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Stint at marine firm charts his course in life

Sunday Aug 07,2016

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Stint at marine firm charts his course in life

"SMU student's 2-month stint in Dubai after NS turns into a year-long job, laying the ground for his business ventures"

An initial two-month stint at a Saudi marine firm in Dubai after national service ended up charting the course of Mr Eric Chean's life.
Not only did that turn into a year-long job from 2011 to 2012 - which involved giving up a spot at university - but it also laid the ground for his businesses.
"I slept in the office. I followed my boss around, during which I exchanged name-cards, got some contacts to start with, and learnt how to network," says Mr Chean, 26.


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