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    Question Re: taking a degree in SIM

    I am having the same conundrum as zak. Wonder if you guys can humour me while I hijack this thread for a while. (With zak's permission, mind you. Hahha.)

    Me and zaknafein were sharing information about the local universities and how SIM/UniSIM are not even recognised as one of the local unis at all.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what's the difference between taking a degree in UniSIM compared to taking a private degree? I had some friends telling me it doesn't matter what degree and where you got that degree from, just as long as you have a degree, that will make a huge difference (in terms of monetary gains) when you're applying for a job. But of course that's a condensed version of what my friends advised me, 'cause I know that the relevant degree for the relevant job is important too.

    When there are so many people saying that it's not a good idea studying in UniSIM 'cause the degree is not recognised, it makes me rethink my decision to take a course there a million times.

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    Default Re: taking a degree in SIM

    Quote Originally Posted by zuldevil View Post
    I am having the same conundrum as zak. Wonder if you guys can humour me while I hijack this thread for a while. (With zak's permission, mind you. Hahha.)

    Me and zaknafein were sharing information about the local universities and how SIM/UniSIM are not even recognised as one of the local unis at all.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what's the difference between taking a degree in UniSIM compared to taking a private degree? I had some friends telling me it doesn't matter what degree and where you got that degree from, just as long as you have a degree, that will make a huge difference (in terms of monetary gains) when you're applying for a job. But of course that's a condensed version of what my friends advised me, 'cause I know that the relevant degree for the relevant job is important too.

    When there are so many people saying that it's not a good idea studying in UniSIM 'cause the degree is not recognised, it makes me rethink my decision to take a course there a million times.
    As i said, depends on what course u r taking.
    Technical degree, better go local uni.
    Business ad, uniSIM seemed to be a popular choice.

    Look at the recruitment papers, entry level jobs doesnt meant if you have the required degree you are well qualified for the job.
    For fresh grads, Employers do look at the subjects you took and how relevent is your studies to the job requirement.

    No point employing a IT degree holder who never studied SQL to be a database administrator.
    As I said, look at the syllabus of the IT courses offered by uniSIM...

    Their dunno what 120 credit bachelor course or 160 credit honours course dunno cover what subjects.
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    Default Re: taking a degree in SIM

    " a degree cert is good to have, not a must have.. "

    It is not the school name nor which degree cert, they are good for interviews, however in today's job market, bosses look more than just certs, we want good looks, good speakers, creative thinkers, people with an attractive charming personality.

    SIM is a good place for further education but bear in mind, a degree enables to get an interview but real success only comes when u can perform and produces results in your job.


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    Default Re: taking a degree in SIM

    *raise hand* I hold a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from UniSIM. Although my degree is conferred by the University of London because the option to choose a UniSIM conferred degree was introduced only halfway during my programme but I decided to go with Uni of London since I'm taking a Literature programme.

    As for recognised or not...well, so far I've been to a few interviews, none of the companies have told me they don't recognise UniSIM degrees. In fact, I think a few interviewers were impressed that I could study for a degree programme at UniSIM while still working full-time. I even got two job offers actually ^^ But for personal reasons, I turned them down.

    I don't know about the IT courses offered by UniSIM though...I think the best is to ask MOE whether SIM's IT degrees are locally recognised? If they are, then the public sector would be no problem.

    But like raincool2005, nowadays, some employers also consider things like experience, relevancy, how you sell yourself in an interview, rather then just hiring on paper qualifications alone =)

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