Professionals from Google, Spotify, Twitter part of career programme in New York targeting Singapore youth

NewYork.SG participants at a Spotify workshop in March last year. Participants in the career development scheme are flown to New York, where each is assigned an adviser who sets weekly challenges and figures out what the person wants to achieve. They
NewYork.SG participants at a Spotify workshop in March last year. Participants in the career development scheme are flown to New York, where each is assigned an adviser who sets weekly challenges and figures out what the person wants to achieve. They will also get career support for up to two years.PHOTOS: NEWYORK.SG
Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduate Denise Teo, who took part in the programme last year, wants to inspire her juniors in the same way she was inspired.
Ngee Ann Polytechnic graduate Denise Teo, who took part in the programme last year, wants to inspire her juniors in the same way she was inspired.PHOTOS: NEWYORK.SG

Month-long programme links them with advisers from major US firms to gain insights

Professionals from big names like Google, Spotify, Twitter and The New York Times are just some to have come on board a new career development scheme targeting young people from Singapore.

NewYork.SG is a month-long programme where professionals from major companies conduct workshops for participants who are looking to work in the creative and technological fields, such as media and film or UI/UX (user interface and user experience) design.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 09, 2019, with the headline 'Career scheme for S'pore youth offers New York stint'. Print Edition | Subscribe