An Alumni Sharing Session was organized by the ECE Club and supported by the department. This event was held in the evening of 20 March 2013. 6 distinguished alumni from different industries were invited to share their personal insights into their industries and give practical advice on student’s career development.
Internship Sharing Sessions were organized by the ECE Student Life office. The first event was held in the afternoon of 18 October 2013. 9 ECE students who have interned at different industries were invited to share their valuable working experiences in these industries and encourage the juniors to start planning for their career as early as possible.
The first PhD Sharing Session was organized by the ECE Student Life office and took place on 12 September 2014. The Deputy Head of Research & Graduate Programmes, Prof Lim Teng Joon, kicked off the event with a talk on the value of a PhD, following which was a sharing session by several PhD students who shared their thoughts on the same and what they do on a daily basis in their journey to discovery. The event gave our senior undergraduate students the opportunity to explore their suitability for an academic/research career and discover how a PhD can catapult them ahead in such a career.
Student Life Sharing Sessions, organized by the ECE Student Life office, gave students an overview of the range of readily available services within the University (e.g. counselling and psychological services, career advising). In particular, one of these sessions was on “Be what you are: Discover your career path through the secrets of personality type”. It reinforced that work will be satisfying if it interests one and allows one to do the things one enjoy. Even though work can be interesting and enjoyable for one, it may not be suitable for another due to people’s differing personalities.