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Enhancing Student Life: Study/Revision Strategies & Career Preparation


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FASS Talk – Career Insights

Last week, FASS and NUS Career Centre (NCC) co-organised a series of two career guidance talks specially catered for FASS students. Held on 18 and 19 September, the “FASS Talk – Career Insights” series featured a total of four FASS alumni guest speakers from the fields of Human Resource (HR) and Marketing respectively, as these sectors have been identified as two of the most popular career options for FASS graduates. The speakers for HR were Ms Ruth Lim from MSD International GmbH and Ms Winifred Loh from LEADForte, while Ms Natasha Zhao from Blugrapes and Mr Azmi Suhaimi from HotelQuickly spoke at the session on Marketing.

Apart from sharing life stories and experiences related to working in their respective industries, the guest speakers provided insight and advice to students on how to manage real-life situations through discussing case studies. They also highlighted the qualities required to be successful, and the expectations of having a career in these sectors.

Both talks were generally well-received, with some students commenting that the speakers’ knowledge/information shared was in sync with what they wanted to know. In addition, the students found the speakers’ practical advice and precautions/expectations of being in their industry very useful.

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Vacation Internship Opportunities at IDA

Open to all FASS undergrads!

Do something constructive and gain work experience during your upcoming Dec-Jan and May-Aug vacation periods! Applications for INTERNSHIP opportunities at Infocomm Development Authority of S’pore (IDA) are now open! Apply as soon as possible to secure your internship early.

Check out the links for more information and how to apply:

1) Policy Planning Office Intern

2) Infocomm Policy Intern

3) Enterprise Infocomm (Cyber Security) Intern (3 months)

4) Enterprise Infocomm (Cyber Security) Intern (6 weeks)

5) Data Protection Policy Intern

6) Employee Communication Intern

7) Corporate Innovation Intern

Good luck!

Upcoming Event: MOE Recruitment Talk (30 Oct 2013)

If you are keen on a future career in teaching, don’t miss MOE’s upcoming Recruitment Talk next month to find out your prospects as a teacher!

Details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Time: 12 – 1pm
Venue: FASS Shaw Foundation Building, AS7 Seminar Room B

Registration is required to attend! To register, please visit:

WEF: Innovations crucial for world’s future

Assoc Prof Ho Kong Chong, Vice Dean of Research, FASS, was part of the team from NUS who attended the  Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2013. Otherwise known as the Summer Davos of the World Economic Forum (WEF), the event held at Dalian, China from 11 to 13 September this year focused on “Meeting the Innovation Imperative”.  The NUS team was there to showcase their ideas on urban design innovations at the meeting’s IdeasLab. They presented new thinking on four aspects of making high-density cities liveable: enabling innovations that make cities do more with less and provide something for everyone; exploiting better community design for resource optimisation and recovery; using technology for enhancing urban preservation efforts; and creating space for civic dialogue to bridge cultural differences. IdeasLab is an open platform where leading thinkers from the world’s top academic institutions present their current thinking, and the audience and their colleagues interact on their ideas.

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An insight to Popular Cultural Practices in Contemporary Asia

Established in 2009, the Cultural Studies in Asia is the only such programme taught in English in Asia. Housed at the Department of Sociology, this programme provides teaching and research skills in the analysis of the flows and exchanges of popular cultural practices in contemporary Asia. Find out more about by clicking the image below. Alternatively, you may refer to the department website at