Here’s a fantastic update on this project: Their social mission recently got recognised with a grant of EUR5000(about SG $7257) from Total, world’s fourth-largest oil and gas company! With an interesting project and innovative solutions for the local community, the team – comprising first year MBA students Adrian Albano, Ashima Wadhawan, Julian Ragragio and Marco Ordonez – won maximum number of votes in the Total Grant Sky Competition and impressed the judges as well.
Team Tolosa hard at work (L-R): Adrian Albano; Ashima Wadhawan; Julian Ragragio; Marco Ordonez.
The following are reflections by Maria Patricia Villar, an expected graduate of NUS MBA.
Finals are over. From here on, I may no longer see the face of graded homework and group projects. There may be less of the formal networking events to prepare small talk topics for. GPA will no longer dictate my “future”, and the sting from the mistakes I made in the Accounting mid-terms will feel less painful. Hooray for that! …Or maybe not. Because instead of these, what I must now face is the more cruel reality of work and projects on which my family’s living will be based upon, more crucial conversations on which depend millions of dollars in sales or losses, and mistakes that may lead to getting fired. Clearly, MBA is merely a means to an end. Looking back with fresh eyes, let me share some reflections on the benefits I gained from taking my MBA in NUS, and hence the reasons why one should consider taking it as well:
The following is contributed by Cheong Jia Ling, NUS MBA part-time student for the 2014 Intake.
When we first started our NUS MBA, I was known by name, Jae. Yet somehow after the Outward Bound School camp during the Orientation, I was given the nickname, Bubble by my wonderful MBA friends. When the semester first started, the boys met up for weekly soccer. I wondered what it’d take for the girls to be part of the sports activities. That’s when it struck: Bubble Soccer!
So the boys of sports club and yours truly, the Bubble, got together, to organise the first ever Bubble Soccer.
Being a relatively new sport, it wasn’t surprising that no one had ever tried Bubble Soccer before. Even though most of us had spent the previous night stuffing ourselves silly with Korean chicken and booze, everyone still huddled together at U-town at 10am for a game – Bubble Soccer was too good to be missed!
So what exactly is bubble soccer? Soccer! Except that instead of typical soccer jersey uniforms, you get strapped onto a bubble suit. With in-built straps and handles, it’s surprisingly safe. Within minutes, everyone who managed to land their hands on a bubble suit were tumbling down the slope and bumping each other.
The two-hour session was short but memorable. One reason why I love my NUS MBA is because it’s when the best memories are created. So here’s how I sum up our experience that day: We (literally) had a ball of a time!
Our MBA students represent NUS Business School in conferences and summits around the world. The following is a guest post from Ankit Talwar, one of select group of 60 students chosen from over 2500 MBAs across the world for the first MBA World Summit 2014.
It was almost a year ago that a handful of NUS MBA students (proud to say, the only ones from the top five business schools in Singapore!) were invited for a special session to kick-start the planning for the very first ‘MBA World Summit’. This summit is an international forum for high-impact exchanges between a select group of top-tier MBA students from business schools worldwide. In it’s very first year of 2014, only 60 MBAs inspiring leadership were chosen from over 2500 MBA applicants from top schools globally – and we were among them!
The NUS Team for MBA World Summit 2014: (R-L) Aalok Lalvani, Akshay Bajpee, Geemyung Moon, Vishal Bhatia, Ankit Talwar