Date: Friday, 26th August 2016
Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
Venue: CPA Australia, One Raffles Place
After the resounding success of last few years’ networking events, the NUS Accountancy Networking Night made a triumphant return in 2016. Organized by the Accountancy Arm (Academia) of NUS Bizad Club and in collaboration with NUS Business School Accounting Department, CPA Australia and supported by NUS Business School Alumni Association (NUSBSA) and NUS Global Alumni Network Office (GANO) the event followed the same ‘speed networking’ format as last year. Esteemed Accountancy alumni shared personal insights and answered questions about potential career paths, while a buzzer sent the students moving from table to table to gain further insights.
Fourth year student Derrick Kew Deck Guan was the emcee for the evening. After graduation, he will be embarking on his career at Ernst & Young, starting in insurance auditing. He directly attributed this choice to his own experiences at Accountancy Networking Nights. The valued input of successful alumni was a deciding factor when choosing which of the Big Four he wanted to join.
The evening didn’t just benefit the students. It presented alumni with a unique opportunity to share their experiences and catch up with old friends. Wan Tuck Wah, from the inaugural accountancy batch back in 1967, returned once again to give back by mentoring current students. Chong Kek Sing (BAcc 1977) also expressed how much he likes helping students on their path to success: “I’m glad the students have this opportunity to hear from alumni and make informed choices. It’s great to be able to share my thoughts and experiences.”
Interested in getting involved? Please stay in touch if you’d like to be a part of the next Accountancy networking event!