FASS Career Preparation Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills
















FASS Career Preparation Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills

Choose only ONE of the sessions:

1) Thursday, 11 May 2017, 2pm to 4pm

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fass-resume11may


2) Friday, 12 May 2017, 10am to 12pm

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fass-resume12may

          Venue: YIH, Level 1, Training Rooms 1 & 2

Limited spaces available!

* Please bring along your resume to the workshop to maximize your learning experience. You may refer to page 31 of the NUS Career Guidebook for a sample resume template.

Please note that attending this workshop is a prerequisite for FASS students who intend to embark on internships with credit.




Innovative online platform to help needy students (Page 4)

Monday, 20 March 2017

Berita Harian

It was reported that Mr Muhammad Syakir Hashim, a student from NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has set up skolafund.com, a web platform to help needy students to crowdfund their scholarships for higher education. The platform has helped around 60 students, mostly Malaysians. Since its establishment in April 2016, the website has attracted more than 6,000 users and crowdfunded more than RM400,000.

Mr Syakir’s interest in helping the community started when he was the President of the NUS Entrepreneurship Club and a volunteer at Praxis, a wing under the Association of Muslim Professionals which exposes students to social issues. He is also the chairman of Community Leader’s Fund Labs under Yayasan Mendaki. He was awarded the Young Entrepreneur Award from the Singapore Money Broker’s Association in 2014.

Lecturer: Religious extremism threatens harmony

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Star Online

It was reported that Associate Professor Syed Farid Alatas from the Department of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences delivered a lecture on “The Universality of Human Rights in Harmony with Religions”, organised by Suhakam in Kuala Lumpur on 18 March 2017. In his lecture, he touched on religious extremism, discussed its impact on harmony and society, the religious spirit of harmony, and suggested that the modern notion of human rights was mostly in line with Islamic traditions. Dr Syed Farid urged for discourse on hate speech and the need to draw the line. He also said that Muslims need to stand up for non-Muslims and minority Muslims here if there is to be change.

Click here to read the article.

Blasting of KEVII OCIP Cambodia Fundraising Project

Hi guys,

The opportunity to splurge for a good reason has ARRIVED!

We are from Team CooKE7 (NUS KEVII Hall), and we are currently raising funds for our overseas service learning trip to Cambodia this May. All the profits earned will be used to help the less privilleged children over there and your kind support would be greatly appreciated!!

We are selling NUS T-shirts and singlets designed by our very own team, so wonderful that you will be eye-candy material right after wearing our shirts!

What are you waiting for? Do head over to http://tinyurl.com/teamcooke7tees to check out the designs now!!

Asian Undergraduate Summit (AUS) 2017: Open Call for Participants

Dear Students,

Looking for a rewarding and insightful two-week immersion this Summer?

Participant sign-ups for Asian Undergraduate Summit 2017 are finally open!

AUS is an annual flagship conference bringing together Asian undergraduates from diverse disciplines to engage in meaningful academic, cultural and social exchange. The theme for this year’s summit is “Leadership in a Complex World: Disruptive Change in Everyday Life”. Participants will take part in an Overseas Leg of their choice at 1 of our 4 Overseas Host Universities and the Singapore Leg with participants from 8 other Asian Universities.

Interested students are strongly encourage to register their attendance for the information session on 13th March, 6pm @ Seminar Room 1, University Scholars Programme (USP), Ground Floor, Cinnamon College South Learn Lobe.

Do note that applications are on a rolling basis, and will close on Friday, 17th March 2017.

Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/aus2017participant today!

More details on the theme and format of the summit can be found at http://aus.nususc.com/ and our
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/uscaus/.

For any queries, do drop us an email at aus.prhead@gmail.com.

CFPR Internship Opportunity for NUS Students



CFPR Internship Opportunity for NUS Students

The Centre for Family and Population Research (CFPR) is inviting applications for the CFPR Internship Program.  Consistent with its goal of training and mentoring the next generation of family and population scholars and practitioners, the Centre is providing on-the-job training opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. From having the opportunity to work with leading family and population scholars in NUS with their research projects, to organizing events such as research seminars and conferences, or having an actual experience on how to run a training program, or learning how to manage the daily operations of a research centre, CFPR interns will benefit largely from their posting with CFPR.

CFPR is dedicated to the scientific advancement of research and training to understand the trends, determinants, and consequences of family and population changes, particularly in Asia.  CFPR’s works revolve around these major themes: fertility and marriage, family policies; aging and health; children and youth development; intergenerational relations and transfers; changing family living arrangements and family values in Asia; migration and integration; human capital and labor market; and, gender relations.  Our research adopts a multi-disciplinary, life course, and international comparative approach.  Currently, CFPR has a strong team of more than twenty faculty research associates and affiliates from various disciplines who are working on the Centre’s various research themes.


  • The interns will assist CFPR staff and associates with their research projects which may include conducting literature search, writing literature reviews, gathering data, and building and managing database.
  • Managing and updating the Centre’s online platforms, maintaining contact databases, summarizing and synthesizing research works and publications may also be required from time to time.
  • Interns will also be asked to provide assistance in organizing events that involves setting-up the venue, sending out invitations, coordinating with caterers, and other logistical preparations.
  • Rendering administrative support for the daily operations of the Centre will also be required.


  • The internship is open to all NUS students.
  • Qualified applicants should have a demonstrated interest in social science research, preferably in family and population studies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English are required.
  • Skills in MS Office is necessary while familiarity with statistical, design and editing software will be helpful.  Experience in event organizing is also an advantage.
  • More importantly, we welcome students who have the willingness to learn, demonstrate initiative at work, and know how to work in a team but can also work independently when necessary.


Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the preferable period for internship is three months. Send your application dossier consisting of a cover letter, research interests, CV, proposed internship dates and completed Personal Data Consent form to cfpr@nus.edu.sg.

Applicants may also indicate names of up to three faculty members from the CFPR Research team whom they would like to work with.  This is not a guarantee however that they will work directly with the researchers in CFPR.

Internship: NUS Museum Internship Programme (May – Aug 2017)

It’s time to start working on those application forms and resumes!
Positions for the NUS Museum Internship Programme are now open for application. There are eight positions available this summer, ranging from curatorial positions in Chinese art and history, programming and editorial, to outreach positions at the NUS Museum and the NUS Baba House.
To find out more about the available positions and download the application form: https://nus.edu/2lGap7R
And if you still need more convincing, check out the various diary entries of our former interns: http://bit.ly/2mpP9jy

How to decide whether to get a degree or start work (Opinion, Page A27)

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Dr Kelvin Seah Kah Cheng from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in which he shared his views on what one should consider when deciding whether to get a degree or start work. He discussed broadly two considerations, namely the costs and benefits of attending university, which should be considered when making such a life decision. He also cited a study by Ms Audrey Low and her colleagues from Monetary Authority Singapore in 2004 which found that the earnings of more educated workers in Singapore rise at a faster rate than those of less educated workers, as work experience increases, suggesting that the salary gains from having a degree are not only a long-term but also an increasing one. Dr Seah added that the decision-making framework applies not just to university enrolment but to other types of training and education programmes as well.

The article is part of a monthly series “Ask: NUS Economists” by the NUS Department of Economics. Each month, a panel will address a topical issue.

Click here to read the article.