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SIM - UOW graduates lauded for their foresight and courage

31 Mar 2017

335 students from diverse fields such as digital systems security and multimedia & game development received their degree scrolls at the SIM - University of Wollongong (UOW) Graduation Ceremony on 30 March. 

Guest-of-Honour Mr Howie Lau, President of Singapore Computer Society Executive Council & Chief Marketing Officer at Starhub, congratulated graduates on having the foresight and courage to study in the field of technology, as it is an important field that has become ubiquitous in daily life. 

"If you look at tech, it has become embedded in every part of our social fabric," Mr Lau said. "Whether in retail, banking, manufacturing or agriculture, there is tech." 

Mr Lau also urged graduates to stay curious, as curiosity is like a muscle that needs to be constantly exercised. Being curious would help one to keep abreast of new developments, which is vital in the technology industry. 

In his speech Mr Patrick Fang, Member of SIM Governing Council, drew inspiration from investment guru Warren Buffett, encouraging graduates to never compromise their integrity. 

Said Mr Fang, "The great Mr Buffett said, 'You're looking for three things generally in a person - intelligence, energy and integrity. And if they don't have the last one, don't even bother with the first two.'" 

The SIM - UOW partnership is currently in its 12th year, and has produced more than 3,100 graduates through the years.


Guest-of-Honour Mr Howie Lau, President of Singapore Computer Society Executive Council & Chief Marketing Officer at Starhub talked about the pervasiveness of technology - Singaporeans today have access to an average of 3.1 computing or 'smart' devices per person.

 


Award winners posing for a photograph with Mr Howie Lau and senior management.

 


A proud graduate with her friends.

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