Nanyang Technological University

Career Essential Series

Limited slots are available on a first come first serve basis. Register for the respective workshops via the registration links found on the Calendar of Workshops tab selection. An email confirmation will be sent to students who have successfully secured their complimentary seats. Terms and conditions apply*.

Direct Your Own Career

Description
Career management is something that everyone will have to go through in his/her career journey, either consciously or unconsciously. Choose to take charge of your own career pathway today by learning how to plan and manage your career effectively. Start early for a longer runway to build the relevant skills and portfolio towards the successfully scoring of your ideal job. 

This workshop will equip you with the SODA steps towards career planning and help you map your career discovery pathway. You will also discover your career preferences, interests, and skills. There will be sharing on the skills that employers want in their employees to help students plan for their own skills development. The various job search channels will also be explored in this session to help participants be aware of the job search process.

Workshop Outline

  • SODA Tool
  • Map Your Career Plan
  • Know Your Preferences, Interests & Skills
  • Explore What Employers Want
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Online Presence

Recommended Group
Year 1 students onwards

Duration
3 hours

Up the Hit Rate for Your Resume & Cover Letter

Description
30 seconds.
That is the average amount of time that hiring managers spend glancing through each resume that lands on their desks. 30 seconds, or less, is the amount of time you have to make an amazing first impression – or be shoved into the "reject" pile.

How do you create your resume and cover letter to be an effective marketing tool that scores you the interview? You need to take the time and energy to construct a powerful resume. This workshop provides you with tools to create an effective resume and offers some insights from the recruiters’ perspective.

Workshop Outline

  • Components of Resume
  • Essential resume writing techniques and format
  • Cover letter structures

Recommended Group
All years. Students are encouraged to bring a copy of resume for the workshop and be prepared for hands-on activities

Duration
2.5 hours

Increase Your Success at Interviews 

Description
Interviews can be daunting, especially for students. Increase your interview success rate through this workshop. You will learn about the different types of interviews and the various techniques that can be used to answer questions. Pick up tips on how to answer ‘difficult’ questions such as "tell me about yourself" and "what are your weaknesses”. 

Workshop Outline

  • Preparing for interviews
  • Tips on creating a great first impression through professional grooming
  • Personal Stocktake for unique points
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Various types of interview questions
  • Technique to answer tough interview questions

Recommended Group
All years

Duration
2.5 hours

Up Your Personal Brand Value

Description
In today's competitive society, branding isn't optional. It is your reputation. When you learn how to brand yourself, your value immediately skyrockets and people see you differently. Communicating your brand effectively helps you build closer relationships, ensure corporate success and achieve professional satisfaction.

This workshop is for you if you are serious about building a powerful personal brand and leveraging on it both online and offline for their careers. By the end of this workshop, you will understand the importance of personal branding, and more importantly, you will learn how to create one that resonates with your audience, grow it and manage it well.

Workshop Outline

  • ​​​Discover the elements of your authentic personal brand to send the "right" signals to your prospective employer
  • Package and promote yourself professionally so that you gain an advantage over your competitors
  • Attract more attention and opportunities so that you become the de facto brand of choice
  • Adopt the right strategies when it comes to branding yourself online via the various social media platforms

    Besides lectures, you will be involved in hands-on practice, pair work, and group discussions. Please bring along your laptops for the workshop.

Recommended Group
All years

Duration
3 hours

Network Your Way to Opportunities

Description
In today's corporate arena, building strong networks can make a huge difference to your career advancement. Networking is about increasing your contact base, building relationships and expanding your circles of influence as an essential on-going process for progressive professionals. Being well connected can make a difference to your personal and professional effectiveness. It also enhances your position for a meaningful and rewarding career path.


Fortunately, "networking" is a skill that is not rocket-science. Developing it into a comfortable habit for life can be learned! In this workshop, master practical steps you can acquire to effectively grow your network, making it a precious resource you can tap on whenever you need to grow beyond the confines of campus or career life.

Workshop Outline

  • Understand networking principles and concepts
  • Know the importance and benefits of networking for job searching and as a life skill
  • Learn the keys to effective networking
  • Learn the practical networking skills and apply them
  • Prepare to make the most of the networking and career-related events
  • Understand the power of online networking platforms and online presence 

Recommended Group
Year 1 students onwards

Duration
3 hours

Maximise Your Internship

Description
Internship is an opportunity for you to build work skills and experience the industry and workplace. Learn to maximise your internship and get the best from this experience. 


This workshop will help you gain clarity on your personal reasons for doing an internship. As your internship is a great platform to build work skills, you will learn a structure to distinct the skills to acquire. There will also be sharing on some ethics to take note and how to end your internship on a good note.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction
  • Planning Phase
​​◦ Why do you want an Internship?
​​◦ What are employers looking for?
  • Execution Phase
​​◦ What skills do you want to build
​​◦ How does a good intern look like
​​◦ What to look out?
  • ​​​​​Review Phase
​​◦ How to end well?

Recommended Group
Students intending to go for internship​

Duration
2.5 hours

Strategies to Increase Your Job Search Success​​

Description
Searching for a job but not too sure how to get there? There are jobs out there for you, you need a strategic plan to help you score them.  


This workshop provides a guide on how to approach your job search journey. There will be sharings on what employers are looking for and tips on the various resources available as you explore the possible job search channels.

Workshop Outline

  • Introduction
  • What are employers looking for? 
  • What are your Search Channels?
  • ​​​​Next Steps – Your Marketing Tools

Recommended Group
Final Year Students

Duration
2 hours​

*Slots are on a first come first serve basis. Students who ​​​have accumulated two "no show" without valid reasons & documental proof, you will be blocked from registering for future CAO events/services for the next 60 days.

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