National Service (NS)
Asked on 21 Jul 2018
Took 5 courses during and after I ORD, ranging from Marketing to Competitive Analysis
Why you should take the courses
Take this chance to refresh your brain
Receive certifications which can prepare you and help you secure an internship after ORD
Convenince as mostly are online courses (OTOT pace)
Why you should not take the courses
Pretty introductionary content
Remember the last online lecture you attended? Yeah, it isn't exactly the most useful and impactful
Would not actually apply if I have to bare the full cost
Looking from the community, seems like some people actually used it before for online E-courses in NTU :)
I think anything that seems legit and reputable (from any of the local Universities) is worth doing. To get exposure or even making new friends. ALll these certs may be useful to land you in your first internship and from there, the next and next, until you get to your main passion!
I used before many many years ago. I took a computing certificate from NUS.
It is free anyway so just go for whatever interests you.