE

MEAN

MEDIAN

Accountancy (4-year programme)

95.3%

93.0%

3268

2800

- Cum Laude and above8

98.5%

97.0%

3765

3261

Business Management (4-year programme)

91.1%

85.6%

3348

3000

- Cum Laude and above8

95.3%

93.8%

3854

3500

Economics (4-year programme)

90.2%

82.7%

3768

3500

- Cum Laude and above

89.5%

84.2%

4053

3500

Information Systems Management (4-year programme)

90.2%

86.5%

3383

3150

- Cum Laude and above

94.7%

84.2%

3946

3831

Social Sciences (4-year programme)

91.8%

79.5%

3289

3000

- Cum Laude and above

90.0%

86.7%

3496

3260

Law (4-years programme)6

98.6%

97.2%

4975

5000

Cum Laude and above

100.0%

100.0%

5082

5000

DEGREE

GROSS MONTHLY SALARY4 ($)

SCHOOL OF ACCOUNTANCY

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS

8

SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS

8

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

8

SCHOOL OF LAW

8

Source: Graduate Employment Survey conducted by SMU

Source of all data: The Ministry of Education, Singapore

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