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Alumni networks worsen inequality. Here's one way to improve them

Established schools can partner neighbouring schools and share alumni network resources, such as holding career talks in both schools

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When I was 15, my batchmates from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls' School and I had the chance to sign up for temporary work stints that were on offer in various organisations from the hospitality to logistics sectors.

During my week-long stint with a well-known real estate group, I got to tour the company office, work under a supervisor on some basic administrative tasks, and network with staff from the human resource department over lunch in Clarke Quay - giving me my first glimpse of life in the working world.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 06, 2020, with the headline Alumni networks worsen inequality. Here's one way to improve them. Subscribe