28 February 2019
A study launched in 2018 by the Singapore Institute of Management to track the job prospects of their alumni has revealed that almost all of its graduate were able to secure employment with decent salaries.
In contrast, the last graduate employment survey released by the Committee for Private Education and SkillsFuture Singapore showed that only six in 10 private-school graduates found full-time jobs within six months of completing their studies.
Most recruitment experts attribute this to employers discriminating against private-school graduates. But once on the job, the university name matters less than whether the person is productive and can add value to the company.
The vast majority of SIM graduates were found to be working for private firms, with about one in 10 working for the public sector. The SIM survey also reveal that one in four holds a manager or senior manager position, and 61 per cent reported that they are senior executives or executives.