Dean’s Cup

nus mba dean's cup 2006

NUS MBA Football Team played in the Dean’s Cup on 22 September 2006 at the MPF, NUS Campus.

Sport has been the lifeline of student groups at all levels. It not only revitalizes the spirit, but also helps one to escape from the routine assignments. We at NUS Business School had a similar experience in the form of Dean’s Football Cup. It was held on 22nd September at the Multi-purpose Field on campus with a total of 4 teams competing for the trophy. There were 2 teams from the undergrads and a similar number from the graduate level.

School provided T-shirts and refreshments for all participants. It was a unique experience to play with new and fellow students and perform optimally as a team.

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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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Byun and Co. Company Talk

Date: 15 September 2006
Venue: NUS Business School

Not often does it happen that one gets an opportunity to interact with the CEO of a company who also happens to be the founder member. Mr. William Byun, Founder and CEO – Byun and Co. along with his team, visited NUS Business School on September 15th, 2006.

It was a talk with a difference. After a brief introduction about his company, and the niche area it is operating in – carbon finance, Mr. Byun left the floor to the audience. For the next 1 hour, he patiently answered the queries ranging from ‘The inspiration behind getting into this niche market of environmental and carbon-finance” to “Industry outlook and growth prospects”. It turned out to be a great learning session. We got to know about an upcoming business trend and the career opportunities it has to offer to us.

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PSA Company Tour

Date: 22 September 2006

Venue: PSA Singapore

On 22nd Sept, 2006, as a member of the MBA Class of NUS Business School, I went for an Industry tour to PSA Singapore. Our host Ms. Valerie greeted us at PSA premises at Alexandra Road and gave us a brief introduction about the company, its mission and operations. We got more information through the corporate video shown to us, explaining most of the things we wanted to know in a compact 7 minute film. We had a panoramic view of Pasir Panjang terminal and the Pasir Panjang Highway connecting its other terminals at Keppel, Tanjong Pagar and Brani from the 40th floor of PSA building. After that, we went to Pasir Panjang terminal where we saw some of the world’s most sophisticated container operating systems and also the world’s fastest flow-through gate system.

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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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