Any Given Sunday

nus mba student life holi 2012
Photo credits: Krishan Kant (Full-time student, Class of 2013)

Want to learn more about NUS MBA student life? Our student blogger discusses an international victory, and a very colourful Holi-day–just two exciting Sundays in the life of an NUS MBA student.

One Sunday Akhil, Gaurav and Stefan were going head-to-head with other Asian b-schools in a competition together with Sindhura and Bastiaan. The next, they were getting drenched and ‘rainbow-colored’ with the cohort in Holi Celebration. Who says Sundays are boring?

March 4, 2012
The NUS MBA team flew nearly five hours Singapore-Hyderabad route, to the Indian School of Business for the regional final of the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) 2012. The VCIC NUS bested other participants (CEIBS, HKUST, NTU, ISB, IIM-Bangalore) with the judges describing the team as having behaved like ‘professional VCs all throughout’. The win earned them a spot in the international finals to be held next month in the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. As the sole Asian representative, the team will be competing with the US and Europe regional winners- Cornell, Wharton, UC Berkley, Michigan, Georgetown, Colorado, Wake Forest, and IESE. Best of luck team! As Ashim puts it, “Come back with your shields.. or ON IT!”as described in the competition’s info page is a ‘reverse business plan’ competition. Instead of the usual student teams presenting their biz proposals, in VCIC, the venture capitalists become the judges, actual entrepreneurs present their plans, and the MBA teams place themselves in the role of the VCs and make assessments of the market potential and strategies of the entrepreneurs’ b-plans.

Team NUS @ the Regional Finals of VCIC 2012
nus mba venture capital investment competition champions 2012
Photo credits: Stefan Walgram (Full-time student, Class of 2013)

March 11, 2012

Holi, the Festival of Colors, comes from India (observed mostly in the northern region) and celebrates the coming of a new season, a time to go anew and forget past troubles. Last Sunday, the b-school premises turned into a playground of sorts as the MBAers got into the Holi spirit of merrymaking with music playing in the background and some ‘Carlsberg shampoo’ on the side for the lucky ones! Colored powder, water guns/pumps, and Indian sweets were the order of the day with Hindi songs phat’s the best word to describe Holi? Crazy? Animated? Boisterous? Try all of the above and more!

The pictures below show the fun and craziness!

NUS MBA student life- celebrating holi
NUS MBA student life- celebrating holi
Photo credits: Lee Vivas (Full-time student, Class of 2013)
NUS MBA student life- holi
NUS MBA student life holi
Photo credits: Krishan Kant (Full-time student, Class of 2013)
NUS MBA student life- holi
Photo credits: Krishan Kant (Full-time student, Class of 2013)
celebrating holi at nus
Photo credits: Lee Vivas (Full-time student, Class of 2013)
Photo credits: Lee Vivas (Full-time student, Class of 2013)

Sunday in b-school? (Or every day for that matter!) It defies predictability. It’s about how YOU, WE want it to be. Each day better than the one before.

Carissa Caparas (Filipino)
Full-Time student, Class of 2013

  • KK

    Hi Carissa,
    Nice post!

  • Anonymous

    Thanks KK, your and Lee’s Holi pics made a huge difference! 😛