‘Life-changing’ internships abroad offer new perspectives and added skills

During his second year at NUS, NUS Overseas College programme graduate Mr Foo Tiang Lim spent a year attending entrepreneurship classes at Stanford University while interning for medical device manufacturer Second Source Medical. He described his time in the US as a life-changing experience that helped him develop Silicon Valley risk-taking values, as well as offered opportunities to attend lectures and rub shoulders with icons of entrepreneurship such as the founder of the “Lean Start-Up” movement, Mr Steve Blank; co-founder of LinkedIn, Mr Reid Hoffman; and co-founder of Apple, Mr Steve Jobs.