We are committed to providing scholarship holders with opportunities to develop their potential to the fullest. A suite of development programmes has been developed to induct them into the Civil Service and to give them invaluable insights into the business of government. The grooming process starts from Day 1 of the scholarship, and continues even after they have embarked on their careers. The range of activities that we encourage our scholarship holders to take on is vast. From exchange programmes at their university, to community service activities or internships. The rule of thumb is that if it prepares them for their career in the service, we would consider sponsoring them.
PSC has a suite of programmes specially tailored to prepare our scholarship holders with the skills and instincts that they would need in the Public Service. Here are some highlights:
The Preparatory Course is a milestone programme that prepares new scholarship holders for a Public Service career. It gives them the opportunity to reflect on what it means to be in the Public Service and builds esprit de corps. Usually held over a week, the Preparatory Course includes teambuilding activities, a personal Mastery course and a Dialogue with Senior Public Service Leader.
PSC Scholarship holders' Mid-Course Programme
Following the Preparatory Course, PSC scholarship holders will participate in the PSC Scholarship holders' Mid-Course Programme (PSMP) after their second year of undergraduate studies. PSMP is held in Singapore for about 6 to 8 weeks during the school vacation. The programme is designed to allow scholarship holders to gain an overview of policy issues & policy making in Singapore, experience first-hand work in the civil service and learn more about issues faced by the community.
Internships and Attachments
Yes. We encourage our scholarship holders to be resourceful and exercise initiative in getting vacation attachments. Apart from attachments, we encourage our scholarship holders to broaden their horizons and hone their global perspectives by embracing a diversity of learning opportunities. These are some examples of activities that PSC would encourage them to go for:
Do a summer school in another universityExplore the region on a student exchange programme with their universityGo for an Operations Raleigh or other community projects in the region and experience another culture