SDN graduate earned a place in top media and digital communications company through UPSTARTS!

UPSTARTS is an accelerated graduate placement programme organised by the Institute of Advertising Singapore (IAS). The aim of this program is to improve the talent recruitment and development practices of advertising agencies by instituting structured training programmes for fresh graduates to accelerate their career growth potential. Through this programme, selected fresh graduates are placed with top media/creative/digital/PR agencies to embark on an accelerated 12-month training programme in at least 3 different departments within their partnering agencies.

After two rounds of interviews, SDN graduate, Chynna Ang secured a place with Dentsu Aegis Network, a multinational media and digital communications company with presence in 5 continents, 145 countries and a total of 38,000 employees. Prior to the placement, Chynna has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Communication Design at the Glasgow School of Art through the Singapore Institute of Technology.

“I personally think this programme is a good head start for fresh graduates looking for jobs, and I am enjoying the experience here in Dentsu. I am currently working in the Creative department and will be rotated to Accounts and Strategic Planning. The work is no doubt challenging, but it allows for creative work with fufilling outcomes. I definitely hope to stay beyond a year!” 

Chynna Ang, Graduate of Diploma in Visual Communication, Class of 2015