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Old 04-10-2018, 03:42 PM is offline
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Originally Posted by peacepenguin View Post
Hi all,

I have been offered a placing in SUTD and Accountancy in SMU. For SUTD, you only declare your major in second year with ISTD being the most popular as it is more or less computer science/engineering.

Personally, I would like a stable career and a healthy amount of work-life balance. I heard that accountants are going to be replaced by AI and there is a hype for the computing field now.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you in advance
Congrats on your offers to 2 local universities! Hope I'm not too late. Cannot really share about experiences in SUTD but I know of many account graduates.

Some advice:
1. Consider your interests and the fields you would like to enter eventually.
Computer science and accountancy are really different. Talk to some grads to ensure you have the right understanding of what it means to be in those courses. I've heard both are pretty rigourous.
2. Stability = Accountancy; Up and coming = Computer science
But do note that not all aspects of accountancy are growing, i've heard that only audit is doing well. Also, consider the need to get into a big 4 accounting firm by the time you end university, in order to pave your path to better positions

Some articles on being a fresh grad in SG:

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