February 2018 Newsletter

Wishing all Cornellians in SG a happy and prosperous Lunar New Year!

As we kick off the Year of the Dog, make giving back one of your LNY resolutions. Sign up to be a CAAAN volunteer and interview prospective Cornellians. Make a difference to our alma mater and help groom the next generation of Cornellians! Reach out to Zhong Wen here to sign up as an alumni volunteer.

Blockchain Part 1: Cryptocurrency
On 8 Feb 2018, the Cornell Club together with 9 other university alumni clubs saw over 200 people come together at the Microsoft office in Singapore to learn about and discuss the potential and future of cryptocurrencies. The speaker panel consisted of experts from ACCESS, QUOINE, E&Y and RHT Partners. If you’d like to be informed of or involved in Part 2, contact Prem here.

Cornell Young Alumni Focus Groups
Cornell’s Alumni Advisory Board is looking to better understand Young Alumni’s needs. They’re looking for the following to participate in a one-hour group discussion in Mar:

  • 6 undergraduate alumni (<5yrs since graduation); and
  • 6 undergraduate alumni (6-10yrs since graduation)

Do reach out to Mark Hansen here if you’re keen to participate.

Volunteer Opportunity – Junior Achievement

Sign up to volunteer with Junior Achievement (JA). JA’s volunteers come from all walks of life which include business people, students, and retirees. These dedicated individuals supply students with exposure to professional work and receive in return the satisfaction of contributing to the education of the students.

Volunteers serve as role model to help young people better understand economic concepts in order to become successful in the workplace and in life.They make economic concepts relevant, fuel the entrepreneurial spirit, and challenge the students to excel. JA will provide the training, materials, and support necessary to ensure a positive experience. ​
More information on JA and volunteering opportunities here. If you are available and interested, please contact Hauyee.ng@ja.org.sg.

Upcoming DUAL Events
Thursday, 15 Mar, 2018 05:00pm – 09:00pm – UPENN and Wharton and the Ferrari Experience 
UPENN and Wharton Club of Singapore are delighted to invite you to an event sponsored by Ital Auto Pte Ltd, the official Ferrari importer to Singapore. Join your fellow classmates at the Singapore showroom for this unique opportunity to test drive a Ferrari (5 to 7pm*) followed by an Italian aperitivo and light refreshments session, with jazz music, a raffle and guest speakers, from 7-9 pm. Please note that to test drive a car, you will need to present a valid Singaporean driver’s licence, be 28 years of age or older, and have previous driving experience with a high performance car.

*Note that Ferrari can only accommodate 8 test drives and will not serve alcohol to guests between 5:00 to 7:00.

Venue: Ital Auto Showroom, 30 Leng Kee Road, Singapore 159100
RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/Jqrsr8P6pKyNrgpS2
Queries: angelo.roxas@cordevest.com

Be a Cornell Club of Singapore Member! 

Members gain access to an exciting line-up of events run by the Club and our larger network of Alumni Club partners. Be part of a community that is actively engaged for alumni networking and curated talks on breaking trends and industry panels, and more! If you have yet to pay your membership dues, please click here to do so. Dues-paying members are eligible to vote at AGMs and enjoy preferential rates at selected events.

A 1-year membership costs only $25! 3-year memberships are $65. There’s also an option for lifetime membership at $500.

Something to share?
If you have something you’d like to include in the next newsletter, send it to us by the 25th of any month for inclusion in the newsletter for the next month (for this cycle only, submissions up to 5th Mar will be accepted for the Mar newsletter). Any proposed inclusions should be of relevance and value to the Cornell Community in Singapore.

With love,
Your fellow alumni

CHAN Wai Leong, Advisor
Susan CHANG, Advisor
Mark HANSEN, Advisor and Honorary Auditor
TAN Swee-Chiew, Honorary Auditor

Jaclyn SEOW, Co-president
Nigel TEO, Co-president
Joanna CHENG-AJLANI, Secretary
Prem JAYARAM, Treasurer
Cheryl SIM, VP Memberships
Supriya KUMAR, VP Events
Tammie SIEW, VP Partnerships
HUANG Zhong Wen, CAAAN Chair
Adeline KOOI, CAAAN Vice-Chair

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