7 in 10 NTU students secured jobs ahead of graduation

Almost seven in 10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduates secured jobs ahead of graduation this year, according to a university survey carried out at the end of June. -- ST FILE PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK
Almost seven in 10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduates secured jobs ahead of graduation this year, according to a university survey carried out at the end of June. -- ST FILE PHOTO: BRYAN VAN DER BEEK

Almost seven in 10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduates secured jobs ahead of graduation this year, according to a university survey carried out at the end of June.

These numbers mark a slight increase from 2012.

Speaking at the first of the university's graduation ceremonies, NTU President Professor Bertil Andersson also announced that a record 87.19 per cent of this year's graduates made contributions to the university, up from 82.08 per cent last year.

"Each year, it warms my heart when I see the graduating class making a class gift to help their juniors - even before they have drawn their first pay check," said Professor Andersson.