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NUSBSA Youth Connexxion Event 2014

14 January 2014

On Thursday evening on the 16th of January 2014, 200 students and alumni from NUS Business School gathered for a night of reminiscing and networking - commemorating the 4rd inaugural BSA Youth Connexxion event held. Besides hoping to achieve a greater strengthening of ties between students and alumni, the event seeks to help students deepen their understanding of the corporate world and present an opportunity to the alumni to give back to the school.

It was a special occasion for the participants. The Guest-of-honour, Mr Peter Tay, started the event with an inspiring speech on success beyond University. Mr Tay is currently the Managing Director of TPS Corporate Services Pte Ltd. He is also the President of the NUS Business School Alumni Association in 2004 and a member of NUS Alumni Advisory Board. Mr Tay actively contributes to the community and serves as an ideal role model for both the students and the participating alumni. Besides imparting wisdom on values and ethics, he also drew on his trove of life experiences to highlight importance of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

Subsequently, alumni and undergraduates were broken up into smaller groups according to their industry interests and specialization. The alumni shared about their workplace experiences with much fervor, and took questions that were posed by the students after their sharing. Students also shared the difficulties and uncertainties they had in the pursuit for their dream careers while the alumni offered advice based on their experiences. It was an immensely fruitful session, with both alumni and undergraduates benefiting from the experience: Alumni had the opportunity to network with other alumni in the industry, and undergraduates managed to gain invaluable industry advice from their seniors in the industry.

After the networking session, Charles Tey, the Chairperson for BSA Youth Connexxion 2014, concluded the night with a speech that highlighted the enthusiasm of the participants for the night and rallied for greater support for the next Connexxion event. NUSBSA Youth Connexxion continues to be an event which gives students and alumni the opportunity to build up their networks and strengthen the community within the school.