Class Champions and Class Ambassadors Appreciation Dinner 2017

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) held its annual Class Champions and Class Ambassadors Appreciation Dinner on 29 June 2017 at Picnic Singapore, marking the graduation of yet another batch of dedicated Class Champions.

As its name suggests, the purpose of the dinner was a simple one: to recognize and show our appreciation for FASS’ Class Champions, the leaders of the class giving effort for the graduating batch of their respective departments. This tradition exists to ensure that financially needy students will benefit from the same experiences as did the previous batches, and to make an impression on our students of the importance of giving back. Also in attendance were Class Ambassadors; members of the External Relations and Student Life (ERSL) team, including A/P Loy Hui Chieh, Vice Dean, and A/P Phua Chiew Pheng, Assistant Dean; Department Representatives, as well as Mr Chua Sin Chew from the NUS Office of Alumni Relations (OAR).

Armed with a bittersweet awareness that Commencement was quickly approaching, the students’ apprehension at starting a new chapter of their lives was nonetheless overwhelmed by the excitement of the beginnings of something new and rewarding. Teary goodbyes were also precluded, as the end of the students’ journey as Class Champions also marked their assumption of a new role: Class Ambassadors, whose role is preserve friendships and keep in touch with fellow alumnus; ensuring that they lose neither their friendships with each other, nor with the University and the Faculty, as they are kept updated on current happenings and upcoming events.

The atmosphere throughout the night was a lively one, as emcee Khoo Yi Feng kept everyone’s spirits high. As guests mingled over food and drinks, they were also treated to a surprise performance by Class Champion Lara Tay from the Department of English Language and Linguistics, who serenaded the audience with a number of hits that everyone couldn’t help but sing along to. The performance was quickly followed by games and a sharing session, which prompted much laughter from the guests.

The last segment of the night started with a presentation by Mr Chua Sin Chew from OAR, who highlighted the facilitative role that the University could play in organizing gatherings, such as by providing a venue free of charge. He also shared about several upcoming events from NUS Alumni, such as the upcoming Kent Ridge Alumni Family Day, and NUS Day of Service. This was followed by Ms Karen Wong’s presentation on the FASS Mentorship Programme, which encourages alumni who have since accumulated some experience in the working world to give back to FASS by mentoring current students and guiding them forward in charting a successful career path. The night concluded successfully with a lucky draw, as several students got to leave with special FASS mementos to call their own.

FASS would like to again extend our gratitude to our Class Champions and Class Ambassadors for their hard work in coordinating the Class Giving Effort, and for keeping each graduating class in touch with each other, as well as with the school. See you at the next gathering!

Internship: MOE Marketing & Research Intern

Do you enjoy writing? Have a passion for designing? If your answer to both questions is yes, then this internship is perfect for you!

Join the Recruitment Marketing and Research Unit (RMR) at Ministry of Education where you will be exposed to various aspects of the marketing world, and see how your interest applies to the real world.

To apply, please visit www.moe.gov.sg/marketing-internship

FASS Career Preparation Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FASS Career Preparation Workshop: Resume Writing & Interview Skills

Choose only ONE of the sessions:

1) Thursday, 11 May 2017, 2pm to 4pm

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fass-resume11may

or

2) Friday, 12 May 2017, 10am to 12pm

Register at: https://tinyurl.com/fass-resume12may

          Venue: YIH, Level 1, Training Rooms 1 & 2

Limited spaces available!

* Please bring along your resume to the workshop to maximize your learning experience. You may refer to page 31 of the NUS Career Guidebook for a sample resume template.

Please note that attending this workshop is a prerequisite for FASS students who intend to embark on internships with credit.

 

 

 

ORBIS INTERNATIONAL – SINGAPORE OFFICE — Development Intern

Interested in the non-profit sector? Passionate about global health? Come join the Orbis Singapore team!

We are an international non-profit working to eliminate avoidable blindness.

We have worked in 92 countries over 35 years and have 14 offices around the world.

 You will learn about the operations of an international non-profit and assist in fundraising and/or communications campaigns.

We are looking for people who are independent, resourceful, open-minded and have a can-do attitude.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Development Intern                            DEPARTMENT: Development, Singapore

JOB SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Director of Development, the intern will be responsible for the implementation of approved corporate campaigns and special events with the goal of expanding Orbis’s supporter and donor bases in Singapore. S/he is also responsible for planning, organizing and implementing sustainable strategies to build awareness and generate funds in Singapore.

 

REPORTS TO: Director of Development

SUPERVISES: External vendors and volunteers

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assist in managing and implementing approved corporate campaigns and other fundraising activities to expand Orbis corporate partnerships in Singapore.
  2. Assist in managing and implementing approved events, including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment and monitoring, logistics arrangement and liaison with vendors, sponsors and internal teams.
  3. Research and update market intelligence on potential corporate partners.
  4. Research and update market intelligence about corporate and special events fundraising in Singapore.
  5. Assist with the Orbis Singapore website, social media, and eDM campaigns.
  6. Provide general administrative support to the office.
  7. Assist in other fundraising events with the team and participate in other Orbis activities as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

  • Undergraduate in their second or third year from FASS,   preferably   majoring   in Asian Studies, Communications & New Media or Global Studies. Students from other majors are welcome to apply.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is a must.
  • Experience in organizing events and campaigns is an advantage.
  • Graphic design skills are an advantage.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit.
  • Open-mindedness and ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Interest in developing a career with an international non-profit organization.

 

INTERNSHIP DETAILS:

Number of positions:  2

Internship Period:       15 May 2017 – 28 July 2017 (11 weeks); negotiable

Working Hours:            9:30am – 6:30pm

Allowance:                     $100 per week

 

Please email CV, one writing sample (optional) and one design sample (optional) to: Jasmine at jasmine.ng@orbis.org with subject:

Development Intern – NUS FASS – (name)

Deadline for submission is 28 February 2017. Review of candidates is on a rolling basis.

Career Catalyst: Resume Writing and Interviewing Skills Workshop

This workshop is especially conducted for Cohort 2015 students (students who entered NUS/FASS in AY2015/16), who have completed CFG1010/CFG1020 Roots & Wings. Yours is an early version of Roots & Wings which does not include a career preparation component. This component is included in later versions of CFG1010/CFG1020. For Cohort 2015 students, this is a pre-requisite for FAS2551 and FAS2552. Student who have completed RVR’s WR1401 are waived from this pre-requisite.

All FASS students may sign-up for this workshop. Cohort 2015 students have priority placement.


MOE Teaching Internship Programme – open for application

The MOE Teaching Internship Programme is now open for application. If you have always wanted to experience the life of a teacher, here is your chance to do so! Teaching interns will have the rare opportunity to experience what it takes to be a teacher– from drafting lesson plans, classroom teaching, attending meetings, organising school functions to taking charge of a CCA.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit www.moe.gov.sg/unitip2017.

 

Application closes on 28 Feb (Tuesday), 11.55pm.