The NUS Business School Overseas Alumni Network currently spans across 5 continents and more than 50 cities, through our business school and university-level alumni chapters as well as alumni city representatives.
Recently, the alumni network team organised reunions with alumni across Asia – Taiwan (3 May), Vietnam (27 May) and South Korea (10 June). It was a time for old classmates to reconnect over good food and exchange business ideas.
Camaraderie and enthusiasm among Biz School alumni and students
CEMS is a global alliance of leading business schools, multinational companies (MNCs), and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). This global pre-experience master’s programme emphasises on interpersonal and leadership skills where students get to spend one semester each in two CEMS partner universities.
Alumna Nikita Shirodkar, class of 2016, tells us why MSc and CEMS broaden her worldview, and even led her to her current job at Universum, Sweden.
Nikita (centre) at her graduation ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden
Bizad Abroad is an annual student-led initiative by the NUS Bizad Club. Travelling to different cities each year, the study trip aims to raise awareness of doing business in a foreign environment and increase cultural appreciation among students.
Led by Associate Professor Ang Swee Hoon this year, Tokyo was the choice destination where students visited eight different organisations. We speak to BBA Year 1 Rachel See and BBA Year 2 Richmond Lee on their experience.
The 6th Asia-Pacific Business School Desert Adventure was on April 29th to May 2nd this year. Held in Tengger Desert of Inner Mongolia of China, the challenge required all participants to finish 70km with a 5-kg backpack in the desert for three days. 81 business schools in the region attended the challenge this year and NUS Business School was one of 60 schools to successfully complete the challenge. The team, comprising a mix of MBA alumni, current full time and part time students plus an incoming AY2017/2018 student, reflects on their arduous journey – no shower, no proper food, limited water, no visible toilets and just lots and lots of sand.
Alumnus Sebastian Joseph Widodo (class of 2013) is currently a Senior Associate with the Banking Governance, Risk and Controls unit of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Singapore. He sheds some light on what it means to be a certified Accountant.
Sebastian giving a speech at his Commencement in 2013
Year 4 Accounting undergraduate, Martin Lau stresses that success is not defined by grades, jobs or money. Be it academics, career or personal well-being, success only comes with finding the right balance. Here, Martin shares how NUS Business School has moulded him into who he is today.
Martin skydiving last June in Madrid
People feel the concept of “business” as general. However, business teaches you to ask, not just speak; to understand, not just memorise; and to justify, not just answer. It teaches you to be creative, not just smart; and to be ethical, not just legal. For me, it has taught me to fly, not just run.
BBA Year 3 Wong Jun Jie, who is pursuing a specialisation in Management and also a University Scholars Programme (USP) student talks about his interests outside of the classroom.
Hanging out in the Bizad Club room
Believing in living life to the fullest, that was exactly what BBA Year 4 Lionel Tan has been doing his entire student life in NUS Business School. Specialising in Marketing, Lionel has travelled around Europe during his student exchange programme in London, competing in case competitions, experiencing hall life and much more.
Here, he dispenses advice on the attitudes to embrace during the time spent in university and how NUS Business School has prepared him for the challenges to come after graduating.
In Shanghai where Lionel’s (first row, left) team conducted market research for a company during the Bizad Leadership Development Programme
Mr Eugene Wong and Madam Emily Chin, proud alumni of NUS Business School, both of class 1992, recently made a joint decision to invest in the Emily Chin & Eugene Wong Scholarship. They share their reasons for giving back to their alma mater.
Eugene and Emily’s son taking a “spin” with an F1 car at the NUS Faculty of Engineering
Whether you are a freshman or in your final semester, there are always plenty of opportunities to network with important corporate partners through the strong alliances NUS Business School has.
BBA Year 4 Li Shuyuan who is doing a double degree in Business Administration and Industrial & System Engineering shares her recent L’Oréal Walking Tour guided by alum Andrew Tay.
How well do you know your products under the L’Oréal brand?