Career Booster

Boost your readiness with advanced interview techniques and workplace skills

Career Booster

The Career Booster workshop series is back for Sem 1 2020! Register now for our confirmed workshops.

New workshops are added weekly – check back for new listings!

Equip yourself with the skills needed to navigate the hiring process and successfully transition into the workplace. We know that building relationships with employers is never easy. That's why pair each workshop with an industry expert – giving you the latest tools and know-how to succeed. 

Browse our two categories of workshops below: Advanced Interviewing Techniques and Personal Presentation and Workplace Traits.

Advanced Interviewing Techniques

How to Navigate Virtual Assessment Centres (GlaxoSmithKline)

How to Navigate Virtual Assessment Centres (GlaxoSmithKline)

26 August (Wednesday), 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world's multinational pharmaceutical giants. By having its Asia headquarters based in Singapore, GSK has been proactive in identifying and grooming a talent pipeline for its global roles, ranging from commercial to manufacturing.

Join the upcoming workshop to learn how GSK uses Assessment Centres to evaluate talent early in the recruitment process.

The Workshop is Full. Please register below for the other Assessment Centre workshops on 22 or 24 September.

Ace that Aptitude Test

How to Ace that Aptitude Test

2 September (Wednesday), 11:00am - 1:00pm
Open to all students

As internships and jobs become increasingly competitive, aptitude tests have become commonly used by companies to assess and select suitable candidates. These tests can evaluate candidates by strengths, weaknesses, cognitive ability, and even personality. And all this information helps companies decide whether the candidate is a good fit.

Join us for our interactive workshop and become better prepared for aptitude testing.

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Demystifying a Career in Human Resources: Why HR?

Demystifying a Career in Human Resources: Why HR?

3 September (Thursday), 10:00am - 11:30am
Open to Undergraduates

There is often a lot of uncertainty on what the Human Resources (HR) discipline entails and its importance to organisations. What does it take to be in HR? What is the essence of HR, and why should I pursue a career in it? In this workshop, we will have a panel of early-in-career HR professionals share their experiences of working at Microsoft (an organisation with one of the most aspired organisational cultures). Join us learn about their backgrounds, listen to their stories, and discover how to have a successful career in Human Resources!

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How to Excel in Video Interviews-Hirevue (Bank of America)

How to Excel in Video Interviews-Hirevue (Bank of America)

8 September (Tuesday), 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Open to Undergraduates

Over the past few months, many employers have started integrating video interviewing in their recruitment processes. With this change, it's now essential for job candidates to understand how to navigate video interviewing.

At Bank of America, we have been utilising HireVue to do so for the past three years. Our campus recruitment team will share our learnings about what makes a good video interview and provide some best practices on how to manage and do well in them.

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How to Crack Case Interviews (PWC)

How to Crack Case Interviews (PWC)

21 September (Monday), 9:00am - 12:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

Securing a new job at any time is a daunting challenge, especially straight out of university when students face tough competition for coveted places in their firm of choice. Being well prepared is crucial to give one as strong a chance as possible to securing a new job.

The goal of this workshop is to inform students as to the attributes of professional services and consulting companies look in new graduate hires.

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How to Navigate the Interview and Employment Process in China

How to Navigate the Interview and Employment Process in China

21 September (Monday), 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

With the growing impetus of globalisation, students are not only expected to perform well academically, but they should also acquire valuable overseas internship experience to become eventual future-ready graduates.

The China market is currently the world’s 2nd biggest economy and expected to continue growing in the coming decades. Increasingly, the China market proves to be fascinating to many students, and through this course, Gabriel will be providing insights to interviewing techniques and the employment process in China. 

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How to Succeed in Assessment Centres (Matthew James International)

How to Succeed in Assessment Centres (Matthew James International)

22 September (Tuesday) or 24 September (Thursday) 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

More global companies and government agencies are utilising Assessment Centres in their recruitment process. Assessment Centres are designed to simulate different aspects of the work environment, and candidates are put through a series of exercises to assess how closely their behaviours match the employer's criteria. 

Students who aspire to become the next generation leaders of Fortune 500 Companies should consider attending this training to fast track their career.

22 September

24 September

How to Build Powerful People Skills and Get Hired (Global Speech Academy Pte Ltd)

How to Build Powerful People Skills and Get Hired (Global Speech Academy Pte Ltd)

22 & 24 September (Tuesday & Thursday) 9:00am - 1:00pm (must attend both dates)
Open to Undergraduates

During the hiring process, candidates are put through many situations, both social and professional, during which their ability to connect with others is assessed. Why are some people able to say the right thing at the right time during interviews? Is it a natural gift or is it a skill that can be learned?

Join us at our workshop to learn how to build positive rapport, make a powerful first impression, and ultimately get hired!

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How to Crack Case Interviews (Managment Consulted)

How to Crack Case Interviews (Management Consulted)

23 September (Wednesday) 9:00am - 11:00am
Open to all students

Case interviews are fast gaining traction as a recruitment tool across industries (ranging from Management Consulting to Fast-moving Consumer Goods), where applicants are presented with a challenging business problem to solve. 

Join us for our hands-on workshop to learn how to handle case interviews and break into these competitive industries while demonstrating your business acumen and quick thinking.

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Personal Presentation and Workplace Traits

Agility: The Key Ingredient for Success in an Ever-Changing World

Agility: The Key Ingredient for Success in an Ever-Changing World

14 August (Friday), 11:00am - 1:00pm
Open to all students

What’s the most important trait in today’s ever-changing economy? According to research from the Centre for Creative Leadership, the answer is Agility. It’s the secret sauce that helps professionals adapt and thrive in a sea of constant change brought about by advancements in technology as well as, pandemics.

Join us as we learn from our very own NUS Alumnus, Fabian Tan, as he shares his journey from being a Professional Footballer in Singapore to Ship Broker in Denmark to Executive Search Consultant in the United States.

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For Aspiring Leaders: Managing one-self, Leading Others in a Global and Changing Environment

For Aspiring Leaders: Managing one-self, Leading Others in a Global and Changing Environment

15 September (Tuesday), 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Open to all students

What does it mean to be a leader in this global and rapidly-changing world? Begin with managing one-self! Olivier Daubry, CEO & Director of AsiaBioNext, join us to share his 7 key learnings for handling oneself in a professional context. He will cover the 3 dimensions of leadership - helping you to uncover your own leadership style, navigate ambiguity, and effectively lead a dynamic and global team. 

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The New Normal and What it Means for Collaboration at Work (Cisco)

The New Normal and What it Means for Collaboration at Work (Cisco)

18 September (Friday), 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

Working life has entered a new era. The coronavirus pandemic has made remote working necessary for day-to-day operations. Virtual interviewing is now the de-facto standard for almost all hiring. Like many job or internship seekers, you might find yourself preparing for your next interview virtually. Knowing how to leverage collaboration tools will provide you with an edge in both your learning and the workplace. 

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How to Project Professionalism Through Image & Etiquette (Imageworks)

How to Project Professionalism Through Image & Etiquette (Imageworks)

9 October (Friday), 2:00pm - 5:45pm
Open to Undergraduates

Body language and they way you dress often speaks louder than words. Learn how to use this to your advantage and project professionalism in your next interview and networking event. The workshop aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to dress and groom professionally, as well as demonstrate appropriate business and workplace etiquette.

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Portfolio Development for Digital Marketing

Portfolio Development for Digital Marketing

16 October (Friday), 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Open to Undergraduates

Portfolios are used by working professionals, companies and students to highlight their best work and display accomplishments, skills and potential. Nowadays having a good portfolio and a professional online presence is more important than ever. In this workshop, you will learn how to create an awesome portfolio and online presence, which certainly will leave a great first impression for your future employer.

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