Cleantech Club’s event – Lunch with Dr. Sanjay Kuttan

Article contributed by Doris & Santiago, MBA Class of 2018 Dr. Sanjay Kuttan is currently Programme Director of Multi Energy Systems & Grids (SMES) in the Energy Research Institute @ NTU (ERI@N). However, the road to this point has been everything but a straight line. He has been kind enough to share with us an engaging lunch session in which he shared a unique perspective of Singapore’s landscape in renewable energies, as well…

Let’s learn festival dance and origami!

Article contributed by Jennifer Lee, MBA Class of 2019. ‘Japanese Language and Culture Club’ in Nanyang MBA had a fruitful second gathering at MBA Lounge on Saturday, November 25th. Thanks to the help of Japanese students’ family, we could learn and enjoy traditional Japanese festival dance and origami – paper folding art. This time we prepared catering food and homemade salads to enjoy delicious food at dinner time. Special thanks…

Clean Technology & Energy business club

Article contributed by Santiago, MBA class of 2018.  WHAT DOES “CLEAN” MEAN When looking at clean technology and energy we always think first of renewable energies, such as wind and solar, or at low impact replacements to common technology, such as e-ink. But does a diminution in our carbon footprint also classify as “clean”? Right now, the Singaporean government is looking to reduce the consumption in energy while keeping the…

Suntory IT manager brews up new career in international business

Harutaka Ichinoki is making progress in realising his ambition to be a global business leader. A graduate of the full-time Nanyang MBA programme in 2012 and an executive at Suntory Beverage and Food, which produces beer and consumer goods, Ichinoki is relocating to Australia to work as the company’s senior corporate planning manager. In his new role, he will formulate and carry out corporate strategy for Suntory’s business operations Down Under.…

Microsoft executive broadens horizons with Nanyang-Waseda MBA

South Korean Ham Sungwon’s (above) desire to explore the world has led her to pursue studies in Taiwan, Singapore and Japan, as well as a new career with American tech giant Microsoft. A holder of the Nanyang-Waseda Double MBA, Ham is currently undertaking the Microsoft Academy of College Hires programme, a two-year scheme that trains recruits for roles in areas such as finance, marketing, information technology, operations, and sales and…

How to negotiate the salary you want.

In partnership with Michael Page.      Many people don’t realise that the salary they’re offered along with a new role isn’t necessarily the final offer, but a starting point to negotiating the salary you want. The idea of asking for a higher figure is daunting, but it’s an expected part of the hiring process. However, to negotiate your new salary from a position of strength, preparation is crucial. You…

Mid Autumn Festival gathering

Article contributed by Daryl Ong, Nanyang MBA class of 2018.  On a bright and cheery Saturday, students from all parts of the world gathered together for their latest MBA conquest, surviving case competition part #3. Through hours of grueling efforts and hard work, they have finally conquered Vijay’s toughest quest to date and needed an avenue to let their hair down. Fortunately, the day itself falls on a very important…

Sawadee Khrup, Ah Loy Thai

Article contributed by Leo Tan, Food and Tours Club Co-Chair It was just like any other Sunday afternoon in Singapore – hot, humid and crowded. People whisked past us quickly at Bugis station. A small group of us were gathered in front of Guardian pharmacy just outside of the station’s gantry while a few others texted me to inform that they’ll be meeting us at the destination itself. The anticipation…

Could Facebook stop you getting hired?

In partnership with Michael Page.     The web now plays a huge role in the recruitment process for both employers and for candidates. With the increasing prevalence of online CV searches, digital portfolios and online job boards, the recruitment process has firmly shifted into the online domain. While the internet offers increased visibility and ease of application, it can also come with some risks for unsuspecting job seekers. Most…