Microsoft Case Study Competition 2011

Have you heard of corporate social responsibility? Are you passionate about not only doing business but also dong good at the same time? Do you believe that being socially responsible and sustainable is not only the good way but the right way to go? Here is the platform for you to express your ideas and challenge your mind.



You will be able to participate in this competition in teams of 1-3 people.

For the preliminary round, a 3-5 pages report with reasonable fonts and spacing need to submitted as a group. The reports should cover the following issues:


1)      What is your understanding of CSR and role of CSR in business today?

2)      Overview of Microsoft CSR strategies

3)      Evaluation of Microsoft current strategies and suggest improvements

E.g. Do the initiatives achieve its social goal? Do they add value to Microsoft business? What had gone wrong/ineffective? What could/should be done instead?. Etc 

*no need to comment on all initiatives


4)      Proposal of new and creative initiatives

E.g. How is it different from the current initiative? Is there a need for such initiative? How does it help both the community and Microsoft?,etc

* Microsoft places lots of emphasis on this component


The report should be evaluative, rather than descriptive in nature. Microsoft is looking for depth of analysis and proposal of improvements/new ideas.


The top 5 teams will be selected after the preliminary round. They will then be required to make formal presentation on their ideas to Microsoft to compete for the top 3 positions.



Attractive cash prize:  1st prize $500 2nd prize$300 3rd prize $100

Outstanding participants may be awarded an INTERNSHIP opportunity in Microsoft this coming SUMMER !!!


Microsoft Corporate visit 2011

To help you further, we are organizing a corporate visit to Microsoft for you to obtain primary information about their CSR efforts and also consult your idea with Microsoft personnel directly.


Time: 9th March 3-5pm

Venue: Microsoft office at one marina boulevard  (*transportation provided)

Event flow: an exclusive tour to the office area of Mircosoft and the Microsoft Innovation Centre

  • showcase MICROSOFT’s CSR efforts in recently years
  • great opportunity to add value to you report for MICROSOFT CSR case study competition


If interested, please email by 3rd March


Registration for the competition:

The submission deadline for the report is 23rd March 2010.

If interested, please mail the name, faculty/year, individual email of all team members (team of 1-3) preferably by 12th March. We will create the competition accounts and send them to you to proceed with the rest of registration and submission later.


Best Regards,

Organizing Committee for NUS Corporate Social Responsibility Student Movement

Hear from our very own…..

 Dr Hoofd, Ingrid Maria 

Dr Hoofd, Ingrid Maria

Assistant Professor, Communications and New Media

During my graduate studies in NUS, the rich diversity of perspectives in the modules on offer, as well as the intellectual knowledge and engagement of the professors in FASS, prepared me well for my current job as assistant professor in a highly interdisciplinary academic programme. This stimulating graduate experience, in which respect for diversity and productive academic engagement were main ingredients, I now in turn try to recreate for my own students in FASS.

Urban Redevelopment Authority Undergraduate MID-TERM SCHOLARSHIP

The Urban Redevelopment Authority Undergraduate MID-TERM SCHOLARSHIP is now open for application till Tuesday, 15 March 2011.


We are pleased to invite you to apply – more details and online application form can be found at:

For clarifications, please call Helen at +65 6321 8121 or Ruhayah at +65 6329 3574.

Interested in Joining the TOURISM or PR/COMMUNICATIONS Industry?

Register NOW for our FASSTalks!

FASSTalk 1 Tourism

Date: Wednesday, 9th March 2011

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Venue: AS7, Seminar Room ABC


FASSTalk 2 – PR/Communications

Date:  Friday, 11th March 2011

Time: 2pm -4pm

Venue: AS7, Seminar Room ABC


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USP Career Services

Dear Student,


As part of the USP Career Services offerings, we have lined up a series of talk and sharing in late February and early March that are intended for students keen to pursue or considering  postgraduate studies. Spread over 3 different sessions, it  will cover UK (London) and US postgraduate opportunities, as well as a sharing by USP faculty staff and alumni on postgraduate studies.


Registration for the sessions is now open.

Please register responsibly, as we will be making logistical arrangements based on the registration.

The sessions are also open to students in USP partner faculties, so feel free to share this with your faculty friends.

1)      UK (London) Universities Talk


We are pleased to invite the representatives from four top UK universities, University College London, Imperial College, King’s College and London School of Economics, to share with you the various graduate opportunities in their esteemed institutions. 


The talk is scheduled on:


Date:       Monday, 28 Feb 2011 

Time:       5.00pm to 6.30pm 

Venue:     USP Conference Room, Level 7,  Blk ADM 


In addition to sharing about postgraduate opportunities, there will also be an overview of graduate studies in the UK.

If you are keen to pursue postgraduate studies, or just want to know more so that you can plan more informally, this will be the talk you would not want to miss.  It is also a chance for you to interact with the career advisors and faculty staff from these universities. They will be presenting to students the benefits and advantages of graduate studies at these institutions which are based in the heart of London.  The presentation shall give an overview of graduate studies in the UK and then focus on the advantages of graduate studies in London.  The presentation will also give an overview of the application process and what universities are looking for in students.  Students will then have an opportunity to personally speak to representatives from each of the universities in more detail if they wish.


Click HERE to register

2)      US Postgraduate Studies Information Talk


We have invited Ms Karen Kaylor, Director of the US Education Information Centre (USEIC), to provide an overview on postgraduate studies in the USA.


Date:       Thursday, 3 March 2011 

Time:       4.00pm to 6.00pm 

Venue:     USP Conference Room, Level 7,  Blk ADM 


If you have a specific question in mind, please indicate in the “Remarks” column when you register.


Click HERE to register

3)      Sharing on Postgraduate Studies by USP faculty and alumni


The intent of this sharing session is to provide practical and useful information to undergraduates who are considering postgraduate studies. The backgrounds of the speakers will be such that we will cover both local and overseas postgraduate education options, and also both the arts and the sciences domains.


If you are unsure whether postgraduate studies is the way to go, this informal and interactive session hopefully will provide you some answers.


Date:       Friday, 4 March 2011

Time:       4.00pm to 6.00pm

Venue:     USP Conference Room, Level 7,  Blk ADM
Click HERE to register.