Our Graduate Employability
A 4-Year Comparison
Preparing Future Ready Graduates
The latest CPE Graduate Employability Survey (GES) conducted in 2022 for both full-time and part-time students revealed that 88.2% of the graduates were employed within six months of graduation with permanent and temporary placements. This shows 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 1,300 registered companies offering employment and internship opportunities and has reached out to over 3,000 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. In 2022, at our Career Fair themed “Skills Employers Seek”, we have employers from Homage, Fullerton Hotel, The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore, Kingsmen Exhibit Pte Ltd, Angel Manufacturing Pte Ltd. Participants also get to attend industry talks to prepare themselves with the relevant skills to land a job. Workshops lined up for the Career & Skills Discovery Fair 2022 were namely, Resume Writing and Interviewing, Attract Job Opportunities Through LinkedIn Video Selling and Career Navigator.
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 few 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.