Editor's Note

Dennis Tan

Editor's Note

Convocation 2018 is another defining year. This year convocation consisted of a first ever batch of full-time students from SUSS (School of Business). To all the graduates, congratulations and welcome to the alumni family.

Our proud heritage has been to develop a workforce in response to changing needs. This task has become more pressing as we see our world change at an even faster rate. This urgency also sees our government putting forth an increasing slew of life-long learning initiatives.

At SUSS, learning never stops. As alumni, this remains our motto through life. Our earlier issues emphasized “Connecting” – yes, connect to build networks, foster collaboration, and thus equip ourselves best for the fast changing global world.

So to all the graduating classes, let’s stay connected with our alma mater and all alumni.  In this way, we live our motto and project our ethos, while navigating the exciting workplace landscape together.

Let’s keep our tradition alive – connecting for life-long learning and fulfillment. Best of luck for happiness and success.

“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate” – Carol Burnett.

 

Dennis Tan

Editor

Bring a Smile to Their Faces: A Volunteering Event

DATE/TIME

24 November 2018 (Saturday)

5.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

VENUE

50 Beach View, Singapore 098604

Fees

Alumnus: $0

Guest: $0

  • Maximum 1 Guest only.
  • To ensure that sufficient volunteers to take care of the seniors, please ensure that you can make it for the event, before registering.

DETAILS

We will be bringing seniors from NTUC SilverACE (Telok Blangah) to Sentosa. We will be enjoying a dinner at Good Old Days, followed by a show at Wings of Time! Each volunteer will be taking care of 1-2 seniors. You can combine and make a bigger group if you are shy. Join them for the dinner and the show to create a night of fun and sweet memories!

SUSS alumni are to present their NRIC on the event day for verification purposes.

Guests who are not accompanied by SUSS alumni will not be allowed to join the event.

Registration

  1. Log in to Alumni Portal www.suss.edu.sg/alumniportal
  2. E-Services > Alumni Event Registration
  3. Email your full name and NRIC to mymailsupport@suss.edu.sg for alumni portal enquiries
Sign Up

Terms & Conditions

  1. SUSS reserves the rights to use/publish any photos taken at our events on corporate marketing materials or for publicity purposes.
  2. Our events are highly subsidised and we have limited capacity. Failure to turn up for an event will deprive a fellow alumnus from enjoying the benefit. We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you in advance for joining us.
  3. Parking lots may be scarce on weekends. Attending an SUSS event does not guarantee you a parking lot.
  4. Once your registration is confirmed, no cancellation or refund would be allowed.
  5. SUSS reserves the right to make changes to the event without prior notice.
  6. Complimentary or free gifts, if any, are on a while stocks last basis.
  7. All information is accurate at the time of publishing.​​

Data Analytics Workshop

DATE/TIME

3 November 2018 (Saturday)

10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

VENUE

SUSS, Block C (Room TBC)

Fees

Alumnus: $3.50

Guest: $5.00

DETAILS

Learn the basics of Data Analytics

Topics for discussion:

  • Statistical Report and Data Visualisation Techniques
  • Business Performance Dashboards
  • Overview of Data Mining and Association Analysis
  • Clustering and Predictive Modelling
  • Text Mining
  • More on Analytics

Light refreshments will be provided during the break.

Trainer Profile: Mr Paul Seah

Mr Seah has more than 4 years experience in data strategy, data governance, data protection, data quality, metadata management, data visualisation and data science, and more than 8 years application experience in IBM SPSS Statistics, IBM SPSS Modeler, SAS Enterprise Miner, R programming, Python programming and Tableau. 

Contributions:

  • Instructor of Analytics for Decision Making, Singapore University of Social Sciences
  • Project supervisor for Master of IT in Business (Analytics) internship, Singapore Management University

Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. Knowledge Management, Nanyang Technological University 
  • B.Sc. Business Analytics, Singapore University of Social Sciences​

SUSS alumni are to present their NRIC on event day for verification purposes.

Guests who are not accompanied by SUSS alumni will not be allowed to join the event.

Registration

  1. Log in to Alumni Portal www.suss.edu.sg/alumniportal
  2. E-Services > Alumni Event Registration
  3. For graduands of Class 2018, please register via the Student Portal.
  4. Email your full name and NRIC to mymailsupport@suss.edu.sg for alumni portal enquiries
Sign Up

Terms & Conditions

  1. SUSS reserves the rights to use/publish any photos taken at our events on corporate marketing materials or for publicity purpose.​​
  2. Our events are highly subsidised and we have limited capacity. Failure to turn up for an event will deprive a fellow alumnus from enjoying the benefit. We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you in advance for joining us.
  3. Parking lots may be scarce on weekends. Attending an SUSS event does not guarantee you a parking lot.
  4. Once your registration is confirmed, no cancellation or refund would be allowed.
  5. SUSS reserves the right to make changes to the event without prior notice.
  6. Complimentary or free gifts, if any, are on a while stocks last basis.
  7. All information is accurate at the time of publishing.​ ​​​​​​​​​​

Fun with Calligraphy

DATE/TIME

17 November 2018 (Saturday)

2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

VENUE

SUSS Campus, 463 Clementi Road, Singapore 599494 (exact room TBC)

Fees

Alumnus: S$5.00

Guest: S$8.00

Calligraphy pen and tea reception will be provided

DETAILS

Ever been envious of friends with a poet’s handwriting?

Now is your chance to be introduced into the art of calligraphy!

Learn the basics of this beautiful craft and you’ll be on your way to penning picturesque​ notes and birthday wishes in no time.

SUSS alumni are to present their NRIC on event day for verification purposes.

Guests who are not accompanied by SUSS alumni will not be allowed to join the event.

Registration

  1. Log in to Alumni Portal www.suss.edu.sg/alumniportal
  2. E-Services > Alumni Event Registration
  3. Email your full name and NRIC to mymailsupport@suss.edu.sg for alumni portal enquiries
Sign Up

Terms & Conditions

  1. SUSS reserves the rights to use/publish any photos taken at our events on corporate marketing materials or for publicity purposes.
  2. Our events are highly subsidised and we have limited capacity. Failure to turn up for an event will deprive a fellow alumnus from enjoying the benefit. We greatly appreciate your participation and thank you in advance for joining us.
  3. Parking lots may be scarce on weekends. Attending an SUSS event does not guarantee you a parking lot.
  4. Once your registration is confirmed, no cancellation or refund would be allowed.
  5. SUSS reserves the right to make changes to the event without prior notice.
  6. Complimentary or free gifts, if any, are on a while stocks last basis.
  7. All information is accurate at the time of publishing.​​

Director's Desk

Evelyn Chong

Director's Desk

Empowering New Journeys

This being our Convocation celebration issue, I would first like to congratulate the Class of 2018 on your success and warmly welcome you into our SUSS alumni family.  You join a community of more than 30,000 alumni which will immediately expand your network.  We hope that you too will fly the SUSS flag high and help elevate the standing of the university with your “Head, Heart and Habit” contributions at the workplace and in the community.  To our more senior alumni who may not be as familiar with this education philosophy, you can read more about it here.

I would like to share with all alumni, the special theme for this year’s convocation and that is “Empowering New Journeys”. Although the theme may have been selected with the Class of 2018 in mind (resonating especially well with our first cohort of graduates from the full-time programmes), it is equally applicable to every other alumnus too.  We all go through different stages in our lives, be it as a young adult embarking on a career, tying the knot and starting a young family, seeing our grown-up children leaving their nests or retiring to smell the roses and enjoy our grandchildren, each of these are new journeys requiring us to align, adapt and accept the new circumstances.  But are we “empowered” on these new journeys?  Have we prepared ourselves? How should we do it?  There’s food for thought in these questions.

As we ponder how we can empower ourselves on each and every new journey along life’s highway, let’s first consider a key component and that is “lifelong learning”.  Lifelong learning does not necessarily mean taking more exams!  It is more about expanding our minds, filling it with new knowledge and perspectives, acquiring new skills to remain engaged in an evolving world.  Let’s keep learning, remain curious and enjoy what we do so as to better empower ourselves to embark on every new journey with enthusiasm.

Wishing you the very best on your journeys onwards and beyond!

 

Evelyn Chong

Director, Office of Student and Alumni Relations

Acknowledgements

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Advisor
Choong Fong Ling
Director, Communications & Marketing
Editor
Dennis Tan
Assistant Editor
Lim Qiu Ping
Columnist
Gregory Athastaraj Francis
Members
  • Ambrose Tay
  • Charles Lee
  • Chua Lu Yen
  • Daniel Koh
  • Ignatius Yam Wei
  • Jane Lee
  • Janet Yong
  • Jocelyn Huang
  • Lee Siew Kuan
  • Li Shiwei
  • Nahai Waranya
  • Ng Pui Ling
  • Tan Seow Heang
  • Wu Yan Ping
  • Ambrose Tay
  • Charles Lee
  • Chua Lu Yen
  • Daniel Koh
  • Ignatius Yam Wei
  • Jane Lee
  • Janet Yong
  • Jocelyn Huang
  • Lee Siew Kuan
  • Li Shiwei
  • Nahai Waranya
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  • Wu Yan Ping
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