The week of January 14 was filled with company visits, networking sessions, an entrepreneurship conference and a heritage tour, for some 23 students from Peking University (PKU), who were visiting the School.
The students also had an opportunity to meet the Senior Minister of State, Josephine Teo.
Assistant Professor Amy Yi Ou and Director of Graduate Studies and alumnus of PKU, Chua Nan-Sze made presentations to the group about the School’s graduate programmes.
The visit was jointly organised by NUS BBA exchange student to PKU, Eric Lin, who also leads the BizAsia Division of the NUS Entrepreneurship Society (NES), and the Business China Youth Chapter.
More than 1,000 runners came together to raise S$130,000 in donations and participate in an event showcasing camaraderie, sportsmanship and generosity, at the fourth annual NUS Bizad Charity Run, held on January 11, 2014.
A major annual event to kick-off a new year, NUS Bizad Charity Run brought the School community together to raise funds for student bursaries and two external charities: Camp Vision, that serves and empowers underprivileged, at-risk youths in Singapore; and the Casa Raudha women’s shelter.
One of the big perks of studying in a big university is the number of overseas study trips during your undergraduate student life. I was recently a part of one such trip – the NUS Business STEER trip to Brazil. NUS STEER (Study Trips for Engagement and EnRichment) is an initiative designed to familiarize students with the diverse socio-cultural-economic-political-business management environment of the emerging and fast-evolving regions. My goal for the trip was to have fun exploring Brazil, the power engine of Latin America, and learning as much as possible along the way.
Have you ever been inducted to any ‘Hall of Fame’? Imagine the thrill when it’s the hall of fame of one of the world’s most coveted standardised global online exams for college and university students.
Our students just achieved this extraordinary feat. NUS students, Jiaming Chen, Nilendra Weerasinghe and William Santosa Lim have made it to the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT) Asia Pacific Hall of Fame, for the month of October. Jiaming Chen is also the among the world’s top three test takers of BAT.
We stopped by at a recent informal student interaction for student exchange programmes, hosted by NUS Bizad Club. We couldn’t pass away this opportunity to introduce you all to a new member of our NUS Business School community.
Meet Jimin Clara Lee, a third year economics exchange student from Korea University. Here are her (unfiltered) thoughts about NUS Business School: Continue reading
A key component of any business education experience is meeting distinguished business and industry leaders and hearing directly from them.
Our undergraduate students recently got a chance to meet the Executive Vice-President of Global Commercial business of Shell, Mark Gainsborough, through a guest lecture on 16th September. Shell, as we all know, is a global group of energy & petrochemical companies with over 90,000 employees today. One of its key priorities in Asia has been recruiting and developing the right talent.
NUS Business School provided Shell a platform to share insights and educate the next generation business leaders about commercial challenges in Asia and share about Shell’s corporate strategies and business models. Although we’ve engaged with Shell previously, this was an exclusive-first for a senior Shell leader to interact with BBA students from a university in Singapore directly.
The event featured a presentation by Mark emphasizing on Shell’s core values and key initiatives shared through some interesting corporate videos. The students got an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation, which centered around ethical dilemmas and challenges of working in Asian business environment. A networking session with Shell representatives marked the closure of the event.
To learn more about similar and other career development opportunities for our NUS BBA students, click here
One of the perks of working in a school environment, is the vibrancy and energy , because of the students on campus. In our corporate communications department, we receive many university and school news everyday. But one of the most delighting news is always hearing about our students win in the national and international competition – and there are many of them!
Recently, our undergraduate students had some noteworthy accomplishments. Our BBA student, Marc Chan, won the Maybank GO Ahead Challenge in Kuala Lumpur, held from 25 to 30 August.
The Maybank Go Ahead Challenge, which is now in its second year, is a multi-disciplinary business
talent competition open to recent graduates and final-year university students, testing their business acumen, problem-solving skills, mathematical ability, and their capacity to work in high-pressure environments. Some 16 candidates were selected from more than 2,700 applicants from across Malaysia to go through to the grand finale where they competed with participants from 10 countries and territories, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, China and the UK.
A guest post from Jonathan Kwan, an external career consultant to NUS Business School & an expert career coach:
If you have finished your MBA or undergraduate degree and haven’t yet secured a job, there’s probably a good reason for that. You were focused on your studies and getting good grades. You were leading a club and wanted the handover to your juniors to be smooth. Or you were just having too good of a time and never wanted to leave…Right?
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. And the reality is that you may have simply been too picky during campus recruiting, didn’t know what you wanted, or weren’t as focused as your peers in the job search process. So, here are a few tips to get you going.
1. Know What You Want
There are many people you will meet along the way that genuinely would love to help you, but if you simply “just want a job, any job”, you’re not making it easy for them. Having a specific goal in mind, or even a few options, and being able to articulate why (i.e. your motivation), are extremely important steps in the job search process. Not only will friends, family and acquaintance be better equipped to point you in the right direction, when you do meet someone in your target field, you will be able to make a great first impression. Continue reading
August is always a happy and busy time on our campus – it’s the time when we welcome a new batch of graduate and under graduate students.
As our Freshmen gear up for the school year, here’s a great infographic from Boundless, about how best to spend time on campus.
A warm welcome everyone, from the entire NUS Biz School community!
There are social events. There are team-building events. And then there are events that take the best of both and showcase excellent teamwork. Rag & Flag is one such annual event at NUS.
The entire NUS community is looking forward to Rag & Flag 2013 and we believe this is the perfect time to reveal some never-seen-or-heard-before secrets about the upcoming NUS Biz Rag & Flag 2013. Here’s a complete rundown:
Little bit of history: What is Rag & Flag?
Organized by National University of Singapore Student Union (NUSSU), Rag and Flag is an annual charity event that is a highlight of NUSSU Freshmen Orientation Programme to help the new, incoming undergraduates students integrate into the NUS community. It comprises of two parts: students taking to the streets asking the public for donations on Flag Day (by selling flags) and, subsequently, a procession of thematic floats and performances on university grounds on Rag Day.
NUS Biz School Rag Performance 2012