Navigating the Future: Employment and Social Mobility for SIM Graduates in Singapore - SIM

Navigating the Future: Employment and Social Mobility for SIM Graduates in Singapore

In the bustling city-state of Singapore, education is not just a pathway to knowledge but many view it as a bridge to opportunities and a better life. The Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) is a prominent higher education and lifelong learning institution in the region recognized for empowering individuals through continuous learning.

A Closer Look at SIM’s Employment Success

Recent findings from the SIM Graduate Employment Survey 2022/2023 emphasize the strong job market readiness of graduates from the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). This survey, which sheds light on the career paths of recent graduates, reveals that almost 98.4% of SIM graduates secured a full-time job within 6 months after graduation. The information & communications industry is one of the top industries that SIM graduates are working in.*

* Based on the SIM Graduate Employment Survey 2022/2023 conducted by Media Research Consultants on behalf of SIM Global Education on the 2022’s cohort of graduates from the full-time Bachelor degree programmes, approximately 6 months after completing their studies. The overall employment rate includes graduates in both full-time and part-time employment.

Experiential Learning – The Key to Professional Growth

The shift from academic life to professional employment is a pivotal moment for any graduate. International student mobility significantly impacts this transition, affecting unemployment rates and the alignment of jobs with graduates’ skills. A central aspect of SIM’s educational strategy is its focus on  learning beyond the classroom. The Career Connect office at SIM connects students with internships, interview preparation workshops, and other industry-relevant career events, helping students to apply their theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios. This effectively reduces the gap between academic learning and practical workplace demands. Students can access these invaluable services for free by downloading the CareerSense Application offered exclusively to SIM students.

Moreover, during a SIM career fair, an employer from Maybank highlighted the attributes they value in fresh graduates, which include a positive attitude, energy, and integrity. This insight reveals that excelling academically is not the sole factor in securing employment; personal qualities are equally important.

The Global Edge

SIM’s global partnerships with top-ranked universities are another cornerstone of its educational strategy. Collaborating with universities from Australia, Europe, the United Kingdom, and the United States, SIM offers a diverse range of over 120 programmes that prepare students for a global marketplace. These international links not only enrich the academic experience but also enhance the social mobility of graduates, enabling them to pursue careers beyond Singapore’s shores. Students may opt for transfer or exchange opportunities and get the best of both worlds in both Singapore and the home country of the university partner they are pursuing a degree with.

Start your journey today by visiting the SIM website to learn more about the programs offered and how they can help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

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