27 March 2019
Graduates of private educational institutions are finding it easier to get jobs.
In 2017 for example, graduates from the Singapore Institute of Technology were more likely to find employment within the first six months of graduation, compared to students from other Singapore universities.
In the same year, students from the Singapore University of Technology and Design outperformed NUS, NTU and SMU in terms of employability.
Anecdotally, Singapore University of Social Sciences graduates have also received good job offers.
The key to SIT’s and SUSS’ success in graduate employability is their strong commitment to an industry-centric education.
At these two universities, students are provided with applied-degree pathways that aim to integrate theoretical knowledge with real-life applications.
Both universities also feature longer-than-usual work attachments for their students, with those from SIT typically spending eight to 12 months in such stints under the university’s Integrated Work Study Programme.