The third edition of the CEMS Career Explorer Series provided tips about working in Singapore

The CEMS Career Explorer Series is an online event that focuses on highlighting opportunities and provides career support for CEMSies interested in working in a specific country, outside of Europe. The third session was held on April 24th and focused on “Working in Singapore”.
CEMS Explorer Series 3rd edition

The third edition of the CEMS Career Explorer Series took place on April 24th, with the support of NUS Business School. During this new initiative, students had the opportunity to gather numerous information relevant to working in Singapore.

This event began with the wonderful participation of Julynn Liang and Julia Yew. Julynn Liang is a Career Advisor with BIZCareers at NUS Business School. A certified coach practitioner, Julynn has been coaching students on career preparation & readiness via 1-on-1 consultations and group training workshops on CV review, mock interviews, and assessment centres for over 5 years.

Julia Yew is part of the BIZCareers, Global Careers Team at NUS Business School, looking after outreach and partnerships with global employers and industry relations for experienced students enrolled in the Masters and MBA programmes.

During a 1-hour informative session, Julynn and Julia addressed the employment landscape in Singapore, including key industries, working culture, visa, taxation and early career opportunities for CEMS graduates.

Following this insightful overview, they shared key tips about working in Singapore, including on:

  • Diversified economy and industries: aerospace, consumer business, electronics, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, sustainability and much more.
  • Growth areas and initiatives: Smart Nation Initiative, Sustainable Energy & Green Technologies, Education & Training, E-Commerce & Digital Economy.
  • Types of working visa, such as Employment Pass, Training Employment Pass, Work Holiday Pass and much more.
  • Critical core skills required by employers: thinking critically, interacting with others and staying relevant. Employers have been increasing their demand for specific soft skills.

Julynn and Julia went through a lengthy Q&A with over 35 participants and explained the reality of finding a role in Singapore. They finished the presentation by sharing tips on how to prepare for a career in Singapore, shared recruitment timeline and websites.  

In addition to this session, students had the opportunity to attend a rotational chat with 3 CEMS alumni working and living in Singapore. Anna Fam - Enterprise Transformation Manager at Capgemini Invent, CEMS Alumn of 2018 (NUS/TSEM/SSE), Eric Rothenburger - Global Purchasing Team Lead at Henkel, CEMS Alum of 2016 (UoC/KEIO) and Gigi Huang - Life Sciences Senior Consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners, CEMS Alum fo 2022 (IVEY/HEC/NUS) joined this session.

During this hour-long session, participants were able to discuss with fellow CEMSies, to get more information about what it is like to work in Singapore, obtain help from mentors and build their network. This casual format not only allowed CEMSies to connect and contributed to strengthening the ties in the CEMS community but also allowed seasoned alumni to broaden participants’ knowledge about their companies.

The CEMS Career Explorer Series provided a unique occasion to give prominence to the career opportunities and markets of Singapore! Thank you to all our speakers and participants for joining!

More editions of this initiative will take place. Stay tuned!


Please note that services shared during the informative session may vary based on your own situation. The CEMS Global Alliance provides a certain number of services including the CEMS Career Center with various career opportunities, the GoinGlobal and Culture Wizard Assessment Test to give you cultural advices and much more.

Read more about the services in the CEMS Career Services Guide.