Career Guidance and Preparation

CSO's mission is to equip NBS students with tools and resources to better prepare you for your career aspirations through consistent and robust planning and preparation. 

CSO facilitates and manages various programmes and services to assist with holistic development of students' personal development and skills attainment.



Throughout their studies, students are also encouraged to pursue experiential learning opportunities. Our role is to ensure resources are in place to facilitate this endeavour so that you can develop and enhance your skill-sets. 

Click here for tips on Resume and Cover Letter, Mock Interview, Networking, Evaluating Job Offers and Salary Negotiation.

Are you sending out your resumes and cover letters? Are you waiting for companies to contact you for interviews? It will be too late to start preparing for interviews when they do. 

Start practising now and secure the job/internship opportunity!

Exclusively to NBS students, we have a group of mock interviewers from different industries that can help you ace your interviews

Limited slots are available. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up through CareerFIT now!


10 Common Questions Students Ask CSO

We answer ten commonly asked questions about the career planning process and life post- graduation.

What can Career Services do for me?

We can discuss various career and specialisation options with you, which will benefit you from the moment you enrol in NBS right to your final year. We can also give your resume and cover letter a boost, as well as provide tips to enhance your interview skills.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Extensive research on the company and job role is a must. You can also sign up for mock interview sessions through Career Services to gain confidence. It is also recommended that you recollect past experience to use as examples during the interview.

How do I find the ideal career?

Spend time thinking about your personal values, interests, personality and skills. Dig deeper into specific areas of your career interest. Leverage on the expertise of our career advisers and engage them in your career planning process.

How do I handle multiple rejections from employers?

Do not let rejection paralyse or hinder your job search efforts. Instead, stay resilient and tenacious. Let rejection fuel your determination and you will be able to learn a lot from your experiences.

Would you recommend a LOA (Leave of Absence) internship?

Yes, you will reap tremendous benefits by undertaking a long-term internship (six months to a year). The type of tasks assigned will be more varied. You will also be able to learn more about your field of interest and gain more in-depth industry knowledge.

How can I figure out what to do after graduation?

As you work through the job search process, drop by Career Services to ask questions, and to discuss the obstacles, challenges and possibilities of life after graduation. We will help you discover your goals and assist you throughout the process.

Why should I attend career-related events?

Attending such events helps you achieve many things: gain pertinent information (corporate culture and industry knowledge of your target companies), job leads, and referrals from industry insiders. You will miss out on many opportunities if you fail to build your network through our events as they were organised with you in mind.

How do I find an internship or job?

Conscientiously refer to the listing on CareerFIT and do not be afraid to cold call or email targeted employers. You can also leverage on your network - seniors, friends, family and alumni. To increase your chances of getting hired, it is crucial to develop an effective resume and put in your best effort to prepare for the interview.

I wish to pursue a postgraduate degree. What should my next step be?

We can connect you to faculty members in the MBA and MFE offices. You can also gather information from related websites and professional associations. When evaluating your options, consider admission requirements; programme emphasis; ranking and accreditation; tuition and living costs; as well as the availability of Career Services support for post-graduate employment.

Is salary negotiable?

In most cases, there is room to negotiate for a slightly higher salary. That said, be prepared to defend your proposal. Employers do not consider being a fast learner or a high GPA valid reasons for requesting a higher salary. Instead, you should support your request with relevant, work-related skills and potentially providing positive benefits to the company.