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More employment and internship opportunities made available to students and graduates through NUS-SHRI partnership

01 February 2011

NUS-SHRI MOU SIGNING CEREMONY: Representing the two parties in inking the partnership were (from left) Executive Director of SHRI Mr David Ang and Dean of Students at the Office of Student Affairs Assoc Prof Tan Teck Koon

NUS CAREER FAIR 2011: This year’s Fair, which featured 145 employers from both the public and private sectors, was the largest NUS ever held

NUS and the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 27 January 2011 to collaborate on offering NUS students and alumni greater access to employment and internship opportunities.

Representing NUS and SHRI in inking the partnership at the opening of this year’s NUS Career Fair were Dean of Students at the NUS Office of Student Affairs Assoc Prof Tan Teck Koon and Executive Director of SHRI Mr David Ang respectively.

Speaking at the signing ceremony and Career Fair opening, NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Prof Tan Eng Chye said: “SHRI will allow our students to access the vast range of HR programmes on people and interpersonal skills that SHRI offers; it will also be a valuable advisory resource for our graduates looking to pursue a career in human resource. Likewise, SHRI counts many HR recruiters as members and this partnership is an avenue for recruiters to reach out to NUS graduates.”

Executive Director of SHRI Mr David Ang said: “We would like to deliver value to both NUS graduates and SHRI members by providing the platform to bring both parties together and helping our members to build a pipeline of talents to fill their jobs and internships positions.”

Under this collaboration, NUS Career Centre and SHRI will also conduct joint research on human capital and career related issues. Besides SHRI, the NUS Career Centre has also forged valuable partnerships with Kelly Services and the Singapore Business Federation.

Held from 27 to 28 January 2011, the NUS Career Fair 2011 was its largest ever, with 145 participating employers who offered 4,200 job opportunities in diverse sectors.