networking dinner for alumni in international development sector
20 October 2017
SMU interaction night for SMUXtremist (smux) alumni
Do you have an innate and insatiable desire to travel, explore, and see new lands? Make new friends and share your travel discoveries and experiences with like-minded singles over relaxing casual food and drinks on 22nd September! Connect with fellow wanderlusters as you revel over the thrills and spills of your travels, and discuss new adventures. We are offering, exclusively for SMU alumni and graduating students, a special price of $10 (U.P $49). This includes set dinner, and professional facilitation and matching. Terms and conditions apply. Register now!
The International Development (ID) sector encompasses a broad range of disciplines aimed at addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues - poverty alleviation, global governance and security, refugee protection, inequality, women and children’s rights, food and water security, education and disaster preparedness, and environmental changes. It seeks to improve the lives of peoples around the world. SMU alumni and faculty working, researching, or interested in the above sector, are invited to join for a night of meaningful connections on 6th October 2017.
Calling all SMUXtremist (SMUX) alumni with a passion for extreme sports - it's time to reunite! Since SMUX's formation in 2000, many of you have been pushing physical and mental boundaries engaging in outdoor adventure trekking, kayaking, mountain biking, diving, skating, and sea and mountain expeditions. Come 20th October, connect with like-minded outdoor enthusiasts, both students and alumni, and share in your love for adventure at SMUX Interaction Night. The SMU Diving Alumni Group would also be launched at the event. Come relive and plan your adventure!
She almost gave up after a year into her family business, but with perseverance and a whole lot of courage, alumna Claire Ariela Shen (BSocSc 2009) vastly improved her family's business model and steered the firm to its next level. With a new store at Changi Airport's Terminal 4, Cooking Art Industries is looking to share Singapore with the world through their “kuehs” and other confectionery products. Find out how she overcame her challenges as an entrepreneur and a women leader.
"Be humble and do not be afraid to seek counsel. If you believe enough in something, be courageous and persistently pursue it."
- Claire Ariela Shen
"I came from a humble family background of six other siblings. My late father was illiterate and singlehandedly raised the family up. Life was tough, but he spared no effort when it came to education. It was an investment for a brighter future for the kids. Having gone through this experience, I firmly believe no one should be denied a good education simply because of financial challenges."
- Lawrence Teh
lawrence teh (emba 2017)
Director, strategic management division, singapore international foundation
SMU EMBA 2017 graduate, Lawrence Teh will be participating in the SunSmart Ironman Western Australia on 3rd December 2017. Lawrence’s motivation for taking up the Ironman challenge is to rally the entire SMU alumni community to support a meaningful cause - ensuring that no deserving student will be denied an SMU education because of financial difficulty. The funds raised will go towards the SMU Bursary Fund. Hear what he has to say...
Over 50 SMU Rugby alumni and students came together to celebrate the official launch of the SMU Rugby Alumni Group on 21st August 2017. The formation of this interest-based Alumni Group brings the total number of Groups to 36.
Over 60 alumni, students and staff witnessed the launch of the SMU City Samba Alumni Group on 26th August 2017 after some SMU City Samba members performed at the Singapore Night Festival @ Singapore Arts Museum.
ALUMNI PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES
Fireside Chat: Setting Career Objectives as Principles, not End Points
(12 October 2017)
Some say "careers are overrated", while some of us spend considerable effort planning them. Can successful careers be crafted or are they just coincidences built on "a series of fortunate events"? How does one plan a career when rules of engagement are constantly changing in the dynamic environments we operate in?
Hear from Co-founder of Singapore-based ZUZU Hospitality Solutions Dan Lynn as he shares his personal journey and life lessons, especially setting career objectives as principles, rather than an end point.
In striving to provide more privileges for SMU Alumni, SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) has arranged an initiative to support your personal and professional development. With support of the SMU Academy, members may now enjoy one free module from the graduate certificate in Communication Management and Strategy, It’s worth $1,600! Six modules are available for sign-ups. Registration closes 14 working days before module commencement. Do register early to avoid disappointment!
This scheme is co-funded by SMU and the Ministry of Education to encourage and support outstanding young Singaporeans with an interest in an academic career to pursue doctoral and or post-doctoral training. Find out more about the three types of post-graduate development opportunities under this scheme.
Alumni Representative in Netherlands
Looking to travel or relocate to the Netherlands and would like more information? Contact our SMU alumni representative in Netherlands Lydia Vu
Office of Alumni Relations
81 Victoria Street
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