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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!


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
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

  • 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


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
Cornell Club Singapore


1. We cordially invite you to attend our Open Exco Meeting Sep 13 Sunday 2pm at American Club right ahead of our AGM that will take place approximately 4 October.

Come by to find out more about the ins-and-outs of our club, consider standing for President, VP Programs and/or Treasurer next year and learn about programs in the year ahead. 

Please email cornellclubsg@gmail.com 

A) if you are keen to attend to find out more and/or

B) if you are interested in taking on an Exco position (please specify)


Aidha is Singapore-registered non-profit training organisation and Institution of Public Character (IPC) providing financial literacy, computer, leadership and entrepreneurship skills to foreign domestic workers. Aidha’s aim is to enable foreign domestic workers to build brighter futures for themselves. For more information attend their Volunteer Orientation on Sunday September 6th at UWC – SEA – 1207 Dover Road. http://www.aidha.org .
Volunteering at Aidha is a truly rewarding experience making the most of your skills.

Date: Sunday, 6th September

Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm (please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the event)

Venue: Aidha Campus, United World College(UWC), Dover Campus – 1207, Dover Road, Singapore 139654
Please go here if you wish to sign up for the Orientation. 


Cornell Club of Singapore New Student Send-Off / Satay Party
Saturday, July 25, 2015 | Singapore

Please join the Cornell Club of Singapore as we send off the Class of 2019 with our congratulations and best wishes!

Who: Incoming and current Cornell students and their parents and all dues-paying Cornell Club of Singapore Members
When: Saturday, July 25, 2015, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Where: Amber Residences Function Room (by the pool), 50 Amber Road
Cost: Free. Optional: Bring a few drinks for yourself and a new friend.
Dress Code: Casual

Register here

Program Details:
4:00 p.m. – Opening remarks by Cornell Club Singapore and Singapore Student Association
4:15 p.m. – Welcome by Mark Hansen ’79, Director-from-the-Region (DFR) for Asia, Cornell Alumni Association
4:20 p.m. – SSA Presentation on Life at Cornell
5:00 p.m. – Mix and Mingle
7:00 p.m. – End

Questions: Please email Sonia Ong ’05 at sonia.ong@gmail.com


As always, dues paying members are eligible to register for DUAL events.


  1. Thursday, 04 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 09:00pm – Entrepreneurship in North Korea – The Penn and Wharton club presents Geoffrey See, CEO of Choson Exchange
  2. Monday, 08 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:30pm – Speaker Series – In Conversation with Senior Alumni
  3. Wednesday, 10 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 10:00pm – Berkeley Club Networking Happy Hour **NEW VENUE**
  4. Thursday, 11 Jun, 2015 07:00pm – 09:00pm – DUAL LGBT Drinks | 11 June 2015
  5. Saturday, 13 Jun, 2015 06:30pm – 10:30pm – Murder in Margaritaland Mystery Party Continue reading DUAL JUNE 2015 NEWSLETTER



Cornell150 Fiesta (save the date 25 April!)

We’re turning up the heat as Cornell turns 150 this April!
Join in the Big Red global celebrations with food, drinks and games in the heart of the city at Hombre, a hip and central Mexican restaurant run by our very own alumni Alex Liu, MMH ’09.

Hombre Boat Quay
Saturday 25 April, 7-9pm
$25 nett for any choice of (1) main (Burrito, taco, quesadilla etc with choice of meat) +
choice of (1) margarita or bottled beer (reasonable conditions apply)
Register and pay here.
This event is endorsed and supported by Cornell University.
If you’re going to only 1 Cornell event this year. It’s gotta be the Cornell150 Fiesta!!
An SG50 event (Just kidding!)