In solidarity with Mexico

On 19 September, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake ripped through Mexico City, devastating the area.

Sadly a number of students from Tecnológico de Monterrey, the home university of EGADE Business School, one of our partner business schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management (GNAM), were among the casualties.

GNAM is about more than just academic collaboration, we are a community that supports one another.

In this moment of crisis for our friends in Mexico, we have the opportunity to stand together and help. At NUS Business School we express our support for our GNAM friends at EGADE and at the Tecnológico de Monterrey and stand in solidarity with them.

If you wish to help, you can make a donation directly to the Mexican Red Cross, through the Cruz Roja Mexicana Amazon wishlist, or through another charity helping those in the area.

Top 5 tips to improve your presentation skills

Leading up to Connexions, a NUS MBA flagship event organised by Career Services Office, MBA students are invited to participate in elevator pitch challenges specific to Consulting, Banking and Finance, Tech and General industries.

Each session, a panel of judges consisting three to four industry partners will assess up to 30 students who are pursuing careers in that particular industry. Students have one minute to impress the judges and the top three winners of each category will present at Connexions.

Mr Ajay Sunder, Vice President for Digital Transformation, APAC from Frost & Sullivan, who was part of this session’s judging panel, shares his thoughts on the recent Consulting elevator pitch event. This session saw Stephanie Kopas, Zhou Jiazhen Vera and Fang Yu emerge as winners.

Mr Ajay Sunder (third from right) with the winners of the Consulting elevator pitch challenge

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Taking home first prize at the inaugural NUS-SP Case Competition National segment

The inaugural NUS-SP Group Case Competition concluded 8 September, with NUS Business School undergraduates clinching the champion trophy for the National segment, and Queen’s University coming in first for the International segment.

BBA Year 2 James Nicholas shares his team’s experience after presenting to the top honchos of title sponsor SP (Singapore Power) Group in the finals.

Champions Team Quantum Strategy of the National segment of the NUS-SP Case Competition, together with the panel of judges from NUS Business School and Singapore Power Group

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Learning about digital transformation with SAP

Digital disruption is happening across businesses, industries and countries. Speaking to about 200 The NUS BBA students, Ms Zarina Lam Stanford, Head of Marketing Asia Pacific and Japan SAP gave a talk on how the digitisation is transforming the business world at NUS Business School. Stephanie Lam, final year Accountancy and Marketing student, recounts the interactive session held on 6 September 2017.

From right: emcee and final year student Stephanie Lam; speaker Zarina Lam Stanford; A/P Ang Swee Hoon; and members of SAP marketing team

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Congratulations to our Team Singapore SEA Games athletes

Team Singapore athletes brought home a remarkable 188 medals at the 29th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. After two weeks of intense competition, the Games came to a close on 30 August. Contributing to this impressive feat were NUS students and alumni who did the nation and University proud with their fighting spirit and sportsmanship. A special shout out to our NUS Business School students who were part of this contingent.

Men’s Water Polo Team

BBA Yr 2 Ooi Yee Jia (front row; 3rd from right) and BBA Yr 3 Ang An Jun (front row; 1st from right) from Team Singapore Men’s Water Polo team

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Connecting for future opportunities

Organised by the Career Services Office, the annual Relazione career networking event aims to connect graduating undergraduates with international and local organisations for career opportunities. This year’s edition was held on 23 August and was attended by about 250 students. More than 45 companies were at the event including Apple, Lazada, Unilever and Singtel.

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Nurturing a new generation of leaders

The sixth edition of the Bizad Leadership Development Programme (BLDP) kicked off on 23 August with more than 20 undergraduate students meeting up with some 15 of their mentors, who are senior executives in their respective industries, at a dinner event.

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Leadership Dialogue Series with Mizuho Bank Singapore

The Leadership Dialogue Series is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. Kicking off the series for this semester was Mr Guan Yeow Kwang, CEO, Mizuho Bank (Singapore).

The pace of technological innovation is disrupting the financial industry, forcing them to embrace change. But the banks face challenges such as entrenched work cultures and a history of legacy processes.

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Pursuing a PhD in Finance

After completing his undergraduate studies in 2008 and working in the Finance industry for four years, PhD Year 5 Matt Zhang decided to pursue a PhD in Finance, in 2012. His key interest was to study the financial crisis more deeply. Here, he shares his journey as a Finance PhD student over the past five years.

Visiting the Grand Canyon at the sidelines of the Financial Management Association Conference

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