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Asked by Anonymous

Updated 3w ago

Have a few months before I can choose my university course. Could everyone share a bit about what they do? I previously studied business in poly, but it's probably too general to be relevant?

Share more about your job and why you love (or parts that you dislike) about it!

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Good Day Every Day
Good Day Every Day,
Level 6. Master
Answered on 30 Nov 2018

A degree can be a general degree or a specialised degree. You choose a general degree if you are still uncertain about the kind of career you want. You choose a specialised degree if you are very sure about your future career. Business is a general degree but law is a specialised degree.

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Kim Choo So
Kim Choo So,
Level 1. Freshie
Updated 3w ago

I did a local poly diploma and went overseas to study at a reputable University in Australia, both certification are Tourism and Event Management related. but 5 years in the industry, I had my fair share of fun, love the client interactions and experience. But I realised that with the crazy working hours I dont have time for my family anymore, till they fall sick. So I ask myself what I want ultimately in life? I left for the insurance industry because I want the control of my life, want to do something with a meaning. So instead of doing something you like, do something you good at and you will have time and money do to something you like?

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Leong Wen Fong
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23 Nov 2018

Thanks so much for sharing! Tourism has always been a popular sector, but like what you shared about the timing, I'd be so sad if I have to work when my family is free, and I'm free when they have to work
Yk Lai
Yk Lai,
Level 3. Wonderkid
Updated 3w ago

After a few years I have been working, I wish someone would have advised me to find out the details what are the relevant jobs which the course of study I have chosen lead to. At least, have conversations with those already in the working fields to tell what are the real tasks, roles and also the prospect. But note that choosing the right company is also critical. I think some of the education or career fairs would be helpful.

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Leong Wen Fong
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21 Nov 2018

Haha which is kind of what I'm trying to do here! Mind telling me a bit of what you do, and the good and bad about it?
Yk Lai
Yk Lai

27 Nov 2018

I studied materials engineering, have a MBA. I work in semiconductor manufacturing. The good thing is it is a high tech company, frequently grab the news headline in the Wall Street. The achievements of the company makes me proud as I could relate how my works contributed to the successes. It is relatively a flexible company which I don't need to punch card when I go to work and leave the office. I have opportunities to work with people from different countries due to my company presence in different locations. However, it does not reward me adequately for the remuneration package as I was underpaid in the beginning. The career advancement is there, but it is slow. If you're looking for big pay in few years, this is not a preferred path unless you are very passionate and very patient. For fresh graduate, long working hours is the norm if one wishes to excel in the job.