Do local business grads have what it takes to secure jobs?

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About 80 per cent of the 1,000 fresh graduates of the National University of Singapore Business School have already found jobs, even though they joined the workforce amid Singapore's worst recession. During better times, the figure would be 96 per ce
About 80 per cent of the 1,000 fresh graduates of the National University of Singapore Business School have already found jobs, even though they joined the workforce amid Singapore's worst recession. During better times, the figure would be 96 per cent, according to the Graduate Employment Survey 2019 by the Ministry of Education. PHOTOS: NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL

About 80 per cent of the 1,000 new graduates of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School have already found jobs even though they joined the workforce during the worst recession to hit Singapore.

Typically, the top five sectors where these students land jobs are: banking and finance, accountancy, technology, consulting, and retail that deals with fast-moving consumer goods.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on September 13, 2020, with the headline 'Do local business grads have what it takes to secure jobs?'. Subscribe