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SMU CIRCLE - July 2018

JULY 2018 /

A warm welcome to the Class of 2018 to the SMU alumni family! With the addition of this year's cohort, our alumni population is now over 24,000 strong. In this July issue, we speak to our newest graduates and newly minted Class Alumni Representatives, Yap Teik Kym (SOL 2018), Kevin Wong & Peter Yap (both EMBA 2018), to reminisce their fondest university experiences.

For our "freshie" alumni, don't forget to check out the Upcoming Events calendar to make full use of SMU Office of Alumni Relations (OAR)'s suite of activities, as well as the Career & Professional Development column for job opportunities. Last but not least, although your matriculation cards will expire soon, it doesn't have to be "closing time" for you - sign up for your own gold SMUAA membership card to continue using the Library and other campus facilities!

See you at Commencement 2018 and OAR events!

upcoming events

19 Jul - SMU Vietnamese Alumni Gathering

19 Jul - International Speaker Series (in Vietnam)

20 Jul -  Organisational Dynamics and the Role of the Chief Operating Officer

20 Jul -  SMU Voix Alumni Gathering

26 Jul - Professional Development Series: Starting a Business Right: Developing a Personal Brand that Sells

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This Month, Don't Miss:

Professional Development Series:
Starting a Business Right -

Developing a Personal Brand that Sells
26 July 2018, Thursday

Learn more about personal and business branding at this workshop with Renee Tan (BSocSc 2010), Founder and Managing Director of Rendeur Pte Ltd (H.E.R Entrepreneur). 


SMU Entrepreneurship Industry Night
1 August 2018, Wednesday

If you are aiming to create your own start-up, or already a business owner, come join your fellow alumni and over 30 Venture Capitalists for an evening of ideas exchange and network building! Held at Dallas Restaurant & Bar at Suntec City's Sky Garden, treat yourself to delicious canapés over a stunning cityscape as you build your networks. See you there!


27 Jul - SMU Ardiente Alumni Group Launch

27 Jul - SMU Caretalyst Alumni Group Launch

28 Jul -  Bootstrapping Your Travel: Miles Demystified

31 Jul - 3 Aug - SMU Commencement

1 Aug - SMU Entrepreneurs Industry Night

3 Aug - SMU Peer Helpers Homecoming

5 Aug - SMU Flare Alumni Group Event

16 Aug -  SMU Interaction Night for SMU Sports Union (SSU) Alumni & Students

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LKCSB Specialised Masters

Addressing business complexities with a focus on innovation, communications and human capital leadership. Join the Information Sessions to find out more.

LKCSB Management Suite
For the professional to C-level executive, gain deeper business insights and broaden your perspectives through our suite of MBAs. Learn more at the Information Sessions.  


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

Developer (RPA Specialist) GTO - UOB

Consultant - Aadvantage Consulting Group Pte Ltd

Foreign Service Officer - Ministry of Foreign Affairs  

Game Designer - SGAG Media Pte Ltd

View More Jobs on ONTRAC II - Alumni


career & professional development

courses by smu executive development

For August - September 2018 

2 Aug  - Women and Future Ready Boards: Leading Powerfully in the Age of Disruption, Digital Transformation and Diversity (with IE Business School)

2 - 3 Aug  - International Corporate Coaching

2 - 3 Aug  - Strategic Conflict Resolution for Leaders

13 - 16 Aug  - ASEAN HR Programme

16 - 17 Aug  - Business Valuation of Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Executive Skills for Board Members in Challenging Times
29 - 31 Aug - Module 2: Assessing Strategic Performance: The Board Level View

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Birthday Pool Party for MAC alumni

MAC hosted the Yangon BSM on 30 June

The Myanmar Alumni Chapter (MAC) sure knows how to celebrate in style! To mark the birthdays of 5 alumni born in May, MAC held a 2D1N pool party at Sunny Cove, an hour drive away from Yangon. From their happy faces, it is safe to say they had a ball of a time!

MAC also had the pleasure of hosting our undergraduate students during their Yangon Business Study Mission (BSM), led by Professor Tom Estad, on 30 June. It was a meaningful experience for the students, to meet with the SMU network in the course of their global learning. The alumni were also grateful for the opportunity to pay it forward by sharing their experiences and insights with the students.

Any alumni traveling or relocating to Myanmar can get in touch with MAC at

Looking to travel or relocate overseas? Please let us know ( or contact our SMU overseas alumni chapter presidents or representatives

SMU Alumni Association

The SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) was set up in 2005 by the alumni, for the alumni. Join SMUAA today to enjoy benefits such as access to campus facilities, exclusive discounts at events and alumni spaces, as well as remaining connected with your alma mater. Existing members can also enjoy 15% off auto-renewal!

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alumni privileges 

CONGRATS on your wedding!

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.

B3 Alumni Bistro

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

Sign up for SMUAA Membership here

New Merchants

Best Denki - Special Discount when shopping at Best Denki

D'skin Lab - Enjoy Facial Treatment at Alumni Prices - $30 Cash Rewards with a minimum spending of $300 via

Shou Slimming Centre - Enjoy LPG Endermologie Treatment at Alumni Price   

Under Armour Online Store - Up to 15% off Under Armour Sportswear, Athletic Shoes, & Accessories   

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

DJ Cheong (BAcc 2015) & Madelene Poon (BBM 2014)

Thomas Jiang (BSc(ISM) 2016) & Chanel Ma (BBM 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 recently got married in July 2018, please email

Office of Alumni Relations
Level 6
Administration Building
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

T: +65 6828 0797

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Last updated on 16 Jul 2018 .