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Summer Internship - Software Engineer and architect

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Summer Internship - Software Engineer and architect

Post by __stdcall » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 12:19 am

Hello expats forum!

I have been lurking around this board for a while, reading about hardships and whatnot of getting an
internship for overseas students in Singapore. Because I plan on spending this summer in Singapore, I
am currently in the process of applying for some companies myself. I study and work in Poland, but I
consider moving shortly after graduation.

Although I am currently pursuing Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, I already have graduated with
a MSc in Architecture & Planning and have substantial experience in IT as a software developer and
have worked on some interesting projects.

But I would really love to hear some advice from you!

First off, let me ask what type of companies should I aim for? Start-ups? International corporations?
Government institutions? I realize that the red tape involved with applying for a Training Pass will
put off most employers, but I believe I am dedicated and qualified to be of benefit for any company
willing to hire me.

I am aware of many internship placement services out there, but it seems (in case for InternSG for
example) that it is still too soon to look for positions that take place in Jul-Aug. On the other
hand I don't want to sit still and do nothing. After all, deadlines of some international intership
programmes have long passed.

I tried to find some information about what are the specifics of singaporean resumes, but without
much luck. In Poland CV's+portfolios are generally more welcome than pure resumes as they give more
insight into candidate's experience (perhaps it's due to HR having more free time here ;) ). Any tips?

Cheers! :)
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Post by BillyB » Fri, 25 Mar 2011 9:20 am

Well congratulations, you are already at a distinct advantage over half the people looking for jobs in Singapore - you can obviously speak good English!!

Maybe some of the IT bods will be able to help you out better as I thought your degree in architecture and planning would have meant you were looking for a job at a real estate company!!

Keep up the dedication and good luck!

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