Due to the Covid-19 situation, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) will be presenting their Annual Open House and Career Fair virtually to avoid crowds.
NTUs annual Open House is a popular event with around 20,000 visitors each year and is usually held at the end of February. It holds campus tours, talks by NTU professors and administrators and a variety of booths to show interested applicants and their families what NTU has to offer.
NTUs Career Fair is also scheduled for the same month, for NTU students to meet prospective job opportunities and vice versa.
NTU Deputy President and Provost Professor Ling San said: “While we are vigilant in protecting the health and well-being of our university community and our guests, we must also continue to provide prospective students with guidance and advice as they make choices for their university studies, and attract future students and assist the next generation of graduates find employment opportunities. Our goal is to have minimal disruption to these two very important events on the university calendar.”
NTU Open House will be held virtually on the 29 February 2020, as originally planned.
Campus tours will be replaced by virtual tours online with 360-degree videos of campus, campus facilities and halls of residence. Online talks by NTU professors and administrators will also be available for students to view.
There will be a live chat feature for prospective students with queries, and a hotline for those who prefer calling over typing.
The NTU Career Fair, originally scheduled on 7, 11 and 14 February 2020, will be held virtually from 2 to 8 March 2020.
It will be a fully interactive virtual career fair with each participating employer setting up a virtual ‘booth. NTU students visiting the virtual ‘booths will be able to view the companies profiles, download brochures, watch videos, review listed job opportunities, drop off their resumes and receive interview requests, all through remotely at home 24/7. They will also be able to interact with potential employers through text, video and audio calls at the Virtual Networking Lounge.
Using technology, NTU has introduced a series of precautionary measures as a response to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. Such measures include electronic check-in with location-specific QR codes in the case that contact tracing is required.
NTU Senior Vice President (Administration) Ms Tan Aik Na said: “Digital tools such as QR codes are an ideal application of technology to help us keep a live registry of attendees. Scanning the QR code with a smartphone takes users to an online form where they are simply asked to fill in their name and mobile number.
Location-specific QR codes are scanned as electronic check-in during classes, events and meetings. It holds a live registry of attendees for easy monitoring.
Although NTU has more than 4000 facilities, the measure was implemented campus-wide with the help of their staff and student volunteers.