Career Services



The SMU Postgraduate-Office of Career Services (PG-OCS) provides a variety of services to assist postgraduates in exploring career options and making effective career decisions.
 

Talk to Us

Internal Career Counsellors
We are located at the Dato Kho Hui Meng Career Centre on Level 7, SMU Administration Building. Each master's program (by coursework) is assigned a career counsellor.  Your designated career counsellor will be able to provide assistance in various aspects of your career development process, including tips on resume writing, cover letter critique, interviewing skills, job search strategies, negotiation of remuneration packages, career visioning and management. Career counsellors can also assist in  navigating SMU’s array of career preparation resources, including the management of online resources and materials housed at the Dato Kho Hui Meng Career Centre.
Prior appointment with your career counsellor is required.

External Career Coaches
We also offer a panel of external career coaches who provide one-on-one career counselling sessions either face-to-face or via Skype. Such sessions could include, although the list is not exhaustive, resume and cover letter critique, interviewing skills, job search strategies, negotiation of remuneration packages, career visioning and management, etc. 

Personality Profiling
The personality profiling inventory offered to postgraduate students include CareerLeader and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment. Each tool is unique, and like a mirror, offers insights into different facets of a job seeker’s innate abilities, skills sets, interests, motivating factors, organizational fit, worker traits, values and aspirations. In addition, students also have the opportunity to learn more about their personality type vis-à-vis a host of other types of tools, for effective management of self and others in group and organizational settings. Assess yourself and discover your strengths, weaknesses, interests and preferences through the various tools administered by certified coaches.

Further Development
Career Development Workshops

PG-OCS offers a slew of career development workshops to help postgraduate students acquire life skills. Workshop topics could range from career planning, resume writing, interviewing, employment negotiations, wardrobe management and networking, to name a few. These workshops are held throughout the year and are specifically targeted to meet the needs of students undergoing career transition and career progression.


Browse our Information

Job Listing
PG-OCS serves as the principal point of contact for employers who wish to recruit SMU postgraduates as permanent or contractual hires. We provide onsite and online recruitment services for prospective recruiters seeking talents. Available job positions are listed on our job portal. Partnering with potential employers, we are committed to making SMU students the preferred recruit, poised for possibilities.

Print Online Publications
OCS offers a range of publications about the career development process, job-search skills and tools, career fields and more. Career-related information pertaining to numerous organizations is also available for browsing at the Career Resource Centre. To access WetFeet & Vault Online, log-on to the library intranet and search for “WetFeet Career Resource Site” and “Vault Online Career Library” using the database search engine.

Dato Kho Hui Meng Career Centre 
The Dato Kho Hui Meng Career Centre has a career reference library where you can access industry and company specific resources. There are also various reading materials, including trade and professional journals, employer directories and much more. The centre is open Monday – Friday (8:30am – 6:00pm) and is located on Level 7, SMU Administration building.

 

Get Out There

Major organisations typically conduct university recruiting activities during August-October each year, targeting students that are completing their studies and able to start work by July/August the following year.  Additionally, other recruiting opportunities in Singapore typically seek candidates available in Singapore for face-to-face meetings and immediate start dates (within one month).

Networking Sessions
OCS organizes two networking sessions a year, allowing you to meet with potential recruiters in an informal setting. You will be notified of these events via email.

Recruitment Talks/Industry Talks/Company Visits
PG-OCS organises recruitment talks and company visits on a regular basis. These talks serve as a platform for organisations to share information about their firm and opportunities that are open to postgraduate students. Company visits also allow students to be exposed to the working environment, and for hiring managers to meet students on a one-to-one basis.

 

Employment

Master of Science in Applied Finance (MAF) graduates are hired in these companies:

Company

AFC Merchant Bank

Emerson Process Management

Morgan Stanley

Ascendas Funds Management Ltd

Emirates Bank in Dubai

Norddeutsche Landesbank

Bank Julius Baer

Ethoz Capital Ltd

OCBC Bank

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Eurekahedge Pte Ltd

Octis Asset Management Pte Ltd

Bank of Communications

Fortis Bank SA/NV

Phillip Securities Pte Ltd

Bank of New York Mellon

Franklin Templeton Investments 

Prudential Asset Management

Bank of Tokyo Mitsuibishi UFJ

GFI Group Pte Ltd

Rabobank International

Barclays Capital

GFT Global Markets

Royal Bank of Scotland

Bloomberg L.P.

Goldman Sachs

Saratoga Capital

BNP Paribas Singapore Pte Ltd

Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

Singapore Exchange Ltd

CIMB

Henderson Global Investors

Singapore Mercantile Exchange

Citco Fund Services 

Hong Leong Finance Limited

Standard & Poor's

Citi Private Bank

HSBC Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Citibank

HSBC Insurance

Straits Trading Company

Citic Securities

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Citigroup

ING

Tantallon Capital

Commerzbank

Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Target Asset Management

Coutts & Co

J P Morgan

The Asian Banker

Credit Suisse

KPMG

The Bank of East Asia Ltd

DBS Bank Ltd

Legg Mason International Equities

UBS AG

Deutsche Bank

Lion Global Investors

United Overseas Bank

DMG and Partners Securities

Makara Capital

UOB Asset Management

Dresdner Bank

Monetary Authority of Singapore

UOB Kay Hian

EDB Investments Pte Ltd

Moore Stephen Corporate Finance Pte Ltd

UT Asset Management

 

MAF graduates are hired for these positions:

Designation

Accounts Administrator

Derivatives Trader

Product Controller

Analyst / Regulatory Reporting

Diversified Assets Analyst

Quantitative Analyst

Assistant Manager

Ecommerce Relationship Manager

Regional Finance Manager

Assistant Vice President

Equity Analyst

Regional Financial Contoller

Associate

Finance Controller

Relationship Manager

Associate Director

Financial Planner

Research Analyst

Brokerage Analyst

Fixed Income Advanced Specialist

Risk Analyst

Busines Development Team Leader

Group Accountant

Sales Dealer

Business Analyst

Head of Treasury Finance

Statistician

Business Development

Investment Analyst

Supply Chain Finance Manager

Compliance Officer

Middle Office Controller

Tax Consultant

Credit Analyst

Portfolio Manager

Vice President

Dealer

Pricing Analyst

 

Deputy Director

Principal Valuer

 

 

For Olin Business School, Washington University, the employment statistics of the graduates from some of the postgraduate programmes offered by the university are also available here: Employment Statistics.

 

 

Last updated on 28 Oct 2014.