Adarsh Abhineet reports on the MBA Career Connexions 2008, which provides students the chance the explore career opportunities in various companies.
The MBA Career Connexions 2008 , February edition, was organized at Suntec City Convention Centre on 20th February 2008. With the recruitment process for this academic calendar in most of the companies reaching final stage, Connexions provided one last chance for the students to get to know their prospective recruiters.
In this edition of MBA Career Connexions companies like Merril Lynch, ANZ, Microsoft, Gallup, Watson, HP, Unilever were the main attractions among the students. For the first time, recruiters from Middle East participated in the Connexion event reflecting the growing presence of NUS MBA brand across the globe. Alghanim industries from Kuwait had come for campus recruitment and provided insight to the students about the businesses in which Alghanim has spread its wings. Connexions provide student the platform to explore career opportunities within the company and know the company better. The companies return get to gauge the talent pool available and try to synergize their business operations accordingly.
Manvendra Upadhyay shares about the MBA Career Connexions, where students had the chance to explore job and internship opportunities with top companies.
The connection between two of the major events that happened last week was “Stars shine down”. First one being the departure of the author, Sidney Sheldon, who wrote the best selling title, and the second being the major networking event organized by the MBA Career Service Office of NUS Business School. The event was aptly named MBA Career Connexions, but it was nothing short of a shine-down of stars of world economy at the South-east Asia’s tallest hotel, Swissôtel The Stamford, which offers panoramic views of Singapore, Indonesia and parts of Malaysia.
NUS Consulting Club invites guest speaker Prof. Jochen Wirtz to answer questions and share insights into the field of consulting.
Can an actuarial firm compete in the consulting space? Is it possible for a firm specializing in pension fund audits to extend its relationships with existing clients by offering consulting services?
NUS Consulting Club gathered to find answers to these questions two weeks back. The guest speaker was Associate Professor Jochen Wirtz (Academic Co-Director of UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program).
Prof. Wirtz, in the classic case-method-teaching-style, asked us to come prepared with a case centered on ‘failed attempts of cross-selling”. The discussion began with “a-day-in-the-life-of-consultant” and then quickly moved to the case discussion in general.