FAS3551 FASS Capstone Career Preparation

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About FAS3551 FASS Capstone Career Preparation

The module complements the existing FASS Mentorship Programme, where we connect undergraduates with experienced FASS alumni. The alumni will serve as mentors to our students by providing insights on specific career sectors, helping them to expand their professional network, and guiding them to chart their career path ahead. This is one of the requirements that students need to fulfill for the FASS 2.0 Industry Tracks Programme

To register for FAS3551, students have to ensure that they fulfill the pre-requisite, and have enrolled into the FASS Mentorship Programme. At present, the module is only available in Semester 2 of each new Academic Year.


Overview of Module

Preclusion and Advisory

  • The module is applicable to students pursuing one of the following degrees:
    1. Bachelor of Arts
    2. Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
    3. Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours)
    4. Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours)
    (Environmental Geography specialisation)
  • The module cannot be used to delay Honours, or your graduation.
  • You are unable to register for the FAS3551 module if you intend to take Leave of Absence during the mentorship period. 
  • Like any other NUS module, the FASS Capstone Career Preparation module may only be used once.


Full-time undergraduate students who have completed 80 MCs

Credits & Grading

  • 2 MCs
  • Used to fulfill UE and are graded on CS/CU basis
  • Mentorship that were performed while on LOA cannot be used to earn credit.

 2021 Mentorship Programme

Application Deadline

Application Deadline:
15 Sep 2020

Mentorship Programme Period: 
11 Jan 2021 – 31 Dec 2021

FAS3551 Application Deadline

 FAS3551 Application Deadline: 
15 Sep 2020

Module Window: 
11 Jan 2021 – 23 Apr 2021




Plan for FAS3551 FASS Capstone Career Preparation



Selection Criteria

When reviewing the profile of the applicants, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • Priority will be given to those who have met the pre-requisite, have chosen their major, and are on track to complete the FASS 2.0 Industry Tracks Programme.
  • Demonstrated their motivation and readiness to pursue a career in a chosen track.
  • Enthusiastic and keen to achieve a better understanding of one’s career preferences, and how they could further strengthen their profile.
  • Can commit to the one-year duration (Jan to Dec) of the programme.
  • Maintain an open and positive mind-set when exploring and considering their career options.


  • Completed 80 MCs

Align with FASS 2.0 Industry Track

Self-Assessment Tool: Know Yourself




Apply for 2021 Mentorship Programme


Details Deadline

Register Your interest

  • The mentorship application will open in August each year. Dean's Office will send an email to the student cohort to provide more details.
  • Do note that the registration of interest does not equate to a guaranteed placement in the Mentorship Programme. The final matching depends on the availability of mentors in the chosen industry.
September 2020

Participation Outcome

  • You will be informed of the participation outcome by November.
November 2020

Confirm Mentorship Placement

  • Once the mentor and mentee have agreed to the matching, the mentee will join FASS Mentorship Programme in the following year (Jan to Dec).
November 2020




Enrol in FAS3551 FASS Capstone Career Preparation


Details Deadline

Indicate Your Interest to Enrol in FAS3551

  • Upon successful matching to a mentor, the mentorship administrator will enrol you into the module.
September 2020

Determine your Academic Advisor (AA)

  • The AA will review your assessment tasks and eventually decides if your performance is satisfactory or unsatisfactory.
  • By default, an AA from the FASS Deanery will be assigned to each student. However, you may also nominate a faculty member as AA. Please seek agreement from the faculty member first before nominating.
  • If you wish to nominate your own AA, please contact Chau Woon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

If you decide to nominate a faculty member as an AA, please inform us by 15 December 2020.

(No action is required from you if the AA is from the Deanery)




Assessment Tasks

FAS3551 FASS Capstone Career Preparation   

Specific Assessment Tasks

Navigating LumiNUS


To submit a report consisting of 3 sections:

  1. LinkedIn Profile Summary - 20% of grade
    • Create a LinkedIn profile and prepare the profile summary write-up with guidance from the mentor.  

    • To include the Linkedln URL in the report.

  2. "Research the Industry" Report - 40% of grade
    • 1,000 words

    • Your report should encapsulate your research and findings on the development, opportunities and challenges in the chosen industry, in consultation with the mentor.

    • The mentor will provide comments, which will form a major basis for the assessment.

  3. Reflection Narrative” Report – 40% of grade
    • 1,000 words

    • A “reflection narrative”, where you will reflect upon your learning journey in NUS FASS and relate it to the chosen industry. This include: 

      • Reflection upon the mentorship journey.  
      • Learning outcomes achieved, on both professional and personal front.
      • Advice to juniors who might want to participate in the Mentorship Programme in the future.
      • Give acknowledgment to your mentor for the training and guidance provided.

    • The mentor will provide comments, which will form the major basis for the assessment.

  • Look for TOOLS > Files at the left-hand menu. 
  • Click on "FAS3551 Assessment Tasks" folder
  • Click “Upload Files”
  • Please name your file in the following format before uploading: <FAS3551 Report_Matriculated Name_Matriculated Number_Name of Mentor> 

1 April 2021

(Earlier submission is required for getting feedback from the mentors, as part of assessment.)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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