17 Oct '15, 6am

Guy who interviews 350 top teenage students in S’pore each year thinks he knows what they want out of life

Guy who interviews 350 top teenage students in S’pore each year thinks he knows what they want out of life

Eddie Teo (pictured above), chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC) who gives lunch dialogues , interviews 350 young people vying for scholarships each year, spending 30 minutes on each of them. The 350 are shortlisted from some 2,500 applicants for the PSC scholarship. Some 70 scholarships are awarded a year on average, even though there is no quota or cap. Successful applicants are bonded for between four and six years. Recently, the former President’s Scholar and former High Commissioner to the country in the 2000s, gave a speech on Sept. 24 at an Overseas Singaporean Unit event in Melbourne, Australia. Check out what Teo, who spent 35 years in the safe and secure iron rice bowl environment of the civil service, has to say about young Singaporeans, based on the essays they write, their school records, their psychological profiles and their responses at PSC inter...

Full article: http://mothership.sg/2015/10/guy-who-interviews-350-top-t...

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