Business Careers for Non-Business Students

To students from a non-Business major, the hill to climb to break into and flourish in the world of business may seem steep at times. Ever wondered how you can value-add to businesses, and what skills you would need to build a Business career?

Join us for a fireside chat with speakers from non-Business backgrounds who have built successful and flourishing careers in commercial fields. You will also get to ask them questions during the Q&A segment and network with them over light refreshments at the session.

Listen to our speakers' career journeys and insights on:

  • Their decision to do a non-Business major and how it has benefited or hindered their career journey
  • How they broke into their respective industries despite not having business backgrounds
  • What skills and business acumen are most valued within their respective fields and how they demonstrated these to their employers
  • What disadvantages or challenges did they encounter vis-a-vis their peers with business degrees, and how they overcame them to build successful careers

Who should attend?

  • Undergraduates of all non-Business faculties interested in breaking into Business roles such as Product Management, Business Development, Strategy, and Commercial Analyst


Victor Sim
Mr Victor Sim
Director, GrabMart and SG MD’s Office, Grab

Victor is currently double hatting as the Head of GrabMart Singapore, and the Chief of Staff to the Singapore Managing Director. He has served in multiple functions in Grab: launching the Grab Rider fleet from scratch post-Uber acquisition, overseeing GrabFood Supply Operations and Marketplace Management, leading Growth and Marketing Partnerships for GrabHitch, and other special projects. 

Prior to these experiences, Victor launched his own (failed) SaaS startup, and did Sales and Business Development in a Manpower Staffing MNC. He believes that his greatest achievement thus far has been to raise his 2 kids and keep his wife happy through a rollercoaster career journey. Victor is an NUS alumnus of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Glen Tan
Glen Tan
Key Account Manager,  Becton Dickinson & Company 

Glen is currently a key account manager with Becton Dickinson, one of the world’s largest medical devices companies. He first joined the company as an intern, and has since taken on various commercial roles, from being a commercial analyst to managing client accounts across the industrial, research and healthcare sectors. He is an NUS Alumnus with a degree in Biomedical Engineering, during his time in NUS, Glen also completed several internships in the healthcare sector.

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Career Workshops

Date: Friday, 17 February 2023

Time: 4pm – 6pm

Event Venue: Basil Room, Shaw Foundation Alumni House

Industry: Others

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

Target Audience: All students