Leadership Dialogue Series with Professor Robert C. Merton

The Leadership Dialogue Series (LDS) is a platform for senior industry figures share their perspectives and experiences with students as part of their holistic learning experience. For this edition, we invited Nobel laureate Professor Robert C. Merton, a Distinguished Professor of Finance at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University.

At this session, he discussed topics on the impact technology and financial innovation have on the economy. According to him, while a well-functioning financial system is essential to achieve sustainable economic growth and development, innovation is key to foster growth and improvements in the financial system.

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MBA students meet four Economic Sciences Nobel laureates

MBA Year 1 students Akira Muraoka and Yutaro Suhara had the opportunity to attend “Nobel Perspectives Live!” organised by UBS on 30 August. At the event, four Nobel laureates in economics – Roger Myerson, Peter Diamond, Michael Spence and Robert Merton – shared their views on a wide range of topics from automation to artificial intelligence, the future of the economy to education in a panel discussion.

MBA students Akira Muraoka (left) and Yutaro Suhara (right) together with three Nobel laureates Peter Diamond, Robert Merton, and Roger Myerson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NUSBSA Youth Connexxion: Debunking career misconceptions

Held on 30 August, the NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) Youth Connexxion aims to provide students an opportunity to connect with alumni to learn more insights about the industries and careers. The event was attended by more than 90 students, professionals and staff.

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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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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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Business alumni giving back by mentoring students

Someone wise and unknown once said, “A mentor is someone whose hindsight, can become your foresight”. The NUS MBA Mentorship Programme is a flexible professional development programme bringing together current MBA students and alumni in an exchange of knowledge, information, insights and experience.

Mentors and mentees meeting for the first time in the 2017 kick off event

Meeting at least three times during a six to seven months mentoring cycle, it helps facilitate the development of relationships between NUS MBA students and its alumni community. This year saw more than 50 mentors including 12 new mentors coming on board.

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Valley of dreams: A lady on a mission

The NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) is a development programme that gives students opportunities to work and study in leading entrepreneurial and academic hubs for 12-month stints.

Skydiving in Hollister California

For BBA Year 3 Rafikah Halim, attending the NOC programme in Silicon Valley, California, is an opportunity to further her dream of starting her own technology company.

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