DIVERSE CAREER PATHWAYS FOR SCHOLARS
At A*STAR, we recognise and appreciate the diversity of talent, strengths and interests among our PhD scholars. There are multiple pathways for our scholars to develop and chart their careers - in industry, academia, spin-off companies, patent examination, technology transfer and research management.
At A*STAR, we care about our scholars’ well-being. Besides providing our scholars with a stellar academic experience, we actively engage them through dialogues and specialised enrichment programmes.
The Vista programme is a four-part series designed specifically to facilitate our scholars' alignment to and identification with A*STAR at key junctures of their scholarship journey. The programme caters to their personal and career development through engagement sessions with ecosystem partners, A*STAR Senior Management, and senior scholars. Field experts are also invited to impart relevant skills and build capabilities to ensure a holistic development of scholars for a successful career.
KEEPING IN TOUCH
At A*STAR, we understand the importance of staying connected. Behind every scholar is a dedicated team comprising scholarship officers, scholars’ counsellor, academic mentors and graduate affairs directors. We keep in touch with you to provide guidance to enhance your education experience and to keep you abreast of the latest developments in A*STAR and Singapore.
To ensure that you thrive holistically, we are on hand to look after your welfare through support programmes like access to counselling services.
VISITS FROM HOME
Chairman A*STAR and senior leaders in A*STAR make it a point to set aside time to meet with our overseas-based scholars during their business trips and bring them news of home. We also conduct web seminars and face-to-face sessions to provide scholars with key updates and a platform to dialogue with senior A*STAR leaders.
A*STAR SCHOLARS’ NETWORK (ASN)
The A*STAR Scholars’ Network (ASN) was launched in 2006 as a professional network for our scholars. Headed by the scholars themselves, the ASN organises activities to bring the A*STAR scholar community closer together.
MAPPING YOUR FUTURE
At A*STAR, we take your future seriously. Recognising the diversity of talent, strengths and interests amongst our scholars, we have created multiple pathways in scientific research, industry, academia and others for you to develop your career along differentiated paths.
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