NUS app to help alumni hit career goals

30 August 2019 | General News
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Alumni will be able to set and work towards career goals with the help of the app

The NUS career+ mobile application has been extended to more than 312,000 NUS alumni. The app, introduced to NUS undergraduates last September, allows users to leverage big data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to help them in career advancement.

“To date, 4,400 undergraduates are using the app, and feedback from users has been positive. We are therefore very pleased to customise this unique career planning tool for our alumni to help them stay competitive in the job market,” said NUS Senior Deputy President & Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua.

Extending the app to alumni is part of the University’s on-going efforts to promote lifelong learning among its alumni and students. “The nature of jobs is changing rapidly and the NUS career+ app provides a quick, simple, and convenient way for our alumni to stay abreast of the new industry developments and prepare themselves by adopting new skills that are in demand. The app nudges our alumni to set clear career goals and encourages them to update and upgrade their skills and work experience,” said Prof Ho.

Jointly developed by NUS and JobTech Pte Ltd, a leading AI and big data analytics company, the app comprises three key components: setting of career goals, job recommendations, as well as suggestions for relevant courses to close skill gaps. Users can also access relevant news to keep themselves updated with the latest industry developments.

Once the app is downloaded and the user’s profile created, the app will guide the user to set career goals. It will then analyse the user’s resume and match his or her profile to job opportunities and relevant courses, in real-time.

The app is very user-friendly, said Ms Kaylene Lee, an NUS Arts and Social Sciences alumna who works in the public sector. “It recommends courses based on your interest and also has a career goal planning function. I would recommend it to all alumni even if you are not looking for new career opportunities,” she added.

NUS career+ is available on both Android and iOS. To find out more about it, NUS alumni may write to careerplus@nus.edu.sg.

See press release.