Career development

Mission

Aims to provide a one-stop solution for our students and graduates to be career-ready. 

Career Services

Upcoming events

Thought leaders series

Thought Leaders Series

Leadership Lessons: I’ve learned and am still learning

Presented by Victor Mills
Chief Executive
Singapore International Chamber of Commerce

Date: Wednesday 1 September 2021

Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm

Location: Zoom Webinar (Zoom link will be sent to you at least a day before the event)

RSVP via this link by Friday 27 August 2021

Curtin Singapore is excited to announce the next Thought Leaders Series seminar. The series aims to connect students with organisational leaders and alumni to stimulate discussion, debate and critical thinking whilst exploring topics on leadership, business, innovation, entrepreneurship, and more.

Victor had a 30-year career in financial services, 29 of them in Asia-Pacific serving customers in a variety of senior regional business roles. He was a commercial banker for 10 years and an institutional banker for 20 years. In the latter role he covered the southeast Asian, south Asian and south and east African markets.

Victor is a director of ESSEC Business School. He is a Member, Total Defence Awards Evaluation Board. He chairs IRAS’s Taxpayer Feedback Panel and is a member of the Data Protection Appeal Panel. He is also a member of both the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs.

In this session, Victor will share what leadership lessons he has learned and is still learning in his career journey. He will talk about the importance of core life skills, including optimal teamwork, and how building and sustaining relationships can give you the edge you need to be and stay successful.

 

Industry Engagement Appreciate Dinner

Industry Engagement Appreciation Dinner

Details to be confirmed


Past events

Thought leaders series

Thought Leaders Series

Building an International Career

Presented by Yukiko Masuda
Managing Director of APAC Legal, Labor and Compliance
FedEx Express

The Thought Leaders Series seminar series aims to connect students with organisational leaders and alumni to stimulate discussion, debate and critical thinking whilst exploring topics on leadership, business, innovation and entrepreneurship and more.

The Thought Leaders Series seminar was held online on Wednesday 19 May 2021 and presented by Yukiko Masuda, Managing Director of APAC Legal, Labor and Compliance at FedEx Express.

In this role, Yukiko is responsible for legal and regulatory compliance, risk management and business continuity in APAC. She is currently leading cross-functional projects, such as the post-merger integration of FedEx Express and TNT. She is also a member of a regional crisis management team based at APAC HQ in Hong Kong. Yukiko is trilingual and has lived and worked in Japan, United States, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

During the session, Yukiko discussed what it means to have a global career, the opportunities and challenges of living and working in different cultures and how you can use these experiences to build your global career.

Watch the event highlights here.


Resources 

How ready are you to kick-start your career? Downloadable content here.

Self-assessment and aptitude tests

  • 16Personalities – Find out more about your personality type, strengths and weaknesses, how you manage your relationships and possible career paths after completing a free personality test. You can read up more about 16 Personalities and the theory behind the tool here. 
  • EmployABILITY student starter kit – The EmployABILITY student starter kit is an online resource featuring a student-focused, personalised employability profile tool and developmental resources. 
  • O*NET Interest Profiler – A self-exploration tool to help you find out what your interests are, how they relate to the world of work and helps you decide what kinds of careers you might want to explore. 
  • Test Partnership – This website provides free psychometric tests such as Numerical Reasoning Tests, Verbal Reasoning Tests, Error Checking Tests, Personality Questionnaires, Situational Judgement Tests, Leadership Tests and Competency Tests. 

Curtin University resources

  • Curtin Challenge – Explore online modules about career development, leadership skills and global experiences. 
  • Curtin UniHub– Access Curtin University’s plethora of resources. 

Industry and labour market information

Job-search support

  • GradSingapore– A website that provides useful and practical career advice for the Fresh Graduates. Read up on GradSingapore’s ranking of the top graduate employers across all sectors. 
  • LinkedIn for Students – LinkedIn resources and step by step guides to let students know the benefits of a LinkedIn profile and presence, and to help them get started. Introduces guides to cover topics ranging from building profiles, finding jobs or internships, building a professional brand, networking with professionals, and researching or prepping for interviews. 
  • Jobscan – Find out how much your resume meets the job description through this website. Simply copy and paste your resume and the job description. 

International students 

Information on work passes and permits, visit the Ministry of Manpower website. 

Contact details

For enquiries, email careers@curtin.edu.sg or drop by Student Central to speak with our staff.