More varsity students heading overseas for internships

Mr Tan Rui Feng (right) with sellers at a local retailer he visited during his internship stint in Uganda. The Singapore Management University student spent 10 weeks from May last year at a consumer goods firm there.
Mr Tan Rui Feng (right) with sellers at a local retailer he visited during his internship stint in Uganda. The Singapore Management University student spent 10 weeks from May last year at a consumer goods firm there.PHOTO: COURTESY OF TAN RUI FENG

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While many of his peers remained in Singapore for their internships, Mr Tan Rui Feng, 24, packed his bags and left for Uganda.

The third-year business and social science student from Singapore Management University (SMU) had spotted a sales and marketing internship opening there on his school's career portal, and decided to give it a shot. He spent 10 weeks from May last year at a consumer goods firm, where he learnt its manufacturing processes and how to tackle issues faced by its retailers and sales partners.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'More varsity students heading overseas for internships'. Print Edition | Subscribe