Date: 30 July 2015, Thursday
Time: 6:30 pm – 10 pm
Venue: Grand Park City Hall
Organiser: Global Alumni Network Office and MBA Alumni-NUS
Dinner, drinks and networking – this was what the 2015 cohort of the MBA programme had to look forward to after an exciting day exploring Singapore. And what a fitting end it was to the Explore Singapore tour, which took the students on a journey around the NUS Campus and to some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks.
Current MBA student Liz Naglestead set the tone for the evening as she performed her emcee duties to loud cheers and applause from her peers. Adding to the excitement of the night was special guest Joel M. Stern, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Value Management, who gave a lively talk titled ‘Application of Modern Finance: Corporate Governance and Value Maximisation’.
But for many of the students, the highlight of the event was the opportunity to network with those currently on the programme as well as MBA alumni. French student Delphine Günther was impressed by the diversity of the cohort and the mix of cultures. “I am extremely excited to see students from all over the globe,” she said. “I chose the NUS MBA programme because I wanted an Asia-oriented MBA and this is exactly what it is.”
For fellow student Saurabh Gupta, the school’s strong reputation was a key factor in choosing to do his MBA at NUS. “The NUS MBA has the distinct advantage of being a top Asian school. On top of that, the different subject courses offered will provide me a breadth of experiences across industries to help in my career progression.”
Clodimir Bogaert from Belgium also sees great opportunities ahead for him. “The NUS MBA enables me to focus on specific areas of studies, particularly in leadership development,” he explains. “With a good balance between theory and practical application, the programme develops the skills I need to chase my dreams and goals.”
The new cohort also gained valuable insights from MBA alumni such as Chetan Jotwani (MBA, 2012), who attended the event to connect with the incoming students and meet fellow alumni from previous batches. “I really enjoy sharing my personal experiences with the new students, and I hope that it provides them with a better idea of what they can expect from the NUS MBA,” he shares. “I give them the assurance that everything is possible and there are many success stories.”
Too soon, the evening wound to a close but there was no sign of the students or alumni making their way home as many were still engrossed in their conversations. It was a fantastic start for the new cohort, and we extend the warmest welcome to the NUS MBA.