Alumni

When you join FASS, you will be part of a family that stretches back to 1929, and whose members span the public and private sectors. From national leaders President S. R. Nathan and Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to prominent entrepreneurs Mr Ho Kwon Ping and Ms Claire Chiang, we're immensely proud that our alumni have made a name for themselves in virtually every industry and function. Here are some of them:


S.R. Nathan (Social Work ’54)
Former President of Singapore

Goh Chok Tong (Economics ’64)
Emeritus Senior Minister

Noeleen Heyzer (Sociology ’71, ’73)
Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

Ho Kwon Ping (Economics ’78)
Entrepreneur; Executive Chairman, Banyan Tree Holdings

Eunice Olsen (Political Science ’01)
Executive Producer, Activist and former NMP

Chan Heng Chee (Political Science ’64) Ambassador-at-Large, MFA
Chairman, National Arts Council

"Is the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences a good place to produce leaders? Not just in politics, but also leaders in society, the public sector, business and philanthropy. I think so. The Humanities teach you to look at civilisations, communities, people and economies both at the macro and micro level. They teach us to understand human nature and society, identify and analyse problems, anticipate trends and challenges and think out solutions for them."

ESM GOH CHOK TONG (ECONOMICS, CLASS OF 1964)

Building a career takes time. We get that. That's why FASS seeks to equip our graduates with skills that will never go out of demand, preparing them for a wide variety of careers across industries. Here's a snapshot of the diverse pathways of our recent graduates:


Lim Qing Ru (Philosophy ‘08)
Tech Investor and Co-founder of Zopim (acquired by Zendesk)

Kenrick Chin (Pol Sci ’16)
Foreign Service Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tan Yi Hui (Geography ’05)
Subeditor, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

Ooi Yong Ann (SEA Studies ’17)
Network Planning Analyst, Singapore Airlines

Gladys Ng (Geography ’18)
Analyst, FinTech and Innovation, United Overseas Bank

Jake Goh (Economics ’17)
Co-founder of RateX, a Chrome extension for online shopping

Francesca Wah (Psychology ’14)
Founder of BLESS, an NGO for low-income families and children

Elliot Tan (English Literature ’16)
Co-founder of YouTube Channel TreePotatoes

Cheryl Lin (Comms & New Media ’17)
Journalist and News Producer, Channel NewsAsia