Written by Zulkarnain Bin Zainiddin
It was an aptly mesmerizing, captivating and momentous affair as fellow graduands revel in the spirit of tenacity and accomplishment at the Graduation Celebration 2019, held at Faber Peak on 5 October 2019.
I got to know of the event through an email from the alumni relations department, and having been a student volunteer throughout most of my time in SUSS, I was naturally keen at the opportunity to be part of the organizing committee and to experience working with the alumni relations team.
I was introduced to Nicole and Jess along with fellow volunteers during our first committee meeting and the first order of the day was well, you guessed it, get more graduands to sign up for the event and to source for lucky draw and goodie bag sponsorships. Luckily for us, we soon managed to sell out the event after embarking on our “social media onslaught” campaign to get the word out to as many people as possible. Having come from a design background, I offered to help design the backdrop and promotional posters and as it is with any design pitch, there was quite the back and forth but it was all worth the effort as the final design looked great, was befitting the occasion and was well received!
Riding the cable car up to the event venue was really a signifying moment, symbolizing the fact that we have reached the peak of our journey at SUSS, and are ready to celebrate our achievements and begin a new chapter in our lives. Personally, volunteering has been a huge part of my university life, and it’s through this channel that I have met some truly inspiring and individuals, not just fellow students but also the wonderful staff from the student and alumni relations department, and it has widened my perspective on what it truly means to be a well-rounded, socially responsible individual.
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SUSS Alumni Relations would like to think the following sponsors for their contributions to the Graduation Celebration 2019:
1) New Balance
2) Golden Village
5) SAGE Publications
6) Gong Cha
7) Singapore Hui Ann Association
8) Hock Lam Pte Ltd
9) Escape Hunt
11) Media Taurus
12) Miss Empire
13) Moove Media
14) McGraw Hill
15) Resorts World Sentosa
16) National University of Singapore Society
Once again, SUSS Alumni Relations extend its thanks to our list of sponsors.