Published on: 22-Jun-2020
Student Industry Field Trips (SIFTs) are crucial for students’ personal and professional growth – they provide students with learning experiences that cannot be easily replicated in the classroom as well as the opportunity to interact with industry practitioners and build their networks.
Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a halt on most activities.
Understanding the important role SIFT plays in the curriculum, the China Programmes Office (CPO) from Nanyang Business School (NBS) chose to make it happen by bringing MSc (Finance) programme’s SIFT online.
“Every cohort of the MSc (Finance) programme takes part in structured SIFTs in China and Singapore. They allow our students to learn about the financial markets, listen to first-hand accounts from industry practitioners and make informed career choices. That is why we decided to continue the tradition,” said Professor Low Buen Sin, Associate Dean for China Programmes as he opened the event via Zoom.
Over the course of two days, our MSc Finance participants interacted with various industry practitioners and NBS alumni who shared personal experiences and knowledge of the finance industry; provided words of encouragement to participants who will be entering the job market during this challenging time; and gave practical tips and advice for their job search.
Despite the unusual format, the virtual SIFT garnered positive feedback from the participants who shared:
“The speakers shared with us their personal stories which were touching and inspiring. And I am very grateful for all the genuine advice they gave to us.”
“Besides information and knowledge about the industry, I learnt a lot from the way the industry practitioners adjusted their attitudes towards work and life.”
“I have learnt that it is important to be open-minded to the changing world; to be prepared for the opportunities and the challenges ahead; and to take an active attitude during these unprecedented times.”
Click here to find out more about the MSc Finance Programme.
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