The Centre for Future-ready Graduates (CFG) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) has introduced a pilot programme on career preparedness for undergraduates since January this year.
This was announced by Professor Ho Teck Hua, NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost, who spoke at the opening ceremony of NUS Career Fest 2018, held at the NUS University Sports Centre.
About 600 NUS students are currently enrolled in the new programme known as Career Catalyst. The two-modular credit programme is offered to second and third-year undergraduates across six faculties and multi-disciplinary programmes.
The programme could be extended to students from all NUS faculties in future.
“The future of work in Singapore and around the world is changing rapidly. Our students need to be nimble to adapt to the changing landscape," said Prof Ho. "Likewise, it is important for NUS, as a learning institution, to evolve in the way we impart knowledge, so that we can better prepare our students to be future-ready for the world.”
Career Catalyst is a 12-week course that focuses on career planning. It aims to guide students in designing their personalised career road maps and equip them with the essential skills to effectively market themselves to employers.
In ensuring that this programme is pertinent and responds to real-time industry trends, NUS CFG has incorporated inputs and perspectives of employers into workshops and e-seminars. Topics covered include the future of jobs, employability skills and personal branding.
Students will have the opportunity to apply their learning in real-life scenarios, by networking with business professionals and attending industry events.