SUSS grads have e-portfolios to showcase their skills

SUSS accountancy graduate Amanda Chiam, 22, who started working as an auditor at KPMG Singapore recently, had included videos of the Gobi Desert Challenge she undertook with her university mates in her e-portfolio.
SUSS accountancy graduate Amanda Chiam, 22, who started working as an auditor at KPMG Singapore recently, had included videos of the Gobi Desert Challenge she undertook with her university mates in her e-portfolio.PHOTO: AMANDA CHIAM

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The pioneer batch of 160 full-time degree students graduating from the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) next month will have more than degree scrolls and result transcripts to show their prospective employers.

They will have electronic portfolios detailing their learning experiences through the four years at the university. The e-portfolios, kept by the students from day one, include not only their reflections on the courses they have taken, but also the valuable skills they have gained from their co-curricular activities, overseas stints, community service projects, as well as job internships.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 17, 2018, with the headline 'SUSS grads have e-portfolios to showcase their skills'. Print Edition | Subscribe