Work attachments pay off for SUSS grads

Mr Abdul Fareed Mustakin (far left) impressed his boss, Mr Daniel Thong (left), so much during his six-month internship two years ago that he was asked to continue in a permanent position while he studied. Later, when Mr Thong started a new firm, Nim
Mr Abdul Fareed Mustakin (far left) impressed his boss, Mr Daniel Thong (left), so much during his six-month internship two years ago that he was asked to continue in a permanent position while he studied. Later, when Mr Thong started a new firm, Nimbus for Work, he offered Mr Abdul Fareed a full-time job as the marketing and branding lead.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Longer stints, work-study plans land them good jobs, higher pay

Longer and more structured work attachments have translated into good job offers and higher salaries for Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) graduates.

The university has yet to complete its graduate employment survey of its pioneer batch of 168 full-time degree graduates, who started on their studies in 2014.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 01, 2018, with the headline 'Work attachments pay off for SUSS grads'. Print Edition | Subscribe