Present and past student leaders reconnect at Bizad Leaders’ Night 2016

Date: Friday, 28th October 2016
Time: 6.30pm to 10.00pm
Venue: Rocky Master @ MapleTree Anson

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Once again, NUS Students’ Business Club (Bizad Club) and GANO successfully brought together past and present student leaders at the NUS Bizad Leaders’ Night 2016.

Into its third year, this annual event aimed at reaching out to alumni who played an active role as student leaders during their undergraduate days at NUS Business School, and re-connecting them to the school community. The gathering also served as a platform to introduce members of the current 30th Management Committee (MC) of NUS Students’ Business Club to members of past committees, including those predecessor clubs such as Business Administration Society and Accountancy Society (1980s to 1990s). More than 80 guests turned up for the evening.

DSC_0201DSC_0018Lim Wei Xian, Year 2 student and Director of BizConnect, which is a subcommittee within the Bizad Club, shared about the success of BizConnect student-alumni networking dinners which her team organised thrice a year for different industries. Hamidah encouraged both alumni and students to utilise the support provided by GANO including online resources on the BIzalum portal (bizalum.nus,edu) and networking opportunities through activities organised locally and overseas.

Dr. Helen Chai, Assistant Dean and Director of our BBA Office, also gave brief update on the revised syllabus for the BBA programme 2017.

Lee Ming Hui (BBA 2008), the Youth Wing Director of NUS Business School Alumni Association’s Youth Wing (NUSBSA) shared about the activities of the Association, in particular the BSA Mentoring and  the annual networking event, Connexxion. He also encouraged them to participate in the annual NUS Bizad Charity Run on 14th January 2017 (www.bizadcharityrun.com), jointly organised jointly by NUSBSA and Bizad Club.

We took the opportunity to thank the outgoing Bizad Club’s 29th Management Committee (2015/2016) for their contribution in enriching campus experience for our BBA students. Tokens of appreciation was handed out to the by Ng Pheck Choo, Director for GANO, followed by a video montage dedicated to this group, compiled by the BizConnect team.

DSC_0055DSC_0100DSC_0051Bizad Leaders’ Night also served to welcome the 30th Management Committee members, who were entrusted to continue the Bizad Club’s legacy. Its President, Wei Yi Chen, introduced his committee and shared the changes they had recently implemented as well as their plan for the coming months.

Lee Keng Leong (BBA Hons 2004) and Steve Tan (BBA Hons 2007) who were Bizad Club Presidents of the 15th and 19th Management Committee respectively, also took the stage to encourage those who had stepped down from office, to continue supporting the younger leaders and “pay it forward”.

All had a great time catching up with their fellow Bizad friends and sharing their experiences with the fresh batch of Bizad leaders. The finale for the evening was a performance by two members of the 30th Management Committee. The night was filled with laughter and good food and meaningful connections, testament of the bond between student and alumni which had indeed remained strong over the years.

We hope to see more alumni from the graduating years in 1980s and 1990s join us next year. If you were a student leader during your days on campus, get in touch with Hamidah (hamidah.puteh@nus.edu.sg | 6516 8418).