Tech firms hiring varsity students to beat talent crunch

Promising undergrads secure full-time jobs while finishing up their university studies

Singapore Management University undergraduate Ken Low has been working full time as a financial crime analyst at global fintech company TransferWise since June, while waiting to complete his final semester in university.
Singapore Management University undergraduate Ken Low has been working full time as a financial crime analyst at global fintech company TransferWise since June, while waiting to complete his final semester in university. ST PHOTO: JEREMY KWAN
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Techies are in such demand these days that students like undergraduate Ken Low can command a full-time job while still grinding it out at university.

Mr Low, 25, arranged to have most of his classes on a single day during his last two semesters at Singapore Management University so he could meet work commitments as a financial crime analyst as well.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 19, 2018, with the headline Tech firms hiring varsity students to beat talent crunch. Subscribe