BE-YOU: Business, Entrepreneurship & You

Start Date: 3rd October, 2020

About the Internship

Learn to Lead or Create an Enterprise: Innovating New Products & Services for Enterprises

This virtual online internship is conducted by #11 university, National University of Singapore. As a part of this internship, you experience the excitement of being part of a project team to identify and propose new opportunities for an enterprise. Get introduced to tools that help identify, prioritize and select opportunities, and what it takes to present a proposal successfully to an enterprise’s decision-makers.

 

You will learn varying factors that influence the innovation process and how to process the diverse input streams – making sense of complexity. Ultimately, you will work on a project to create value for an enterprise and what it takes to lead innovation.

At a Glance
Duration : 8 weeks
Learner Profile : Grade 7-12 students
Internship Fee (Inaugural Offer) : SGD 1249
Application Deadline : 25th September, 2020
Duration : 8 Weeks
Learner Profile : Grade 7-12 students
Internship Fee (Inaugural Offer) : SGD 1249
Application Deadline : 25th September 2020
Mode of Delivery : Online LIVE sessions
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Learning Intervention

Learn to Lead with Innovation Learn to Create Value Learn to Communicate
  • Expanfing perspective to see the possibilities of tech innovation for business enterprises (focus on IoT and data)
  • Applying structure to lead innovative teams.
  • Using frameworks for validating potential: Customer Desirability, Technology Feasibility, Business Viability
  • Making a sound business case
  • Conveying complex information clearly, succinctly and compellingly
  • Communicating with diverse audience
Week 1
  • Understanding Tech Innovation
  • Assignment: Failure & Success using the Innovation Framework
Week 2
  • Market Opportunities & Leading the Innovative Process
  • Assignment: Develop a Team Structure
Week 3
  • Determining What Makes a Great Product or Service
  • Assignment: Customer Interviews
Week 4
  • Sizing Market Opportunities
  • Assignment: Revenue Model and Market Sizing
Week 5
  • Building a Business Case & Communicating the Value
  • Assignment: Unit Margin, Go to Market Strategy, Putting the Deck Together
Week 6
  • Project Work - Crafting a Plan that brings ideas to Life
Week 7
  • Project Work - Crafting a Plan that brings ideas to Life
Week 8
  • Communicating the Value & Putting it Together
  • Presentations to Judges (live session)

Note:

  1. The content and sequence of the programme may undergo minor changes to cater to the profile of the registered participants.

Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed on their project work and on individual assignments:

Assessment Component Weightage
Individual quizzes and assignments 15%
Team reflection 10%
Team presentation deck 50%
Final presentation 25%
testimonial

Certificate of Completion
by BE-YOU

Pedagogy
Learning Goals
Learn to Lead with Innovation Learn to Create Value Learn to Communicate
  • Expanfing perspective to see the possibilities of tech innovation for business enterprises (focus on IoT and data)
  • Applying structure to lead innovative teams.
  • Using frameworks for validating potential: Customer Desirability, Technology Feasibility, Business Viability
  • Making a sound business case
  • Conveying complex information clearly, succinctly and compellingly
  • Communicating with diverse audience
Schedule
Week 1
  • Understanding Tech Innovation
  • Assignment: Failure & Success using the Innovation Framework
Week 2
  • Market Opportunities & Leading the Innovative Process
  • Assignment: Develop a Team Structure
Week 3
  • Determining What Makes a Great Product or Service
  • Assignment: Customer Interviews
Week 4
  • Sizing Market Opportunities
  • Assignment: Revenue Model and Market Sizing
Week 5
  • Building a Business Case & Communicating the Value
  • Assignment: Unit Margin, Go to Market Strategy, Putting the Deck Together
Week 6
  • Project Work - Crafting a Plan that brings ideas to Life
Week 7
  • Project Work - Crafting a Plan that brings ideas to Life
Week 8
  • Communicating the Value & Putting it Together
  • Presentations to Judges (live session)

Note:

  1. The content and sequence of the programme may undergo minor changes to cater to the profile of the registered participants.
Assessment

Assessment Criteria

Students will be assessed on their project work and on individual assignments:

Assessment Component Weightage
Individual quizzes and assignments 15%
Team reflection 10%
Team presentation deck 50%
Final presentation 25%
Programme Completion Documents
testimonial

Certificate of Completion
by BE-YOU

Admissions

Associates

BE-YOU

NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university offering a wide range of disciplines. The QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 placed NUS at 25th in the world and 3rd in Asia, while its reputation rankings placed NUS at 24th globally. SCImago Institutions Rankings rates NUS in the 1st percentile overall as well as in terms of research quality.

The NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) was launched in June 2016 to provide high-quality and industry-relevant continuing education and training programmes, as well as design and deliver multidisciplinary programmes for international partners.Drawing on the expertise of 16 other NUS faculties and schools, backed by cutting-edge research along with strong industry links, NUS SCALE equips youths, professionals, and organisations from the world over with the latest knowledge and skills demanded in the digital economy. Delivered with technology-enabled blended learning approaches, NUS’ Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes are designed to enhance both learning experiences and outcomes

NUS Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Institute for Engineering Leadership was established in the NUS Faculty of Engineering in 2012. It advocates the nurturing of engineer-leaders through innovation & entrepreneurship experiences and learning by doing. Programmes and modules are crafted to provide opportunities for engineering students to complement their technical skills with value-creation and value-capture skills, and to develop soft skills. IEL’s experiential learning experiences immerse students in an intensive environment where they must form and function as highly effective teams in a very short timeframe to succeed. Properly guided, these experiences provide opportunities for self-reflection in working towards personal mastery and development of interpersonal skills; both essential to undertake any leadership role.

Faculty Profile

Prof Vinod Vasnani

Prof Vinod Vasnani

Adjunct Associate Professor, Programme Lead

Enterprise Development Graduate Module Youth Programme Lead

Vinod has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur having started his career at Emerson Process Management in R&D. Subsequently, he became a Product Manager for it’s new market leading control systems and led it’s rollout for Asia Pacific. In late 1999, he joined Accellion soon after it was founded. There he built and worked with a diverse team of engineers to deliver market leading secure distributed file transfer used in over 2,000 enterprises globally today. Wanting to chart his own tech path, Vinod co-founded Qryptal (www.qryptal.com) in 2011. Qryptal develops platforms for document security and integrity. It is currently used in over 15 countries across large enterprises, SMEs and government.

Leveraging on his extensive experience in leading tech innovation & entrepreneurial ventures, Vinod has developed and led unique experiential modules in NUS’ Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) in the Faculty of Engineering since its inception in 2012. He leads the Enterprise Development module where graduate student teams find new market opportunities for stakeholder enterprises. He challenges the students not only to hone their innovation and entrepreneurial skills but also to step up as leaders. Vinod also contributes to other programmes such as IEL’s TechLaunch module where graduate student teams to get Technology to Market. He ran IEL’s InnoVenture module for undergraduates which equips students with skills to create value by addressing a tech problem set by stakeholder enterprises.

Vinod has a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore.

Prof Randall Sie

Prof Randall Sie

Adjunct Lecturer

Institute for Engineering Leadership

Originally from the Netherlands, Randall has been calling Singapore home for the past 9 years. Personally, Randall is active in a variety of sports ranging from weekly football matches, gym and cycling. In his spare time, he reads, cooks and even started building Lego again! Whenever the opportunity arises, he loves to travel and explore new cultures and creative impulses.

Professionally, Randall started as a strategy and management consultant at Capgemini Consulting in the Netherlands covering a wide range of projects from culture changes to IT implementations and business cases. Upon pursuing his MBA at NUS, Randall focused on innovation leadership development and technology commercialization with subsequent roles as Programme Lead and Lecturer at IEL, and most recently as a Director Innovation at Lumen Lab – MetLife Innovation Centre.

Randall has broad Asia experience having delivered projects and workshops in a wide variety of Asian countries. Randall is a co-founder of Structo and actively mentors startups.

Randall holds a BSc. in International Business Administration and MSc. in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Currently, Randall runs his own strategy and innovation consulting company Persistensie Pte Ltd advising startups, government institutions and MNCs.

Prof Hang Chang Chieh

Prof Hang Chang Chieh

Executive Director

Institute for Engineering Leadership
Youth Programme Advisor

Following a stint in Shell, Prof Hang entered the NUS Faculty of Engineering as an academic and was subsequently appointed as Vice-Dean, Head of Electrical Engg, and NUS’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research).

In parallel, he became the founding Deputy Chairman of the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) from 1991-2000. During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB (renamed A*STAR) as its Executive Deputy Chairman. He pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to small-and-medium enterprises. His own area of expertise is in digital control systems. In addition to serving on the Boards of several local enterprises, he has recently co-founded EMF Innovation in Singapore and India to develop and commercialize disruptive, frugal digital motors for transportation and other industrial applications.

During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB as its Executive Deputy Chairman to consolidate all the non-bio research institutes under the Science and Engineering Research Council, renaming NSTB as the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) in the process. He also pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme (GET-UP) to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to local small-and-medium enterprises.

Now back at NUS as the Executive Director of the Institute for Engineering Leadership, after first heading the NUS’s division of engineering and technology management from 2007- 2016, Prof Hang continues to challenge himself, and others, to stretch their boundaries with an eye not on chasing wealth but to work towards creating value for others.

Mr Chye Seng Lim (Guest Coach)

Mr Chye Seng Lim (Guest Coach)

Startup Advisor

Mr. Lim is EEE Engineer by education and has being working in Semiconductors, IOT, Mobile, ICT and technology licensing for the past 30+ years.

He has worked for MNCs and VC backed start-up companies in high tech environments managing sales, business development teams across SEA, PRC, Taiwan and India.

BE-YOU

NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE)

The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the first autonomous research university in Singapore. NUS is a comprehensive research university offering a wide range of disciplines. The QS World University Rankings 2020 ranked NUS 11th in the world and 1st in Asia. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020 placed NUS at 25th in the world and 3rd in Asia, while its reputation rankings placed NUS at 24th globally. SCImago Institutions Rankings rates NUS in the 1st percentile overall as well as in terms of research quality.

The NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE) was launched in June 2016 to provide high-quality and industry-relevant continuing education and training programmes, as well as design and deliver multidisciplinary programmes for international partners.Drawing on the expertise of 16 other NUS faculties and schools, backed by cutting-edge research along with strong industry links, NUS SCALE equips youths, professionals, and organisations from the world over with the latest knowledge and skills demanded in the digital economy. Delivered with technology-enabled blended learning approaches, NUS’ Continuing Education and Training (CET) programmes are designed to enhance both learning experiences and outcomes

NUS Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Institute for Engineering Leadership was established in the NUS Faculty of Engineering in 2012. It advocates the nurturing of engineer-leaders through innovation & entrepreneurship experiences and learning by doing. Programmes and modules are crafted to provide opportunities for engineering students to complement their technical skills with value-creation and value-capture skills, and to develop soft skills. IEL’s experiential learning experiences immerse students in an intensive environment where they must form and function as highly effective teams in a very short timeframe to succeed. Properly guided, these experiences provide opportunities for self-reflection in working towards personal mastery and development of interpersonal skills; both essential to undertake any leadership role.

Faculty Profile

Prof Vinod Vasnani

Prof Vinod Vasnani

Adjunct Associate Professor, Programme Lead

Enterprise Development Graduate Module Youth Programme Lead

Vinod has over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and an intrapreneur having started his career at Emerson Process Management in R&D. Subsequently, he became a Product Manager for it’s new market leading control systems and led it’s rollout for Asia Pacific. In late 1999, he joined Accellion soon after it was founded. There he built and worked with a diverse team of engineers to deliver market leading secure distributed file transfer used in over 2,000 enterprises globally today. Wanting to chart his own tech path, Vinod co-founded Qryptal (www.qryptal.com) in 2011. Qryptal develops platforms for document security and integrity. It is currently used in over 15 countries across large enterprises, SMEs and government.

Leveraging on his extensive experience in leading tech innovation & entrepreneurial ventures, Vinod has developed and led unique experiential modules in NUS’ Institute for Engineering Leadership (IEL) in the Faculty of Engineering since its inception in 2012. He leads the Enterprise Development module where graduate student teams find new market opportunities for stakeholder enterprises. He challenges the students not only to hone their innovation and entrepreneurial skills but also to step up as leaders. Vinod also contributes to other programmes such as IEL’s TechLaunch module where graduate student teams to get Technology to Market. He ran IEL’s InnoVenture module for undergraduates which equips students with skills to create value by addressing a tech problem set by stakeholder enterprises.

Vinod has a Ph.D. and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from the National University of Singapore.

Prof Randall Sie

Prof Randall Sie

Adjunct Lecturer

Institute for Engineering Leadership

Originally from the Netherlands, Randall has been calling Singapore home for the past 9 years. Personally, Randall is active in a variety of sports ranging from weekly football matches, gym and cycling. In his spare time, he reads, cooks and even started building Lego again! Whenever the opportunity arises, he loves to travel and explore new cultures and creative impulses.

Professionally, Randall started as a strategy and management consultant at Capgemini Consulting in the Netherlands covering a wide range of projects from culture changes to IT implementations and business cases. Upon pursuing his MBA at NUS, Randall focused on innovation leadership development and technology commercialization with subsequent roles as Programme Lead and Lecturer at IEL, and most recently as a Director Innovation at Lumen Lab – MetLife Innovation Centre.

Randall has broad Asia experience having delivered projects and workshops in a wide variety of Asian countries. Randall is a co-founder of Structo and actively mentors startups.

Randall holds a BSc. in International Business Administration and MSc. in Strategic Management from the Erasmus University, Rotterdam. He holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore.

Currently, Randall runs his own strategy and innovation consulting company Persistensie Pte Ltd advising startups, government institutions and MNCs.

Prof Hang Chang Chieh

Prof Hang Chang Chieh

Executive Director

Institute for Engineering Leadership
Youth Programme Advisor

Following a stint in Shell, Prof Hang entered the NUS Faculty of Engineering as an academic and was subsequently appointed as Vice-Dean, Head of Electrical Engg, and NUS’s Deputy Vice-Chancellor (research).

In parallel, he became the founding Deputy Chairman of the National Science and Technology Board (NSTB) from 1991-2000. During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB (renamed A*STAR) as its Executive Deputy Chairman. He pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to small-and-medium enterprises. His own area of expertise is in digital control systems. In addition to serving on the Boards of several local enterprises, he has recently co-founded EMF Innovation in Singapore and India to develop and commercialize disruptive, frugal digital motors for transportation and other industrial applications.

During 2001 to 2003, Prof Hang was seconded to NSTB as its Executive Deputy Chairman to consolidate all the non-bio research institutes under the Science and Engineering Research Council, renaming NSTB as the Agency for Science, Technology & Research (A*STAR) in the process. He also pioneered the establishment of the Grow Enterprise with Technology Upgrade Programme (GET-UP) to transfer know-how and manpower from A*STAR research institutions to local small-and-medium enterprises.

Now back at NUS as the Executive Director of the Institute for Engineering Leadership, after first heading the NUS’s division of engineering and technology management from 2007- 2016, Prof Hang continues to challenge himself, and others, to stretch their boundaries with an eye not on chasing wealth but to work towards creating value for others.

Mr Chye Seng Lim (Guest Coach)

Mr Chye Seng Lim (Guest Coach)

Startup Advisor

Mr. Lim is EEE Engineer by education and has being working in Semiconductors, IOT, Mobile, ICT and technology licensing for the past 30+ years.

He has worked for MNCs and VC backed start-up companies in high tech environments managing sales, business development teams across SEA, PRC, Taiwan and India.

Participant Experiences

Success Stories

Frequently Asked Questions

How will this internship help me in my career or higher studies?

As a part of this internship, you experience the excitement of being part of a project team to identify and propose new opportunities for an enterprise. You will get introduced to tools that help identify, prioritize and select opportunities, and what it takes to present a proposal successfully to an enterprise’s decision-makers. Ultimately, you will work on a project to create value for an enterprise and what it takes to lead innovation.

NUS is world’s #11 university. The experience, learning and certification will be of immense value to you in preparing for your future university studies.

Who is organizing the online internship?

Corporate Gurukul is organizing the online certified internship programme in association with our partner National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

How/Where is the internship conducted?

The internship will be conducted via LIVE online sessions, using web conferencing and collaboration software, such as Zoom/ GoToMeeting and Slack.

Is it an online internship or a training programme?

It is an online internship, with training components, which is a hands-on guided experience to hone industry-relevant skills and knowledge in a chosen domain with mentorship by university faculty and industry professional(s).

What are the highlights of the internship?

Some of the highlights of the internship:

  1. LIVE Interactive Online sessions: Training on theory and core concepts
  2. In-session: Assignments and real-life case examples
  3. Quiz: Continuous assessments to ensure understanding and progress
  4. Project Work: Participants work in groups on a real-world project
  5. Project Work: Participants work in groups on a real-world project
  6. Project Presentation and Evaluation – All teams/participants present their projects(via video call) and are assessed on the project process and outcome.

What is the fee involved in the online internship?

In order to know about the internship fee/cost involved please refer ‘Programme Fee’ in ‘Admissions’ section above.

Are the dates confirmed for the online internship?

Yes, dates are confirmed for each cohort of online internship participants. Prior notice will be given to all concerned parties if there is a change of date due to unforeseen circumstances. Corporate Gurukul will make best efforts to accommodate the convenience of all parties on revised schedule, date and time.

What is the deadline to submit the application form?

The deadline is as specified under ‘Dates and Deadlines’ block in the ‘Admissions’ section above.

What is the application process?

You are required to apply online using the ‘Enrol Now’ button. The detailed application process post will be shared on email.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection criteria is as mentioned under ‘Requirement for Admissions’ in ‘Admissions’ section above.

Which classes can apply for the internship?

Students from Grade 8 to Grade 12 can apply for the internship.

Do I need to have start up experience/own a company to attend this programme?

No. If you are interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture and exploring your BIG IDEA that is enough. Currently running, previously ran, or showing interest in launching a start-up company is a plus.

Is the programme open to students from any school?

Yes, students studying the ICSE, CBSE, IB MYP, IB DP, IGCSE curriculum can apply for the programme. Students can be of any nationality, ethnicity and belong to any country!

What are the selection criteria?

The selection criteria are as follows:

  • Overall academic performance (grades) in current year and previous year ins school
  • Profile & Interest – The profile of the students is important. Your knowledge exhibited during the application profile process as well as counselling call is important.

What is the last date to pay for the ‘Internship Fee’?

The payment deadlines will be mentioned in your ‘Offer Letter’. You are eligible for the ‘Offer Letter’ only if you are selected.

What happens if I do not pay my fees by the specified due date as mentioned in ‘Offer Letter’? Can it be extended?

Your application is automatically cancelled due to non-payment of fees by the specified deadline as mentioned in ‘Offer Letter’.

Any extension requests are at the sole discretion of the admissions department and availability of seats. You will be required to send an email requesting extension and the reason for the delay in payment.

What are the ‘Internship Fee’ inclusions?

  1. Certificate of Completion by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
  2. ‘Letter of Recommendation (LOR)’ by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore for top 2 teams.

When will I get the completion documents?

The certificates and LORs will be awarded at the end of the internship.

What are the requirements to earn all the completion documents?

Issuance of the certificates will be at NUS/Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

  • Completion of all assignments and submission on time
  • 90% attendance during the internship

Which documents will I get after completion of this internship?

Refer ‘Programme Completion Documents’ in ‘Learning Intervention’ section.

What are the requirements to earn all the completion documents?

Issuance of the certificate will be at Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

  1. Completion of all assignments and submission on time
  2. 90% attendance during the internship

What skills will I acquire?

After the Internship students should be able to:

  • Understanding Tech Innovation
  • Market Opportunities & Leading the Innovative Process
  • What Makes a Great Product or Service
  • Sizing Market Opportunities
  • Building a Business Case & Communicating the Value
  • Profiling a Successful Go to Market of a Product
  • How to Pitch Effectively Online

Where are the live sessions conducted?

The LIVE online sessions are conducted live on Zoom/ GoToMeeting conferencing.

What are the hardware/software requirements for the online internship?

Zoom/ GoToMeeting installed on your laptop/desktop.

What about the faculty? Are they equipped enough to conduct online sessions?

Conducting online sessions is not something new for the subject matter experts at NUS Singapore. Our instructors have been trained to handle LIVE online sessions for quite some time now and skilled enough to provide a great learning experience.

How do we submit the projects/assignments?

All assignments and projects will be submitted on the Learning Management System, which will be introduced during the ‘Orientation Session’.

Are assignments given after every session? By when do we submit them?

  1. Assignments will be given weekly and need to be submitted as per the specified deadline by the facilitator.
  2. You may be required to work on the assignments in teams or individually as per the nature of the assignment.

How many projects do we do during the internship?

You are required to complete one project during the duration of the internship. This will be done in groups/teams.

When does the project presentation happen?

The project presentations will be conducted via LIVE video tools like Zoom/GoToMeeting at the end of the internship, The practise sessions are conducted with your Project Mentor on a weekly basis.

What are the assessment components?

Refer ‘Assessment’ in the ‘Learning Intervention’ section.

When are the MCQ sessions conducted?

MCQ Quiz will be conducted every week after the LIVE session is completed.

What if I get delayed in submissions?

Any late submissions of project, assignments or quizzes beyond the specified deadline will carry negative marks.

About the Internship

How will this internship help me in my career or higher studies?

As a part of this internship, you experience the excitement of being part of a project team to identify and propose new opportunities for an enterprise. You will get introduced to tools that help identify, prioritize and select opportunities, and what it takes to present a proposal successfully to an enterprise’s decision-makers. Ultimately, you will work on a project to create value for an enterprise and what it takes to lead innovation.

NUS is world’s #11 university. The experience, learning and certification will be of immense value to you in preparing for your future university studies.

Who is organizing the online internship?

Corporate Gurukul is organizing the online certified internship programme in association with our partner National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

How/Where is the internship conducted?

The internship will be conducted via LIVE online sessions, using web conferencing and collaboration software, such as Zoom/ GoToMeeting and Slack.

Is it an online internship or a training programme?

It is an online internship, with training components, which is a hands-on guided experience to hone industry-relevant skills and knowledge in a chosen domain with mentorship by university faculty and industry professional(s).

What are the highlights of the internship?

Some of the highlights of the internship:

  1. LIVE Interactive Online sessions: Training on theory and core concepts
  2. In-session: Assignments and real-life case examples
  3. Quiz: Continuous assessments to ensure understanding and progress
  4. Project Work: Participants work in groups on a real-world project
  5. Project Work: Participants work in groups on a real-world project
  6. Project Presentation and Evaluation – All teams/participants present their projects(via video call) and are assessed on the project process and outcome.

What is the fee involved in the online internship?

In order to know about the internship fee/cost involved please refer ‘Programme Fee’ in ‘Admissions’ section above.

Are the dates confirmed for the online internship?

Yes, dates are confirmed for each cohort of online internship participants. Prior notice will be given to all concerned parties if there is a change of date due to unforeseen circumstances. Corporate Gurukul will make best efforts to accommodate the convenience of all parties on revised schedule, date and time.

Applying for the Internship

What is the deadline to submit the application form?

The deadline is as specified under ‘Dates and Deadlines’ block in the ‘Admissions’ section above.

What is the application process?

You are required to apply online using the ‘Enrol Now’ button. The detailed application process post will be shared on email.

What are the selection criteria?

The selection criteria is as mentioned under ‘Requirement for Admissions’ in ‘Admissions’ section above.

Which classes can apply for the internship?

Students from Grade 8 to Grade 12 can apply for the internship.

Do I need to have start up experience/own a company to attend this programme?

No. If you are interested in pursuing an entrepreneurial venture and exploring your BIG IDEA that is enough. Currently running, previously ran, or showing interest in launching a start-up company is a plus.

Is the programme open to students from any school?

Yes, students studying the ICSE, CBSE, IB MYP, IB DP, IGCSE curriculum can apply for the programme. Students can be of any nationality, ethnicity and belong to any country!

Academics

What are the selection criteria?

The selection criteria are as follows:

  • Overall academic performance (grades) in current year and previous year ins school
  • Profile & Interest – The profile of the students is important. Your knowledge exhibited during the application profile process as well as counselling call is important.

Payment

What is the last date to pay for the ‘Internship Fee’?

The payment deadlines will be mentioned in your ‘Offer Letter’. You are eligible for the ‘Offer Letter’ only if you are selected.

What happens if I do not pay my fees by the specified due date as mentioned in ‘Offer Letter’? Can it be extended?

Your application is automatically cancelled due to non-payment of fees by the specified deadline as mentioned in ‘Offer Letter’.

Any extension requests are at the sole discretion of the admissions department and availability of seats. You will be required to send an email requesting extension and the reason for the delay in payment.

What are the ‘Internship Fee’ inclusions?

  1. Certificate of Completion by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
  2. ‘Letter of Recommendation (LOR)’ by National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore for top 2 teams.

When will I get the completion documents?

The certificates and LORs will be awarded at the end of the internship.

What are the requirements to earn all the completion documents?

Issuance of the certificates will be at NUS/Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

  • Completion of all assignments and submission on time
  • 90% attendance during the internship

Internship Completion Documents

Which documents will I get after completion of this internship?

Refer ‘Programme Completion Documents’ in ‘Learning Intervention’ section.

What are the requirements to earn all the completion documents?

Issuance of the certificate will be at Corporate Gurukul’s discretion subject to:

  1. Completion of all assignments and submission on time
  2. 90% attendance during the internship

Learning Intervention

What skills will I acquire?

After the Internship students should be able to:

  • Understanding Tech Innovation
  • Market Opportunities & Leading the Innovative Process
  • What Makes a Great Product or Service
  • Sizing Market Opportunities
  • Building a Business Case & Communicating the Value
  • Profiling a Successful Go to Market of a Product
  • How to Pitch Effectively Online

Where are the live sessions conducted?

The LIVE online sessions are conducted live on Zoom/ GoToMeeting conferencing.

What are the hardware/software requirements for the online internship?

Zoom/ GoToMeeting installed on your laptop/desktop.

What about the faculty? Are they equipped enough to conduct online sessions?

Conducting online sessions is not something new for the subject matter experts at NUS Singapore. Our instructors have been trained to handle LIVE online sessions for quite some time now and skilled enough to provide a great learning experience.

How do we submit the projects/assignments?

All assignments and projects will be submitted on the Learning Management System, which will be introduced during the ‘Orientation Session’.

Are assignments given after every session? By when do we submit them?

  1. Assignments will be given weekly and need to be submitted as per the specified deadline by the facilitator.
  2. You may be required to work on the assignments in teams or individually as per the nature of the assignment.

How many projects do we do during the internship?

You are required to complete one project during the duration of the internship. This will be done in groups/teams.

When does the project presentation happen?

The project presentations will be conducted via LIVE video tools like Zoom/GoToMeeting at the end of the internship, The practise sessions are conducted with your Project Mentor on a weekly basis.

What are the assessment components?

Refer ‘Assessment’ in the ‘Learning Intervention’ section.

When are the MCQ sessions conducted?

MCQ Quiz will be conducted every week after the LIVE session is completed.

What if I get delayed in submissions?

Any late submissions of project, assignments or quizzes beyond the specified deadline will carry negative marks.