AXA Company Talk

The AXA Careers Talk organised by the Career Services Office took place at NUS Business School on 19 October 2006.

AXA Global visited the NUS campus on 19th October to share details about its Management Associate program. The AXA team was represented by Gary Harvey (CEO, AXA Wealth Management), Shirley (Head of HR, AXA) and some senior managers of AXA, MA program.

AXA is a global leader in financial protection. Ranked 15th in the Fortune Global 500 survey of the worlds largest corporations. The AXA team spoke about the history of AXA, the nature of work done by the firm and how AXA is spreading its wings across Asia Pacific.

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Lehman Brothers – Exclusive for Women

Date: 27 September 2006
Venue: STI Auditorium, Robinson Road, Singapore

This was one only for the ladies!! The event was a “By Invitation” session just for the Business School female students and was organized by the Women Initiative Leading Lehman (WILL) network. The guest speaker for this event was Ms Catherine Lim, General Manager of Lehman Brothers Inc., Singapore Branch. This was a golden opportunity for us to mingle with senior executives from the Investment Banking and Capital Markets Divisions.

There were 10 female MBA students from NUS Business School who attended the talk. Catherine Lim spoke extensively on work culture at Lehman Brothers. She shared some of her memorable moments working in the firm. When asked about the life of an investment banker, she replied that one needs to be prepared and committed to this career because it involves a lot of hard work to succeed. She stressed on the fact that ‘if you don’t enjoy what you do, you will never perform in the workplace’. The session was helpful as we got the female perspective of career in investment banking. The session concluded with briefing on application process for the summer internship.

Aarti Bhatia
Class of 2008

Graduate Business Conference

The NUS Business School is proud to announce that it will be hosting the Graduate Business Conference (GBC), during its very first visit to Asia.

GBC is an annual conference organized by the Graduate Business Foundation. The foundation was created as a forum for student leaders from the very elite business schools across the world, to enhance and fulfill community, academic and professional goals. Since its inception, the Foundation has grown in size, but still remains very eclectic in offering memberships, with only the top 30 American schools, the top 15 European schools and the top 10 schools from the rest of the world as its members.

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Talk by Michael Podolinsky

Michael Podolinsky led an energetic session on personal branding and networking at NUS Business School on 25 September 2006.

Today Michael Podolinsky gave an energetic presentation on personal branding and networking skills. It was his first presentation to a student group in an academic setting though he has had interactions with professors and other faculty members earlier. He speaks at the National Achievers’ Congress and is a highly inspirational speaker. He was recently featured in the Straits Times (oldest broadsheet newspaper of Singapore) together with other prominent trainers such as Ron Kaufmann and Adam Khoo.

I found it interesting to know how important is to keep your business card with you ALWAYS! He gave some interview tips, presentation tips and then went about describing some of the criterion based on which you should choose ‘your job’.

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Macquarie Bank Company Talk

Date: 20 September 2006
Venue: Kent Ridge Guild House, NUS

Macquarie Bank visited NUS Business School for a company talk. The Macquarie Group is a diversified international provider of specialist investment, advisory and financial services, with over 8,400 employees in 24 countries across Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australasia. With 15 offices across Asia, their presence as a pre-eminent international provider of specialist investment and financial services continues to grow. The session was conducted by senior representatives from Investment Banking Group (IBG), Equity Markets Group (EMG), Information Services Division (ISD), Risk Management Division (RMD) and Finance Division (Accounting). The talk began with a glimpse of Macquarie Bank, its financials, business interests and other activities. They continued with details of their headcount and geographic presence.

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