National Service (NS)
Asked on 21 Jul 2018
NSFs have you used the E-prep? I noticed there are online courses like personal money management and financial planning, intro to personal investing, intro to stocks and bonds etc. How are the courses and do you get official certification after completing the courses?
I applied for Stock Fundamental Valuation with Bloomberg (Apply via Email) using my E-prep credits, However, they are very bad at processing applications so I would advice to book early at least 6 months before ORD.
05 Sep 2020
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
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05 Sep 2020
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!
NTU has two popular finance courses for NSFs under the NS e-PREP Scheme. They are "Business Finance" and "Engineering Economy and Corporate Finance". The course comes with a textbook and a retired NTU prof as the tutor. More info can be found in ePrepCourses-Sg.Online. There is a digital certificate (modern trend though it used to be physical certificates in the past) if you complete the course by passing all the tests (online).