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Some months back, I asked Mr L if he would join me for a lunch catch up with a mutual ex-colleague, Mr T. We have not met in 14 years. Mr L was busy being angry about everything, his former employer, his PHd application being rejected by XYZ University.

Fast forward to June, I found out that if Mr L had joined me for lunch with Mr T, he could have walked his way into a job vacancy in Mr T’s company.

Is this how Krumboltz’s Happenstance works? Sometimes opportunities whiz by and miss us because we are engrossed in the past.

Lesson learnt today.

As an IJ, unplanned meetings drain me. But think of the exciting future that awaits you from the little step you take.

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(Update: Some of the links dont work anymore because the applications have closed. Take this as an indication that applications for summer internships in Summer 2020 open in May 2019 and close by End June 2019.

https://www.careers.gov.sg/

GIC (Summer 2020)
graduates@gic.com.sg
Apply via GIC Website:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Singapore Internship (2020)

https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Career/Internships/Undergraduate

Full Time
https://www.mfa.gov.sg/Career/Career-Opportunities/Openings

JTC
https://www.jtc.gov.sg/careers/internships/Pages/programmes.aspx

EDB
https://g.co/kgs/do2k4N

Enterprise Singapore
http://careers-gov-ijpsearch.pageuppeople.com/mob/cwlive/en/job/529496/enterprise-singapore-management-associate-programme-august-2019

Temasek
https://www.temasek.com.sg/en/careers/interns.html

MAS
The internship, (mini 10 weeks) is between May to September or November to January.
Website Application: March for November internship.

IRAS (Tax)
https://www.iras.gov.sg/irashome/Careers/Work-At-IRAS/Internships/

CPF

STB (Tourism)
https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/careers/students-and-fresh-graduates/internship-programme.html

URA
https://www.ura.gov.sg/Corporate/Careers/Opportunities-for-Students/Internship

CHangi Airport Group
http://www.changiairport.com/corporate/careers/internships.html

National Arts Council

Arts House
https://g.co/kgs/zMuEhp

Esplanade
https://www.esplanade.com/get-involved/internships

National Heritage Board

https://www.nhb.gov.sg/who-we-are/join-us/internship

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/manpower/check-out-the-straits-times-internship-database-here

Business China internships

Recently some of my international MBA Students asked me about recommendations for recruiting in India. This set me about researching for dome resources to start them off.

How do you choose a consultant?
1. Start with a reputable firm in your market segment.

2. Like all services, it depends on your chemistry with the person, and a match between the firm’s skills, your skills and interest. The only way to find out, is to call and try.

Here are some recommendations, albeit not comprehensive.

ABC Consultants: Top Recruitment Services Company in India
https://www.abcconsultants.in/

Career Net

Randstad

Accord Group

Talent Mappers

Software:
3leads

Job Portals
https://www.naukri.com/

Other international firms like Adecco, Kelly Services, Manpower, Michael Page will also have offices in India.

Companies in India

Comments
How were your interactions with consultants in these firms?

Are there any, you can recommend to help me update this list?

Thank you for your feedback.

(Update: Some of the links dont work anymore because the application have closed. Take this as an indication that applications for summer internships in Summer 2020 open in May 2019 and close by End June 2019.

GIC (Summer 2020)
graduates@gic.com.sg
Apply via GIC Website:

Uniglo Global Internship (Fast Retailing)
https://g.co/kgs/2B46EV

Capitaland (GradSingapore)
Closing Date: 31 August 2019
https://g.co/kgs/CXwhVr

Dyson, Business Intelligence Intern (GradSingapore)
Closing Date: 13 September 2019
https://g.co/kgs/veR4ZM

Keppel Intern
https://g.co/kgs/XAJKru

Danone
Analyst Intern
Application starts in May
https://jobs.danone.com/job/Singapore-Analyst-Intern/527118701/?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

There are more PR/ Mefia internships available suddenly even as mergers in the industry take place eg the recent merger between Wunderman and JWT.

Dentsu Aegis Network Asia Pacific
Media Planning Intern
https://g.co/kgs/ZuugcE

Project/Product Management Intern – Customer Identity & Access, SPH (Cultjobs)
https://g.co/kgs/zYefyz

Content Writer
Impossible Marketing
https://g.co/kgs/xWK91L

Ogilvy
PR Internship – Singapore – Indeed.com.sg
https://www.indeed.com.sg/m/viewjob?jk=01e96c0708f1abdb&from=serp

Omnicom Public Relations Group (Linkedin)
https://g.co/kgs/QKX1E2

Advertising Accounts intern
AMBROSIA COMMUNICATIONS PTE  (Cultjobs)
https://g.co/kgs/nrXpbo

Accounts Servicing Intern
Publicis Communications (Cultjobs)
https://g.co/kgs/RaDHXc

Beauty Journalist
Beauty Insider
https://g.co/kgs/icj5KU

Intern
PHD (Linkedin)

June 2019

If the many inventions and technologies first appeared in China, why did the Scientific Revolution take place in Western Europe 6 centuries later, rather than in China?

I finally put away my 10 volumes of Joseph Needlam’s “Science and Civilisations of China“.

Do not mistake First appearance vs Adoption. Structure eats culture, strategy and creativity for lunch.

How do we design teams, companies and nations to nurture #loonshots, most important breakthrough ideaa whose champions are written off as crazy.

#Loonshots – how to nurture crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases and transform industries” by #Safi #Bahcall.

The Bush-Vail Rules
1. Phase separation: seperate the loonshot  from the establishment
2. Dynamic equilibrium: seamless exchange between the two groups.
3. Critical mass: a loonshot group large enough to ignite
4. Spread a system mindset
5. Raise the magic number

Keep your eyes on SRT: Spirit, relationships, time

Purpose feeds spirit and spirit is the engine that keeps us going. It steadies us for the battles ahead. Safi Bahcall, physicist, Founder and CEO of biotech startup

https://lnkd.in/fa_KgiA

#goodreads #strategy #futurism #china #OD #structure #systemsthinking  #disruptiveinnovation #NLB #future #Loonshots #Bahcall

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Photo credit: JK: Shanghai, Dec 2019