Transitioning into the corporate world feels daunting and exciting at the same time. Recent BBA graduate Choi Fong Wa looks back on her time in NUS Business School and shares her most memorable experiences and learning moments that will no doubt help shape her career for a long time.
Orientation back when Fong Wa (centre) was a freshie
At the peak for Rag & Flag
I recently graduated in December 2016 after 4 years in NUS Business School where I majored in Marketing. I was offered a Management Trainee role in Kraft Heinz Company in August 2016 before I graduated and have since started working here in January 2017.
Being away from home is never an easy move. Especially if you’re flying almost halfway around the world, and having to attend classes with practically strangers. However, you’re never a stranger for too long when you’re Singapore, and everyone bonds over food.
With final exams looming and the semester coming to an end, Outside-in caught up with Amber Deltgen of Wisconsin School of Business and Ashley Herr of The University of Texas at Austin, as they share their experiences in and around NUS Business School and Singapore.
At NUS Business School, learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. As part of their year one BBA programme in marketing, students take part in a range of company visits to get hands on experience.
BBA Year 1 Wayne Tan, who is also currently reading the U-town College program in Tembusu, recently visited the Facebook office where students learnt what it meant to be “great marketers”.
In front of the popular Merlion mural at the Facebook office
Visiting the Facebook office is one example of what NUS Business School means by having a “rigorous” curriculum. To further enhance our learning, our professors facilitate such corporate visits as part of our out-of-classroom learning. This helps to bridge concepts and real world applications, allowing us to see the use of what we learn, and how it can actually be applied in the working world. Concepts are always substantiated with examples to demonstrate its applicability.
Students who are in the BBA (Accountancy) programme are required to complete a mandatory minimum eight weeks of accounting or finance related internship.
This compulsory internship ensures that students are exposed to the accounting industry, enabling them to have a head start in their careers when they graduate. The students gain the experience of coping with a corporate environment that is different from the classroom.
NUS represent! Fellow accounting students from NUS Business School interning at Deloitte
For BAC Year 2 Amanda Tan, her first internship – working in audit at Deloitte – gave her the opportunity to take the initial step of her career.
Outside-In spoke to her on what it was like for her during her internship (5 Dec 2016 – 27 Jan 2017).
Student Exchange Programme (SEP) is designed to add an international flavour to the academic experience for BBA and MBA students.Each year some 400 students would travel to some 120 universities, spending a semester abroad taking modules in their second or third year.
Students gain valuable international exposure when studying and living in a foreign country, enriching their academic life and enhancing their personal development.
At the Grand Canyon where behind Marzouq was a few thousand feet drop!
For BBA Year 3 Ahamed Marzouq, SEP gave him the opportunity to experience a completely different learning environment, pick up life skills as well as develop an awareness and appreciation of other cultures. Outside-In spoke to him on what it was like for him studying in the US. Continue reading →
At NUS Business School, learning takes place inside and outside of the classroom. A group of year one BBA marketing undergraduates went for a behind-the-scenes tour at Unilever. The students caught a glimpse of how classroom theories are being implemented in businesses. They also get to hear from their Bizad senior, Minh Nguyen, on his personal experiences from what’s it like working in such FMCG organisations.
BBA year 1 marketing students getting a treat at Unilever’s famed free flow Ben & Jerry’s ice cream
Organised by the NUS Business School, in-conjunction with The Tata Group, the 10th edition of the Tata Crucible Campus Quiz Singapore saw a total of 164 participants (82 teams) participating.
Two teams (Ryan and Dylan, and Tianming and Yu See) from NUS Business School, who made it into the highly competitive top final eight-team stage, share their exciting experience. The preliminary round saw 20 questions across various topics addressed to all participants. This was followed by a short wild card round amongst teams ranked 7 to 14 based on the scores. Out of which 2 teams joined the 6 top scoring teams to make an eight-team stage final where they were further tested with five rounds of live, rapid-fire quizzing.