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January 28, 2021 Thursday 02:22:47 PM IST

NUS announces the official launch of its enhanced NUS career+ mobile app

The National University of Singapore (NUS) today announced the official launch of its enhanced NUS career+ mobile app – exclusive to its students – that leverages Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data. More than 13,000 NUS students have downloaded the app, which was jointly developed by the University and JobTech, since its initial beta launch in September 2018.

The NUS career+ mobile app generates an individualised skills profile based on the student’s academic record. Students can select career domains of interest to generate a “Career Readiness” progress bar, prompting the app to recommend suitable modules they may take to bridge the skills gap.

The impact of COVID-19 underscores the need to be agile in adapting to future disruptions in the job market. In the latest set of enhancements, a Talent Future Index score provides predictive perspective of the future outlook of demand for skills. This prepares students for skills projected to be in demand and addresses their vulnerability to future shifts in the job market. In addition, a Skills Graph visualisation feature allows students to map out their skillsets and identify adjacent skills aligned to market demand. The new features complement Career Readiness, which provides a current perspective of the job market.

The NUS career+ app also provides a unique perspective towards job recommendations. While traditional job portals make recommendations based on search preferences, the app analyses millions of job postings daily to suggest jobs which are likely to be a good fit for a given student’s profile. This exposes them to a wider variety of job opportunities including areas which they may not be familiar with.