Together with the NUS Career Centre, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) held its second FASS Career Day on 13 March 2014. Specially organised to guide FASS students in charting their career paths upon commencement, FASS Career Day comprised three different events – two industry talks and a Speed Mentoring and Networking session, all of which featured alumni. In total, over 20 FASS alumni from various job sectors returned to share their work experiences with over 160 students.
FASS Career Day kick-started with an industry talk on Human Resources where representatives from CitiBank and McDonald’s Restaurants were on hand to advice students on current employment trends. This was followed by “FASS Career Insights @ Marketing Analysis and Research” where representatives from Millward Brown and Bloomberg shared their perspectives on the market research/analysis industry. Millward Brown Account Manager Ms Cassandra Tan (Psychology ‘10), stated that it was a privilege to return to her alma mater and found the talk refreshing, inspiring and rewarding for both students and herself.
The day was capped by the highly interactive “FASS Alumni-Student Speed Mentoring and Networking Evening” where 17 FASS alumni from such sectors as banking, healthcare, education and consulting shared with students their working experiences over dinner and drinks. Mr Gabriel Yeo (Sociology 2004; Senior Manager and Head of Strategic Plans at MINDEF) reflected that the event was a good opportunity for him to connect with FASS students who were intending to join the public service. Student feedback on the session was also very positive, with many of them finding the alumni mentors “extremely passionate and informative”, in the words of one undergraduate.