Networking Event

On 28 September 2006 students and company representatives from multiple sectors mingled at an NUS MBA networking session at Chijmes Hall, Singapore.

On a bright Thursday noon, the MBA cohort gathered in the Chijmes Hall on the famous Victoria Street in Singapore. The occasion was the much awaited “Networking Nite” with representatives of various companies from all around the world. It was an occasion to dress, talk about yourself and impress your future employers. More than 30 companies were present during the event and nearly 50 MBA students and many more BBA students were there to interact with the professionals from these companies. The event was jointly organized by MBA and BBA Career Services Offices.

The wonderful Chijmes Hall was a very good choice for the venue as it impressed everybody with its architecture and achromatic white luster. There were tables spread across for representatives of different companies and they were more than willing to answer queries from the students who were interested in their firms. From Consultancy firms to Financial Giants, from Oil and Gas exploration to Media, from Banks to IT firms, we had presence from almost every sector and were offered a wide array of firms to choose from. Students had done good research on the companies of their choice and impressed the employers with their knowledge and intelligence. The recruiters also had a considerable talent pool to look at and decide from. KPMG, PWC, Accenture, GE, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup, UOB, L’Oreal, TCS, Goldman Sachs, SIA, CNBC, Arthur D Little, Kimberly Clark, Asia Planet were some of the companies that were present.

NUS Business School Vice-Dean Prof. Kulwant Singh, MBA Director Prof Nitin Pangarkar and other faculty members present, chatted up with the guests (company representatives) while highlighting the unique aspects of NUS MBA. Drinks and light snacks were served for all the guests. Guests were also presented with some memorabilia to take with them and remember NUS as one of the best places to look for whenever they need to recruit high-quality people. The event, the place and the setting impressed the recruiters and it was evident on their happy faces as the wrapped up the event. We thank Yuk Meng, Diana and Elfian (CSO Staff) and all the volunteers of our Career Services Club for the effort they put in to make this event a huge success.

Manvendra Upadhyay
Class of 2008