The National University of Singapore (NUS) has lined up two new programmes this year to get students to engage in practical work and sharpen their job skills.
Under the Industry Internship Programme (IPP), NUS will work with big-name firms like Microsoft to create for students realistic hands-on learning experiences.
Another scheme, iGen, aims to hone students' innovation skills through internships that give them a chance to devise ways to improve business, say, by making food deliveries more efficient.
"NUS students are very strong academically. But it is also important to expose them to knowledge from the industry," said Ms Corrine Ong, director of the university's career centre, at its career fair this year. This features 220 companies and around 4,200 job offers.