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Bring unique experience and perspective to the table: Advice for SIM – UOL graduates

07 Apr 2017

The younger generation is the key to the future of businesses because they know what their peers want, and that insight is valuable to any company.

That was one of the key messages that Guest-of-Honour Mr Frankie Chia, Managing Partner, BDO LLP, had for the graduates at the first session of the SIM – University of London (UOL) Presentation Ceremony held on 6 April 2017 at SIM HQ.

Guest-of-Honour Mr Frankie Chia, Managing Partner, BDO LLP, urging graduates to keep on learning, take calculated risks and use technology to their advantage.

As an employer, Mr Chia said that he appreciated colleagues who brought their unique experience, perspective and new ideas to the table. “Often, we think that our ideas are going to be the next best thing, and many times that is true. The critical element is to be prepared to seize that opportunity because an idea SIM – University of London (UOL) without execution is worthless,” he told the graduates.

“If you can put technology to use responsibly and effectively, you will find that your value increases tremendously regardless whether you are an employee or employer,” he said as further motivation to the graduates. Recounting his 37 years of experience in fields ranging from audit, management consultancy to insolvency and tax advisory, he advised them not to be afraid to adapt, and to be flexible and willing to change for the benefit of their personal and professional development.

Mr Tan Soo Jin, Chairman, SIM Governing Council, announcing the establishment of a new regional centre by University of London and SIM Global Education.


Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr Tan Soo Jin, Chairman, SIM Governing Council announced the establishment of a new regional centre by UOL and SIM Global Education (SIM GE). The centre aims to raise awareness of the UOL International Programmes in the region, and the role played by SIM GE in providing a high quality education experience for current and prospective students. 

This year, more than 2,100 students are graduating from the SIM – UOL degree programmes. A record-breaking 191 graduates are receiving First Class Honours. The ceremony takes place over four sessions till 7 April.



SIM – UOL graduates celebrating after the presentation ceremony.


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