Inaugural Graduate Forum: From Class To Work

Young and successful alumni panellists from brand name employers such as CNBC, UOB, Deloitte BDO, and UBS.

28 May 2018

5 mins read

By Karen Tang, Manager, Career Development and Tan Kong Soon, Manager, Alumni Engagement


Young and successful alumni panellists from brand name employers such as CNBC, UOB, Deloitte BDO, and UBS.


Mr Tan Kong Soon, Manager of Alumni Engagement introduces the panel and moderator cum initiator Daniel Tan.


The lecturers in SIM GE play a vital role in imparting theory and knowledge, as well as interacting meaningfully with students. When students graduate to become alumni, they continue to keep in touch with former lecturers such as Mr Daniel Tan, who went the extra mile to guide students in their career choices, so much so that he mooted the inaugural Graduate Forum, with the support of Career Development Office, for alumni to share their journey from class to work.

“It is about time, after 20 years as an Associate Lecturer with a passion to teach, to move from lecturing to guiding. The Graduate Forum creates strong network for our current students and I believe that this can continue as a student-led event in the days ahead,” said Mr Tan.


Ms Karen Tang, Manager of Career Development presents a token of appreciation to another inspirational alumni panellist from Schroders.

Eight young and promising alumni from organisations like BDO, CNBC Catalyst, Dollars and Sense, Deloitte, Oasis Asia Capital, Schroders, UBS and UOB, returned to alma mater on Saturday, 24 March 2018, and shared candidly about the road to landing their first job successfully, gaining relevant skills continuously and bravely overcoming challenges in their respective workplace and industry.

More than 170 students were all ears to the stories and advice of their seniors. They walked away feeling inspired and equipped, and knowing that the Career Development Office provides numerous platforms to network with employers in career fairs and talks, have their resumes and interview skills polished, as well as soft skills developed as they make the transition from student to working life.


Eager students crowd around to listen intently to a panellist during the break-out session.

Posted online, 28 May 2018