Our Graduate Employability
A comparison against 2017 Graduate Employability Rate
Preparing Future Ready Graduates
Since 2010, MDIS conducts its own graduate surveys for each graduating cohort. The latest MDIS Graduate Employability Survey (GES) conducted in 2018 for both full-time and part-time students revealed that 80.9% of the graduates were employed within six months of graduation with permanent and temporary placements. This figure is 7.4% higher in comparison to the GES in 2017, which stood at 73.5%.
The results show that MDIS graduates continue to be well sought-after by employers, relishing high overall employment rates. This further affirms that MDIS’ multi-disciplinary education, industry exposure and internship experiences prepare and equip MDIS students with the relevant interpersonal and professional skills for the workforce.
MDIS’ Career Assistance Unit (CAU) proactively helps students with relevant career services to increase their chances of landing a job before graduation. Career services include career guidance, talks by industries experts, industry visits, annual career fair and “CareerHub” an exclusive career portal. To-date, the CareerHub portal has more than 1000 registered companies offering employment and internship opportunities and has reached out to over 2,500 students and alumni.
A recent Indonesian graduate from our MBA in Banking and Finance, awarded by Bangor University in UK shared, “Even before completing my studies, I had already received an offer as a Business Development executive at Hashmicro Pte Ltd, which I applied through MDIS’ CareerHub portal. I have MDIS to thank for providing this platform to enable us (students) to find job opportunities.”
Our annual career fairs are partaken widely by employers from various sectors and attended by over 400 students and alumni annually. This year, at our Career Fair themed “Be Future Ready”, we have employers from Amara Singapore, Rotary Engineering, Tata Consultancy Services, Scoot and many more. Participants also get to attend industry talks to prepare themselves with the relevant skills to land a job. Workshops lined up for the Career Fair 2019 are namely, resume writing, creating a good first impression with employers, personality profiling and career development planning for fresh graduates.
Positive Learning Outcomes
MDIS offers internationally-accredited courses in Business and Management, Engineering, Fashion and Design, Health and Nursing, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Mass Communications, Psychology, Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management, and Safety and Environmental Management. These programmes are offered in collaboration with renowned universities in the United Kingdom.
Since August 2017, more than 30 new academic programmes have been introduced ranging from foundation to masters programmes. The multitude of industry-relevant programmes offered provide students with greater opportunities to enhance their employability.
MDIS also plays a significant role in helping individuals contribute meaningfully to the economy by providing skills-based vocational programmes and short courses and workshops to value add to our students’ academic experience. We have and will continue to launch short courses and workshops in disciplines such as cookery, communications, engineering, fashion and more. It is also in our plans to introduce more SkillsFuture Credit eligible courses – up to 20% of new courses, over the next two years.
MDIS continues to collaborate with reputable universities, building on industry relevant curriculum, to better nurture and equip students with work-ready skills and competencies.