Career Advancement

Acquire advanced career skills in your own time, own place, and at your own pace. 

Career Advancement e-module
The Career Advancement (CFG3001) e-course equips students in the final lap of university life with advanced career preparation and workplace skills, empowering them to confidently navigate the job search process and excel in their first graduate job.

This course is structured around six lessons delivered in a 100% e-learning format. Students have control over how they engage with the interactive digital content, such as quizzes and videos featuring employers and alumni, and complete the required assignments.

Career Advancement aims to help students make a confident, self-assured first step on their career journey. Whether students have their first career all mapped out or are still looking for directions, the available resources and exercises can help them gain clarity and confidence to put their best foot forward, opening doors to countless opportunities.

Any Device

Complete in your own time on any device

Build your Brand

Define and build your brand using exercises and resources

advanced career preparation skills

Acquire skills to succeed in your first job

Course Details & Registration

Course Units: 2 Units, Unrestricted Elective (UE) Course

Assessment and Grading Basis: CS/CU

Pre-requisites: Year 3 and Year 4 undergraduate students

Schedule:This course will be offered in every semester. Please enrol at CourseReg during Round 0 to Round 3 of the course registration period, selecting the lecture group according to your faculty: L01 - FASS, L02 - CDE, L03 - FoS, L04 - SoC, L05 - Business, L06 - Law/Yale-NUS, L07 - Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (Hons).

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Course Structure

Define your Brand

Lesson 1: Define Your Brand

You will go through a step-by-step process to define your unique value proposition, leveraging the cumulative experiences acquired during University. Through several self-reflection exercises, you will develop clarity on your strengths, skills and interests, ready to craft your personal brand.

Communicate your Brand via your Resume & Online Profile

Lesson 2: Communicate Your Brand via Your Resume and Online Profile

You will create your personal positioning statement and apply your personal branding via your resume and online profile to communicate your value to employers and brand yourself for your target career.

Networking Strategies to Connect for Career Success

Lesson 3: Networking: Strategies to Connect for Career Success

You will gain the knowledge and skills to network (virtually and face-to-face) for career exploration and advancement, in the context of landing your first job and advancing in your early careers. It also includes a practical component where you will practise connecting with alumni.

Essential Interview Skills for Graduates

Lesson 4: Essential Interview Skills for Graduates

You will learn how to prepare and practise for the high-level graduate interview process. You will acquire strategies and techniques to confidently communicate in any interview by focusing on your strengths, and to answer questions with clarity and conciseness.

Supercharge your First 90 Days at Work

Lesson 5: Supercharge Your First 90 Days at Work

You will learn how to hit the ground running in your first graduate job and give your career the head start it needs. Find out how to make a great impression, build critical relationships and lay the foundations for long-term success.

Etiquette for the Office and Remote Working

Lesson 6: Etiquette for the Office and Remote Working

You will be empowered with the know-how to make positive first impressions, convey a professional image in all professional interactions and acquire essential business etiquette.


CFG3001 is a 100% online course which gives you the convenience of acquiring the advanced career preparation skills you need in your own time, own place, and at your own pace. To complement your learning, you may attend Career Booster workshops to give you the further support you would need in getting ready for the future of work.

To secure a CS for this module, you will need to complete the following:

  • Six e-learning lessons and required readings
  • All assignments + one MCQ Quiz

There is no examination for this course.

Assessment Instructions for Students

Grading Components

Assessment Components Assessment Weightage
Evidence of networking invitation and completion of reflection on an informational interview 40%
Submission of VIPS and online profile 30%
Submission of Interview and Assessment Reports  20%
MCQ Quiz 10%

Passing Criteria for CFG3001

CFG3001 is graded on a CS/CU basis. Submission and completion of all the following assessment components is compulsory to secure a CS grade in this course. Failure to submit any component will result in a CU grade.

  1. Evidence of networking invitation and completion of reflection on an informational interview (40%)
    1. Submit the invitation to an individual whom you have chosen to conduct an informational interview
    2. Submit a Reflection Journal after the informational interview
  2. Submission of VIPS and Personal Branding (30%)
    1. Submit a completed V.I.P.S Worksheet
    2. Complete personal profile on conNectUS and engage the community on conNectUS platform
  3. Submission of Interview and Assessment Reports (20%)
    1. Practise your elevator pitch on VMock Interview and submit a screenshot of the report
  4. MCQ Quiz (10%)
    1. Pass a MCQ quiz comprising 10 questions which test your ability to apply the new information

What our students say

The course was well-designed, and information was provided in an interactive manner such that it won't bore the reader. It was engaging. Navigation was intuitive and smooth, providing a good user experience.

— Ng Jia Xin, CDE student

I like how each section such as personal branding, connecting with others, interview skills, etc, are all separated into clearly defined parameters which makes navigating the application easier. I particularly focused on personal branding and online presence because I felt those were the most important topics to me and the design of the course made it easier for me to digest the information and navigate to the required materials on these topics.

— Ee Jun Yang, Marcus, FASS student

The interactive sessions, like mini scenarios, for me to look at to find out what the person did wrong had helped me to learn better. Also, the mini quizzes at the end helped me to recall what I had learnt in the lessons. The lesson flow was sequential, which was good and not confusing.

— Jerome Chan, FoS Student

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