Building People to Build for People

A company like CapitaLand needs no introduction. With a heart as big as its burgeoning enterprise, CapitaLand attracts the brightest of local undergraduates.

By Eugene Lim

ION Orchard is not just a sprawling complex that is the latest crown jewel among Singapore’s shopping malls; it is also one of the latest tourist attractions in Singapore with flocks of tourists swamping it daily. And it is of little wonder why they want a piece of one of Singapore's largest shopping malls. After all, the mall is in many ways analogous to our country. Strategically situated at the start of the Orchard shopping belt, this young development has already become a formidable architectural and commercial landmark, embodying the prosperity of our nation.

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Putting Meaning into Buildings

JTC Corporation is a leading provider of industrial real estate solutions and services that also invests in grooming talents. JTC scholars Cindy and Christine share with us what working in JTC is like.

By Lim Yan Wen

Engineering and Business may seem like two fairly unrelated disciplines, but right from the beginning, Cindy Chong knew that she wanted to be well-versed in both areas. The JTC scholar, who joined the corporation in 2008, decided after her 'A' levels that she wanted to pursue an undergraduate degree in Engineering, followed by a master’s in business.

“Right from the start, I knew my future career would be in a business-related area. I chose to do engineering because it would train my mind to think more analytically, and subsequently this skill would complement my master’s in business well,” says the 24-year-old.

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Prizes of the Enterprise

At IE Singapore, the world is your oyster. Besides leaving your footprints all over the globe, you are also responsible for forging and maintaining crucial ties between major international business partners and Singapore-based companies.

By Eugene Lim

“Change is the only constant,” says International Enterprise (IE) Singapore scholar Jocelyn Cai. Having been exposed to various roles in IE Singapore over the past four-and-a-half years, Jocelyn has fully grasped the meaning of this phrase. Initially posted to electronics and precision engineering division after her graduation from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, the 27-year-old has progressed to become the Senior Manager of International Operations, Americas where she oversaw all industries within the Americas.

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Advancing in Sports and Science

Two NTU undergraduates share their experience in a university which provides the perfect balance between academia and exciting after-school activities.

By Joyce Lin

If Singapore is placed on the world map because of its sporting excellence or some research breakthrough in the near future, it could be because of high-fliers who count the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as their alma mater.

Known for its strengths in science and technology, the university has nurtured numerous successful graduates in both fields. And next in line are Cheryl Tay, a Sport Science & Management freshmen, and Goh Aik Ling, a second-year Mechanical Engineering undergraduate.

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Woman on a Mission

From mechanical engineering to media to infocomms, one scholar is able to straddle various fields and push her boundaries at EDB.

By Joyce Lin

Mechanical Engineering may be a male-dominated field with its heavy machinery and complex concepts. However, 30-year-old Eugenie Lam knew from a young age that this was her passion, having grown up in her family’s jewellery manufacturing factory in Singapore.

Recounting how her childhood experience influenced her choice of major, Eugenie says, “I actually spent my childhood playing with tools and tinkering around with hammers, drills and wax models. You would think that it would be an unglamorous thing for a girl to do, but I actually found the workshop one of the most exciting features of my Mechanical Engineering education.”

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Engineering the Right Career

With a plethora of engineering scholarships to choose from, two ST Engineering scholars tell us what exactly it is that attracts them to their employers.

By Tang Pin-Ji

As a child, Lim Wen Rong enjoyed peering under his father’s van to check out the various linkages, engines and transmissions. Little did he think that he would, someday, be working on those things and more in his job as an engineer.

Like many boys, 26-year-old Wen Rong had a fascination for aircraft from a young age. The ST Engineering scholarship holder currently works on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) at ST Aerospace.

He says, “Aeronautics and astronautics represent the forefront of technology. I chose ST Engineering as they’re not just about research and prototyping, but it also makes products that people actually use. It’s also an engineering firm with both defence and commercial businesses and so if you look at the breadth and depth of the company as a whole, it’s a really great choice to be a part of.”

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Take a Break, Further Your Studies

After a few years of working, going back to school for postgraduate studies may be a daunting experience. However, with increasing competition in the marketplace today, it just might be the best option for you to keep up in the rat race.

By Becky Lo

A Bachelor’s degree is no longer enough for many professionals. They choose to pursue further studies for a whole plethora of reasons. Such studies range from studying for a Master's degree, a doctoral degree or other postgraduate qualifications such as graduate certificates and professional degrees. These students are usually called graduate students, also commonly known as postgraduate students.

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Adding Value at Kaplan

Kaplan has more to offer than just the run-off-the-mill education. Let one student tell you all about her experiences.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

As one of the largest education companies in the world, Kaplan caters to more than 15,000 students in Singapore alone. It is an institution that has built its foundation on disciplines like business, engineering, communications and information technology.

When Jenn Foo decided to pursue a double major in a course of study she was passionate about, Kaplan Higher Education posed as the perfect vehicle for her to achieve her goals.

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Sembcorp: Expanding your Global Opportunities

From energy production to rig-building to waste-to-resource development, Sembcorp Industries has something to offer for everyone.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

Meet Valerie Lee, a scholar currently working at Sembcorp Cogen, under Sembcorp Utilities at Jurong Island.

While you might not think twice about hurling bags of garbage down the rubbish chute, this 23-year-old has an acute awareness of the work that goes into waste disposal. This understanding was gained not only through her current work, but also through an eight-week internship with Sembcorp Environment which she had completed as part of the scholarship’s requirements.

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“Steeling” the Spotlight

At NSH, simply being awarded a scholarship is not the extent of your achievements. Instead, scholars are given opportunities to propel themselves to success.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

When NatSteel Scholar Chong Pek Hoong joined NatSteel Holdings (NSH) as a fresh graduate nine years ago, he had straightforward aspirations.

“My aspirations before joining NatSteel were to be a good engineer, and learn about the business,” he says. “Of course, I was hoping that I would be able to handle management responsibilities and have an opportunity to be a business leader in the organisation.”

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