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?
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.
Recently, Mr Yu Minhong, Founder and Chairman of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a private educational services provider in China, led his team of senior executives to Singapore on a learning journey. Through a custom executive programme, the week long knowledge exchange addressed the current marketplace realities, trends affecting competitive advantage as well as effective management practices.
Outside-in speaks to Mr Yu in between his classes as he shares the importance of continuous learning and training, even when you become a boss.
Dean Bernard Yeung chatting with Mr Yu Minhong before class
To BAC Year 4 Freddie Teo, with a specialisation in Finance, NUS Business School has been a rewarding and holistic programme that inspires students to always strive for excellence. Outside-in speaks to him to find out how his past four years have been truly one of a kind.
Freddie (left) with his Consulting Practicum team at J.P. Morgan presenting their proposal on the implications of FinTech within the Transaction Banking landscape
Alum Liao Shuangwei (class of 2014) sheds some light on the world of banking as a student transitioning into the corporate world.
Shuangwei (left) at her Commencement ceremony
Upon graduation, I joined Citibank as a Management Associate. This position gave me the privilege to explore a new role every 6 months. Over the past 2 years, I have completed stints with Compliance, Collections (Credit Operations), FX Corporate Sales (Global Markets) and Investment Products (Wealth Management). Since the beginning of 2017, I’ve been managing sales as a Citigold Relationship Manager. The exposure from each different role has been nothing short of fulfilling.