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Expectations vs. Reality - Being a Game Developer in Singapore

By Desiree Yang

Say you grew up with video games – be it gunning for the enemy or building a virtual city – and your love for these games led you to toy with the idea of becoming a game developer. Now that you’re an adult, you still harbour ambitions to develop and design games – you’ll be a digital artist and enthrall gamers the world over – and you don’t see why you shouldn’t give it a shot. (Read More Here!)

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Changing The Way We Work, Live and Play

Chances are, if you have the passion and drive to change the way we live our lives with infocomm, the NIS awarded by the IDA is the scholarship for you. We speak to two NIS recipients and find out how they are out to change Singapore and the world.

By Ernest Eng

“Now is the era of change. The infocomm industry extends beyond computer science to include economics, law, and public policy. Being a National Infocomm Scholar gives me the amazing opportunity to transform Singapore’s infocomm industry,” Amanda Chew Qian Yi enthuses.

Liang Yinwei, who recently graduated from Stanford University under the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) programme, shares Amanda’s sentiments.

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Wiring Up the Nation

Set to take the infocomm world by storm are National Infocomm Scholars Yew Siong and Pamela, who will soon embark on exciting careers with Microsoft Singapore and Barclays Capital.

By Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

Attracting foreign investments, sustaining long-term growth, and enhancing global competitiveness – these are just a few of the ambitious aims of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). With its global perspective, IDA is regularly on the lookout for the future leaders of Singapore’s infocomm industry – scholars who will not only be the best at what they do, but also have a passion for it.

Enter Lim Yew Siong and Pamela Chua, recipients of the National Infocomm Scholarship (NIS) offered by IDA and current undergraduates in Stanford University and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) respectively.

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RECC: Securing A Future in InfoComm Security

By Philip Tnee

“Cyber security” used to mean protecting a computer with a log-in password. But with computer users around the world becoming increasingly connected, IT security specialists are now expected to be more than technology gurus. As Michael Chin, a graduate from Raffles Education Corp College (RECC) says, “It means having the ability to adapt to various situations and job scopes without getting tied down by a specialisation in a certain field.”

The 24-year-old came across RECC’s course during a career fair, and was impressed by the comprehensive range of certifications under its InfoComm Security course. The course offers Advanced Diplomas leading to Bachelor of Science with honours degrees in InfoComm Security, and incorporates the contents of industry-acclaimed qualifications such as MCP, MCSA, MCSE, Security+, and CEH, accredited by Microsoft, CompTIA and EC-Council. “These certifications, together with my academic qualifications, are internationally recognised, and raises my career prospects tremendously when I attend job interviews,” says Michael, who emerged from RECC with an Advanced Diploma in Infocomm Security.

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CSIT - Work Hard, Play Harder

If you think civil service in Singapore is a synonym for boredom, think again. At the Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies, they work hard and play harder.

By Lim Yan Wen

The spacious and well-equipped recreational room located on the second level of the Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT) building looks like the perfect place to unwind after a day of hard work. With pool tables, comfortable couches, and a well-equipped gym, it is no wonder that Manager of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Operations Infrastructure, Teo Yong Kim, finds CSIT a rewarding place to work in, in spite of the serious nature of his work...


Oracle: Becoming Business Leaders of Tomorrow

Hoping to become a business professional after you graduate? Oracle’s Graduate Development Program can help you do just that.

By Colin Lim

In today’s competitive corporate environment, being a degree holder may not always guarantee a promising career. Fortunately, there are companies that offer programs designed to groom fresh graduates into future leaders, often providing them with opportunities to experience working in different lines of businesses along the way. One such company is Oracle Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Oracle Corporation, which is the world’s largest enterprise software company...