About Access

The workplace is foreign to most students. Some students may be able to rely on familial contacts and established school programmes for career guidance and internship opportunities.

However, such similar avenues are out of reach for many others – particularly those from more humble backgrounds and less well-established schools. As a result, many students are not aware of alternative careers that may match their interests and strengths, only knowing of a narrow range of “traditional” careers. Many go on to pursue fields they have little interest in, never to realise their passion and potential.

Here at Access, we believe that guidance and workplace exposure at an early stage is vital for students to expand their horizons, change their mindsets, and make more informed choices about their future.

Our Vision

Access seeks to connect under-served students with industry mentors who will provide personalised guidance and work attachment opportunities.

Access ensures that students are not denied of quality opportunities just because they do not come from a school with strong alumni connections or have more funding as an independent school. 

Our Impact

Problems Identified

  1. Counterproductive Labelling
    The cycle of poor self-perception and perception by others creates self-fulfilling actions that limits one’s opportunities

  2. Unequal access to social networks
    The lack of access to career opportunities, resources and advice from career role models.

Current State of Problem

The workplace is foreign to most students. Some students may be able to rely on familial contacts and established school programmes for career guidance and internship opportunities.

However, such similar avenues are out of reach for many others – particularly those from more humble backgrounds and less well-established schools. As a result, many students are not aware of alternative careers that may match their interests and strengths, only knowing of a narrow range of “traditional” careers. Many go on to pursue fields they have little interest in, never to realise their passion and potential.

Solutions

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