Malay Studies Alumni Sharing Session
11 undergraduates majoring in Malay Studies and 11 young graduates from the same department met on 17 February for a sharing session on academic life and post-graduation plans.
The alumni shared their personal experiences on how to effectively apply for jobs amid the current economic climate, and how to market their training in the Malay Studies department to future employers. Coming from various sectors like academia, the media industry, public and civil service, and community advocacy, the young professionals affirmed that Malay Studies majors continue to be in demand by employers. As students of the arts, Malay Studies majors can carry their skills in research and writing across multiple industries.
The alumni also advised their juniors to start making plans on their careers early, and reminded them that they have ready access to a network of fellow students and alumni whom they can turn to for advice on university life and jobs. The students were also informed of useful platforms like the NUS Centre for Future-ready Graduates and MENDAKI networking sessions. The alumni also encouraged the students to participate in as many extra-curricular programmes as possible, and shared on their experiences during overseas exchange, internships, winter and summer programmes, and study trips.
Submitted by Mr Muhammad Suhail (Arts and Social Sciences '19)
- Others - NUS Malay Studies Graduates