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Tan Jing Yi
Business Analytics, National University of Singapore
Interned with Strategic Futures Office, Corporate Development Group
Singapore's public housing model is unlike any other in the world. While HDB has successfully provided 80% of Singaporeans with affordable housing over the last 50 years, I was curious to learn more about the future challenges that HDB faces, and how they aim to tackle them. This led me to embark on a 6-month internship with HDB.
I interned with the Strategic Futures Office, where I built a Text Analytics tool to assist with environmental scans for issues that might impact Singapore's future housing landscape. The internship gave me the opportunity to apply the data analytics skills that I had learnt at NUS on a real-world data set and to write an algorithm to identify sub-trends and sentiments.
With the guidance of my supervisor and colleagues, I was fortunate to have been able to share more about my project at various platforms such as Management Meetings. The internship has been a rewarding and enriching experience. Not only was I able to improve my technical skills, I also learnt so much about the work of HDB through the interactions with my colleagues and other officers. I now see even greater value in the meaningful work that HDB does.