An essay on why you should be selected will be one of the requirements in the Application Form. Eliminating about one-third of the applicants at this stage, the remaining participants are then given a panel interview.
During the panel interview, you will be asked about your career aspirations, your pride of being an SIM student, and the kind of person you are. Other than judging the content of your answers, the panellists will also be looking for your ability to communicate, and the confidence you portray, to qualify you for the next round. About one-third of the interviewees are eliminated at this round.
After the interview, you will then be put into a full-day workshop known as the Assessment Centre. Another panel of assessors will evaluate your leadership and teamwork quality, communication and presentation skills, quick and critical thinking, through a series of exercises, all done under time pressure. At the end of this stage, about two-third of the remaining participants will be eliminated, leaving behind the All-Rounder Group.
The All-Rounder Group is then put through a series of career skills training and one-on-one career coaching, to prepare each member for the working world. Guidance is given throughout your transition year, as you prepare to convert from an all-rounder student to an all-rounder professional. The aim of the programme is for the school to invest and develop a select group of exceptional students to become the outstanding employees of the 21st Century, and the pride of the SIM GE Programme.
To find out more on how to get invited to be on the ARS Programme, e-mail Student Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.