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Orientation Day – Cohort of 2012

Student blogger Naithy Cyriac recounts the 2012 NUS MBA Orientation and taking the plunge into student life. 

Flashback! Over a month ago, we were being guided, pampered and fed by the MBA Admissions office, the faculty and even seniors during the NUS MBA Orientation.

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Diverse cohort, coming from 21 different nationalities

Of High Walls and Handy Life Jackets

Nearly 200 students kickstarted their semester with an adventure-charged NUS MBA orientation held at Outward Bound School on the island of Pulau Ubin.

It’s almost two months now from when we officially started our NUS MBA journey.   Looking back at the numerous events during orientation week, I think fondly of the 2 days spent in Outward Bound Singapore.

Early morning of August 1 found two buses-full of NUS MBAs en route to Pulau Ubin, an island off the northeastern part of Singapore.   It felt like going to summer camp. (In the end, all that was missing was a bonfire! 😛 ) You can feel the excitement (interspersed with a dose of concern maybe, with some—including me—wondering how physically intensive the activities would be!)

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Sunny orange undoubtedly reigned.
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Resounding laughter was the order of the day.

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NUS MBA Welcome Lunch 09

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The NUS MBA Welcome lunch was held on 18th August to welcome existing batches, exchange students as well as the new batches to a new semester.

The NUS MBA Welcome lunch was organized by the MBA Programs Office on the 18th of August, 2009. The event took place at the Kent Ridge Guild house right next to the business school. An enormous structure adorned with beautiful water fountains, grand spiral staircases and soft, subtle decorations & layouts, the Kent Ridge Guild House is simply magnificent.

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NUS MBA Orientation – Outward Bound Singapore

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The NUS MBA Orientation 2009 was held over 2 days at Outward Bound School, Pulau Ubin.

It is all too well known that team building exercises are the best way to break ice and to get people to know each other in an informal setup. It is no surprise hence that the teams that work together accomplishing so many tasks during such outbound trips, end up becoming very close knit groups. This is the reason I love outbound trips; they let me make new friends; and fast. The NUS outbound trip to Pulau Ubin was no exception. In fact, this trip taught me a few lessons that make me cherish this experience even more.

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