Setting Up The Perfect Career Match

Accounting Career ServicesAlmost 50 BBA and Accountancy students had the opportunity to meet and network with 20 representatives from six accounting firms at the Accountancy Career Evening held at the Shaw Foundation Alumni House on 28 October.

Organised by the School’s Career Services team, in collaboration with Spring Singapore for the second year running, this event brought students face-to-face with the partners, directors and HR personnel of mid-sized accounting firms without having to be short-listed.

The session was mutually beneficial – students learnt of internship and job opportunities while it was also a unique opportunity to promote their corporate brand and gain access to the CVs of participating students. They can also get the support of Spring Singapore to defray the cost of hiring our interns and graduates via their SME Talent Programme.

The participating firms this year were BDO LLP, Foo Kon Tan Grant Thornton, Crowe Howarth, PKF-CAP, Moore Stephens and RSM Chio Lim. Representatives from the Singapore Accountancy Commission, Spring Singapore and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) were also present at the event.

“We recruited 7 students from last year’s same event and we have been very impressed by their performance. That’s the reason why we are so eager to participate in this event,” said Lee Mong Sheong, Partner, Audit, RSM Chio Lim.

Structured like “speed-dating,” the group speed interview format saw students interviewed in groups of four to six by two representatives from each company. The group sessions helped put the students at ease and also allowed the companies to shorten the interview process.

“I enjoyed myself tonight and am glad I came for the networking session! The food, ambience and environment were great too. I look forward to such similar events in the future,” said Yong Hui Min, Accountancy student.

Undergrad’s Start-up Clinches Global Award

Novelsys, an NUS Enterprise start-up co-founded by our undergrad Kenneth Lou has clinched the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award held in Taiwan.

Four NUS students took a year off their studies to start Novelsys earlier this year. Their star invention Ampere, the world’s first wireless charging sleeve for the mobile phones. Users simply drop their mobile phone into the sleeve and it charges wirelessly, on-the-go, making it more convenient than carrying bulky power banks.

Novelsys

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UOB NUS Case Competition 2014: A Snapshot

The Secrets of a Supermarket’s Success Revealed

Sheng Siong is a brand synonymous with supermarkets in Singapore.  What started out as a single shophouse unit has evolved into a chain of 33 stores and is the third largest chain of supermarkets in the city state.  30 years after it was first founded, Sheng Siong is now a listed company with a market cap of over $960 million. The secret recipe for the supermarket giant’s success was recently revealed to the School’s undergraduate students in a sharing session for the Strategic Management class with co-founder and CEO, Mr Lim Hock Chee.

Lim Hock Chee, Sheng Shiong

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Nexia TS Awards the first Accounting Corporation Medal & Prize to NUS

NUS Bachelor of Accountancy students Zhang Zhenjie Justin and Chia Guo Cong have been awarded the Nexia TS Public Accounting Corporation Medal and Prize at a ceremony held at the firm’s Singapore office.

Nexia TS Accounting Prize

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Victorious Start to a New Academic Year

Low Yan Lin, our fourth year undergraduate, beat 59 other contestants to win the second runners-up in the individual category for the Maybank GO Ahead Challenge, held in Kuala Lumpur from 10 to 17 August.

Yanlin (centre) with Datuk Abdul Farid Alias (Right), Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Maybank, and Nora Abd Manaf (Left), Group Chief Human Capital Officer.

Yanlin (centre) with Datuk Abdul Farid Alias (Right), Group President & Chief Executive Officer of Maybank, and Nora Abd Manaf (Left), Group Chief Human Capital Officer.

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Support Flag 2014

NUS Rag & Flag is one of the flagship annual events for our undergraduate team and the Bizad Club. Every year, hundreds of NUS students come together for two days in August to show case excellent team work and give back to the community. This year, Flag Day will be on Wednesday, 6th August and Rag Day will be on Friday, 8th August.

The adopted beneficiary this year also is the Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre. The Flag Committee has been engaging the elderly and the youth of Hougang Sheng Hong Family Service Centre, facilitating an inter-generation bonding through various community activities.

NUS Flag Day 2014

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Triumph in HSBC Business Case Competition

Our students have yet again done us proud. Our BBA students emerged second runners-up in the HSBC Asia Pacific Business Case Competition 2014, held recently in Hong Kong.

The team, comprising of Eleanor Low Su Qi, Chua Cheng Liang, Elliot Tan Wei Ming and Soh Hwa Jie, under the supervision of Associate Professor Tan Soo Jiuan, successfully completed four rounds to compete in the finals.

HSBC Business Case competition winners

The winning team with the judges

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