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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
In an extremely popular Christmas-time movie opening, Hugh Grant says, “Fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends… If you look for it, I’ve a sneaky feeling you’d find that love actually, is, all around.”
This definitely rings through for Noriko and Jingxiang, Peisha and Yuehua, and Isabel and Miaolei – where our PhD programmes have helped played cupid with these couples. They share about their passion for academic excellence and of course, each other!