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Exploring a career in financial planning

SMU undergraduate Wilson Teo encourages people to benefit from financial planning as, according to him, it has helped him better manage his life
Monday, December 21, 2015 - 05:50
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Financial planning may or may not be Mr Teo's eventual choice, but it has already made him a tougher person and trained him to handle rejection and to deal with people. "Even if I feel that this job is not the right one for me two years down the road, these soft skills are things that no one can take away from me," says Mr Teo, who advises clients on insurance coverage and retirement plans for a major insurance company.

Singapore

REJECTIONS are the norm for 23-year-old Singapore Management University (SMU) undergraduate Wilson Teo Wei Sheng whenever he attends roadshows during weekends to meet new customers in his part-time job as a financial planner.

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