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From today onwards, more than 312,000 National University of Singapore (NUS) alumni will have access to NUS career+, a mobile application that leverages on big data and artificial intelligence to help individuals advance their careers.

Jointly developed by NUS and tech startup JobTech, NUS career+ aims to guide users in three areas of career advancement: goal-setting, job recommendations, and suggestions for relevant courses to close skill gaps.

“The nature of jobs is changing rapidly, and the NUS career+ app provides a quick, simple, and convenient way for our alumni to stay abreast of the new industry developments and prepare themselves by adopting new skills that are in demand,” NUS Senior Deputy President and Provost Professor Ho Teck Hua said in a statement today.

“All NUS alumni are automatically eligible for the continuing education and training (CET) courses offered by the University, so they can look to our comprehensive CET curriculum to upskill.”

NUS career+ is available on both iOS and Android devices, and users must log in using their NUS Lifelong email account to verify their status as NUS alumni. After uploading their resumes, the app will analyse it and inform them of relevant courses they can take to improve their skills.

On top of that, the app also offers a “Career GPS” that guides them towards their career aspirations,  and uses JobTech’s AI engine to analyse “millions of job postings daily to enable a market-driven diagnosis of a person’s skills.”

NUS Career+ was first launched in September 2018, and has been used by 4,400 undergraduates from six faculties and schools — Arts and Social Sciences, Business, Computing, Design & Environment, Engineering, Science and Yale-NUS College. According to Professor Ho, feedback has been “positive” so far.

“We are therefore very pleased to customise this unique career planning tool for our alumni to help them stay competitive in the job market.”

Feature Image Credit: National University Of Singapore

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