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FASS Talk: “An Internship For Me?”

What are you doing this Vacation?

  • Travel
  • Summer Programme
  • Community Project
  • Volunteer
  • Part-time Work
  • What about Internship?

Are you planning to intern during the coming vacation or in the new academic year? Are you aware that you can receive modular credits for doing an internship? Do you have other questions relating to internships?

FASS Dean’s Office invites you to

FASS Talk: “An Internship for Me?”


Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 6:15 to 8:00 pm, AS7-01-17 Seminar Room B

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Karen Wong, Manager for Career Preparation, FASS Dean’s Office, will outline what you should know about Internship for FASS Students. You will learn about the internship programmes in NUS, sources of internships, and who you can turn to for preparation help. Our friendly Career Advisors will be here to help answer questions as well.

For more information about Internship for FASS Students, please visit > http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/studentlife/internships.html





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Tamil Language Teacher Career Talk @ NUS


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Labor Migration and Global Labor History: The Case of the Javanese

FASS and ARI Migration Clusters are holding a seminar on 25 March titled “Labor Migration and Global Labor History: The Case of the Javanese”
Time: 11am-12:30pm
RSVP by 25 March to: fastxr@nus.edu.sg
More details below and on the Migration Cluster website at http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/…/migrati…/newsevents/e_labor.html

Labor Migration and Global Labor History: The Case of the Javanese

Date: 25 March 2015 (Wednesday)
Location: Executive Seminar Room, AS7/01-07, The Shaw Foundation Building, 5 Arts Link, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Kent Ridge Campus

Jointly organized by the Migration Clusters of Asia Research Institute, and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore


In the wake of  increasing interest in contemporary human mobilities, including in migration, a resurgence of global labor history is underway. The basis for labor mobilization and non-free labor regimes under conditions of globalization was laid during colonialism. In this talk, I review the migration history of Javanese indentured labor beyond the borders of current Indonesia into Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Scrutinizing archival data on the Javanese allows for the drafting of a transnational history of connective labor mobility that highlights entanglements and comparabilities.

About the speaker:

Vincent J.H. Houben has been professor of Southeast Asian History and Society at Humboldt University Berlin since 2001. He was trained in history and Southeast Asian languages at Leiden University. There he obtained his Ph.D. in 1987 on the basis of a study of indirect rule in Central Java in the nineteenth century. After ten years of lecturing in Indonesian history at the same university, he moved to Germany to become a professor of Southeast Asian studies in Passau (1997-2001). Vincent Houben was  director of the Institute of Asian and African studies at Humboldt University from 2004 until 2011 and has written extensively on different themes in Southeast Asian history, society, economy and culture.

FASS Talk: “The Road Less Travelled By” — Opportunities in Banking for FASS Students

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Citibank talk 25 Mar

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Friend and enthusiastic writer who represented his time

Monday, 16 March 2015

Berita Harian

It was reported that the Malay Heritage Centre, in collaboration with the Department of Malay Studies at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, had organised the seminar titled “Literature for Independence” as part of the Al-Bustan Seminar Series, which explored the relations between independence and literature. The seminar featured guest speaker Mr Mohamed Latif Mohamed, a prolific poet and writer in Singapore’s Malay literary scene. It was noted that his works can be recognised as classic works and that they reflect the nationalistic sentiment that was the reality of that time.

Singapore history to be explored in play at NUS Arts Festival

Saturday, 14 March 2015  

Lianhe Zaobao

It was reported that a group of Year 3 students from the Theatre Studies Programme at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences will be staging the play “Furthest North, Deepest South”, on 21 and 22 March 2015 at the NUS Arts Festival. The play explores the adventures of Cheng Ho, the eunuch admiral who many claim to have circumnavigated the planet long before Magellan. The play is directed by Mr Felipe Cervera, who is a PhD candidate at the NUS Theatre Studies Programme.

Emirates holds hackathon in Singapore

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Marketing Interactive

It was reported that Emirates is partnering Web In Travel (WIT) to run its first 48-hour long hackathon in Singapore, which is held in collaboration with Keio-NUS CUTE Center and the Department of Communications and New Media at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The hackathon is a coding marathon that brings together developers and designers from the Asia Pacific region and invites ‘hackers’ to build unique web or mobile apps that enhances customer experience by using web and mobile application programming interface.

Changing attitude towards failure starts with the individual: NMP

Wednesday, 11 March 2015


This was a report on the “Singapore at 50: Reflections and Visions” Symposium jointly organised by the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences’ Singapore Research Nexus, Social and Policy Research Cluster and the Department of Political Science on 10 March 2015. The speakers included Ms Chia Yong Yong, President of SPD and Nominated Member of Parliament; Mr Dominic Tan, Head of WeCare@MarineParade; and Ms Sumytra Menon, Senior Assistant Director of the Centre for Biomedical Ethics at the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine. They reflected on Singapore over the past 50 years and what can be expected in the next 50. The symposium was attended by about 60 students, researchers and representatives from the public and non-profit organisations.

FASS-Track to Acing the Interview

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FASS-Track to Acing the Interview


Log on to the NUS Calendar of Events to sign up now! Search for the event title “FASS-Track to Acing the Interview” on 24 March 2015.

Singapore Book Publishers Association calls for Interns!

SBPA Call for Interns_Page_1Click here for the application form.