Our Bizaders ruled NUS Rag & Flag again this year, claiming the Rag Gold Award for their dazzling performance and exhibit, and the Flag Gold award for the highest collection among NUS faculties and schools.
In our ‘Getting To Know’ Series, we regularly feature staff, students, and other community members of NUS Business School, who make us who we are – you know, the ordinary people who make an extraordinary difference to our culture.
We’ve all had issues from time to time with our PCs and laptops, and it can be a frustrating experience. So who do you call when things go haywire? Well, most likely our IT team and in particular, Gordon Loke.
Gordon’s philosophy in life is to do good and be good, and so as an IT support specialist in the School’s IT team, he’s always ready and willing to help others. After we barged into his office in Biz-2 (a ‘cave’ of the sorts, with plenty of IT equipment, and a big music stereo), Gordon had to open up to us:
The banking industry is undergoing massive changes. Financial institutions now have to deal with increased regulations after the 2008 global financial crisis, rapid and disruptive technological advances, as well as the emergence of big data and social media. Despite these changes, keeping the interests of customers at heart and providing them the best service should still remain the basic guiding principle for banks. This is according to the titans of Asia’s financial and banking industries who came together for the 6th Wee Cho Yaw Singapore-China Finance and Banking Forum held on 25th July at the Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore.
Key stakeholders in Asia’s social enterprise sector – including social entrepreneurs, business leaders, journalists, policy makers and heads of social enterprise foundations – came together recently to share their feedback, views and discuss Singapore’s social enterprise landscape.
The School recently announced a new social committee to foster a better social environment in the School. Sixteen members of the School community from all departments and units have come together to create an exciting, social environment with a goal of helping our staff and faculty members build good relationships, enjoy their work better, keep them happy and improve the School’s culture.
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.
What’s better than winning a national competition? Winning a regional one! Our undergrad students came in first runners-up at the regional finals of Proctor & Gamble’s ASEAN Business Challenge 2014, after winning the national finals in April.
Team Singapore, comprising of our undergrads Andrew Tay and Lionel Tan, with students from NUS, NTU and SMU, beat teams from the Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam to clinch the first runners-up slot. Team Indonesia won the competition, and Team Vietnam came in second runners-up.
The fellowship recognises and honours members of the AOM who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management. Dr Frese will be inducted at the Academy’s annual dinner in Philadelphia the US in early August.
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.