November Newsletter: A Recap of October and DUAL Thanksgiving
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:
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
14. Volunteering Opportunity – Conjunct Consulting
Interested in volunteering within a dynamic nonprofit and helping to mentor the next generation of social change leaders?
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.
If you wish to view all other private and public sector jobs, you may browse at http://www.jobstreet.com.sg.
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