Inaugural Industry Day 2016
The panel session, moderated by Crystal LIM LEAHY, Director, Centre for Future-ready Graduates, discussed how industries and the academic community can work in close alliance to support Singapore’s innovation-driven economy of the future.
The panellists comprised academia and business leaders, namely, Prof CHEW Fook Tim, Vice Dean (Undergraduate Studies and Student Life), Faculty of Science; Lourds Rajan ARUL, Vice President, Perfumery – Asia and Managing Director – Singapore, Firmenich Asia Pte Ltd; Susan Lorraine BENNETT, Director, Applied Systems Modelling, Merck & Co., Inc (MSD); and Charlotte CHIEW, ASEAN HR Director, Accenture Singapore.
The panellists shared their insights on how multidisciplinary partnerships between industry and the higher education sector can deliver seamless and holistic training to groom future talent. These partnerships are also intended to strengthen the professional capacity of educators and encourage more youths to pursue science studies and careers.
The Faculty organised an Industry Fair after the panel session which featured more than 10 participating organisations. Employers from diverse industries, including pharmaceuticals, financial services, chemicals and consumer businesses, to name a few, were at hand to share on industry trends and career opportunities for Science graduates in their respective sectors.
|A panel discussion with (from left) Susan Lorraine Bennett, Charlotte Chiew, Crystal Lim Leahy, Lourds Rajan Arul and Prof Chew Fook Tim|
Some of our industry partners’ booths at the Industry Fair
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