I searched through the forum before posting, did my homework, called up heaps of companies and got rejected too many times I lost count, and so I ended up here, just like Chris. as quoted above.chriswheadon wrote:Hello everyone,
My name's Chris and I'm from Wales, UK. I've recently been applying for summer internships in Singapore and KL (where I currently am) but haven't had much luck so far. Most job postings are looking for Singaporeans or PRs. To share a little more about my situation, here's an extract from my CV:
"I am a second year undergraduate student, studying BA Business Economics and Management at Nottingham University, Malaysia. Having lived and studied in four different countries I have experience in working in multicultural environments, and have learned to be independent and adaptable.
I enjoy an active life of studies, sports and travel. My goal is to remain in Asia to pursue a career in the financial services industry or as a market analyst, for both of which I have developed a keen interest. "
I would really appreciate it if anyone could offer me advice on this matter (e.g where to apply). I would like nothing more than to spend my summer as an intern in Singapore!
Only a few companies have accepted my resume and they turned me down, here's what they had to say:
1)I'm sorry currently we do not offer internships to those applying for an internship period of less than 6 months.
2)I'm sorry the documentation and procedures for applying a TEP for you are too tedious, we really want to hire you but we'd prefer it if you could work for at least 6 months.
My name is CS, a Malaysian undergraduate pursuing my bachelor's degree in materials and manufacturing engineeringing in University Tunku Abdul Rahman, KL, Malaysia. I'm looking for a materials or manufacturing company to attach to as an intern for 3 months, from early Oct to Dec (christmas).
I even went to MoM to clarify the reason behind the 'tedious documentation and procedures', and in fact they even suggested me to apply for a Temporary Employment Pass as they would review the applications by a case-by-case basis.
I just really don't know what to do except keep trying and calling up companies to hope to find those that actually need interns. I would really appreciate it if you guys could give me some advice. Thank you so much.