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Office of

Alumni Relations

YEAR IN REVIEW | JAN 2015 - MAR 2016

ALUMNI
F O R

L I F E

On the cover:
SMU Alumni Mentors from left to right
Shrawan Saraogi (BSc (Econ), 2010)
Claire Ariela Shen (BSocSc, 2009)
Lester Lim Sen Hong (MAF, 2006)

Office of Alumni Relations (OAR)


OAR's Vision and Mission
Message from SMU President
Message from SMU Provost
Message from OAR Director
Alumni By The Numbers
Deeper Engagement, Stronger Networks
Renewing Ties, Building Connections
Staying Connected
Keeping the SMU Spirit Alive
Alumni Events: The Year in Review
Contact OAR

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OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

about

OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS


The role of the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) is to foster greater affinity between our alumni and

SMU faculty, staff and students, as well as to build a cohesive alumni community. Having a broad array of
programmes and initiatives to reach out to our 17,000 alumni worldwide ensures the building of strong
connections that will last a lifetime. SMU Schools and offices, alumni and student leaders, also pitch in to raise
the level of alumni engagement.

From left to right : Jocelyn Thng, Adeline Bek, Eileen Choo, A/Prof Low Aik Meng, Valerie Koh, Febrita Suwardy, Intan Darvina Bte Rahmat,
Ivan Low, Kase Tan, Berlinda Gooi, Elaine Lim
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OAR'S VISION AND MISSION

vision

A passionate and highly engaged alumni


community with lasting ties to SMU

mission

To build and strengthen relationships with


alumni and involve them in supporting SMUs
aspirations through the giving of their time,
talents and resources

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MESSAGE FROM SMU PRESIDENT

message from

SMU PRESIDENT
A strong alumni community is integral to any great
university; hence SMUs 2025 Vision of life-long
association with alumni. The relationship is symbiotic
- with SMU supporting alumni as they venture out
to achieve success and recognition, and our alumni
contributing back to bolster the success of their
alma mater. The value of SMUs degree offerings are
inextricably linked to the reputation of SMU.

Building a strong alumni network matters. Alumni


can be great role models and mentors to current
students. With their skills and experiences, they
can return to counsel and coach students so that
they too can excel and uplift the image of the
university. Beyond SMU, our alumni are also our
ambassadors, both locally and internationally. With
their professional and social networks, as well as
excelling in their careers and various endeavours,
they can contribute to building a strong SMU brand.

As we celebrate SMUs 15th anniversary in a short


but remarkable 15 years, I am heartened to see the
growing involvement of our alumni and encouraged to
see them giving back and returning to serve in myriad
ways. From my interactions with alumni at many
events and alumni gatherings, Im glad to witness their
passion and enthusiasm for their alma mater.
SMU will continue to maintain and build strong
connections with our alumni through various modes of
engagement.This annual report is one of them. It serves
to keep our alumni updated on past developments
and make them a part of SMUs future.
To our alumni, thank you for holding the SMU flag
high, and for upholding the SMU spirit. This report is a
testament to your contributions.
Professor Arnoud De Meyer

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MESSAGE FROM SMU PROVOST

message from

SMU PROVOST
Good alumni relations benefit alumni as well as the
institution.

The role of SMUs Office of Alumni Relations (OAR)


is to keep our alumni engaged and connected, and
to ensure that the relationship is mutually rewarding.
With a new tagline Students Today, Alumni For Life,
OARs mandate is to conscientiously cultivate and
engage alumni and students (our future alumni). To
this end, it has installed a wide array of programmes
and initiatives, some in collaboration with Schools
and offices, so that our alumni have reasons to
come back. I am pleased to note that many have
been returning to assist Schools in student admission,
advise on curriculum development, and conduct
workshops and seminars. This bodes well for the
future of SMU. It will ensure that future graduates
are well-prepared for the work place.
To give you another reason to come back, SMU is
pleased to support the SMU Alumni Association with
the launch of an alumni cafe, Tonic-X, at the SMU
Concourse. It is a space for alumni to network and

interact with the rest of the SMU community. Tonic-X


is the prelude to an Alumni Club House, a home of
our own for SMU alumni. With your support, it wont
be very long before this dream becomes a reality!
I am pleased that more and more of our graduates
are making a positive difference in the community.
Your successes align closely with the reputation of
SMU and the quality of our degrees, and enhance
the marketability of our graduates. As our graduates
continue to make an impact on society, it will not be
too long before SMU takes its place as the best in Asia
and the world.
Wherever your paths may take you, you will always be
a member of the SMU family. It is a lifelong relationship.
You are an Alumnus for Life!
Professor Lily Kong

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MESSAGE FROM DIRECTOR, ALUMNI RELATIONS

message from

OAR DIRECTOR
One of SMUs strategic thrusts in its 2025 vision

is to cultivate lifelong engagement and affiliation


with alumni. The Office of Alumni Relations (OAR)
is tasked with building this strong relationship using
multiple engagement points.
Alumni For Life is our inaugural annual report to
our alumni and other stakeholders for the financial
year 2015/16. It provides an overview of the years
programmes, events, and new initiatives to foster
greater engagement.
The past year had been hectic with a myriad of
events aimed at bringing our alumni home. These
included a series of events named SMU Interaction
Nights targeted at students and alumni from various
interest groups. The Alumni Mentoring Programme
continued to attract alumni mentors who returned
regularly to coach their juniors. Other initiatives were
new, such as the SMU Industry Night series organised
for alumni in different industries, and the Career

and Professional Development Programme. The year


ended with the Alumni Recognition Ceremony to
express our deep appreciation to the many alumni
who selflessly gave back.
The accomplishments would not have been possible
without the collaboration of SMU Schools and offices,
the SMU Alumni Association, alumni leaders, alumni
groups and class representatives, alumni volunteers,
and student clubs and groups. Our thanks to all who
participated to make 2015/16 an exhilarating year. This
report captures the highlights.
We look forward to journeying with you as we
organise more activities, and launch new programmes
in 2016/17. Do come back to your alma mater, renew
ties with your peers, and relive the memories of good
times.
Associate Professor Low Aik Meng

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ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS

ALUMNI BY THE NUMBERS


as of 31 December 2015

School of Law
757 (4%)

School of
Information Systems
2,060 (12%)

School of Social
Sciences
933 (6%)

SCHOOL &
NUMBER OF
ALUMNI

School of
Economics
1,819 (11%)

(Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

Lee Kong Chian


School of Business
8,883 (53%)

16,691

School of
Accountancy
2,380 (14%)

ALUMNI POPULATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF:


undergraduate alumni
13,502

postgraduate alumni
3,330

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DEEPER ENGAGEMENT, STRONGER NETWORKS

deeper engagement,

STRONGER NETWORKS

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DEEPER ENGAGEMENT, STRONGER NETWORKS

ALUMNI ENGAGEMENT STRATEGIES

Foster meaningful ties between alumni and


other SMU stakeholders

Engage students as future alumni

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Strengthen communications with alumni


and other SMU stakeholders

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Collaborate with other SMU stakeholders


in engaging alumni and students

Provide life-long learning and career


opportunities for alumni

Create opportunities for alumni to give


back of their time, talents and resources

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SMU

alumni
association
The SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) partners

OAR to cultivate a mutually rewarding relationship


between alumni and their alma mater. It provides
programmes and services to strengthen alumni
bonds and enhance affiliation to SMU, and at the
same time, leverages on the resources and talents
of alumni to achieve the aspirations of the university.
Joining the SMUAA as members is one of the best
ways for alumni to maintain close ties with their alma
mater; membership also accords special benefits and
privileges.

Membership Benefits & Privileges

Access to Campus buildings and facilities such as


gym and swimming pool
Discounts at SMU Alumni Cafe - Tonic-X
Special rates for Career and Professional
Development Programmes
Access to University Lounge
Walk-in access to Li Ka Shing Library

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SMUAA 7

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Executive Committee

Following the 9th Annual General Meeting held on


5th December 2014, the 7th Executive Committee
was elected to serve a term of two years until
December 2016.
Deborah Wee Shu Zhen
President
Aaron Sng Kah Huei
Allan Tan Tse Chen
Amritpal Singh Sidhu
Cai Mingyi
Chalene Aw Jialing
Elaine Ong
Er Si Yi Cheryl
Jean Jaime Chia Qiaoying
Jose Paolo Boquiren
Krystal Wang Yang Zhi
Lai Chih Ching, Ford
Mok Zhen Yuan Jezreel
See Jingzhong

Wong Pui Meng, Nicholas
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BSocSc, 2009
BSc (Econ), 2014
MAF, 2012
BSc (ISM), 2012
BAcc, 2008
BBM, 2008
BBM, 2006
BAcc, 2014
BBM, 2014
BSc (Econ), 2007
BBM, 2012
BBM, 2007
BSc (ISM), 2007
BBM, 2007
MWM, 2013
BAcc, 2007

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ALUMNI

groups
Alumni

Groups play a crucial role in building


strong engagements amongst alumni and with
their alma mater. Groups formed are school-based,
programme-based, interest-based, and affinitybased, reflecting the close ties built by alumni
whilst at university or professionally. Whilst Alumni
Groups are formed under SMUAA, they are
strongly supported by OAR, showing the symbiotic
relationship between SMUAA and OAR. Individual
alumni groups receive funding from SMUAA to
conduct at least two engagement events a year.

Launch of Flare Alumni Group

Newly minted alumni are automatically admitted


into school-based alumni groups. That way, they stay
connected with their peers and professors beyond
graduation.

School-Based
Lee Kong Chian School of Business Alumni
Group
School of Accountancy Alumni Group
School of Economics Alumni Group

School of Information Systems Alumni Group


School of Law Alumni Group
School of Social Sciences Alumni Group

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Two new (one interest-based


and one affinity-based)
Alumni Groups were formed
last year.

Alumni can also connect with one another through our


wide-ranging interest-based and affinity alumni groups;
providing something for everyone.

Interest-Based
Flare Alumni Group - New
Football Alumni Group
International Moots Alumni Group
Sailing Club Alumni Group
SINO Alumni Group
Wine and Dine Alumni Group

Launch of SMUpreneurs

Affinity-Based
Business Families Alumni Group
SMUpreneurs (SMU Entrepreneurs Alumni Group)
- New
Mutual Funds Alumni Group
Real Estate and Alternative Investment Alumni Group

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SMU has more than 20 postgraduate programmes. To


keep graduates from these programmes connected,
postgraduate Alumni Groups have been established for
many of the programmes.
Launch of MCM Alumni Group

Postgraduate alumni are automatically admitted into


these programme-based groups, depending on the
programmes they graduated from. The small classes
whilst in school foster a strong sense of belonging and
loyalty amongst members of each alumni group.

Programme-Based (Postgraduate)

Launch of EMBA Alumni Group

To-date there are ten


postgraduate Alumni
Groups, with six new groups
formed in the last one year.

Executive Master of Business Administration Alumni


Group - New
Juris Doctor Alumni Group - New
Master of Business Administration Alumni Group
Master of Science in Communication Management
Alumni Group - New
Master of IT in Business Alumni Group
Master of Laws Alumni Group - New
Master of Professional Accounting Alumni Group
Master of Science in Applied Finance Alumni Group
Master of Science in Management
Alumni Group - New
Master of Science in Wealth Management Alumni
Group - New

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ALUMNI

chapters
SMU alumni have marked their footprints all over

the world! Overseas alumni play an important role


in strengthening SMUs presence globally. They are
our advocates and they advance the SMU brand. As
our alumni mature and go places, Alumni Chapters
have sprouted in several overseas cities to keep our
global alumni community connected. They play an
important part in supporting SMUs initiatives and
programmes and growing our international network.

Each chapter is led by an executive committee


of alumni volunteers. There are currently 10
Alumni Chapters in 11 cities.

Alumni Chapter Presidents with SMU President Arnoud De


Meyer (third from left)

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ALUMNI CHAPTERS
Shanghai, China
New York, USA

Beijing, China

London,
UK

Xiamen,
China

Dubai,
UAE

Yangon,
Myanmar

Hong Kong
SAR, China

Jakarta, Indonesia
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Mumbai and
Kolkata, India

RENEWING TIES, BUILDING CONNECTIONS

renewing ties,

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BUILDING CONNECTIONS

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ALUMNI
HOMECOMING

@patron's day 2016


SMU celebrated its 16th Patron's Day on 5th February
2016. The event was graced by SMU Patron,
President of Singapore Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, and
joined by SMU Board of Trustees, staff, faculty, donors
and current students.
In conjunction with the auspicious occasion, OAR
organised Alumni Homecoming @ Patrons Day
so that our alumni can return back to celebrate the
successes of the last 16 years, and reflect on the
progress that has made SMU a force to be reckoned
with in the years ahead.

Alumni Homecoming @ Patron's Day 2016

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More than 200 alumni, from the 'Bukit Timah' years


to the 2015 cohort, rekindled their friendships and
made new friends, as they relived their student
experiences and network over drinks whilst taking
in the views of Campus Green. Memories were
captured on instant printouts, as alumni hashtagged
their photos #sgSMUalumni on Instagram.

Alumni at the homecoming event held at 7KickStart

Alumni Homecoming @ Patron's Day 2016 on 5th February


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CLASS

reunions
Class Reunions offer alumni an opportunity to come

back to campus to relive the memories of student


experiences, and to reconnect with their peers and
the SMU community. OAR organises milestone
reunions every five years for each graduating cohort.
The first reunion was held in 2014 for the pioneer
cohort. Now that SMU has reached its 16th year,
future years will see three or more class reunions
every year. In 2015, celebrations were held on 10th
October for the Class of 2005 and the Class of 2010.

10th Year Reunion on 10 October 2015

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10th Year Reunion

10th Year Reunion on 10 October 2015

More than 110 alumni from the Class of 2005, many


from overseas, gathered at the SMU University
Lounge for the 10th Year reunion with the theme
Strung Together for Good Times. Guest of Honour
and Chairman of SMU Board of Trustees, Mr Ho
Kwon Ping exhorted alumni to be courageous in
doing what was right. Chairperson of the Organising
Committee alumna Lim Kexin (BAcc, 2005) who
was stationed overseas, travelled home regularly to
plan the successful event with members. Her team
members were Wong Hur Ming (BBM, 2005), Loretta
Chen (BBM, 2005), Ben See Toh (BAcc, 2005), and
Michelle Loh (BBM, 2005).

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SMU President Professor Arnoud De Meyer speaking at the


5th Year Reunion

5th Year Reunion

5th Year Reunion for Class of 2010

The 5th year Reunion for Class of 2010 was capably


organised by alumnus Anthony Chang (BBM, 2010)
and his team comprising Tey Bi Qin (BBM, 2010),
Christina Tay (BSc Econs, 2011), Ng Seok Imm (BAcc,
2010), Chan Jingzhong (BSocSc, 2010) and Rachel
Tan (BSocSc, 2010). Over 110 alumni attended
the event held at SMU Li Ka Shing Library with
the theme Back@SMU. SMU President Professor
Arnoud De Meyer graced the occasion and shared
with alumni the huge strides made by SMU in the
last 5 years since their graduation. Emcee Melvin Ho
(BBM, 2010), with his banter and games, triggered
strong memories amongst his classmates about their
student experiences.

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PG ALUMNI

networking
events
Collaborations with Postgraduate
Programme Offices

OAR

is not an island and believes that the


key to effective engagement is collaboration. This
collaboration is particularly crucial for postgraduate
students as their tenure of studies is much shorter
than that of undergraduate students.
The office has been collaborating closely with
SMUs postgraduate programme offices in engaging
students as future alumni and reinforcing the SMU
identity. This engagement commences from their
enrolment orientation to various touch points
throughout the year till their graduation. OAR
staff participate in orientation events, networking
events involving students and alumni events, and
graduation celebrations. This smoothens the
transition of postgraduate students to alumni, and
contributes to the building of a strong postgraduate
alumni community. Currently OAR collaborates
with postgraduate offices for 21 postgraduate
programmes.

LLM Alumni Gathering

MWM Alumni Dinner

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SMU

interaction
nights

SMU ACF Alumni

The SMU Interaction Night series was launched in

2015 based on the belief that bonds forged during


student life are enduring. Through their shared
experiences such as involvement in sports, arts and
other interests, or in serving the university or the
community at large, alumni can feel a connection
to current students as well as to their alma mater.
These alumni-student events re-ignite memories
and sentiments, and provide alumni meaningful
opportunities to connect back to their student
experience. They provide an effective platform for
collegial sharing of aligned interests.

Past and present FTB facilitators

SMUX Alumni
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In the period between March 2015 to March 2016,


OAR organised several Interaction Nights, with the
support of schools and offices, (such as the Office
of Student Life and the Mrs Wong Kwok Leong
WellnessCentre), SMUAA, student clubs and alumni
groups.

19 March 2015

This event was aimed at connecting alumni leaders


and student leaders since SMU's inception in
2000. More than 110 alumni and student leaders
who served or are serving in the SMU Students
Advisory Council, the SMU Alumni Association,
and CCA clubs were present. It was a night of
nostalgia, as alumni reminisced about the good
old times, and shared wise words with their
juniors.

29 May 2015

The SMU Sports Union, a constituent body,


is possibly the largest student group in SMU.
Participation and competition in sports create
strong bonds. It was a night of camaraderie, as
the more than 80 alumni and students present
reflected on the high points in their sporting
endeavors.

17 June 2015

The Freshmen Teambuilding (FTB) Camp is a rite


of passage for all SMU students. FTB facilitators
and leaders used these camps to inculcate the
SMU CIRCLE values in freshmen. The weeks of
training to be facilitators closely bonded these
special individuals, so it wasnt surprising when
some 140 alumni and students returned to
share memories on how their contributions had
impacted the lives of their juniors.

25 June 2015

Past and Present Student Leaders

Alumni Mentors are a selfless breed who


volunteer year after year in the SMU Alumni
Mentoring Programme so that their student
mentees can achieve success in their lives and
career. Some 90 mentors and mentees met to
share their experiences on how to be even more
effective mentors.

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14 August 2015

Academic studies in SMU can be immensely


stressful, and some may have difficulties coping.
Each year since 2005, a special group of individuals
volunteered to undergo training with professional
SMU counsellors, so that they can effectively lend
a listening ear to their peers. About 100 alumni
and student Peer Helpers came together based
on their shared interest in helping others.

SMU Alumni Mentors and Student Mentees

4 September 2015

27 October 2015

9 September 2015

11 February 2016

Five years is too long a time for alumni to be away


from their alma mater; so with effect from 2015, a
combination of Interaction Nights and Reunions
will be organised, so that each class will return
every two to three years. More than 30 alumni
from the Class of 2006 returned on 4 September
to renew old ties.
The SMU Arts and Culture Fraternity (ACF)
comprising numerous student clubs plays an
important role in the life of the university. Each
year, these clubs will perform at significant events
such as Convocation, Patrons Day, etc. Their love
for arts and culture glues them together, so on
9th September more than 90 alumni and students
came together to share their common interests.

SMU Extremists (SMUX), a constituent student


body, brings together students with a passion for
extreme sports. Long after graduation, alumni
continue to return to engage in outdoor sports
and adventure with students. Some 80 alumni
and students met on 27th October to share future
endeavors.
Interaction Nights have gone through one cycle
since the start in March 2015. For the first in the
2016 series, some 120 past and present leaders
were present for the event including seven past
presidents of the SMU Student Association,
including its first President Mahesh Primalani who
made an address exhorting alumni to return back
to support their alma mater.

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SMU

industry
nights
The SMU Industry Night series is a new initiative

aimed at providing SMU alumni with a platform to


meet their peers in the same industry, and to expand
their professional network of contacts. At these events,
alumni also get to meet industry professionals and gain
access to career opportunities.
As our alumni are busy professionals, events are usually
held in the Central Business District with proximity
to their workplace. Four events were held in 2015
targeting different industries.

28 April

Industry Night for the Public Sector, NonGovernmental Organisation and Social Services
sectors was attended by some 70 alumni. Ms
Denise Phua, Mayor of Central Singapore District,
was the guest speaker. She regaled the audience
with a touching story of how she left her job to
volunteer in the special needs/disability sector.

SMU Industry Night for the Banking and Finance Industry

14 May

Industry Night for the Banking and Finance industry


saw good response with more than 140 alumni
attending. The keynote speaker was Mr Heng
Koon How (MWM, 2010), Director and Senior FX
Strategist of Asia Pacific at Credit Suisse. He shared
his insights on currency movements and the impact
of FX risks on investments.

27 August

More than 130 alumni attended the Industry Night


for the Information Technology sector. Dean of
SMU School of Information Systems Professor
Steven Miller interacted with alumni, and used the
occasion to brief his alumni on developments in the
School of Information Systems.

19 November

The last Industry Night for the year was for alumni
in the accounting, audit, tax and consulting sectors.
As new Dean, Professor Cheng Qiang shared his
vision for the School of Accountancy with some 80
alumni attending the event. Faculty showed up in
force to meet their alumni.

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ALUMNI CAREER

& professional development


This

new initiative is aimed at providing our


alumni with opportunities to meet their career and
professional development needs, in collaboration
with SMU Schools and offices, the SMUAA, and
industry partners.
The newly launched Alumni Professional
Development Series under this Programme
comprises talks and workshops to equip alumni with
industry knowledge and soft skills. Two workshops
organised were:

Workshop on Understanding One's Thinking and


Behavioural Preferences

20 August

Understanding ones thinking and behavioural


preferences to enhance the effectiveness
of personal and professional relationships
(organised in collaboration with Emergenetics
International Asia-Pacific)

28 October

The importance of building a strong professional


presence online (in partnership with LinkedIn).

Talk on the Importance of Building A Strong Professional


Presence Online

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SMUAA

industry talks
2015 saw two new series organised by SMUAA.
Fireside Chats provided a platform to encourage
intellectual debate and discourse amongst alumni
on a variety of topics. Conversations@SMU brought
alumni from different industries back to campus to
share their real-world experiences with students and
other alumni.

SMU Fireside Chat

session focused on the socio-political landscape


of Singapore in the next 50 years.

26 August

Fireside Chat with speaker Mr Ivan Heng, Cultural


Medallion 2013 winner. He shared his views on
theatre, politics and other aspects of Singapore.

Conversation on Private Equity by three alumni


speakers;TeeYock Siong (BBM, 2006) from Affinity
Equity Partners, Tong Junjie (BAcc, 2009) from
Headland Capital Partners, and Vorapol Brook
Supanusonti (BBM, 2009) from General Atlantic.
The three speakers candidly engaged with alumni
and students on their daily lives, challenges, and
rewards, as private equity investors.

30 September

22 September

28 January

Fireside Chat with speakers Mr Viswa Sadasivan,


CEO of Strategic Moves and founder and Editorin-Chief of IQ [Inconvenient Questions], and
Professor David Chan, Director of the Behavioural
Sciences Institute (BSI) at SMU, together
with moderator Mr Terence Quek, President
of the Master of Science in Communication
Management (MCM) Alumni Group and CEO
of Emergenetics International - Asia Pacific. The

Conversation on Food and Beverage with SMU


alumni, Chung Deming (BBM, 2006) and Jeremy
Nguee (BAcc, 2006). They shared about their
love for food, challenges and rewards faced as
chefs and business owners.

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SENIOR YEAR

experience

Initiated in 2014, the Senior Year Experience series

is aimed at deepening connections and engagement


with graduating students before they leave their
alma mater. In collaboration with School Clubs and
the participation of faculty and staff, the events
also provide the opportunity for SMU to bid our
graduating students farewell as they venture towards
new endeavors. The initiative allows OAR to get to
know the students better before they transition into
alumni life. For students, the events are a reminder
to look back and reflect on their academic journey,
celebrate their achievements, and prepare them for
the future ahead.

SMU Graduates' Night 2015


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January 2015 to March 2016 list of SYE events:


27 January

SYE'15: Senior Kickoff

12 March

SYE'15: Senior Disorientation

8 April
Photo Day 2015

SYE'15: Senior Supper Run

6 April & 5 November

SYE'15: New Graduates Guide to Personal Finance Talk

SYE 2015 provided the platform for


2,342 seniors from the Graduating
Class of 2015 to remember their
student journey, celebrate their
achievements, and bring their
university experience to a successful
close.

3 & 4 July

SYE'15: Cap & Gown Day

11 July

SYE'15: Photo Day 2015

16 July

SYE'15: Graduates' Night 2015


www.facebook.com/groups/sgSMU.GraduatingClass2015
www.facebook.com/groups/sgSMU.GraduatingClass2016

8 September

SYE'16: New Graduate's Guide to Personal Finance Talk

10 March

SYE'16: Can YOU Afford It? Basic Financial Planning


Series for Graduating Students

24 March
SYE'16: Bondue Graduates' Night
31 March
SYE'16: ASOC Seniors' Night
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ALUMNI

recognition
ceremony
The

reputation of universities depend on their


alumni and students.The success of graduates impact
their alma mater. Top universities also depend on the
contributions of their alumni. Despite SMUs relative
youth, many alumni have been giving back through
donations and volunteerism. Active participation by
alumni such as mentoring students, coaching their
juniors in co-curricular activities and for competitions,
assisting schools in the student admission process,

indicates to students that our alumni had very positive


student experiences. It inspires students (our future
alumni) to continue their involvement after graduation,
thus perpetuating the cycle. Many have also returned
to serve as alumni leaders to engage alumni and built a
strong alumni community.
To recognise these special individuals who continue
to exemplify the SMU spirit, an Alumni Recognition
Ceremony was held on 23rd October 2015.
Nominations were received from SMU schools, offices,
student clubs, and alumni. We salute the more than
250 alumni, who received commendation for their
selfless contributions (including alumni mentors and
alumni leaders).

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CATEGORIES:

alumni
Alumni Rising Star 2015 Recipients

RISING
STAR

alumni

PRIDE

Alumni Pride 2015 Recipients

alumni

SPIRIT

Alumni Spirit 2015 Recipients


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15 alumni were

acknowledged for
achievements in their
careers, and impactful
community involvement.

16 alumni who had

rendered exceptional
leadership and service to
SMU were recognised.

15 alumni who had

contributed to enhancing
SMU student life were
recognised.

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SMU also showed its appreciation to the many alumni


volunteers who dedicated their efforts to building a
vibrant alumni community. These volunteers assisted
in deepening connections between students and
alumni, alumni and alumni, and alumni and their alma
mater. They are integral to SMUs future success as
they raise the profile of SMU.
SIS Alumni Group

alumni

GROUPS

postgraduate alumni

representatives

Executive committee members in Alumni Groups were


recognised for providing leadership in steering their
respective groups. These groups provide opportunities
for both undergraduate and postgraduate alumni to
connect in niche networks based on affinity to schools,
interests, industry, or academic programmes.

PG Alumni Representatives

were recognised for their role in


maintaining the bonds amongst
their cohort and with SMU.

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alumni overseas

chapter leaders

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Executive committee members of chapters were

acknowledged at the ceremony. They play an important role


in building cohesive alumni communities overseas, and in
extending SMUs global footprints. Some flew home for the
event.

alumni

MENTORS
Alumni mentors

contribute to the
success of their
mentees both in life
and career. Alumni
who regularly returned
to mentor students
were honoured at the
ceremony.

SMU Alumni Mentors

SMU alumni

ambassadors

This new group comprising both postgraduate and undergraduate


alumni was launched at the Ceremony. The role of the 24
ambassadors is to advise OAR on strategies for more effective
alumni engagement, and to assist in fostering connections with the
alumni community.

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ALUMNI CAF

tonic-x

The SMU alumni community has come of age! With

a 17,000-strong community, it was deemed that the


time was ripe for alumni to have a dedicated venue
where they could meet and network.Thanks to the
dedication of the SMUAA Executive Committee,
Tonic-X spearheaded by Vice-President Nicholas
Wong was launched on 4th March 2016. It is located
at the SMU Concourse, a home of our own for
SMU alumni. Its ambience is evocative of chic cafes
which will appeal to our youthful alumni.
Some 140 alumni, faculty, and staff attended the
launch ceremony by SMU President Professor
Arnoud De Meyer. After a resounding lion dance
performance to usher in a successful beginning for
Tonic-X, President Arnoud gave a toast to all those
who had contributed in making Tonic-X a reality for
alumni. In his speech, he said Tonic-X represents the
X-factor of SMU - of excellence, experiment and
excitement. This is a major milestone for SMUAA. It
takes a great university with great alumni to come up
with an initiative like this. You are indeed alumni who
make a difference. He continued,This is the start to

SMU President Arnoud De Meyer addressing the crowd at


the launch of Tonic X

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Opening Ceremony at the Launch of Tonic X

the building of even stronger relationships amongst


alumni. The success of this cafe is the prelude to an
alumni clubhouse for our great University."
OAR Director, Associate Professor Low Aik Meng
encouraged all alumni present to come back to
SMU often, especially to Tonic-X. He said, This is the
place for you to network, to spend evenings with
family and friends. Make this place a real home of
your own.
Celebrating the Official Launch of Tonic X

A highlight of the evening was the performances by an


alumni band from the SoundFoundry Alumni Group
- Trella Trio. It was certainly a night to remember!
The next step? The broader vision of an Alumni Club
House!
www.thetonicx.com

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STAYING CONNECTED

staying

CONNECTED

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SMU

CIRCLE
From SMU Encore! to SMU CIRCLE
A New Name and a New Look!

SMU Encore! the alumni e-newsletter, previously

served only the alumni community. On 15th August


2015, the e-newsletter acquired a new name and
a new look, and became more inclusive. It is now
circulated to the entire SMU family, so that everyone
in our circle alumni, students, faculty, and staff can connect; hence the new name SMU CIRCLE.
The name also depicts the SMU CIRCLE values of
Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality,
Leadership, and Excellence embraced by the SMU
community.
With the new name, the e-newsletter was also
refreshed with a new design and layout. It continues
to be distributed on the 15th of each month. SMU
CIRCLE aims to keep our alumni engaged and
connected to SMU as a close-knit community.

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SOCIAL

media

The SMU alumni community is young and vibrant.

The bonds of our alumni whilst they were students


extend beyond the classrooms. Bonds forged whilst
working in project groups, at the Freshmen Team
Building Camps, participating in co-curricular activities,
serving as student leaders and in student groups, and
staying in SMU hostel are enduring and continue
long after graduation.To perpetuate the connections,
OAR has introduced social media platforms to allow
our alumni to maintain and expand their networks.

fb.com/sgSMU.alumni

@sgsmualumni

smu.sg/alumni-linkedin

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phonathon
The Phonathon programme was launched in mid-

2015, with the aim of keeping in touch with alumni.


Staff and students are trained to engage them
through telephone calls, provide them with updates
on campus news, encourage them to participate in
volunteering or philanthropic initiatives and alumni
events, or to obtain their latest contact details.

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KEEPING THE SMU SPIRIT ALIVE

keeping the

SMU SPIRIT ALIVE

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SMU ALUMNI

mentoring
programme

The Alumni Mentoring Programme, started in 2010,


has seen over 700 alumni volunteering as mentors.
The participation of alumni in the programme
is crucial in helping to shape the future of SMU
students through sharing of experiences and insights.
Alumni can encourage their juniors to reach their
fullest potential, and to achieve their career and
development goals.
2015 saw two mentoring runs (10th and 11th in
series), each lasting a period of five months.

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220 alumni mentors were paired with 150 students in


the 10th run starting March 2015. The 11th run which
started in October 2015 attracted about 250 alumni.
The programme which, in addition to making a
difference to the lives of students, also contributes to
building a nurturing relationship between alumni and
students, and fostering a sense of pride and belonging
towards SMU.
Conscientious alumni mentors who volunteered more
than three times were recognised during the Alumni
Recognition Ceremony 2015.

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ALUMNI

leaders
The

SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA) and


Alumni Groups play a significant part in the building
of a vibrant alumni community. Their role in fostering
deeper alumni engagement is critical to the success
of SMU in the long term. SMU alumni, both
postgraduate and undergraduate, can contribute to
this success by volunteering as alumni leaders.

SMUAA will be electing new leaders in December


2016. SMUAA needs committed leaders to bring
SMUAA to the next level.

Alumni Groups are niche communities based on


Schools, academic programmes, interests, and
industries. Group leaders play a critical role in
spearheading initiatives for their groups.

Make a difference by volunteering your time and


talents as leaders or to start new groups!

Left to Right: EMBA Alumni Group President Allan Foo (EMBA, 2012),
MWM Alumni Group President Fong Wai Sun (MWM, 2007), and
MAF Alumni Group President Adeline Loh (MAF, 2014)

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ALUMNI

ambassadors
With the wide array of alumni events, a group of

passionate alumni have stepped to the fore to assist


OAR in deepening alumni engagement. SMU Alumni
Ambassadors are specially appointed alumni leaders
who believe in the importance of strong linkages
between alumni and other stakeholders in the
SMU community. The Alumni Ambassadors role will
include advising OAR and SMUAA on strategies for
more effective alumni engagement, creating greater
awareness of alumni activities among fellow alumni,
and facilitating meaningful interactions among alumni
and other SMU stakeholders at alumni-related
events and activities.

First cohort of SMU Alumni Ambassadors

On 23rd October 2015, the SMU Alumni Ambassador


initiative was launched by SMU President Professor
Arnoud De Meyer at the SMU Alumni Recognition
Ceremony, with a first cohort of 24 inductees.

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PG ALUMNI

representatives
The Postgraduate Alumni Representatives initiative
was established in 2015, with alumni representatives
appointed for each graduating cohort. Their role is
to connect SMU with alumni from the respective
postgraduate programmes.

There are currently 43 Representatives from


the following postgraduate programmes:
Executive Master of Business Administration
Global Master of Finance
Master of Business Administration
Master of Laws
Master of Professional Accounting
Master of Science in Applied Finance
Master of Science in Communication
Management
Master of Science in Innovation
Master of Science in Management
Master of Science in Quantitative Finance
Master of Science in Wealth Management
Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration
MWM Alumni Representatives
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gifts

SMU Alumni Graduation Lion 2015

The

relationship between alumni and their alma


mater is symbiotic. The success of our alumni
impacts the reputation of SMU, our ability to attract
top students, and the career prospects of graduates.
Similarly SMUs stature will impact the value of SMU
degrees. The process is self-feeding. Alumni can
contribute in terms of time, talents, and resources to
sustain and increase the standing of SMU.
Philanthropy provides the building blocks for our
future and is pivotal in keeping SMU on the cutting
edge of international tertiary education. Every gift
helps SMU to do something that might not otherwise
be possible, from supporting student scholarships
and awards, to innovation in our educational
programmes and pathbreaking faculty research.
In 2015, two alumni Jeff Tung Chi Fung (BBM, 2013)
and Benjamin Twoon Wai Mun (BBM, 2013) came
together to set up a $1 million P.A.K. Entrepreneurship
Fund at LKCSB. This is the largest gift to SMU by our
alumni to date. With 1-to-1 government matching,
the total sum of $2 million will support a LKCSB

Students' Entrepreneurship Club, called Eagles


Incubator, and an annual business plan competition.

Senior Class Gift


The Senior Class Gift was initiated by the pioneering
class who decided that the best legacy they could leave
behind was to encourage the graduating class to give
back. Graduating students contribute towards the gift
upon the completion of their education. The gift goes
towards the Graduating Class Scholarship to help less
fortunate undergraduates.
The Class of 2015s Senior Class Gift amounted to
$29,348.

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ALUMNI EVENTS: THE YEAR IN REVIEW

Alumni Events: The Year in Review


JANUARY 2015

MAY 2015

JANUARY 24 - Kickstart your Career 2015


JANUARY 27 - SYE15: Senior Kickoff
JANUARY 28 - SMUAA: Theatre vs Politics? Art and Life, Singapore
JANUARY 30 - Alumni Homecoming @ Patrons Day 2015

MAY 4 - MAF & GMF Graduation Dinner


MAY 5 - Cambridge Judge Business School Alumni Event
MAY 5 - EMBA Orientation
MAY 5 - EMBA 5th Year Celebration Dinner
MAY 8 - MPA Orientation
MAY 8 - MPA Welcome Dinner
MAY 9 - EMBA Graduation Dinner
MAY 14 - SMU Industry Night 2015 - Banking & Finance
MAY 14 - PhD(GM) Welcome Lunch
MAY 15 - MTSC Graduation Dinner
MAY 21 - SMUAA: CDC In Search of Purpose Talk
MAY 29 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 SSU

FEBRUARY 2015
FEBRUARY 25 - MWM Alumni-Students CNY Lohei Dinner
FEBRUARY 26 - SMUAA: An Evening of High Quality Mens Shoes
MARCH 2015
MARCH 4 - Alumni Mentoring, Session 1, 2015 (Alumni)
MARCH 4 - Alumni Mentoring, Session 1, 2015 (Students)
MARCH 4 - Alumni Mentoring Session 2, 2014 - Closing Cermony
MARCH 6 - SYE15: New Graduates Guide to Personal Finance
MARCH 12 - SYE15: Senior DisOrientation 2015
MARCH 13 - MM Welcome Tea
MARCH 14 - MPA Alumni Group Community Service Event
MARCH 19 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 - SMUSA and SMUAA
MARCH 28 - SMU Inaugural LLM Alumni Group Event
APRIL 2015
APRIL 6 - SYE'15: New Graduates Guide to Personal Finance
APRIL 8 - SYE15: Senior Supper Run 2015
APRIL 10 - SMU-Fudan Global Forum in Shanghai
APRIL 11 - MCM Graduation Lunch
APRIL 13 - SMUAA Pilates Class
APRIL 15 - Real Estate and Alternative Investment Alumni Group
An Evening with Teo Yung Fung
APRIL 17 - Alumni Socials: Summer Bash
APRIL 21 - SMU PG Alumni Networking Event
APRIL 23 - SMU Alumni Spring Social & Wine Appreciation
APRIL 28 - SMU Industry Night 2015 - Public Sector, NGO & Social
Services
APRIL 30 - JD Alumni Group Students-Alumni Event

JUNE 2015
JUNE 5 - Alumni Library Open House 2015
JUNE 11 - MITB Alumni Group Gathering
JUNE 17 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 - FTB Facilitators
JUNE 22 - MCM-PAA The Urban Gathering & Launch of MCM
Alumni Group
JUNE 25 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 - Mentors & Mentees
JULY 2015
JULY 3 - LLM Graduation Dinner
JULY 3 & 4 - SYE'15: Cap & Gown Day 2015
JULY 11 - MAF Welcome Dinner
JULY 11 - SYE'15: Photo Day 2015
JULY 14 - MPA Graduation Dinner
JULY 14 - MI Graduation Dinner
JULY 15 - SMU-SAF Warriors Programme Graduation Lunch
JULY 16 - SYE'15: Class of 2015 Graduates' Night
JULY 16 - MSFE Graduation Dinner
JULY 18 - SMU Hong Kong Alumni Chapter Boat Trip
JULY 18 - MQF Graduation Dinner
JULY 20 - MWM Orientation
JULY 20 - MWM Welcome Dinner
JULY 24 - SOA Anniversary Event & "True and Fair" Book Launch
JULY 24 - SMU International Summer Programme Students Dinner
JULY 27 - SMU Inaugural EMBA Alumni Gathering

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AUGUST 2015
AUGUST 6 - SMUAA Basic Mandarin Language Course Level 2
AUGUST 14 - GMF / MQF Welcome Dinner
AUGUST 17 - SMUAA Spanish Language Course
AUGUST 20 - Alumni Professional Development Workshop with
Emergenetics
AUGUST 24 - LLM Orientation
AUGUST 24 - MITB Orientation
AUGUST 26 - SMUAA Conversations@SMU: F&B Industry
AUGUST 27 - SMU Industry Night 2015 Information Technology
AUGUST 28 - MPA Students Welcome Dinner
SEPTEMBER 2015
SEPTEMBER 4 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 - Class of 2006
SEPTEMBER 5 - LLM Alumni Group Gathering & Students
Welcome Session
SEPTEMBER 8 - SMU Interaction Night 2015 - ACF
SEPTEMBER 8 - SYE'16: New Graduate's Guide to Personal Finance
SEPTEMBER 17 - ASOC Day - SUMMERED
SEPTEMBER 22 - SMUAA Conversations@SMU: F&B Industry
SEPTEMBER 24 - Global Day of Action 2015
SEPTEMBER 30 - SMU Fireside Chat: Singapores socio-political
Landscape in the next 50 years
OCTOBER 2015
OCTOBER 2 - SMU Meeting with alumni in Manila
OCTOBER 8 - MPA Alumni Group Wine Appreciation
OCTOBER 8 - IE-SMU MBA Welcome Dinner
OCTOBER 9 - MWM Anniversary Dinner & Launch of MWM
Alumni Group
OCTOBER 10 - Class of 2010 - 5th Year Reunion
OCTOBER 10 - Class of 2005 - 10th Year Reunion
OCTOBER 14 - Alumni Mentoring, Session 2, 2015
OCTOBER 15 - Bondue Alumni Networking Night 2015
OCTOBER 19 - SMUAA Spanish Language Course Level 2
OCTOBER 22 - SIS Day 2015
OCTOBER 22 - Oikos Connections 2015
OCTOBER 23 - The Bar Day 2015
OCTOBER 23 - SMU Alumni Recognition Ceremony 2015

OCTOBER 27 - SMU Interaction Night - SMUX


OCTOBER 28 - Alumni Professional Development Talk with LinkedIn
OCTOBER 29 - SMUAA AG-Get-Together Meeting
NOVEMBER 2015
NOVEMBER 5 - MAF/GMF Alumni Group Chill Out Session
NOVEMBER 5 - New Graduate's Guide to Personal Finance
NOVEMBER 6 - MCM Alumni Group Gathering
NOVEMBER 9 - Launch of Flare Alumni Group
NOVEMBER 13 - SMU International Students Farewell Dinner
NOVEMBER 16 - Inaugural Alumni Gathering for Travel & Hospitality
NOVEMBER 19 - SMU Industry Night 2015 - Accounting, Audit, Tax &
Consulting
NOVEMBER 23 - Real Estate and Alternative Investment Alumni Group
- An Evening with Chris Marriot
NOVEMBER 26 - SMU Alumni Entrepreneurs Gathering
NOVEMBER 26 - MM Graduation Dinner
NOVEMBER 28 - MBA Alumni Group Homecoming
NOVEMBER 30 - MAF (Part-time) Graduation Dinner
DECEMBER 2015
DECEMBER 4 - SMUAA AGM 2015
DECEMBER 5 - SMU Back to School Analytics Workshop
DECEMBER 10 - MBA Graduation Lunch
DECEMBER 11 - SMU Business Families Alumni Group Event
DECEMBER 17 - SMU Alumni Mutual Funds Interest Group Gathering
JANUARY 2016
JANUARY 8 - MWM Class of 2013 Reunion & Student-Alumni Gathering
JANUARY 8 - Welcome Dinner for MWM Students
JANUARY 8 - Welcome Dinner for MM Students
JANUARY 14 - Launch of the EMBA Alumni Group
JANUARY 15 - ASOC AlumNight 2016
JANUARY 22 - MWM Alumni Groups Lunar New Year Lohei Dinner
JANUARY 28 - Launch of SMUpreneurs
JANUARY 29 - MAF Alumni Groups Career Networking Event

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Alumni Events: The Year in Review


FEBRUARY 2016
FEBRUARY 5 - Alumni Homecoming @ Patrons Day 2016
FEBRUARY 11 - SMU Interaction Night 2016 Past and Present
Students and Alumni Leaders
FEBRUARY 12 - SIS Alumni CNY Networking Night 2016
FEBRUARY 13 - Alumni Socials: Ice Cream Social
FEBRUARY 16 - Alumni Mentoring Programme: Discover the Power
of Mentoring
FEBRUARY 18 - SMUpreneurs Alumni Groups Lunch event in
collaboration with SPH Plug and Play
FEBRUARY 15 - MBA Alumni Group Entrepreneurs Event in
collaboration with DBS
FEBRUARY 26 - SINO Alumni Group CNY Celebration
MARCH 2016
MARCH 3 - Alumni Mentoring, Session 1, 2016 Opening Ceremony
MARCH 4 - Official Opening of TONIC-X
MARCH 10 - SYE16: Can You Afford It Basic Financial Planning Talk
for New Graduates
MARCH 12 - LLM Alumni Group Student-Alumni Event
MARCH 13 - MPA Alumni Group Community Service Event
MARCH 14 - MCM Alumni Group Launch of the COMMotion
speaker series
MARCH 17 - Alumni Professional Development Workshop on
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
MARCH 18 - MAF Alumni Group Industry Talk
MARCH 24 - SYE'16: Bondue Graduates' Night 2016
MARCH 28 - MWM Alumni Group Student-Alumni Event
MARCH 30 - SOSS Class of 2015 Alumni Gathering
MARCH 31 - SYE'16: ASOC Seniors' Night 2016

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OFFICE OF

alumni relations
Singapore Management University
Level 6, Administration Building
81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065

alumni.smu.edu.sg

+65 6828 0797

fb.com/sgSMU.alumni

+65 6828 0799

smu.sg/alumni-linkedin

alumni@smu.edu.sg

@sgSMUalumni

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