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Career Prospect


SOSS graduates are known to be bold, confident and articulate, and enjoy strong employability in a variety of careers, both in the public and private sectors.

*Source Graduate Employment Survey 2017 Results


basic median monthly salary of an SOSS graduate*

9 IN 10

SOSS graduates were economically active six months after graduation


after graduation, a high proportion of SOSS graduates has secured full-time employment


Many of our graduates have gone on to make their mark in the profession, industry and academia. Despite having only six cohorts of working graduates, a number of our graduates have already struck out on their own to establish their own private practice and legal-tech start-ups. With an alumni network numbering more than a thousand and growing steadily, current students truly benefit from networking and job opportunities.

A Sample of Various Career Paths of SMU Bachelor of Social Sciences Graduates

  • Business Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Consultant
  • News Producer
  • HR Executive
  • Copywriter
  • Educator
  • Psychologist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Research Scientist
  • In-house Counsel

Here are a sample of organizations that our graduates are working in:

  1. Accenture
  2. Barclays
  3. Bloomberg
  4. CapitaLand
  1. Citibank
  2. Credit Suisse
  3. Deloitte
  4. JPMorgan
  1. McKinsey & Company
  2. Procter & Gamble
  3. Tableau Software
  4. UBS AG
  1. Unilever
  2. Visa Worldwide
  3. Bloomberg
  4. CapitaLand
  1. Discovery Networks
  2. Edelman
  3. Facebook
  4. Hilton Hotels & Resorts
  1. JCDecaux
  2. MediaCorp
  3. Ogilvy & Mather
  4. JPMorgan
  1. Resorts World Sentosa
  2. Singapore Airlines
  3. Singapore Press Holdings
  4. SingTel
  1. TBWA Worldwide
  2. Young & Rubicam
  1. Government Investment Corporation
  2. Health Promotion Board
  3. Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth
  4. Ministry of Defence
  1. Ministry of Education
  2. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  3. Ministry of Social and Family Development
  4. Ministry of Trade and Industry
  1. National Arts Council
  2. Prime Minister's Office
  3. Singapore Tourism Board
  4. Workforce Development Agency
  1. Young & Rubicam

Last updated on 11 Jan 2019 .

UBS AG (Singapore) |APAC Human Resources Advisory team

Subir Roy

In Subir's role, he provides advice and guidance to the bank's employees and clients across 11 countries in the Asia Pacific region, on policy and non-policy related issues.

National University of Singapore |Investment Manager

Leong Ai Lin

Ai Lin started her career in investment banking in the Energy and Corporate Finance teams at Credit Suisse, Singapore, and the M&A team at Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong. She is currently an Investment Manager for the National University of Singapore endowment.

Channel 5, News 5 |News Anchor

Angela Lim

Angela currently reads the Singapore's daily news bulletin on Channel 5, News 5, and had previously presented the weekend edition of CNA's prime time flagship programme, Singapore Tonight. Angela spent nearly 5 years as a Radio Presenter/Producer of current affairs programmes on Singapore's only English news station, 938LIVE.

Save the Children (Thailand) |Project Coordinator

Jerry Lewis Ong

Based in Mae Sot, Thailand, Jerry manages refugee education projects which aim to support access to basic education for children in refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border. Previously Jerry worked with INTERPOL, Save the Children Asia Regional Office and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore.