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4 Ways To Help Students Choose A College Major

4 Ways To Help Students Choose A College Major Photo by Andrea Piacquadio Choosing a college major isn’t as simple as following your interest. In the book Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, they tell of a story of Dave who misperceived his teacher’s good teaching as his interest. Dave did well

How To Choose The Best Career Workshop for Students

How To Choose The Best Career Workshop for Students Photo by Ivan Samkov Selecting the right career workshop for students is no easy feat given the myriad of choices available. However, it is important to choose the right one that students will engage in. A 2021 survey showed that 49% of college students regret their

Career Satisfaction and What To Look For In A Job

Career Satisfaction and What To Look For In a Job Photo by Andrea Piacquadio In general, people work to earn a living. Be it to pay bills or living expenses, money is what people expect in return for time and skills rendered. This means that more complex jobs would result in higher salaries. However, some

What is Career Mobility and Why Students Should Know It

What is Career Mobility and Why Students Should Know It Photo by Sora Shimazaki Career mobility is the movement of workers across positions (be it vertical or horizontal) or a change in job altogether. Vertical career mobility occurs generally through promotions, while horizontal mobility could refer to departmental rotations or change in responsibilities while maintaining

Singapore Good Design Awards 2022

Singapore Good Design Awards 2022: Welcome to SingaLand - the walk-a-mile Career Design Simulation Avid Adventure's "Welcome to SingaLand" Career Design Simulation Game helps students and early career PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians) experience a slice of the working world. Participants study, work and make life decisions in the simulation. The game provides an

WITGRITFIT Returns to Presbyterian High Focusing on Career Mobility

WITGRITFIT Focuses on Career Mobility in Presbyterian High On the 26th of May, the team at Avid Adventures brought the WITGRITFIT Career Design Workshop to  Presbyterian High for the second time. The workshop was attended by 283 Secondary 3 students. Career Mobility This year, the workshop focused on Career Mobility. Workshop Speakers Andros Wong and

The Benefits of Gamification in Learning

The Benefits of Gamification in Learning Gamification is no longer just a buzzword. There is currently a plethora of applications and software that include game elements into lessons in order to increase learning outcomes. These applications enable game-based learning for users as young as 4-years-old up till adulthood. They provide lessons for various things from

Considering a Career Change But Not Sure Where To Start?

Considering a Career Change But Not Sure Where To Start? Photo by cottonbro With how things evolve rapidly across industries, a change in career is no longer a stigma. As you gain experience and dive deeper into an industry, you may realize that your job doesn’t suit you anymore.  People change careers for many reasons.

Working Skills You Should Have

Working Skills You Should Have Photo by Thirdman Cultivating working skills is an important part of developing a successful career path. Employers look for individuals that will fit in with their organisations and this means having a range of desired skill sets. Although industry specific knowledge is important, no two working professionals are the same.

The Importance of Internships

The Importance of Internships Having the some form of work experience is beneficial for students. Employers are always on the lookout for employees that can contribute as much value to the organisation. Unfortunately, completing a diploma or degree is no longer enough to secure the best offer in today’s economy. The bar is set high

How to Get Started on Career Planning

How to Get Started on Career Planning Developing a career plan is crucial for a successful career. Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional, having a plan helps provide insight and direction to the decisions you make when achieving your career dreams. Employers are always on the lookout to attract, hire and retain

Fear Retrenchment? Here’s What to Do in Market Uncertainties

Fear Retrenchment? Here's What to Do in Market Uncertainties The word ‘retrenchment’ is enough to send a shiver down the spine because the thought of losing a job can leave us feeling angry and powerless especially when we least expect it. Unfortunately, tell-tale signs of mass redundancies happen at random during hard times or market

Teacher’s Guide to Motivating Students at School

Teacher's Guide to Motivating Students at School There are various elements that influence student motivation at school. The learning environment, student-teacher relationship, materials, learning styles and many other factors affect how a student feels about learning. This has become more evident during the pandemic where students experience major disruption to their learning. The shifts in
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3 Ways to Help Students Plan Their Career

3 Ways to Help Students Plan Their Career Photo by Julia M Cameron from Pexels “What do you want to be when you grow up?” is a question students are often asked, especially in their teens. While most schools have career education programs, there are still students who find themselves a little overwhelmed and unprepared
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5 Ways to Develop Growth Mindset in Students

5 Ways to Develop Growth Mindset in Students Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels A study on growth mindset was conducted in 2018 by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) in collaboration with the Yidan Prize Foundation. It was found that students with a growth mindset performed better than those who felt like their
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What is EQ and How Does it Affect Your Career?

What is EQ and How Does it Affect Your Career? Photo by Alexander Suhorucov from Pexels In recent years, there has been a growing demand for professionals with high emotional intelligence. While IQ, skills and other competencies are vital for job performance, EQ is now one of the key qualities that companies are looking for
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7 Job-Seeking Advice From Professionals on LinkedIn Asia

7 Job-Seeking Advice From Professionals on LinkedIn Asia   Anyone who has gone through the job-seeking process knows it isn’t easy. Even before applying for jobs, candidates need to identify what roles would fit them and if they have the skill sets to meet the job descriptions. On top of that, there are other administrative
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WITGRITFIT at ICSEI 2022

WITGRITFIT at ICSEI 2022 Magdalene Loh and Jacintha Phua presented Avid’s WITGRITFIT Career Design Game and Workshop at the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) (ICSEI 2022) last week. At our Paper session, we were excited to present a literature review on “Career Design as a Core Critical Skill” where we propose that teaching career design early in
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How Your Personality Type Affects Your Career Success

How Your Personality Type Affects Your Career Success Multiple studies have shown that personality types can determine whether an individual would be successful in their careers. A study published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior, explored the relationship between the Big Five personalities (neuroticism, conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness) and career success. Researchers found that
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3 Reasons Why Students Need to Understand Career Resilience

3 Reasons Why Students Need to Understand Career Resilience In recent years, the world of work has rapidly evolved across industries. With technological advances, change in market demands and the global pandemic, the nature of work and sought-after skills have also changed. Alternative work arrangements have become more popular as markets expand and companies pivot.
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5 Ways to Help Students in Their Final Year in High School

5 Ways to Help Students in Their Final Year in High School The final year of school can be overwhelming for students as there is tension between wanting to be independent in deciding the course of their own lives and needing guidance from those who have gone before them. How does one decide his or
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WITGRITFIT partners with GEAR UP Idaho

WITGRITFIT Workshop partners with GEAR UP Idaho On the 6th to 9th December 2021, Avid Adventures partnered with GEAR UP Idaho to bring the WITGRITFIT Career Design Workshop to schools across the state of Idaho.  Over 1,800 students from 14 schools experienced the gamified workshop and reported to have a clearer understanding of the working
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WITGRITFIT lands in Pollard International School, Kunming

WITGRITFIT lands in Pollard International School, Kunming   Students from Pollard International School, Kunming, are the very first batch of students in China to experience the WITGRITFIT Career Design Workshop by Avid Adventures.  This gamified career experience was brought to life by Avid Adventures Head of Product Jacintha Phua, who also had a major role
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Avid Adventures on the SME Skills Accelerator Programme

Avid Adventures on the SME Skills Accelerator Programme The past 18 months have been such an adventure for us! With the various Covid measures that were implemented, we had to quickly digitalise all our tools and bring our career design workshops online. Events were cancelled, face-to-face workshops had to cease and we lost our then-biggest
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Career Design Workshop in Raffles Institution, Singapore

Career Design Workshop in Raffles Institution, Singapore 400 Secondary 4 students from 13 classes came together for a Career Design Simulation Workshop that helped them identify their unique Wit, Grit and Fit, and enhanced their ability to see hope in the face of adversity. We are elated to see the positive feedback from RI students
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First Virtual Career Design Workshop in California

First Virtual Career Design Workshop in California Last year this time, Avid Adventures had lost our biggest ever contract to the restrictions brought by the Covid global pandemic. Without that push, we would not have developed the digital version of our Wit Grit Fit Career Simulation Game.  In hindsight, we are so thankful that our