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5 Simple Ways To Do A Digital Detox At University

Do you often get angry at yourself because you’ve just spent an hour or even more on your phone, scrolling through Instagram or Tumblr? Well, you’re not the only one. Plenty of university students struggle with the constant alerts on their electronic devices.

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What Do Scholarship Committees Look For?

The biggest question students have when applying for scholarships: "What are the criteria of an ideal candidate?" ​Definitely an important and valid concern, as knowing what the scholarship provider needs can help make the process much simpler. ​Ultimately, the selection process is still subject to different scholarship providers. However, the following are several general qualities and experiences (not ranked) that stand out to all committees when they are reviewing your application.

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The Post-Education Journey

I have taught many cohorts of students through the years, and it is always a delight to catch-up with them whether at chance meetings, in professional gatherings, university events, or when they drop by at my office.  Some are now in fairly senior positions, while others have somewhat modest achievements career-wise. 

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Nurturing Tomorrow’s Tech Leaders

Bringing in students and developing them into young tech leaders have always been the focus of GovTech. As the lead agency driving Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative and public sector digital transformation, GovTech is also the Centre of Excellence for Infocomm Technology and Smart Systems (ICT & SS). Its role is to develop the Singapore Government’s capabilities in Data Science & Artificial Intelligence, Application Development, Sensors & IoT, Digital Infrastructure, and Cybersecurity.

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Making That Critical Decision

Other than the choice of a ­lifetime partner, nothing determines ­happiness so much as choosing the right kind of work.

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Education Beyond Good Grades

I have had many occasions to interview fresh graduates for entry-level administrative or managerial jobs. These were not always a pleasant experience; especially since I derive no pleasure seeing young people squirm in their seats, fumble around, and struggle to find the right word like they were on judgment day.

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When The Interview Is Not Just Q&A

Be prepared that the scholarship interview is not just answering questions and may involve unconventional tasks.

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While Waiting For University

Surely Starbucks is not the only way to spend time after ‘A’ levels?

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Getting A Degree: Changing Significance

The ­university degree is now less of a ­passport to the good life, warns Dr Tan Ern Ser.

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Handling The All-Important Scholarship Interview

You’ve sent out the scholarship application and you received a call or an email to turn up for the scholarship interview. Now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to be prepared?

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