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May 2017

may 2017 /


24 may 2017 

smu industry night for banking and financial services sector

1 june 2017

smu interaction night for freshmen teambuilding / freshmen orientation camp facilitators

14 july 2017

congratulations 2017 graduating class! 

welcome to the alumni community! 


SMU graduates have been making an impact in various industries. This is most apparent in the banking and finance sector where SMU graduates are the employees of choice! To provide an opportunity for SMU alumni in the sector to network, Office of Alumni Relations/SMU Alumni Association will be hosting an “Industry Night” on 24th May at Smoke & Mirrors, Level 6, National Gallery Singapore. Join us as you interact with your peers and other industry professionals over drinks and light bites, whilst enjoying splendid views of iconic Padang and Marina Bay. Who knows what opportunities may be in store for you? Do register now! Freshmen Teambuilding (FTB)/Orientation Camp (FOC) organisers and facilitators are a special breed! They commit time and energy to impart the SMU CIRCLE values and culture to their juniors, and in so doing perpetuating the SMU Difference. Those months of working together, planning, and training create strong bonds and lasting friendships. To bring FTB/FOC organisers and facilitators over the years together, Office of Alumni Relations and Office of Student Life are pleased to host an “Interaction Night” on Thursday 1st June 2017. Take this opportunity to reconnect, renew ties, and make new friends over food and drinks, at Alumni Bistro B3, SMU Concourse. Gather your friends and register today! Time flies and the Graduating Class of 2017 has completed their studies at SMU! Your SMU experience need not end however. You will now join the 20,000-strong alumni body! Come 14th July 2017, the SMUAA and alumni leaders will be on hand to welcome you! Mark this significant milestone in your life by celebrating with your peers and seniors! Register now! Enjoy Early Bird Offer of $5 per person when you come with one or more fellow graduand. Stand to win complimentary hotel stays sponsored by Frasers Hospitality. All this and more at Alumni Welcome Night 2017. See you there!
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spotlight on alumni entrepreneurs

Allan foo (emba 2012)

Managing Director, Meijo Singapore pte ltd

One is never too old to learn new things. Seeing his son pursue a double degree in law and business from SMU, alumnus Allan Foo was inspired and had the itch to study again. In his pursuit of knowledge, Allan obtained his Executive Master of Business Administration from SMU in 2012, exemplifying the spirit of lifelong learning. Current Advisor to the EMBA Alumni Group and a SMU Alumni Ambassador, Allan shares with us his entrepreneurial journey in establishing his company Meijo Singapore, the challenges faced in the initial stages, and his advice to alumni taking the entrepreneurial road. 

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Allan (above) sharing his experiences at the Fireside Chat with SMU alumni entrepreneurs on 23rd March 2017.

inspiring alumnus

gao lu (bsc (econs) / bbm 2007)

Asia-pacific investor relations, farallon capital management

As an inaugural recipient of the Li Ka Shing Endowed Scholarship during his studies in SMU, alumnus Gao Lu (BSc (Econs) / BBM 2007) was grateful for the scholarship that enabled him to experience all aspects of a SMU journey to the fullest. Inspired by his parents' giving nature and volunteerism, he set up the Yu Xin Community Leadership Award and the Shu Li Sports Excellence Award in 2012 to honour his parents and as a gift for their 30th wedding anniversary. Hear from him as he shares his humble views on giving back to the University. 

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upcoming events
join us!

18 May - Professional Development Series: Fireside Chat on 'Growing Wealth in an Increasingly Unpredictable World' 

24 May - SMU Industry Night for Banking and Financial Services Sector

27 May - SMUpreneurs Learning Series: Making the Right Decisions through Poker!

28 May - Sunday Futsal for SMU Postgraduate Students & Alumni

1 Jun - SMU Interaction Night for Past & Present FTB/FOC Organisers and Facilitators

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Over 220 alumni, industry partners, staff, faculty and students attended the SMU Industry Night for Alumni Entrepreneurs on 5th April 2017. Also to be held at the same venue (Smoke & Mirrors, National Gallery Singapore), the next SMU Industry Night on 24th May is for alumni in the Banking & Financial Services sector.

40 alumni attended the workshop: "Eliminate Workplace Conflicts with Emergenetics - Exploring the Intricacies of Our Thinking and Behavioural Preferences" under the Professional Development Series on 1st April 2017.

Upcoming events
see you there! 

8 Jun - Professional Development Series: Singapore Real Estate Market Views & A Career in Real Estate

9 Jun - Launch of SMU Ultimate Alumni Group

6 Jul - Class of 2012's 5th Year Reunion

14 Jul - Alumni Welcome Night for Graduating Class of 2017

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past events
in case you missed it

17 Mar - Master of Science in Communication Management's COMMotion Series #3

30 Mar Launch of SMU Marketing Alumni Group

13 Apr - SMU Ballare Alumni Group Gathering

20 Apr - MAF Alumni Group Chill Out 

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About 125 alumni came together for the launch of the SMU Marketing Alumni Group on 30th March 2017. Read more.


 Fireside Chat: Growing Wealth in an Increasingly Unpredictable World (18 May 2017)


Join Senior Lecturer Ang Ser Keng from the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business for this Fireside Chat on 18th May. He will share his roadmap on how to become a savvy investor, grow your wealth, and how to set up a small portfolio and grow it across your lifecycle.



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career & professional development
courses by smu academy

- Storytelling for Organisations, Brands & Leaders
- Leadership and Communications
- Transformative Strategy
- Data Analytics
- Digital Media
- Digital Marketing

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alumni job board

- Director of Catering (Holiday Inn Atrium)

- Commerical Manager (Veson Nautical)

- Investment Professional (EDB Investments) 

- Associate, Finance (La Salle Investment Management)

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SMU Alumni Association
president's message

Following SMUAA's 12th Annual General Meeting held on 24th March 2017, the 8th Executive Committee (Exco) is excited to bring forth new ideas and plans to engage the alumni community. The team aims to foster communication and involvement amongst the SMU alumni community as well as to ensure that alumni's voices are heard at the University. Hear from current SMUAA President Deborah Wee (BSocSc 2009) on the 8th Exco's three main initiatives that they will be pushing forth this year. 

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 From 5th May to 31st May 2017, enjoy two pints of beer at $16, from 5pm onwards, Mondays to Fridays. Only at B3, your alumni bistro!  Terms and Conditions apply.

alumni privileges  lifelong learning / volunteering

contacts and more links

Access your virtual Alumni Card on the SMU Mobile App to enjoy the following privileges and more.  Click here for more information.

Atlas Eye Specialist Centre - Corporate rates for Cataract Assessment, General Eye Screening, Pre-Lasik Evaluation and Lasik Surgery

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill - 15% off all mains

Chrysalis Spa Pte Ltd - Spa services at special prices

Flying Chalks - Special discounts for Travel Insurance 

Oosterbay Pte Ltd - 10% off with promo code: SMU10

Village Resort Grand Lagoi, Bintan - Special room rates

B3: Burger Beer Bistro

15% off F&B for SMUAA members, 10% off for SMU Alumni/Staff/Faculty/Students

Sign up for SMUAA Membership here


4 May
Lead Like a Woman (Live Webinar)

15-19 May
Strategic Leadership

26 May
Cybercrime in a Digital Age - Understanding your risks

25 May
International Conflict Resolution Masterclass 

26 May
7th Annual SKBI Conference - Advances in Data Science and Implications for Business
Register: Conference / Dinner

Singapore CA Exam Preparatory Workshops

20 Jun
Cultural Transformation in the Digital World Panel Discussion

5 Jul
Future Trends of Supply Chain Management and its impact

Asian Management Briefs (May 2017)

SMU Host Programme 
Make a difference! Volunteer to host an Exchange Student.

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Last updated on 16 May 2017 .