Undergraduate students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) will soon have a mobile app to help them plan modules according to their career interests.
This will enable them to efficiently acquire the skills needed to land their dream jobs.
Powered by artificial intelligence, the NUS career+ app is a simple, convenient and smart tool that advises students on education planning and career selection. It was developed by NUS, in collaboration with JobTech.
About 2,800 undergraduate students from the NUS School of Computing are the first to experience this app, the university said in a press statement.
“At NUS, students are at the centre of everything we do. We want to help our students pursue their dream careers, and we want them to make smart choices along the way,” said Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost.
“To do this, education and career planning must go hand in hand. NUS career+ is a unique tool that leverages AI and big data to help our students align their learning journeys with their career aspirations. The goal is for every student to acquire highly coveted skills that would give an advantage in getting a dream job upon graduation.”
Based on each student’s career interests and academic curriculum, the NUS career+ app generates smart module recommendations. It also helps students prioritise their academic modules so that they acquire highly sought-after skills in their chosen career domains. This is based on real-time analysis of skills demanded in the job market.
“At JobTech, our AI engine analyses millions of online job postings daily, to learn and understand the skills demand of the fast-changing labour market,” said Mr Ang Wee Tiong, JobTech Co-founder & Technology Lead.
“We are honoured to partner with NUS to push the boundaries of AI and empower students to design better learning journeys with data insights. NUS career+ will help students gain a head start in the job market by recommending to them modules to bridge skill gaps and providing job recommendations based on their unique skills and interest profiles.”
The app is available on both iOS and Android platforms.