February Newsletter: Cornell Social Thursdays

Cornell Social Thursdays

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We’re trying something new this year – Cornell Social Thursdays! Every 2nd Thursday of the month, we’ll be having an informal drinks session at Boomarang Boat Quay. It will be a great chance to catch up with your friends and meet other fellow alum! This month, it’ll be held on 11 Feb 2016. Details are:

Venue: Boomarang Boat Quay, 52 Circular Road
Date: Thursday, 11 Feb 2016
Time: From 7.00pm onwards
Cost: Pay-as-you-go

DUAL Events

Thursday, 04 Feb, 2016 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast
Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL LGBT – Monthly Drinks
Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2016 05:30pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour
Saturday, 20 Feb, 2016 12:00pm – 02:30pm – CNY Festive “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration! 2016
Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Save the Date – DUAL Straight Talk About U.S. Universities Undergrad Admissions and Experiences
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 03:00pm – 06:00pm – DUAL Speed Dating – Spring 2016
Tuesday, 22 Mar, 2016 06:30pm – 08:30pm – DUAL-NUSS Event: 21 (20 Alumni Clubs + 1 NUSS) Endless Connections
Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL

 

1. Thursday, 04 Feb, 2016 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast

Informal gathering of DUAL alumni active in financial services and/or interested in them: meet people, discuss the latest trends and developments, exchange views and ideas, have a chat, …

Venue: Lau Pa Sat, outside area at corner of Cross Street and Raffles Quay next to Kopitiam and Italian bakery

Cost: Pay your own

RSVP: Please register with Rolf (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanalytics.com), but you are welcome even without registration.

Contact: Rolf Haudenschild (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanaltytics.com)

 
2. Thursday, 11 Feb, 2016 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL LGBT – Monthly Drinks

Hi everyone, After a bit of a hiatus in January we are back in February. LGBT individuals and allies alike, come out for drinks on 11 February.

Venue: Bitters & Love, 118 Telok Ayer Street

Cost: Non

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dual-lgbt-monthly-drinks-11-february-tickets-20827683161

Contact: dual.lgbt@gmail.com

 

3. Wednesday, 17 Feb, 2016 05:30pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour

The Berkeley Club of Singapore (BCoS) invites you to join Golden Bears on the second Wednesday (hump day) for our monthly Happy Hour. Celebrate the passing of half the work week and half the month with friends from Cal. All are welcome. Cheers!

Venue: La Brasserie: Fullerton Bay Hotel Walkway (between Fullerton Bay Hotel and Customs House, look for the Cal signs!)

Cost: Cash Bar

RSVP: Please Respond at our Facebook page or to the email below

Contact: berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

4. Saturday, 20 Feb, 2016 12:00pm – 02:30pm – CNY Festive “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration! 2016

The LSEAAS is pleased to announce that our Chinese New Year “Lo Hei” Lunch Celebration is round the corner! This annual event is a mainstay of the alumni events calendar, and is always a great opportunity to reunite with old friends, as well as to meet new friends and contacts. Red House Seafood at Princep Street is a wonderfully inviting venue to enjoy seafood in a contemporary setting within an old shophouse, with the old-world charm of the conservation shophouse preserved and industrial touches injected. Old timber floors were retained and the wooden roof beams and rafters exposed to emphasize the building’s history.

Venue: Red House Seafood (小红楼), 68 Princep Street, Singapore 188661

Cost: $78

RSVP: http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/cny_festive_lo_hei_lunch_celebration_2016/

Contact: fongtien.miao@lsesingapore.org

* Red House Seafood will waive all corkage charges on the day of the lunch of 20 Feb. 2016. Guests are encouraged and welcome to bring your own wine/liquor to share in the festive cheer! PARKING: Parking is available at Sunshine Plaza, POMO and Somerset Bencoolen.

 

5. Monday, 22 Feb, 2016 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Save the Date – DUAL Straight Talk About U.S. Universities Undergrad Admissions and Experiences

Getting into a great American university is a dream of many promising high school students and their parents. But what are the real in’s and out’s of applying to the most elite schools? What are common misconceptions? What will set apart one application from the sea of others? And finally, what’s it like to live so far away from family for the first time? Come hear admissions experts, alumni and current students from the most sought after US universities talk about the process and experience.

Venue: TBA

Cost: TBA

RSVP: TBA

More details forthcoming.

 
6. Sunday, 28 Feb, 2016 03:00pm – 06:00pm – DUAL Speed Dating – Spring 2016

Following 2 successful DUAL Speed Datings in 2015 in the new format, we will once again play cupid. So, rather than going through the standard opening questions (Where do you work? Do you game? How many goldfish do you want?), we’ve decided to continue to shake things up! In other words, you are to provide a short description of yourself in no more than 30 words upon registration. These will be compiled and published prior to the event, with only your initials identifying you. So be creative! At the event, there will be 15 guys and 15 girls. Every five minutes, you’ll get to meet someone different and since you already know the boring background stuff about your partner, we’ll also be providing questions to guarantee an interesting conversation.

Venue: Pan Pacific The Atrium Bar

Cost: TBA

RSVP: http://goo.gl/forms/DUpfHm7JJt

Contact: Please contact dualcupids@gmail.com for any questions.

So if you’re 35 and under, and looking for your partner-to-be, register quick! A confirmation email along with payment details will be sent shortly after. Remember, your spot is only confirmed after payment. We’re taking only 15 guys and 15 girls this time – so be quick! Important If you are unable to make it, after registering successfully, please inform us as soon as possible so that the spot can be offered to the next person on the waiting list. Please note priority is given to alumni from DUAL member schools and who did not participate in the July 2015 DUAL Speed Dating.

 

7. Tuesday, 22 Mar, 2016 06:30pm – 08:30pm – DUAL-NUSS Event: 21 (20 Alumni Clubs + 1 NUSS) Endless Connections

21: Endless Connections is an initiative by the Alumni Development & University Relations (ADUR) Sub-Committee in collaboration with the Distinguished Universities Alumni League (DUAL). The event aims to provide both NUSS and DUAL members the exclusive opportunity to connect and network with one another.

Venue: NUSS, Suntec City Guild House, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 5, #02-401/402 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983

Cost: DUAL/NUSS Members: $25 nett; fees include refreshments and 2 drinks; spouses are welcome; Full charges apply for cancellations after 7 March

RSVP: For more info and register by 14 March: http://www.nuss.org.sg/news/21-endless-connections

Contact: Ng Hau Yee @ hauyee.ng@gmail.com

Follow by a successful 21: Endless Connection event in July 2015, we will be holding another event to include Speed Networking. Program flow: 6:30pm Registration 7:00pm Opening Addresses 7:15pm Speed Networking 8:00pm Free & Easy 8:30pm End of Program

 

8. JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL members

JobStreet.com is pleased to create exclusively for DUAL members, a new and exclusive career site located at http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/dual.htm featuring exciting high-level Public and Private sector jobs in Singapore. This site containing pre-selected jobs, caters to distinguished alumni members like yourself and is designed to save you the time and effort in sorting. This website will automatically be refreshed daily to bring you up-to-date jobs. It will also be featured on the DUAL website.
It is best that you save this link as it will not be featured on Jobstreet.com website. Jobs featured have included
AVP/VP/SVPs
Directors/Deputy Directors
General Managers/CFO/Heads
Managers
If you wish to view all other private and public sector jobs, you may browse at http://www.jobstreet.com.sg.
You can also find this exclusive JobStreet.com link under “Jobs” on our website http://www.dual.org.sg

December Newsletter: Happy Holidays and Cornell Drinks in January!

A Quick Round off

And just in a blink of an eye, it’s almost the end of 2015. Among the numerous activities held, we celebrated Cornell’s 150th anniversary at Hombre Cantina in April, sent off another batch of freshmen at our annual satay party, and had another fantastic Zinck’s Night. We had a blast of a year, and we certainly hope that 2015 had been good to you too!

We are planning a bunch of events next year, so keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter. Happy holidays everyone, and see you all in January!

Cornell Drinks in January

To kick off the new year, we are organising a drinks session in January – Cornell Drinks! Why wait till Zinck’s Night to grab a pint with a fellow Cornellian? Cornell Drinks is a great way to keep in touch and know new friends, so drop by after work, have a drink, and say hi! We’ll love to catch up with you!

Venue: Boomarang Boat Quay, 52 Circular Road
Date: Thursday, 14 January 2016
Time: From 7.00pm onwards
Cost: Pay-as-you-go

DUAL Events

  1. Thursday, 17 Dec, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL Drinks
  2. Saturday, 19 Dec, 2015 08:00pm – 09:30pm – The Christmas Project
  3. Sunday, 20 Dec, 2015 08:00pm – 09:30pm – The Christmas Project
  4. Thursday, 04 Feb, 2016 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast
  5. Volunteering Opportunity – Mentorship Opportunity for Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme
  6. Career Opportunity – Chief of Staff, Xiaomi, Beijing, China
  7. Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL

1.Thursday, 17 Dec, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – DUAL Drinks

Do come down and join us for our monthly DUAL Drinks (3rd Thursday) at a venue with a magnificent view. It will be a great time to relax, catch up with old friends and meet new people!

 

Venue: ME@OUE (OUE Tower Rooftop), 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321
Cost: Cash Bar. Happy Hour all night
RSVP: Just Come! No need to RSVP!
Contact: Questions: please email Hau Yee at hauyee.ng@gmail.com

 

ME@OUE is located on the rooftop of the new OUE Tower at Collyer Quay (across from the Fullerton Bay Hotel and near One Fullerton, Customs House,…). You can get to the rooftop at the main lobby and approach the ME@OUE concierge to take the dedicated elevator to the rooftop which offers stunning, unobstructed views of Marina Bay. Make sure you get a “wrist band” from the downstairs concierge.

2. Saturday, 19 Dec, 2015 08:00pm – 09:30pm – The Christmas Project

Cappella Martialis, Singapore’s only vocal group dedicated to early music, supported by King’s College London Alumni Society Singapore, presents ‘The Christmas Project’, an Advent & Christmas recital of music for the season from the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The recital will include motets and anthems by Victoria, Morales, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Praetorius, and JS Bach, as well as ancient chants from the Eastern and Western Churches. Cappella Martialis will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble that includes strings, recorders, dulcimer, harp, lutes, renaissance guitar, and period percussion. Cappella is proud to announce this will be the world premiere performance of ‘Advent’, a new piece by Canadian-born London-based composer Kathryn Rose.

 

Venue: Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 30 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268912
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: edward.yong@kclalumni.net

 

KCL has possibly London’s best college chapel choir, and three of their alumni are in Cappella Martialis, along with some alumni of Oxford and Cambridge chapel choirs, sso expect a recital in the best English style. Admission is free, and music-lovers are invited to make a contribution in a box toward charities. p.s. a brief singalong of familiar carols! For updates, see the Facebook event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/932652070104868/

3. Sunday, 20 Dec, 2015 08:00pm – 09:30pm – The Christmas Project

Cappella Martialis, Singapore’s only vocal group dedicated to early music, supported by King’s College London Alumni Society Singapore, presents ‘The Christmas Project’, an Advent & Christmas recital of music for the season from the Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. The recital will include motets and anthems by Victoria, Morales, Palestrina, Monteverdi, Tallis, Vaughan Williams, Praetorius, and JS Bach, as well as ancient chants from the Eastern and Western Churches. Cappella Martialis will be accompanied by an instrumental ensemble that includes strings, recorders, dulcimer, harp, lutes, renaissance guitar, and period percussion. Cappella is proud to announce this will be the world premiere performance of ‘Advent’, a new piece by Canadian-born London-based composer Kathryn Rose.

 

Venue: Barker Road Methodist Church, 48 Barker Road, Singapore 309917
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: edward.yong@kclalumni.net

 

KCL has possibly London’s best college chapel choir, and three of their alumni are in Cappella Martialis, along with some alumni of Oxford and Cambridge chapel choirs, sso expect a recital in the best English style. Admission is free, and music-lovers are invited to make a contribution in a box toward charities. p.s. a brief singalong of familiar carols! For updates, see the Facebook event page here:https://www.facebook.com/events/932652070104868/

4. Thursday, 04 Feb, 2016 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast

Informal gathering of DUAL alumni active in financial services and/or interested in them: meet people, discuss the latest trends and developments, exchange views and ideas, have a chat, …

 

Venue: Lau Pa Sat, outside area at corner of Cross Street and Raffles Quay next to Kopitiam and Italian bakery
Cost: Pay your own
RSVP: Please register with Rolf (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanalytics.com), but you are welcome even without registration.
Contact: Rolf Haudenschild (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanalytics.com)

5. Volunteering Opportunity – Mentorship Opportunity for Singapore International Foundation’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme

SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) programme is looking for mentors who are keen to work with young global changemakers passionate about making a difference through their social enterprises. YSE is currently recruiting mentors to collaborate with its young social entrepreneurs from YSE 2016.

 

Through their expertise and experience, YSE mentors have been crucial in helping to shape the perspectives of the YSEs and guide them towards their goals. YSE would like to work mentors who have either have social entrepreneurship experience or business management knowledge.

 

If you are interested in empowering youth and enhancing their development as changemakers, click herefor more information on YSE mentorship schemes and to apply as a mentor. The deadline for mentor registration is 21st December 2015.

 

The Singapore International Foundation makes friends for a better world. We build enduring relationships between Singaporeans and world communities, harnessing these friendships to enrich lives and effect positive change. Find out more at www.sif.org.sg

6. Career Opportunity – Chief of Staff, Xiaomi, Beijing China

Baseline requirements:

  1. Native Mandarin Chinese speaker
  2. 1-4 years consulting or entrepreneurial experience

Job Description:
The Chief of Staff will be the “right hand person” to Xiaomi’s Global VP Hugo Barra, a highly analytical and versatile individual, and a “jack of all trades” who can quickly build relationships and boost the XGVP’s productivity and reach while also serving as language/cultural interface to the Xiaomi China team and external parties in Greater China. This is an opportunity to be part of a team that’s building a large-­scale global operation with an innovative business model, quickly acquire valuable new skills in operations, e-commerce and product development, and create significant career opportunity.

 

Interested individuals please contact Eden Tseng eden@xiaomi.com

7. JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL members

JobStreet.com is pleased to create exclusively for DUAL members, a new and exclusive career site located at http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/dual.htm featuring exciting high-level Public and Private sector jobs in Singapore. This site containing pre-selected jobs, caters to distinguished alumni members like yourself and is designed to save you the time and effort in sorting. This website will automatically be refreshed daily to bring you up-to-date jobs. It will also be featured on the DUAL website.
It is best that you save this link as it will not be featured on Jobstreet.com website. Jobs featured have included

  • AVP/VP/SVPs
  • Directors/Deputy Directors
  • General Managers/CFO/Heads
  • Managers

If you wish to view all other private and public sector jobs, you may browse at http://www.jobstreet.com.sg.
You can also find this exclusive JobStreet.com link under “Jobs” on our website http://www.dual.org.sg

CORNELL CLUB OF SINGAPORE & DUAL MID-NOVEMBER 15 UPDATES

Cornell Club Of Singapore Mid-November 2015 Update

Lunch & Learn: “How to use behavioural science and big data to combat global warming”

Overview: While it’s always hot in Singapore, have you also noticed the news about climate change? Join this Cornell Club event and hear firsthand from Stephen Lo (Cornell ’91, Engineering ) about how Opower is trying to do its part to combat that change by partnering with utility companies in 95 countries.

Date: lunchtime during 1st or 2nd Fri in December, 2015
Venue: Opower Asia Pacific, 28/F, PWC Building, 8 Cross Street, Singapore 048424
Agenda:
Icebreaker [5 mins]
Brief explanation [30 mins]
Q&A and open floor [25 mins]
Kindly RSVP to stephen.lo@opower.com or 9086-2813 (WhatsApp/SMS). Seats are limited to 10 people. First come, first served!
DUAL HIGHLIGHT EVENT: DUAL Thanksgiving Continue reading CORNELL CLUB OF SINGAPORE & DUAL MID-NOVEMBER 15 UPDATES

CORNELL CLUB OF SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

November Newsletter: A Recap of October and DUAL Thanksgiving

Introducing the new Exco

In case you haven’t heard, I’m excited to announce that the new Exco of Cornell Club Singapore got voted in at the Annual General Meeting on 11 October 2015. As President of the new team, it’s my honour to officially introduce the team to the community:

  • President: Guojian Ou
  • VP Membership: Siew Wei Ngiam
  • VP Program Coordinator: Sheryl Soh
  • Treasurer: Prem Anand Jayaram
  • Secretary: Frank Chen
  • DUAL-Liason: Priyesh Shah
  • CAAAN Chair: Sophia Lu

If you would like to join us and take an active role in the Club (or even have any suggestions for events), do get in touch with any of us. We’ll love to hear from you!


Zinck’s Night

This year, the Cornell Club went back to Muddy Murphy’s at TripleOne Somerset to celebrate the spirit of Theodore Zinck, along with over 105 clubs and associations celebrating all across the world. With more than 50 people showing up, it was a good night of beer, catching up with old friends and meet new ones. We had a blast meeting everyone, and we hope that you all had too! If you missed this one, not to worry – we’ll catch up with you all at future events!


DUAL HIGHLIGHT EVENT: DUAL Thanksgiving

It’s time for Thanksgiving cum year-end holiday celebration. Don’t miss this informal social event of the year…Come join us for a grand buffet feast of good ole American-style roasted turkey plus all the trimmings. Some items on the menu: turkey, gravy and cranberry sauce; honey baked ham; mashed potatoes; stuffings; corn on the cob; Christmas pudding; pumpkin pie, etc.
Venue: The American Club, Colonial Room, 3rd Level, 10 Claymore Hill
Cost: $72 for members/spouse of DUAL member clubs; $85 for non-members/spouse of DUAL member clubs; $40 for kids ages 5 to 11; free for kids below 5. Cash Bar.
RSVP: http://ptix.co/1XRdx9X
Contact: Please email Ms. Ng Hau Yee at hauyee.ng@gmail.com 
In addition, we will once again be having a bit of fun raising funds for the charity “Food from the Heart” http://www.foodheart.org/. Seats are limited – we have a full house every year with a waiting list. So sign up early!! Seats are only confirmed once payment is made. Once paid, you are responsible for finding a replacement if you no longer can attend, but we can help link you with someone on the wait list (if any). No refunds for no shows.


DUAL Events

  1. Friday, 06 Nov, 2015 09:30am – 06:00pm – 7th INSEAD Asian Private Equity Conference
  2. Saturday, 07 Nov, 2015 02:30pm – 05:30pm – CRISPR Symposium with Dr Feng Zhang
  3. Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 08:30pm – UCHICAGO & CFA Society Singapore – Fixed Income Investing and Global Markets Outlook
  4. Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour
  5. Thursday, 12 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 08:00pm – Mediation: Strategic Conflict Management for your disputes
  6. Friday, 13 Nov, 2015 08:30am – 02:00pm – J.P. Morgan – Asia Society One Step Ahead Series
  7. Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 09:30pm – Penn + UCLA Alumni Clubs are jointly hosting a Happy Hour on Wednesday, 18th November
  8. Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2015 07:01pm – 09:00pm – Effective Networking with Jean Balfour
  9. Thursday, 19 Nov, 2015 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast
  10. Thursday, 19 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL Drinks – CANCELLED
  11. Saturday, 28 Nov, 2015 09:00am – 05:00pm – LSE Asia Forum in Singapore & Southeast Asia Reunion Weekend
  12. DUAL HIGHLIGHT EVENT: Saturday, 28 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 11:00pm – Thanksgiving cum Year End Dinner 
  13. Saturday, 05 Dec, 2015 05:00pm – Dartmouth Alumni Wine Tasting
  14. Volunteering Opportunity – Conjunct Consulting
  15. Career Opportunities – JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL

1. Friday, 06 Nov, 2015 09:30am – 06:00pm – 7th INSEAD Asian Private Equity Conference 

The INSEAD Private Equity Club would like to invite you to the 7th INSEAD Asian Private Equity Conference, which will take place on Friday November 6, 2015, at the INSEAD Asia Campus in Singapore. This year’s conference, themed “Emerging Trends in Asian PE”, will focus on the on-going regional industry dynamics and will create a forum in which participants can discuss some of the key issues that confront the industry today. The Conference will begin at 9:30 and will tentatively end at 18:00. Tickets will be available for sale online through Thursday November 5, 2015. As there are a limited amount of tickets available, we recommend you register sooner rather than later as tickets are sold on a first come first serve basis. Food and refreshments will be provided throughout the Conference. The schedule is tentative and subject to change. IPEC reserves the right to modify the schedule, therefore please take note of our updates.
Venue: INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676
Cost: See Eventbrite page for Details of Pricing
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-insead-asian-private-equity-conference-tickets-17407559479
Contact: jonathanmonie@gmail.com

INSEAD Private Equity Club (IPEC) – is INSEAD s largest club providing a global forum for students and alumni alike, the organization has both an Alumni and a Student Club each working cohesively together, collaborating on events, such as conferences, and treks globally. With over 3,000 INSEAD alumni working in the private equity industry worldwide, IPEC s goal is to support INSEAD s thought leadership, participation, and recognition in the field. IPEC s flagship events are its annual conferences held in both France and Singapore. Now in its thirteenth year, the conference in Fontainebleau has grown to be the largest private equity conference hosted by an academic institution in Europe. http://mba-clubs.insead.edu/private-equity/

2. Saturday, 07 Nov, 2015 02:30pm – 05:30pm – CRISPR Symposium with Dr Feng Zhang 

The MIT Club of Singapore, in collaboration with the Broad Institute and Harvard alumni, is organizing a CRISPR Symposium, featuring a leading expert in the field, Dr Feng Zhang from the Broad Institute. CRISPR, a bacterial immune system, has been repurposed and engineered to provide the tools to precisely edit genomes with unparalleled simplicity and flexibility, resulting in a research revolution. This breakthrough gene editing technology was first demonstrated in Science, on January 3, 2013 and since then it has already become a foundational tool for cancer, infectious disease and mental health research and is inspiring a multitude of promising biotech start-ups. Please join us for an informative and inspiring discussion from co-authors Dr. Le Cong and Dr. Feng Zhang and licensing and commerce professionals.
Venue: Guild Room, NUSS Suntec City Guildhouse
Cost: $35 for MIT/Harvard alumni ($45 for others)
RSVP: http://crispr-sg.peatix.com/ 
Contact: Chuohao Yeo – zuohao@alum.mit.edu

3. Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 08:30pm – UCHICAGO & CFA Society Singapore – Fixed Income Investing and Global Markets Outlook 

Dear Friends, The University of Chicago Booth Alumni Club, Singapore have co-organised the following speaker event with Jonathan Xiong, a Chicago Booth alumni, together with CFA Singapore. The event is free to University of Chicago Booth alumni and please do sign up quickly if you have an interest as places are limited. Speaker: Jonathan Xiong, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, (based in New York) With interest rates at historically low levels, and an outlook for higher rates and increased volatility, investors today face a challenging market environment. Jonathan Xiong will discuss fixed income investing and outlook from a GSAM perspective and describe how investors look to navigate these challenges by diversifying their portfolio. Limited slots, first come first serve basis!!!
Venue: FTSE Room, Level 9, Capital Tower, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore. 068912
Cost: CFA Members $0, Candidate / DUAL Members – $20, Non Members – $40
RSVP: https://www.cfasociety.org/singapore/Lists/Events%20Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=2038 
Contact: Arun R. Kelshiker, CFA, CAIA – akelshik@chicagobooth.edu, or Ashish – ashishgoyal1@gmail.com
Stay connected with Chicago Booth team social network…. https://www.facebook.com/groups/cbfnf/

4. Wednesday, 11 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour 

The Berkeley Club of Singapore (BCoS) invites you to join Golden Bears on the second Wednesday (hump day) for our monthly Happy Hour. Celebrate the passing of half the work week and almost half the month with friends from Cal. All are welcome. Cheers!
Venue: La Brasserie: Fullerton Bay Hotel Walkway (between Fullerton Bay Hotel and Customs House, look for the Cal signs!)
Cost: Cash Bar
RSVP: Please Respond at our Facebook page or to the email below
Contact: berkeleyclubofsingapore@gmail.com

5. Thursday, 12 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 08:00pm – Mediation: Strategic Conflict Management for your disputes 

The Harvard Club of Singapore is pleased to organise “Mediation: Strategic Conflict Management for your disputes”. Disputes are inevitable in the commercial sector. When disputes are brought to the Court, parties face hefty legal costs, potential reputational damage, as well as the loss of opportunity costs; time and resources which could have been better used to negotiate your next deal. Hence, mediation is increasingly gaining traction as a popular and preferred alternative dispute resolution mechanism. Explore, together with experts from the Singapore Mediation Centre, how mediation can help you reap substantial savings in costs and time, allow your business control over the outcome and preserve valuable business relationships, all within a private and confidential setting.
Venue: The Supreme Court of Singapore, 1 Supreme Court Lane, Singapore 178879, Room : Level 2, Mediation Chambers 3&4
Cost: Complimentary (refreshments provided)
RSVP: events@harvardclub.sg 

6. Friday, 13 Nov, 2015 08:30am – 02:00pm – J.P. Morgan – Asia Society One Step Ahead Series 

Workforce Readiness in ASEAN Member States: Implications of an ASEAN Economic Community.

Venue: Ballroom 2, Fullerton Hotel
Cost: Free Admission; Registration Required
RSVP: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/jp-morgan-%E2%80%93-asia-society-one-step-ahead-series
Contact: Cindy Fung at CFung@asiasociety.org
Please go to the link for more info: http://asiasociety.org/hong-kong/events/jp-morgan-%E2%80%93-asia-society-one-step-ahead-series

7. Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2015 06:30pm – 09:30pm – Penn + UCLA Alumni Clubs are jointly hosting a Happy Hour on Wednesday, 18th November 

There will be free drinks and canapes (first come, first served), brought to you by our sponsor Coffee Meets Bagel. This event is FREE to attend. However, since we will be catering drinks and canapes, we are requesting for a $10 deposit to discourage no-shows, which will be fully refunded after the event to those who show up. Please RSVP by purchasing a ticket. Limited spots are available, so please do so ASAP. If you are not a Penn or UCLA alumnus but would like to participate, feel free to purchase a ticket in the “Others” category as well, and e-mail pennsing@gmail.com with your name, mobile number, and college. We will confirm your spot with you one week before the event (priority goes to Penn & UCLA alumni). In addition to purchasing a ticket, participants would need to show the Coffee Meets Bagel app at the event to receive free drinks and canapes.
Venue: ME@OUE, 50 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049321
Cost: $10 deposit, but will be refunded
RSVP: http://peatix.com/event/125268
More about Coffee Meets Bagel: Coffee Meets Bagel is a dating app started by two Penn’04. It a dating app for millennials who are looking for a real relationship. As opposed to traditional dating apps where people are inundated with endless profiles (think Tinder), Coffee Meets Bagel selects & recommends ideal matches based on attraction, geography, and common interests. To date we’ve generated more than 1 million real dates. Each week about 500 new couples find each other through Coffee Meets Bagel.

8. Wednesday, 18 Nov, 2015 07:01pm – 09:00pm – Effective Networking with Jean Balfour 

When it comes to career progression, networking is considered to be a core skill, yet often it is neglected. Many people find it challenging or scary and prefer to avoid it, thinking that performing in their role to high standards is the only factor in having a successful career. Especially for women, many of whom are working under time constraints imposed by caring responsibilities at home, this tendency can lead to having fewer networks to call on. The workshop will introduce the importance of networking to career progression. With a practical approach, it will provide useful tools to help achieve your networking goals. Jean Balfour is an accredited executive coach and organisation consultant with over 20 years experience. She specialises in executive coaching, leadership development and diversity and inclusion. She is Managing Director at Bailey Balfour, a Singapore-based global organisation consultancy.
Venue: INSEAD Campus 1 Ayer Rajah Ave. Singapore 089676
Cost: Refreshments will be served
RSVP: http://www.eventbrite.sg/e/effective-networking-with-jean-balfour-tickets-18989127993
Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.eu
SGD $10 for members (and a guest each) SGD $25 for DUAL members (and a guest each) SGD $40 for others (and a guest each)

9. Thursday, 19 Nov, 2015 07:45am – 09:00am – DUAL Finance Breakfast 

Informal gathering of DUAL alumni active in financial services and/or interested in them: meet people, discuss the latest trends and developments, exchange views and ideas, have a chat, …

Venue: Lau Pa Sat, outside area at corner of Cross Street and Raffles Quay next to Kopitiam and Japanese bakery
Cost: Pay your own
RSVP: Please register with Rolf (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanalytics.com), but you are welcome even without registration.
Contact: Rolf Haudenschild (rolf.haudenschild@maroonanaltytics.com)

10. Thursday, 19 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL Drinks – CANCELLED 

Me@OUE has cancelled our November DUAL Drinks. To avoid confusion of the venue for future DUAL Drinks, we will cancel instead of scheduling another venue for November. See you in December.

11. Saturday, 28 Nov, 2015 09:00am – 05:00pm – LSE Asia Forum in Singapore & Southeast Asia Reunion Weekend 

As part of LSE’s 120th anniversary celebrations, alumni and friends of LSE around the globe are invited to reconnect with the School and each other by attending a new series of regional LSE Global Forums which will celebrate the achievements of the School and our alumni. The Forum in Singapore will bring the School to your doorstep, giving you the opportunity to network with your fellow alumni, learn about the latest developments on campus, meet leading LSE academics and discuss ground-breaking research as well as the issues that are shaping lives and societies on a global scale. Highlights of the 1-day programme include panel discussions involving distinguished LSE academics and alumni with a focus on Southeast Asia, and a State-of-the-School address delivered by LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun. The event will also include a networking lunch and will conclude with a drinks reception.

Venue: Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799
Cost: £50 per person (approx. S$110)
RSVP: Please register at https://secureca.imodules.com/s/1623/interior-hybrid.aspx?sid=1623&gid=1&pgid=1391&cid=3689
Contact:wenting.geok@lsesingapore.org 
Please register for the Forum & Reunion Weekend SEPARATELY. Both registration links can be found on the LSEAAS webpage at http://www.lsesingapore.org/index.php/events/view/lse_asia_forum_in_singapore_southeast_asia_reunion_weekend/ 

12. Saturday, 28 Nov, 2015 07:00pm – 11:00pm – Thanksgiving cum Year End Dinner

Save the date! Our DUAL jointly organized Thanksgiving cum year-end holiday celebration at the American Club. Come join us for a grand buffet feast of good ole American-style roasted turkey plus all the trimmings. See above for more details.
Venue: The American Club

13. Saturday, 05 Dec, 2015 05:00pm – Dartmouth Alumni Wine Tasting 

“Sick of being No.2” – The Queens of Italy A look at how one of the earliest origins of wine production in the world, despite coming in tops in production, export value and stylistic variation, is always mentioned in second breath to their neighbours. We taste some of the great wines of Italy as we try to understand why and fall in love with its rustic charms. Certified Court of Master Sommelier Gerald Lu has designed a tasting of 8 wines, and will introduce us to the range of grapes & flavors bottled with amore in Italy. Come join us! Wines: Prosecco Pinot Grigio Vermentino Nebbiolo Amarone Chianti Super Tuscan Vin Santo
Venue: Praelum Wine Bistro, 4 Duxton Hill, S 089590.
Tel: 62385287
Cost: SGD 65 for Dartmouth Alumni and DUAL members; SGD 68 for non-members. Tasting includes cheese and crackers.
RSVP: contact: candice.ling@gmail.com 
Contact: candice.ling@gmail.com 

14. Volunteering Opportunity – Conjunct Consulting

Interested in volunteering within a dynamic nonprofit and helping to mentor the next generation of social change leaders?
Conjunct Consulting connects skilled volunteers and pro bono talent to the nonprofits and social enterprises that need their help through pro bono consulting projects and CSR programme offerings. At any given moment, Conjunct engages with roughly 120-200 volunteers in order to keep its chapters and operations running smoothly!
Conjunct is looking for Project Advisors to join their team for the next project cycle. Project Advisors are an integral part of Conjunct Consulting’s services, as they mentor and guide student consulting teams to help them bring quality recommendations to nonprofit partners. If you are looking to create real social impact, mentor students, and give your skills back to the community, then come find out more about what Conjunct does and how you can help!
If you’re interested in joining the team as a Project Advisor, you can apply here: http://bit.ly/ProjectAdvisor. All applications are due by 17 November. Any queries can be sent to volunteer@conjunctconsulting.org. Come help us create Strategy with a HEART.

15. JobStreet.com creates exclusive career website for DUAL members 

JobStreet.com is pleased to create exclusively for DUAL members, a new and exclusive career site located at http://sg.jobstreet.com/jobs/dual.htm featuring exciting high-level Public and Private sector jobs in Singapore. This site containing pre-selected jobs, caters to distinguished alumni members like yourself and is designed to save you the time and effort in sorting. This website will automatically be refreshed daily to bring you up-to-date jobs. It will also be featured on the DUAL website.
It is best that you save this link as it will not be featured on Jobstreet.com website. Jobs featured have included

  • AVP/VP/SVPs
  • Directors/Deputy Directors
  • General Managers/CFO/Heads
  • Managers

If you wish to view all other private and public sector jobs, you may browse at http://www.jobstreet.com.sg.
You can also find this exclusive JobStreet.com link under “Jobs” on our website http://www.dual.org.sg

Continue reading CORNELL CLUB OF SINGAPORE NOVEMBER 2015 NEWSLETTER

DUAL MID OCTOBER 2015 UPDATE

Dear All,

Below please find the DUAL mid-October 2015 Update.  As always dues paying members can register for DUAL events.

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1. Sunday, 18 Oct, 2015 06:30pm – 08:30pm – Opera with LOVE for Nepal
2. Wednesday, 21 Oct, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Nanyang Business School Focus Point: The Family Business Map

3. Saturday, 24 Oct, 2015 04:00pm – 08:00pm – Annual Chicago Booth BBQ & Oktoberfest  Continue reading DUAL MID OCTOBER 2015 UPDATE

AGM 2015: New Exco and Zinck’s Night

Dear Alumni and Friends
This should probably be the last time you receive my Cornell emails.
I’d like to introduce you to our new Exco who were voted in on Sunday.
President: Guojian Ou
VP Membership: Siew Wei Ngiam
Treasurer: Prem Anand Jayaram
Secretary: Frank Chen
Dual-liaison: Priyesh Shah
CAAAN chair: Sophia Lu
Guojian is organising Zinck’s night this Thursday and he will be there to greet you!
The next email you receive after this should include his first address to you and info about the DUAL Thanksgiving.
Wishing you happy holidays.
Signing off,
Sonia Ong
President
Cornell Club Singapore
2008-2015