Our Career services for students
Our career team offers a range of professional development services that will support in your search for your dream job.
- Preparing for internships
- Job search strategies
- Effective resume writing
- Online job application
- Business and social etiquette
In addition to other career services, we continuously help our students gain insights into the importance of networking.
1. Meet people through other people
The best and easiest way to meet people is through referrals. This is a similar effect to LinkedIn through their online introduction tool or even through joining the right circle at an event with somebody you know.
2. Leverage social media
Social media is an effective way to connect with important contacts without the pressure of a face-to-face meeting that you may not be prepared for.
3. Don’t ask for a job
Networking isn’t just about finding a job straight away and you should always avoid asking for a job. Instead, you should aim to ask people for information that will assist you in your search for employment.
4. Use Your resume as a tool for advice
An effective way to network is to ask others who you have established a relationship with to review your resume and give you feedback on how to improve it.
5. Ask for suggestions on how to expand your network
Don’t aim to only meet one or two professionals in your related industry. Instead you should also try to tap into the broader network of the people in your field. Ask your contacts if they can recommend a professional organisation or the names of some of the people you should connect with.
6. Online Presence
Ensure your online profile is always up-to-date. Recruiters often use social media platforms to find potential candidates to check out their skills and experience.
Following last year’s successful turnout, LSBF in Singapore’s Careers team held its second on-campus career fair for students on Friday 28 September.
Financial companies, hospitality groups and recruitment firms set up booths at the fair to interact with students and alumni. In addition, there were several industry talks by participating companies, including Summit Planners, an organisation that partners professionals and institutions to provide clients with business and financial solutions.
“Career fairs give students the opportunity to find out more about job requirements, especially for fresh graduates. It’s also a good platform for students to practise interactions with employers,” said Daniel, an ACCA student from Vietnam.
“This is a good initiative by LSBF. It was great meeting students who have showcased enthusiasm and excitement about their future. These career fairs give students a platform to seek career employability and I look forward to seeing more events like it,” said Kelvin Gan, Business Development Manager (Learning) at ACCA in Singapore.
Find out more info about LSBF Singapore’s field trips below:
On 23 May, LSBF Singapore will be holding a trip to Suntec Singapore and Exhibition Centre to help students gain a deeper understanding of the events industry. They will learn about the range of different events as well as tips on how to plan and organise them. Students will examine the marketing and management that goes into these operations as well as looking at how hotel and retail outlets handle large volumes customers during a major event.
AmCham (The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore) - Breakfast Talk CUC-MBA
The head of Schools organised a networking session for a group of students who had the opportunity to meet Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., Embassy of the United States of America to Singapore. The event featured a discussion revolved around President Donald Trump’s recent trip to S.E.A and the economic merits that he proposed for working with leaders of Asia, including meeting PM Lee in the U.S. It was an insightful session with students also taking part in a Q&A that related to the U.S. President’s address in Asia.
Mohammed Abrar Ahmed graduated with a Diploma in Business Studies in 2019. After graduating, Abrar spent time frequently moving between India, London and Ontario in Canada. With a dynamic career, charming personality and useful skill-set, Abrar landed a job as a Workforce Management Analyst at VON Canada which he thrives in. Abrar enjoys travelling around to see the world and finds solace in writing poetry, having also authored a book which released last year. LSBF Singapore wishes him all the best on this new venture!