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Old 04-02-2015, 11:14 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I've already applied for UOL's Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business and Management. But I've always wanted to work in an international NGO, should I switch track to International Relations? Or should I stick with my original because it's 'safer'?

Also I've always heard that Accounting, Finance and Economics are safe majors to go into. But having done Econs at H2, I rather hate it. I did Maths at H1 but I have Alevel Math. With that in mind, should I go for any one of the 3?

I haven't submitted application for RMIT (application closes April 15), deciding between Accountancy, Management and Marketing. Any opinions?

All help is appreciated!

Edit: I should probably add that I'm looking to enter in the July 2015 intake.

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Old 04-03-2015, 12:48 PM   #2
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tbh, there are not many international NGO jobs in singapore. and its difficult to get one overseas as a fresh grad - unless you plan to continue with an on-campus masters degree.

I'll stick with UOL Business and Management and wouldn't bother with RMIT or accounting/finance/economics.

on a side note, this is a good resource for non-profit jobs in SG if you're keen - https://www.facebook.com/groups/119735201555/
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Old 04-05-2015, 11:20 PM   #3
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tbh, there are not many international NGO jobs in singapore. and its difficult to get one overseas as a fresh grad - unless you plan to continue with an on-campus masters degree.

I'll stick with UOL Business and Management and wouldn't bother with RMIT or accounting/finance/economics.

on a side note, this is a good resource for non-profit jobs in SG if you're keen - https://www.facebook.com/groups/119735201555/
Thanks for the reply! I'm not looking to enter an NGO job right away, I'm okay with building a portfolio first. Neither am I looking to get a masters immediately; my parents have already said that they will fund my university degree because they want me to focus on studying and don't want me to be burdened with a debt right out of school. So I don't want to give them even more debt than is necessary.

I'm a very paranoid (or kiasu if you will) person, and keep thinking: what if I don't get into UOL? Is getting into UOL guaranteed if you pass all your A level subjects?

And thanks for the link! Much appreciated!
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:03 PM   #4
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Well, I personally don't favor UOL method of delivering biz degrees by just a single exam. Studying biz should be a mixture of projs, presentations, assignments, exams etc. RMIT has that but its not direct-honors and maybe slightly less 'reputable' than UOL? Why don't consider UniSIM?
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Well, I personally don't favor UOL method of delivering biz degrees by just a single exam. Studying biz should be a mixture of projs, presentations, assignments, exams etc. RMIT has that but its not direct-honors and maybe slightly less 'reputable' than UOL? Why don't consider UniSIM?
UniSIM needs 2 years of experience as an admission requirement, and I don't have that.

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Old 04-22-2015, 10:11 PM   #6
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Update: Got accepted into NTU Sociology. I decided on business in SIM because I wanted to do a more 'profitable' degree, but I always wanted to study Sociology. Now I'm in a dilemma again...
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