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SIM GLOBAL EDUCATION Alumni Issue No. 2 May 2012
Feature Comm Studies boost Vernetta's career Vernetta Lopez is a name many of us are familiar with through television and radio. A graduate from the inaugural batch of the SIM-RMIT programme, Vernetta is grateful for her degree in Mass Communications, which opened up career options in the media industry. She was at SIM Global Education (GE) recently for the 'Real Bites' series (a career talk initiative featuring industry personalities) to speak to undergraduates on the challenges, pitfalls and rewards of succeeding in radio and television.
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Editor's Note Holistic education wins accolades The past quarter has been particularly rewarding for SIM Global Education (GE). We were voted Best Private School in AsiaOne People's Choice Awards 2011/12. We also clinched two Mercury Awards for our marketing campaign, including a bronze for our SIM students' blogging project. These accolades reflect our efforts in strengthening our brand and position as the choice private education provider. In this issue, we share with you other developments that demonstrate the holistic education experience that SIM GE stands for. Judy Wong Director, Business & Marketing Relations
News President Tony Tan opens SIM Annex Building On 16 March 2012, SIM opened its HQ Annex Building in a ceremony officiated by President Tony Tan, who attributed SIM's expansion to the institution's success in meeting Singapore's growing demand for professionals, managers and executives. Further additions to the campus are expected by 2014; future students can look forward to a performing arts complex, a sports hall and more teaching facilities.
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People Coming back home to SIM GE The SIM GE 20th Year Homecoming is an occasion for the alumni to return to their alma mater, reconnect ties and reminisce about their student days. This year's Homecoming is set for 12 October for the class of 1992 and earlier. Among those attending is Eddie Sng, former SIM-UOL student and currently the Executive Director of Agility Logistics. Eddie has continued to stay in touch with his classmates and SIM GE through the years. He tells us what motivates him to stay connected and why all alumni
should attend the Homecoming.
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Lifelong Learning Overseas Alumni Chapter (OAC) @ Jakarta The OAC offers opportunities for graduates living or working overseas to reconnect with classmates, lecturers and alma mater. Members of the alumni are welcome to step forward and contribute by organising OAC events for fellow alumni. Alvand Gosal, Amitha Lukman, Dima Djani and Prissila Fransiska are some of the alumni in Indonesia who are planning the OAC event in Jakarta for October 2012. We catch up with them to find out why the OAC is part of their learning journey with SIM GE.
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Events Past Events
Open House @ SIM 9 & 10 Mar 2012 SIMphony No.2  Praeludium @ 21 Mar 2012
Upcoming Events
Overseas Alumni Chapter @ Jakarta, 21 Jul 2012
20th Year Homecoming, 12 Oct 2012
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