News & Opinions
How To Be A Better Negotiator As Told By World Experts
Do you have trouble negotiating for a higher salary at job interviews? Here are some tips that could help.
Social Service: Then and Now
How has the nature of social work changed in the past decade and what new challenges are they facing? We find out from veteran social service professionals.
Empowering Female Engineers in the Workplace
Are women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields treated differently? We speak to a few practising female engineers to find out more.
When Will Supermarkets Stop Providing Plastic Bags?
Do we really need so many plastic bags? I think it won’t be long before supermarkets start charging for plastic bags so shoppers will request for fewer bags, or simply bring their own. Perhaps it might have to be mandated by the Government, but it will be a step in the right direction, for sure.
Street Smarts Are Just As Important As Book Smarts
It’s no secret that education in Singapore is of high importance. Last year, CNN reported that Singapore has the smartest kids in the world, based on key findings from the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2012. But is being book smart enough? How about being street smart?
Where Do Singaporeans Think The Future Jobs Are?
Singapore is experiencing an eclectic economic performance where jobs and industries are in flux due to the global economic slowdown and disruption by the fourth industrial revolution.To find out what Singaporeans think of jobs in possible industries of the future, we polled 150 respondents.
Live & Learn
Future Outlook: Start Imagining Today
Turning glass to sand, touring your holiday destination with VR goggles and trash cans that run errands for you. Some crazy ideas are turning into everyday truths.
All for a Good Case
The volunteerism vein runs thick in the Labour Movement, with various activities taking place throughout the year.
Future Outlook: Start Imagining Today!
Flying taxis, hotels run by robots, printing concrete objects… we are officially living in a sci-fi world turned reality. Here are some crazy ideas that are fast becoming everyday truths.
How To Make It As A Freelancer In An Ever Competitive Society
As freelancing becomes more commonplace, freelancers will inevitably face more competition for jobs. How does one navigate the freelance world well enough to be financially comfortable? We find out from freelance art teacher/designer/DJ/tattoo apprentice Amanda Keisha Ang.
10 Things You Should Know If You Want To Be A Social Worker
Looking for a mid career switch? Interested in social work? Here’s some career advice from veteran social workers.
8 Ways To Communicate Effectively in the Workplace
Introverts and extroverts communicate differently. How can a leader adapt communication styles to fit both personalities in the workplace? Executive Coach Susan Sadler tells us more.
Up Close & Personal
Thanking Foreign Workers in our Midst
When was the last time you took a little time out to make someone around you feel good? We catch up with a few youth volunteers who have been doing just that by showing appreciation to migrant workers in Singapore.
What exactly is FinTech?
What exactly is Fintech? How do we use it, much less find a job in the field? Is it just an overhyped buzzword? President of Singapore Fintech Association explains all.
Finding a New Passion
One Youth Career Network (YCN) mentor was so inspired by guiding youths in their careers that she has taken up professional coach certification to be more effective in dispensing advice. Read more on Juliana Tay’s involvement with the programme.
A Partnership in Business and Life
Imagine being your own boss. Now imagine doing that with your significant other. There’s no scenario more ideal than being able to pursue a passion alongside the one you love.With a shared passion for organising themed picnics, Khairul and Siti started Picneeds in 2014. Read more on their journey!
Paving The Road To Sweet Success
Always a fan of desserts, loves baking and decided to pursue her passion. This is the story of Ng Hui Yi, founder of Bloomsbury Bakery. Hear what advice she has to give to aspiring bakers and entrepreneur.
How to succeed? Fail fast, fail forwards, fail until you succeed!
“One failure doesn’t dictate you as a person. Just because one business failed, doesn’t mean you failed as a person, your life failed. " Find out what Joyce Tay, founder of Natvigo has to say about her journey as an entrepreneur, the challenges she face and the lessons she learnt.

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18.35 Activism
Young Union Leaders
Staying Connected to the Ground
Meet UTES youth activist Priyalata Pillay, who is one of the many voices behind the phone at Singtel taking care of your issues.
Serving with a Personal Touch
Young union leader, Timothy Lim shares about his challenges juggling time between work as an airline relations manager and union work. Find out what made him step forward to join the union and what motivates him to keep going.
Not quite your average twenty-seven year old
You might think that Lau Kiat Hong is your average youth in Singapore but his big heart and dedication to union work might just surprise you.
Young Activists
Finding a New Passion
One Youth Career Network (YCN) mentor was so inspired by guiding youths in their careers that she has taken up professional coach certification to be more effective in dispensing advice. Read more on Juliana Tay’s involvement with the programme.
Combining one’s love for volunteerism while preserving Singapore’s rich heritage
Entrepreneur and Team Young NTUC volunteer, Lynn Wong Yuqing hopes to be a social changemaker by combining her passion for preserving Singapore’s rich heritage with her big heart for helping others.
Teacher, Mentor, Volunteer. One man, many hats, big heart
Teacher, mentor, volunteer with a big heart, Suhaimi Zainal Shah shares about what makes him tick and the fulfilment he gets from community service with Young NTUC’s Project Refresh, helping to improve the living environment of needy residents staying in rental units.