Most grads find jobs in 6 months

File photo of Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM's) graduates at their convocation ceremony.
File photo of Singapore Institute of Management University (UniSIM's) graduates at their convocation ceremony.PHOTO: ST FILE

Close to 94 per cent of graduates from Singapore Management University secured employment within six months of their final examinations, compared to about 90 per cent of graduates from Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore.

A joint graduate employment survey of 10,904 fresh graduates conducted last November and released yesterday showed that median starting pay hit a new high of $3,360 a month.

Computing graduates saw the highest jump in salaries. NUS graduates from the information systems course took home a median monthly salary of $4,000, a 12.7 per cent rise from 2015.

 

Graduates of NUS' computer science course saw an 8.1 per cent rise in pay - from $3,700 to $4,000.

Engineering graduates were also highly sought after, with NUS' electrical engineering graduates experiencing a 6.1 per cent pay rise from $3,300 to $3,500.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 23, 2017, with the headline 'Most grads find jobs in 6 months'. Print Edition | Subscribe