Scholars' Experiences


ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES

In the year-end of 2013, Ashish was given the opportunity in assisting the set-up of an airline (now called Vistara), a joint venture between SIA and India's TATA group. Prior to the launch of Vistara, he took up the role of planning that covers areas like route planning, scheduling, aircraft procurement, fuel procurement and general strategic planning. Other opportunities include the establishment of the airline's branding and design of the office and staff recruitment.

“After a roller-coaster year in India, it was immensely gratifying to see it all come together. Just as the Vistara A320 aircraft was pushing back at Delhi Airport, and SIA plane was taxiing right behind it! It was a perfect moment.”
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Ashish Maheswary
Master of Science, Financial Economics University of Oxford




FRIENDLY WORK CULTURE

"In the year that I have been with SIA, I have had the opportunity to develop a whole set of 'soft skills', such as diplomacy, market sensitivity, commercial acumen and project management.

I have been enjoying the very friendly and open culture in SIA. The amount of exposure I have received as part of my work has been truly satisfying."
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Clement Tan
Master of Laws in Law, Culture and Society SOAS, University of London, UK




DYNAMIC AND AGILE

“The airline industry is tremendously dynamic. What worked yesterday for us may not work tomorrow. Agility in our thinking and how fast we can adapt to the world around us may be the difference between success and failure,
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Samuel Tham
Masters of Engineering in Materials Science, Oxford University




TRANSFORMATIVE LEADER OF AIR TRAVEL

“Over and above the scholarship and opportunity to study overseas, it is important for aspiring scholars to first be interested in the career that follows the education. The aviation industry is dynamic and exciting, with plenty of opportunities to grow as a young professional. SIA embodies this dynamism, in particular with the transformation projects that have been laid out..."
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Benjamin Neo
BSc in Economics, University College London