Lessons Beyond The Classroom
Beyond acquiring just an education, international student Yu Bing Ze formed new bonds of friendships and developed a strong affection for SIM GE. The BSc (Hons) in Banking and Finance graduate from the University of London shares his reflections here.
Studying in Singapore
“Singapore is a global city in Southeast Asia and the world's only island city-state. Now there are over 111 commercial banks, 49 merchant banks, and 45 banks with representative offices in Singapore. It is an excellent environment for an international student to understand how the financial world operates.”
His current job
“Now I work for HSBC as a Customer Development Officer. The responsibility for the position is to develop potential customer and keep a good relationship with our company’s key channels.”
“In SIM GE, I was offered many interesting and challenging lessons such as macroeconomics and corporate finance. I overcame the obstacles through studying with my teammates, it enabled me to be more sophisticated in group assignments and to better work with group members.”
Being equipped for his job
“As a CDO, I need to communicate with customers from different cultures. With SIM GE’s emphasis on the global finance industry…it enabled me to analyse the economic tendency from a practical and professional view from my clients. It also allowed me to build a strong connection with my clients.”
On life lessons learned in SIM GE
“In a team, each member has his own personality, since we have to reach an agreement, there are sometimes conflicts and compromises. In SIM GE, I learned how to effectively communicate with my teammates and how to accomplish the team’s targets and to value individualism.”
Special memories in SIM GE
“Everyday in SIM GE is special to me, I will always remember the lecturers who like raising questions, the friends who I shared notes with and the SIM staff who have always been so nice to us, especially, the aunty who gave me coffee and fishballs everyday! This is my youth, my SIM!
Posted online, 28 June 2016