Saturday, March 8, 2014

FASS Career Day 2014

Dear Geography Majors and MA students,

You are all invited to the FASS Career Day 2014 (Thursday 13 March 2014, at AS7 Seminar Rooms A/B/C; dinner included around 7.30pm!). Please see the poster below for 3 events all on the same day: (a) a talk by HR Personnel on Recruitment; (b) seminar on Working as a Market Analyst/Researcher; and (c) chat/mingle session with 17 FASS Alumni.

If you are pressed for time (who isn’t on Week 9 of the semester?), may I strongly encourage you to come for the last event: ‘Speed Mentoring Evening with FASS Alumni’ (6.30pm onwards) where you will meet with 17 FASS Alumni to find out more about their work at DBS, MINDEF, National Heritage Board, Google Singapore, SATS Ltd., teaching, Prudential, McKinsey etc. Of the 17 alumni, three are Geography graduates working at SATS, Ministry of Education, and as a school Principal. Please register for the event (see poster) and come at 6.30pm to listen to all 17 alumni and enjoy a free dinner too!

Best Regards, 
Dr T.C. Chang 
Vice Dean (External Relations and Student Life) 
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 
National University of Singapore 

More on the events:
Event 1: A rare opportunity to peek into the brains of the HR folks taking care of recruitment. Expect to hear from 2 very well experienced HR veterans with hiring experiences across industries (Banking, Tourism, F&B!) what should a job applicant do to capture the eyes of the recruiters, and learn the latest recruitment trend amongst HR practitioners. Gather these information to formulate your winning job search strategies.

Event 2: A spotlight on the career that utilize the skills that FASS students are well equipped with. Many of you wanted a job that allow you to apply what you have learnt. A market analysis/market research job employs the analytical, critical thinking skills and communication skills you have well-honed during your NUS days. At least 2 Market researchers/analysts will be present to share with you the works of the profession, rewards, challenges, daily operations, tips and tricks of the trade!

Event 3: Dine and mingle with 17 FASS alumni. Speak to them personally on their experiences since NUS days. Plan your time at the event well and you could gather insiders’ information from 6 major industries within an evening

Online registration is required for attendance. Please click on the respective links below to register your attendance for the events by 12 March 2014, 3pm.

Perspectives from HR: 12.30pm to 2.00pm (

FASS Career Insights @ Market Analysis/Research: 3.00pm to 5.00pm (

Speed Mentoring Evening: 6.30pm to 8.30pm