Jumpstart Your Career
In today’s education, we speak not only of academic excellence, but also placing equal importance on developing work and life skills. To prepare TMC degree students for their future careers, our Business, Marketing and Hospitality students signed up for a 5-part career jumpstart program, organised by Junior Achievement (JA), the world’s largest non-profit organisation dedicated to preparing young people to succeed in a global economy.
Today’s session focused on Career Success, covering topics like the 4Cs (Critical thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity), personal-brand and job hunting tools, work priorities and strong soft skills. Conducted by volunteers from Barclays, an investment bank in Singapore, the trainers engaged with students in hands-on activities and presentations to stimulate the learning process.
Mr Kashmir Singh, Senior Lecturer at TMC School of Business and Law, expressed,
The instructors brought in relevant workplace experience and understanding in the session.
In the upcoming sessions, the JA Career Jumpstart program will cover subjects like Personal Finance, CV & Interview Skills, Be Entrepreneurial and the finale – Job Shadow, where students are brought on a company site visit, to be introduced to the workplace and career opportunities available to them.
Our Business Management Degree student, Lee Jia Nian, shared,
The session is interactive and engaging while teaching us critical skills in a fun and relaxed environment.
At TMC Academy, we strive to create and provide a wholesome learning experience for our students and to groom them as industry-relevant graduates. Be it working with our industry advisory boards to review and design industry-relevant curriculum; and working with industry partners to conduct talks, workshops and site visits for students, there are plenty of learning opportunities. Keen to find out more about learning at TMC Academy? We are just a click away!
About Junior Achievement (JA)
JA is the world’s largest non-profit organisation dedicated to preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. It provides programs focusing on three key content areas – Work Readiness, Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy. Junior Achievement Singapore uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the business of life in partnership with business and educators. JA brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the workplace. These programs are run by dedicated volunteers, which include business people, retirees and students. Today, JA operates in 121 countries, serving 10.2 million students annually.