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Dato' Kho Hui Meng Career Centre (DKHMCC) & Finishing Touch Programme

1. What are the career services available to students?
The Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre’s holistic approach prepares students for the workplace through organisation of employability skills workshops, networking events, recruitment and industry talks, and company visits to facilitate engagement with industry. An SMU student can leverage on the university’s close collaborations with industry to bring onboard a multitude of internships and job opportunities.
 
Tap on the myriad of career resources and profiling tools for better insights into your personality while at the same time, find out about the different career areas and various industries of your interest. The career centre has a library of career periodicals and books as well as its ‘Suited for Success’ wardrobe with business attire available for loan by students. Other recommended online career resources include the ‘Résumé Builder’ function on OnTRAC II and career development databases like Vault and Wetfeet (available for access via the Li Ka Shing Library).
 
Each SMU student is also assigned a Career Coach to help strategise his career goals and vision.
2. When should I start seeing my Career Coach?

Do reach out to your Career Coach when you are ready to formulate your career plan. Adequate preparation and research will enrich your coaching session. Career Coaches can help students clarify and sharpen their career plan, conduct resume reviews and facilitate mock interviews prior to the selection process for internships or full-time jobs.

Visit OnTRAC II > Shortcuts > Request a Career Coaching Appointment to arrange a meeting with your Career Coach.

 

3. When should undergraduates start thinking about career options?

Early research and seeking advice in your first year will not only ascertain your interest and strengths towards your career choice but also lend an edge towards successful career management.

4. What is the rationale behind the stipulated minimum duration of 10 weeks as a graduation requirement for internship?

SMU’s rigorous internship programme offers all undergraduates practical exposure to the corporate world. The 10-week internship duration was established following the university’s extensive discussions with practitioners across diverse industries: to provide students with the opportunity to observe, understudy, learn and contribute to the host organisations they are attached to.

 

5. When can I start applying for internships?
Most students are eligible to embark on their first recognised internship after completing two terms of coursework. The eligibility for law students starts after completing four terms of coursework.
 
The completion of the e-Internship Briefing quiz is a prerequisite for viewing and applying for internship opportunities listed on OnTRAC II. Look out for announcements from Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre regarding the e-Internship Briefing.
 
Understanding the hiring timelines of targeted career areas and industries, requirements of internship opportunities and host organisations is key to successful internship planning and applications. Start exploring internship opportunities on OnTRAC II in line with the industry hiring timelines.
6. What is the Finishing Touch Programme?

The mandatory Finishing Touch programme is one of the distinguishing factors in the making of an SMU graduate. The programme prepares undergraduates throughout their four-year course of studies in career management skills and gears them towards career success.

The seven compulsory workshops, conducted during your first two years, give you more time to learn, assimilate and apply career-related knowledge and skills. Optional workshops are offered in your third and fourth years at the crucial job application stage.

Please refer to OASIS > Career Devt & Comm Svcs > The Finishing Touch for information on the programme.

 

7. Where is Dato' Kho Hui Meng Career Centre (DKHMCC) located?

The Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre (DKHMCC) is located at:

Singapore Management University
Administration Building, Level 7
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

http://www.smu.edu.sg/career-services

For general enquiries on internship and events, please email placement@smu.edu.sg

For OnTRAC II matters: careers@smu.edu.sg

For Finishing Touch matters: finishingtouch@smu.edu.sg