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Zhiming Wee

Zhiming Wee

Level 4·Fresh Graduate at Temasek Polytechnic

08 Jun 2021

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What is the difference between a part-time and full-time degree from the local university in terms of recognition and finding a job? Let put aside factors like duration and balance study and work. Any advice?

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Joey Gaeth

14 Jul 2020

Level 6·BSc Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science

Hello Zhi Ming!

I can't say certainly as i'm not studying university in sg rn but what i know for sure is that the difference is not as big as we expect in terms of finding a job, but for recognition yes, maybe in applying for your first job or so. In fact, some part-time degree students find a job easier than full-time students, because they have been working while studying and that shows good time management and determination. Also their manager could've found them productive and just hire them after graduation, just like how final year internship is impt for full-time students.

Also, do factor in your opportunity cost of income salary gained while studying part-time and working full time and vice versa.

I'm currently studying uni full-time in uk and i'd say it depends largely on your financial status. Most of my friends studying part-time in sg are doing it because they are struggling financially.

Do ask around your own circle of friends and hear out their opinions on part time vs full time uni life and job prospects in sg! it's always best to talk face to face then trusting every experience said online.

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