Education & Career Guidance

Education and Career Guidance support is open to all current NAFA students and alumni. Through our Education and Career Guidance Office (ECG), an extensive array of career related services and resources is available to help you navigate your career path, be it searching for your first job or considering a change. This one-stop integrated hub offers platforms for job searches, career coaching as well as insights into further skill development options.


NAFA has partnered with JobTech to introduce our new NAFA Career Services Portal – an online job search platform for all NAFA students and alumni. Incorporating Big Data and Natural Language Processing technologies, and with Artificial Intelligence customisation specially created for you to stay abreast in the competitive market, the new Portal is a unique career planning platform that comprises:

  • Personalised job recommendations based on your career interests and portfolio
  • Learning recommendations based on real-time analysis of in-demand skills
  • A pool of job and self-development opportunities from a diverse range of sources

To access the Career Services Portal, sign in to the Alumni Portal at https://appcentral.nafa.edu.sg/Alumni
View the introductory video here.
View the user guide here.

Career-Services-Portal

 

Resources

Grad Singapore Digital Publication

Finance Guide 2020
view here
How to get Hired
view here
Internship Guide 2020
view here
Singapore’s 100 Leading Graduate Employers 2019
view here
Stem Career Guide 2020
view here

 

SkillsFutureSg My Skills Future is a one-stop portal that enables Singaporeans of all ages to make informed learning and career choices, so that they can pursue their skills and career development throughout their lives.

Campaign:
Overview of Support Measures for the 2020 Graduating Cohort
Ministry-of-Education Ministry of Education - Careers at MOE
Ministry-of-Education Information on Tuition Grant Scheme for Diploma and Undergraduate studies
Learn-How-to-Become Article:
The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Professional LinkedIn Profile
The-Muse Article:
The 31 Best LinkedIn Profile Tips for Job Seekers
MyCareersFutureSg Article:
8 Job Hunting Tips to Help Fresh Graduates Land Their First Jobs
Harvard-Business-Review Article:
Why even New Grads Need to Reskill for the Future?
TalentTribe Career Tips – Advice to get you ahead in life, career, and school
GradSingapore Graduate Careers Advice
NAFA To access to digital reading materials, please visit https://library.nafa.edu.sg/.
iLostMyGig Ilostmygig.sg, a website dedicated to tracking the impact of the COVID-19 in the creative and cultural industry.
SgCovid19 Facebook Support Group
SG COVID-19
Creative/Cultural Professionals & Freelancers Support Group

 

Other Job Search Platforms

Arts-Resource-Hub Arts Resource Hub
Enabling Sustainable Careers for Art Freelancers
MyCareersFutureSg MyCareersFuture
A one-stop website for everything related to employment in Singapore.
CareersGov [email protected]
The Public Service is looking for people who are passionate about shaping Singapore’s future. Take your first step towards a career that matters!
WSG SGUnited Traineeship Programme
SGUnited Traineeships Programme equips those who just graduated or are graduating in 2020 from ITE, polytechnics, universities and other educational institutions with relevant work experience to gain a firmer foothold in the job market during economic recovery.
LinkedIn Sign-up to LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with nearly 690+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Find open jobs and internships, also connect with people that can help you in the job search.
JobsPortals JobsDB Singapore
JobStreet
Indeed Singapore
Glassdoor
JobsCentral
Wantedly Wantedly Job Listing on Hiring Status of companies in Singapore
TalentTribe TalentTribe brings you an inside look into companies and careers in Singapore.
Behance Behance
Creative Jobs - Discover your next move, freelance gig, or internship
Cultjobs CULTJOBS
Find creative jobs in Singapore
e27 e27 - Search for Tech and Startup Jobs in Asia
Arts-Equator ArtsEquator Lobang is a list of available open calls, job postings and other opportunities open to people from Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Freelancers Search for jobs related to Freelancer Singapore or hire from the world’s largest freelancing marketplace with 17m+ opporuntities. It’s free to sign up and bid on jobs.

 

Through advice, mentorship and discussion, we aim to promote career readiness. The available services are:

  • CV/Resume Review
  • Career planning and charting
  • Identifying personal interest and capabilities
  • Job hunting techniques
  • Provide job search and match services
  • Advisory on general career related matters
  • Advisory on upgrading and higher learning options
  • Administer online self-assessment tools (Hoozyu / Strong Interest Inventory)
NAFA has partnered with CET Global to offer professional career planning consultation for our current students and alumni, to maximise their career and developmental potential.

To request for an appointment with our Career Coach, click here to pre-book an available slot or email us at: [email protected].

These services are available for alumni who have graduated in the last 3 years. Any information exchanged between the alumni and the career coach is strictly confidential. No information will be released without the alumni’s permission.

 

Further Education

NAFA NAFA Degree Programmes
With NAFA diploma certification, you can build on your discipline with our top-up degree courses.
Design-Singapore Design education in Singapore, Singapore's polytechnics, arts schools and universities
InLearning Start your free trial with LinkedIn Learning.
Explore free courses to grow your skills to help you land your next job.
Business-Insider Article:
6 places to take free and affordable classes online – on everything from programming to photography
World-Scholarship-Forum Top 20 Music Schools in the World 2019-2020
World Scholarship Forum has comprehensively listed the best music schools in the US and in the world at large, that is open to local and international students.
Career-Addict Article:
The 10 Best Fashion Design Schools in the World
Top-Universities Article:
QS World University Rankings
Subject 2020: Art & Design

Top Universities - Course Matching Tools
Answer a few questions and the program matching tool will do the rest.
The-World-University-Rankings Article:
What can you do with an art degree?

 

Scholarship

NAFA NAFA Scholarship
Students with outstanding academic results and an excellent track record of achievements in related arts and creative industries may apply for NAFA’s in-house Scholarships and Merit Awards
Design-Singapore DesignSingapore Scholarship
The programme should be a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate design-related degree at a reputable local or overseas institution.
Ministry-of-Education MOE Teaching Scholarship
The Ministry of Education Teaching Scholarships (MOE TS) is awarded for undergraduate studies tenable at both overseas and local universities.
National-Arts-Council NAC Arts Scholarship
The NAC Arts Scholarship will be offered for full-time arts and arts-related degree programmes at reputable universities or arts institutions in Singapore or overseas.
Arts-Resource-Hub Scholarship opportunities
Sg-Digital Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Undergraduate)
Empowering Possibilities in Infocomm Media with IMDA Industry Scholarship.
NUS NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship
The NUS Performing & Visual Arts Scholarship is offered to read a full-time undergraduate course at NUS, excluding Music and Yale-NUS College, and is tenable for the normal candidature period.
National-Heritage-Board National Heritage Board Scholarship
The NHB Scholarship supports passionate individuals to pursue full-time undergraduate or postgraduate studies (up to Masters) in various disciplines that will develop the skills for an exciting and meaningful career in the field of culture and heritage.
Smart-Nation Smart Nation Scholarship
The Smart Nation Scholarship develops and nurtures technology talents and leaders within public service.
SGIS SgIS Mid-Term Local
Singapore citizens who are currently pursuing their full-time undergraduate studies in a local university are eligible for the SgIS Mid-Term Local.

SgIS Mid-Term Overseas
Singapore citizens who are currently pursuing their full-time undergraduate studies in a university overseas are eligible for the SgIS Mid-Term Overseas.