Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012!

The year 2011 went by in a blink. In a few weeks’ time, we will welcome 2012. We ask some of our alumni how 2011 has been for them, and what they hope to achieve in the coming year.



Monica Singh (MBA 2010):

2011 is definitely one of the best years in my life. I got to achieve a lot career-wise, and had opportunities to travel quite a bit. In October, for example, I had the chance to celebrate Oktoberfest in Munich. While I’ve always tried to spend time with my parents, I got to do it more this year. I look forward to more challenging roles in my workplace in 2012.

Hyunsu Mun (S3 Asia MBA 2011):

I am very happy at how the year 2011 went. I graduated from the NUS MBA program and found a job in Singapore, I had previously worked for 7 years in Seoul. This year, I applied for permanent residency in Singapore. I’m looking forward to the results of my application.

Next year is going to be an important year for our family because we are expecting a baby boy in March. He’ll be our dragon boy. I have another daughter who is seven. It’ll be a great responsibility for me as the head of the family, but I’m looking forward to it.

Rajas Karandikar (MBA 2011):

The year 2011 has been good. I am not the type to make resolutions at the beginning of the year. Then again, I think I have nothing to complain about that needs to be changed with resolutions. Right now, I am just looking forward to spending the year-end holiday relaxing with the family.

Jaimin Shah (MBA 2010):

The year 2011 has been good as I’m still surviving. I will most probably go back to India to celebrate the change in calendar year with my family… Hope that 2012 will be a better year for all of us.

Cecilia Ho (MBA 2011):

I am from China, and I have just spent two years here on the MBA program at NUS. The year 2011 has been very good, with good experience in my studies as well as new job.

Shail Barthwal (APEX-E MBA 2012):

It has been a hectic year with the MBA studies as it is our final year. But it’s also been a happy year with the arrival of my baby girl, the first for my wife and I. I hope 2012 will be a better year, including a better job and a better salary.

Sashi Adsul (APEX-E MBA 2012):

The year 2011 marked my third year in Singapore. My family had stayed on in India and we have been taking turns commuting between both countries to see each other. It will be my turn to fly to India to spend the year-end with the family. The year has been good in the sense that I had the chance to change my job profile to one with a more challenging role… I’m looking forward to more challenging work in 2012.

Yeo Keng Joon (MBA 1985):

The year 2011 has been good for me. Business-wise, it’s been great. But, most importantly, this year, I just got a cute granddaughter.

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