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Skills they never teach you at University

Negotiation, mentorship and cultural intelligence: Join us for a one-hour virtual fireside chat as we discuss life skills that are essential to career success

Event Ended

1 Hour

Event start date

17 08 2022

What you’ll get

Life skills that are essential to career success

Time & Location

17 Aug 2022, 5:00 pm - 17 Aug 2022, 6:00 pm

Zoom Webinar

About The Event

Update 17 Aug


We’re hours away from the virtual fireside chat! To access the session, participants may use Zoom link (https://bit.ly/ecosystem-1708) provided in your confirmation email at 4:45pm. We’ll see you soon!



Across the globe, fewer and fewer tertiary graduates feel prepared to enter the workforce. Those feelings might be warranted.


Based on a McKinsey study, only one out of four employers believes that traditional universities are “doing an adequate job of preparing graduates for the workplace.” A similar study reported that “only 8% of managers say entry-level employees are very prepared to contribute immediately at work.” It further adds that “most entry-level employees aren’t meeting management expectations.”


Why is this happening and what are some of the essential skills that we don’t hear enough of?


This August, Professor Wong Tien Yin will be joining us at a one-hour fireside chat with Dr Juliana Chan, CEO of Wildtype Media Group. We’ll talk about some of the essential life skills that schools rarely explore—skills that help us navigate our careers and relationships. Topics that will be covered include:

  • Tried and tested methods for negotiating win-win situations
  • Turning disappointments into golden opportunities
  • Getting a head-start with mentorship
  • Understanding and applying cultural intelligence
  • Building resilience—It’s more than a cliche

Admission is complimentary. Simply register here for more details on how to join the session. We look forward to seeing you there!





Professor Wong Tien Yin  is a renowned ophthalmologist and scientist who is on a quest to speed research and medicine’s integration in China, while training a new generation to tackle evolving and emerging problems. The Hong Kong-born Singaporean is currently the founding head of Tsinghua University’s new health care and medical sciences academy.


Prof Wong is also SingHealth’s deputy group chief executive for research and education as well as vice-dean of the Clinical Sciences at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School. His research has improved the world’s understanding of the prevalence and risk factors of major eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration—two major causes of blindness globally. He has been credited for devising screening and disease prevention strategies using telemedicine and innovative imaging.


We are happy to announce that Prof Wong is a mentor with the EcosySTEM, a global membership network focused on mentoring STEM professionals & innovators at every stage of their career.




This program is proudly brought to you by the EcosySTEM, a community for STEM professionals.