Obstacles into Opportunities: Taking the Leap Into Tech in 2020

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Reading headlines on the latest job market stats can make landing a graduate job seem like an impossible feat. Come and hear how graduates in 2020 faced unprecedented challenges, but turned these obstacle into opportunities.

Seniors from different faculties, who graduated in the midst of the pandemic, will be sharing on starting their careers in a field they enjoy. Learn how they overcame the challenges and obstacles posed during a pandemic.

Join us at this panel discussion with NUS graduates from Class of 2020 from different faculties to learn:

  • What to expect during the job search and hiring process
  • Tips for job searching in a challenging job market
  • Ways to pivot into a new career path different from your core area of study
  • Personal reflections and anecdotes from the recent graduates

We will have an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session with them too!


Meet the Panel

The alumni in this panel, who hail from non-tech backgrounds such as Electrical Engineering and Political Science, will also share how they took the leap and carved out their own career pathways in the technology sector.

 

 

Kenny Chen (May)  Kenny Chen
MarketBoy, Founder
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Class of 2020

Kenny graduated with a Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2020 and went on to establish Market Boy (www.marketboy.sg), an online delivery service that helps bring fresh foods to people's doorstep during the circuit breaker period, while helping with the declining business of Singapore's local wet market store owners.            
   
Leon Chua (May)  Leon Chua
GovTech, Associate Cybersecurity Specialist
Political Science, Class of 2020

Leon graduated with a Honours Degree in Political Science in 2020 and is currently an Associate Cybersecurity Specialist at GovTech. He currently manages the international engagement programme for GovTech’s Cyber Security Group and support capability development projects for Cybersecurity Specialists.
   
Megha (May)
Saha Megha
Facebook, Early Response Escalation Specialist
Political Science, Class of 2020

Megha graduated with a Honours Degree in Political Science in 2020 and is currently an Early Response Escalations Sepcialist at Facebook. As a student, Saha has interned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Panarchy Partners, and FleishmanHillard. 


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Career Workshops

Date: Friday, 28 May 2021

Event Time: 12pm – 2pm

Industries: Others

Faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS Business School, School of Computing, School of Design and Environment, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science

Target Audience: All penultimate-year and graduating students

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