Mohd Sufyan Saad

Getting A Rewarding Career With IRAS

IRAS strongly believes that its staff is critical to the success of the organisation. IRAS is therefore committed to hiring talented individuals and developing the potential of its people. Two IRAS scholars share their experiences.

by Md Sufyan Saad

A government body that deals with taxation policy and administration, the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) is committed to actively shaping an individual’s future through its scholarship programme.

IRAS scholars can look forward to reaping the many benefits that come with the IRAS scholarship awards. All scholars will be assigned both a mentor and a buddy, with the former being a member of the Senior Management and the latter a returned scholar.

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NTU: Strengthening Abilities

Two graduates from NTU’s School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering share their experience of how tertiary education has prepared them to face the challenges ahead.

By Md Sufyan Saad

Vincent Toh discovered his interest in airplanes as a member of the Singapore Youth Flying Club during his second year in Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP).

“I did about 20 flights while with the club. Through that, I began to view planes as brilliant pieces of machinery,” he enthuses.

Despite his background in Multimedia & Infocomm Technology, the 26-year-old was adamant about furthering his studies in Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University’s (NTU) School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE).

“I was initially offered programmes by two local universities,” he says. “But ultimately, I decided to pursue my burning passion.”

He joined the pioneer batch of students in the Aerospace Engineering programme, which commenced in June 2005 and was officially launched in February the following year. To date, NTU is the only university to offer such a degree programme.

An enjoyable school experience
As one of the pioneers, Vincent had many challenges to tackle. “The first year was tough and quite a struggle for me, as Physics and Chemistry were not my strongest subjects,” he explains. “Eventually, I managed to overcome that and was able to perform well for the rest of my school years.”

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Managing Your Finances, The DBS Way

Plenty can be done through the Internet. With that in mind, DBS has an online feature that is able to perform a range of tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.

By Md Sufyan Saad

Youths today are more technologically savvy than their predecessors of yesteryear. This generation relies heavily on technology to perform a variety of tasks which, in turn, frees up their personal time to pursue other things.

But even with the advancement of technology, many still prefer the conventional method of carrying cash with them, rather than going “cashless”. However, the circulation of money in its physical form is not entirely efficient and possibly risky. Thus, DBS Bank has moved towards providing services in cashless transactions to advance its customers’ modes of banking.

Going cashless
Simply put, cashless transactions utilise technology to perform monetary tasks without physically circulating cold hard cash.

Using a debit card is a prime example of a cashless transaction. Essentially, it is both a NETS (Network for Electronic Transfers) card as well as a credit card, except unlike the latter, it works by debiting money from your personal bank account.

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DBS: Managing Your Finances, The DBS Way

Plenty can be done through the Internet. With that in mind, DBS has an online feature that is able to perform a range of tasks safely, effectively and efficiently.

By Md Sufyan Saad

Youths today are more technologically savvy than their predecessors of yesteryear. This generation relies heavily on technology to perform a variety of tasks which, in turn, frees up their personal time to pursue other things.

But even with the advancement of technology, many still prefer the conventional method of carrying cash with them, rather than going “cashless”. However, the circulation of money in its physical form is not entirely efficient and possibly risky. Thus, DBS Bank has moved towards providing services in cashless transactions to advance its customers’ modes of banking.

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