Shell Speaks to Students

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.

Shell Talk at NUS

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.  

Shell Guest LectureThe 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

 

 

Undergrads Excel in International Competitions

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.

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Rag & Flag 2013 Celebration

Thousands of students thronged to NUS University Town, more popularly known as ‘UTown,’ during this year’s Rag and Flag event on August 7, 2013. As we wrote earlier, Rag and Flag is an important event for our business school community, as one of the biggest charity events in orientation every year.

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Top 12 Tips for NUS Biz Freshmen

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!

12 College Experiences Your Resume Needs [Infographic]

Rag & Flag 2013: Teamwork at its Finest

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 Rag 2012

NUS Biz School Rag Performance 2012

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The Bizad Spirit, As I Know It

We recently wrote about the NUS Business Camp 2013. A better way to elaborate on it is to hear a first-hand account by an incoming BBA student.

Kenneth Lou Kok Juin, a first-year BBA student at NUS Business School shares his reflections about the NUS Business Camp 2013 and his impression of the School so far.

I begin this post by a brief introduction: I am a freshman in the Business Administration (BBA) programme and a University Scholars Program (USP) student for the year 2013-14. I’m also an avid tennis player training hard to make it into Team NUS. I have an encouraging brother in NUS BBA doing his third year soon. He is my main academic inspiration. I did my ‘A’ Levels in Nanyang Junior College and was fortunate to do reasonably well.

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More than Business at a Business Camp

It is not every day that you see fresh new faces, dancing in groups around campus, practising for what it seems is the next hottest reality TV dance competition – especially not at a business school.  But it is these kinds of sightings like this that make the NUS Business School experience ever-so-interesting:  the students in question were practising for a cheer-fight competition as a part of NUS Business Camp 2013.

 

First stay of NUS Business Camp 2013

First stay of NUS Business Camp 2013

The NUS Students’ Business Club (more commonly known as the Bizad Club) is the core student leadership body representing all undergraduates pursuing the Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor in Business Administration in Accountancy (BAC)degrees in NUS Business School. The Bizad club organises many academic and social events throughout the year, and one of the first events that kick-starts a new year for the freshmen is the NUS Business Camp.This camp, solely run and managed by students, is unlike the usual camps involving outdoor cooking or sleeping in tents – it is much more geared towards encouraging the new incoming undergraduate students to forge friendships within the School community that will ease their transition into university life through a wider range of activies.  This year’s Business Camp, which took place from 10-13 June, featured four days and three nights of non-stop fun during which freshmen got to know what NUS Business School life will really be about, before the school starts. There were sessions such as mass dance segments, presentation on orientation projects, cheer-fight competitions  and a day outing at Sentosa; in addition to the countless socials and dinners

Day 3 of NUS Business Camp

Day 3 of NUS Business Camp

“When I attended the camp last year, it helped me tremendously to make new friends and I really learned a lot from the seniors. So here I am as a camp senior, to give back to the camp and the school,” said a second-year BBA student, Wei Jian who we managed to talk during the camp. And the freshmen seem to agree with Jian. “This camp has been an incredible experience for me and if this is any indication for things to come; I’m indeed looking forward to my time here. I’m impressed with the calibre of seniors who manage this all by themselves,” observed Lou Kok Juin Kenneth, an incoming first year BBA student.

All in all, the camp provided a good ground for some serious mingling among students to make them feel at home.

Congratulations and a warm welcome to all our incoming undergraduate students!

If you want to get a glimpse of the energy of students at this camp, click here

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