November 2018 Internship briefing

In November 2018, the first internship briefing for AY2018/19 internship cohort was organized.  Several personnel from  The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO)  were present to brief the 3rd year students regarding the internship application procedure and requirements and also the various resources the ADM can tap on !

Above: Ms Pfeiffer Chung from the Career and Attachment office emphaizing the importance of taking on an internship.
Above: ADM designated career coach – Ms Jackie Wong informing ADM students the various career advise and resources that they can tap onto !
A pre-briefing, informal chat session with seniors who have been onto the ADM internship programme was arranged. Madeline from animation who interned at Koei Tecmo and Fernandez who interned at the National Art Gallery were invited to share their experiences with the third year students in an informal setting.


November 2017 Internship briefing

On the 16th November 2017, ADM had its annual internship briefing for all third year students who are considering to take up the ADM internship between May-July 2018.  Animation senior, Helen See was invited to share her internship journey with  3rd year students who are considering to take on an internship. Representatives from the Career and Attachment Office were also present to brief ADM students on what to expect for an ADM internship and application procedure.

Student Speaker

Helen see, a final year student from Animation shared with everyone her 2017 ADM internship experience with Koei Tecmo – Japanese game development company as a Computer Graphics Animator.  Helen made use of the ADM database of companies and landed a stint with  Koei Tecmo after a few interviews. She shared with everyone her thoughts as well as dilemma on how best to go about selecting suitable companies to intern for.  She also took everyone through her internship journey starting from the interview process right up to the end of a 10 weeks internship commitment period. At the end of the briefing sessions, students had the opportunity to speak to Helen face to face seeking real-time internship advice !

Helen sharing the different perspectives of looking at internship opportunities. Tunnel Vision Spotting vs Open to All Options !


Helen introducing the people she met while on her internship sting with Koei Tecmo. Some are apparently seniors from ADM who worked there after graduation!


3rd year students speaking to Helen(far right) after the briefing session for advice and tips regarding the internship journey !


NTU Career and Attachment Office (CAO)

The NTU Career and Attachment office (CAO) representatives were also present to take the students through the internship application procedure and preparation works. They outlined some important deadlines as well as step-by-step instructions on how to go about registering for the internship online, things to take note of during internship as well as issues regarding overseas internship.


Ms Pfeiffer Chung from NTU Career and Attachment Office briefing students on the details of an ADM internship – registration and preparation procedures.


Mr Desmond Woo, also from the Career and Attachment Office advising students on issues regarding overseas internship


Ms Pfeiffer Chung continues to advise on a one-to-one basis after the briefing session.


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Note: There will be an upcoming briefing in January 2018 for those who missed it, watch out for email notification ! New briefing materials will be covered, for those who attended back in November 2017 you are encouraged to attend the session again ! Refreshments will be provided once more ! 🙂


The ADM internship briefing for 2017/18 will be held on the 16th November 12pm – 1pm at the auditorium ! Come join us at the following itinerary which has been specially organised for you at this briefing !

1) Student sharing session by animation senior Helen See
Helen, an ADM 4th year animation senior was attached to Japanese game development company Koei Tecmo as a Computer Graphics Animator during her internship stint. She spent 13 weeks with the company working on a variety of exciting tasks. She will be sharing with everyone her personal journey at the talk, giving out tips and advise and will also speak about the challenges and advantages of taking on an internship. There will also an opportunity to speak to her in person after the talk too !

2) Application details and procedure
• The different types of internship pathways (using the ADM database vs Self-source option)
• Important deadlines for application submission
• Preparation and ground work for your internship journey
• Online applications procedures

3) Informal Q&A mingling session
For those who are too shy to ask questions, this will be a good time for you to mingle informally with us to clarify any burning questions that you may have on the internship programme.

Internship Websites Review

Useful websites to check out for internship opportunities ! 

The ADM database list of internship companies will only be available to view in February 2016, but why wait until then? Get pro-active and start researching on companies over the holiday period before you are overwhelmed by assignments when the term starts in January!

Get yourself familiarized with the design internship culture in Singapore – who is hiring, what sort of criteria are companies looking for in a design intern, what learning opportunities are available, where are they located, how do you start applying and how much do they offer !

We reviewed these 4 platforms on the internet which can help get you started ! If you know of any other platforms that are also worth reviewing especially for ADM students, please write in and let us know!

1|   Glint

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Glint is a platform that caters to interns and jobseekers of various industries looking at various commitment level (full-time, part-time, intern). It is a user-friendly website with an abundance of registered companies looking for talents. Most job listings display detailed information about the job scope, expectations, salary range and even job location! No more guessing game!

• Comes with an efficiency search function that enables you to select the field in which you are interested in and also the commitment level (full-time, part-time, internship, etc.)

• For most companies, expected salary range and job location is clearly stated.

• Has a good number of creative job listings

• Reflects the number of people who have viewed a particular job posting – an indication of the job listing popularity.

• With a click of a separate tab, you can find out what other positions are offered by the same company

• Create an account to get direct updates and to apply for intern/job postings.

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