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Old 06-08-2017, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
Are you a polytechnic student who studied mechanical/chemical engineering? If so, you should be able to get the internship easily. But if you later discover it is not for you, you will have a hard time changing your course of study.

If you happen to be an A level grad, then no one will hire you as intern, unless you have already spent at least 1 year in uni. Even then, as most courses specialize in their respective engineering fields in the 2nd year, you might have some difficulties in finding an internship. By the time you finish 2nd year, its too late.

Welcome to the Singapore system. It is not impossible but merely difficult to get what you want. You just need to keep applying and talking to people.

Thank you so much for your reply! I am an A Level grad and I certainly expected that it would be tough to get an internship as most hirers are looking for those with experience.

However, what do you think about the chance of getting a job shadowing opportunity? Do you know of any engineering firms that offer job shadowing? I would really wish for a greater exposure in the engineering sector.
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