ACCA Singapore Career and Learning Day 2015

theaccablog —  October 13, 2015 — Leave a comment

Our global reputation with employers has allowed many of our students to enjoy the enhanced employability that the ACCA name brings.

To ensure that our students are aware of the kinds of career opportunities available to them, we organised the ACCA Singapore Career & Learning Day 2015 on Saturday, 3 October 2015, for them to get up close and personal with leading employers to get valuable advice on how to maximise their employability.

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Some 500 students braved the haze for a chance to meet with hiring managers from a diverse range of companies, to network with their fellow ACCA students and to get advice from ACCA on the Practical Experience Requirement (PER).

What’s more? A handful was also invited to attend exclusive workshops on “Essential Interview Skills” by Mr William Fong, FCCA, and “Dress for Success” by Ms. Florinda Tay, Independent Senior Sales Director at Mary Kay Inc. Both workshops were oversubscribed with students having to watch the ‘live streaming’ of both workshops from an adjacent room!

Our friendly ACCA Approved Learning Partners were also present to provide information on the kinds of ACCA tuition and support offered to ACCA students enrolled in their programmes.

ACCA students who brought with them a friend who’s interested to take up ACCA were given vouchers that will grant them a discount of 50% for a revision class at any of the Approved Learning Partners.

Another hit was the booth where students had their resume photographs taken not just professionally, but free of charge as well.

The day’s programme culminated with an insightful presentation by Mr Neil Clark, Marketing Director of eFinancial Careers on ‘Endless Opportunities with a Professional Qualification’.  Students learnt how professional qualifications such as the ACCA qualification can enhance their employability.

Special thanks go to the following employers who participated in the career fair:

  • Mazars LLP
  • NexiaTS Pte Ltd
  • StoneForest Accountserve Pte Ltd
  • BDO LLP
  • Baker Tilly TFW
  • CA Trust PAC
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Foo Kon Tan LLP
  • Abbott Laboratories

We would also like to express our gratitude to the ACCA Singapore interns of 2014/2015 who did a wonderful job of manning the registration counter that saw long snaking queues.

We had a really great time at the event, interacting with our close employer friends as well as meeting new faces eager to start their careers in finance and accountancy. We hope you enjoyed yourselves too and till the next career fair!

More pictures taken at the event can be found on our Facebook Page.

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