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SMU CIRCLE - October 2018

October 2018 /

SMU alumnus, founder of Roses of Peace, and recently selected Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Mohamed Irshad (BBM 2014) never had the intention of entering politics. However, his desire to give back to the community led him to undertake and accept the appointment. Likewise, Joshua Lim (LLB & BBM 2011) considered himself "an accidental law student" - the first SMU School of Law's valedictorian now uses his talents and legal knowledge to make a difference in society, serving in the Policy Development Division at the Ministry of Home Affairs. Hear the inspiring stories behind these two young gentlemen, and how their SMU experience had encouraged their passion to make meaningful impact  in the public sectors.

upcoming events
October 2018

18 Oct - REWIND: SMUX Meets the Stars of Yesteryears

18 Oct - SMU MWM Alumni Night 2018

18 Oct - 10 (or more) Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Customer Analytics

21 Oct -  SMU Xiamen Alumni Chapter Official Launch (Xiamen, China)

24 Oct - Alumni Conversations with Ivan Chang

26 Oct - SMU Alumni Collective: Artist Talk Series - Sharing by Photojournalist Lin Zhaowei

26 Oct - SIS Day 2018: 15th Anniversary Celebration

27 Oct - SMU City Samba Samballoween Performance

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SMU Alumni Homecoming Day 2019

26 Jan 2019, Sat
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SMU Technology Industry Night
Featuring Guest Speaker Jörg Dietzel, Head of Global Creative and Sales Media, AUDI AG

 1 Nov 2018, Thu

Excel Dashboards and VBA Automation Workshop (Session 2)
8 Nov 2018, Thu

‘Communicating for Impact’ Workshop
10 Nov 2018, Sat


1 Nov - SMU Technology Industry Night

2 Nov - SMU MBA 10th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration

8 Nov - Excel Dashboards and VBA Automation (Session 2)

9 Nov - SMU Sound Foundry Alumni Group Open Mic Event

9 Nov - SMU-Ayala Industry Leaders Dialogue - Cities in Development: Have They Delivered Their Promises? (Manila, The Philippines)

9 Nov - SMU Philippines Alumni Chapter Networking Dinner (Manila, The Philippines)

10 Nov - ‘Communicating for Impact’ Workshop

24 Nov - Building Cool & Interactive Excel Dashboards

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career & professional development

SMU MBA Programmes

From full-time to blended programmes, gain deeper business insights and broaden your perspectives through our suite of MBAs. Learn more at our Information Sessions.

SMU Master of Science in Accounting (Data & Analytics)

The ​MSA ​programme ​is ​the ​first ​specialised ​Master’s ​degree ​in ​accounting ​data ​and ​analytics ​in ​Asia. Join the Information Session to find out more. 
 Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Time: 7 – 8:30pm
SMU PhD programmes

Applications for Aug 2019 intake are now open and will close on 31 Jan 2019.
* Candidates who apply by 31 Oct 2018 will be given priority for consideration of scholarships.
Find out more

courses by smu executive development

29 Oct - 2 Nov - EXCEL Leadership Programme

1 - 2 Nov - Executive Skills for Board Members in Challenging Times – Module 5: Strategic CSR and Business Valuation

13 – 14 Nov - LEAD Programme on Effective Teams

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Courses by Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU

SMU alumni enjoy 30% off all Mindfulness Initiative @ SMU courses. Find out more about the courses available.

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Check out the latest job postings on ONTRAC II - Alumni, including:

Client Coverage Analyst (Investment Banking) - RHB Bank

Human Resources Assistant Manager – Asia Pacific - Tata Communications

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The SMU Myanmar Alumni Chapter at a company visit to Go-Jek, as part of the inaugural Alumni Study Mission.

The Myanmarese alumni enjoyed a gathering and networking session with SMU Indonesia Alumni Chapter, further cementing the global connections of our overseas alumni!


SMU Myanmar Alumni Chapter (MAC) Alumni Study Mission to Jakarta, Indonesia

Who said that study missions end upon graduation? With the aim of learning from leading businesses in Indonesia, 14 alumni members of SMU MAC embarked on the inaugural Alumni Study Mission to Jakarta from 7 - 12 Oct, visiting companies such as Go-Jek, KPMG Indonesia, Ancora, Wonderlabs, and more. 

The study mission was initiated and organised by the Chapter's Exco members, tapping on SMU's industry & International Advisory Council partners. Of course, they did not miss the chance to meet up with alumni from the SMU Indonesia Alumni Chapter who warmly welcomed them!

If you are traveling or relocating overseas, and wish to connect with our alumni, please contact

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Access your virtual Alumni Card on the SMU Mobile App to enjoy the following privileges and more. This month, we are pleased to welcome more than 16 brands on board! Click here for more information.


Shiok Kitchen Catering
(Alumni Business)

10 % off with a minimum spend of $500 for catering


(Alumni Business)

50% Discount off Level 1 Introduction Dance Classes

Creative Eateries Restaurants

10% off total bills of participating restaurants, including: Suki-Ya, Rocku Yakiniku, KURO Izakaya, Bangkok Jam, Typhoon Café, Tong Kang Riverboat Dining, Hot Stones Steak & Seafood, Fremantle Seafood Market, Talay Thai

Browhaus - $17 Brow Shaping Service

Spa Esprit - Stress Rescue Facial 75 min @ $90

Qi Mantra - Qi Star Blast Massage 60 min @ $38

Strip - 15% off Waxing Services

We Need a Hero - Barber Haircut @ $45

Congrats on your wedding!

OAR would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to our alumni couples who tied the knot in September 2018!

For many alumni couples, SMU is the birthplace of the love that blossomed between them. If you would like to be featured, or congratulate friends who got married in October 2018, please email

Mohamed Irshad (BBM 2014) &
Fahima Farha (BAcc 2018)

Elwin Quek & Jasmine Ng (both BAcc 2014)

contacts and more links

Office of Alumni Relations
Level 6, SMU Administration Building
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065
T: +65 6828 0797

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Last updated on 30 Oct 2018 .