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Policy Changes Must Be Met With Individual Initiative

Given the ambiguity of the global environment – in which “young people in many developed economies are finding it increasingly difficult to land permanent jobs to enable them to have the confidence to plan their future” (ST, Feb. 16) – policy changes in the classroom and at the workplace can prepare young Singaporeans for future challenges. Yet oftentimes absent from such discourse is the initiative of the individual, and especially in the context of securing long-term and meaningful careers, three endeavours can be useful: securing internships, seeking career advice, and building connections. Continue reading

Your (A-Level) Results Are In. Now What?

This will be one of the many posts of the A-Level season. And while it is true that students are more than their grades (though universities, scholarship boards and companies, notwithstanding recent changes, have assessment or recruitment criteria which say otherwise), that results or grades do not determine a student’s future (though in the same future, at the workplace or in a university classroom, results – of a different form – will continue to matter), and that those who had poor results as a student have gone on to achieve great things (though, on average, it is a reasonable hypothesis that students with higher education or good grades tend to do better), I write as a to-be university graduate who has had my fair share of failures and disappointments, but who hates failures. Learning how to move on from these disappointments remains a work-in-progress too. Continue reading

Six Lessons I Learned From My Four Internships

Throughout my four years in university, I interned for four different companies – a tuition and enrichment centre (for one-and-a-half years), a bank (for three months), an events and media startup (for six months), and a non-profit platform for Asian philanthropists (for three months) – and while each stint provided insights into working for companies of different sizes, companies in different industries, and companies with different management policies, there were similar lessons consistent across the companies. These were lessons learned through first-hand experience, and through conversations with those I worked with, and worked for. Continue reading


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