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 The SIM Student Life section covers the many facets of student life in SIM GE which encompass, Global Learning, Student Development and Student Care news. It also includes the latest happenings of more than 70 student clubs and councils.


 

Gaining Global Competence The Fun Way

By Nicole Carlson, Global Learning Executive

From 3 to 14 July 2018, SIM Global Learning welcomed 37 international students to SIM for the annual International Summer Programme (ISP@SIM). With participants from countries such as South Korea, the Philippines, China, Malaysia and Kazakhstan, ISP@SIM2017 offered a truly international experience, not only by providing an internationally-focused classroom experience with in-depth lectures on adapting and excelling in a global workplace, but also live case consulting projects with local and international businessmen in Singapore.

An enthusiastic bunch of local and international SIM student leaders hosted the ISP@SIM participants during daily workshops and excursions such as Amazing Race through highlights of the Singapore society, dragon boating, a Singaporean food culture and dining etiquette workshop as well as an opportunity for a bird’s eye view of Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Ce La Vie. With 11 nationalities represented in the programme, each activity sought to develop the global skills and understanding of each student at the heart of one of the most dynamic cities in the world!

The participants’ shyness on the first morning was quickly replaced with smiles through Ice Breaking games with the ISP@SIM Student Leaders.
The participants’ shyness on the first morning was quickly replaced with smiles through Ice Breaking games with the ISP@SIM Student Leaders

Philippines, China, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan, Indonesia...  With 11 countries represented, ISP@SIM brought the world to SIM!
The Philippines, China, South Korea, Kazakhstan, Japan, Indonesia... With 11 countries represented, ISP@SIM brought the world to SIM!

Participants from South Korea, Japan and the Philippines arranged a mystery puzzle as a clue for the next pit stop in Singapore Amazing Race.
Participants from South Korea, Japan and the Philippines arranged a mystery puzzle as a clue for the next pit stop in Singapore Amazing Race.

The ISP@SIM participants and student leaders spent their Friday afternoon enjoying the view at Ce La Vie, Marina Bay Sands.
The ISP@SIM participants and student leaders spent their Friday afternoon enjoying the view at Ce La Vie, Marina Bay Sands.

Even after the programme officially ended for the day, the ISP@SIM participants and student leaders continued to hang out at various key landmarks in Singapore.
Even after the programme officially ended for the day, the ISP@SIM participants and student leaders continued to hang out at various key landmarks in Singapore.

What The Students Said

“ISP@SIM was so informative and helped me a lot. It makes me rethink and see things differently...the current Jane is different from the Jane before joining this programme.”- Jane Pang Pik Pei (Malaysia)

“I realised that I am a highly motivated person – the circumstances around me can’t stop me from doing the things that I love and I know that I am always on the right track” -Rochelle Loyola (Philippines)

“Through this programme, I made plans to become a person who takes on more challenges. I realised that there are such big opportunities abroad. I’ve made my future plans here. I have decided to work in a global environment. I was inspired a lot!”-Bang Hey Joo (South Korea)

“Traveling is an amazing experience. I can truly say that I gained a lot in these two weeks because I explored Singapore, made a lot of friends, gained knowledge and became more experienced”- Dias Shakubayev (Kazakhstan)

To find out more about International Summer Programmes, email summer@sim.edu.sg.

Posted Online, 28 September 2017


It's Their Time To SHINE!

By Ether Kum, Student Development Programme Executive

Alberose Cover II
Photo credit: Gabriel Marcus Seow

In support of the Central Narcotics Bureau’s Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign (ADAC), Alberose, an all-girl quartet from SIM GE performed at the Break In Concert 2017. Of the four groups that were selected to perform, Alberose was voted the grand winner by members of the public and given the opportunity to perform at the SHINE Festival in July.

Alberose pictured receiving the Champion’s cheque at ADAC 2017.
Alberose pictured at the Break In Concert 2017.

The rookie groups were selected from a nationwide search for a mentorship by top local music acts- Alberose was picked by Inch Chua. Other mentors included the Lion City Boy, Scarlet Avenue, and The Sam Willows. After hours of rehearsals and musical exploration with Inch and the supporting band led by Ruth Ling, they performed Sweet Dreams at Break In Concert. In their solo showcase, they sang their rendition of Toxic by Britney Spears; it was very well-received.

The ladies of Alberose first met in SIM Global Education, through a SIM-University at Buffalo music performance module and continued to practise singing with the support of SIM Esprimere Singing Club. The Break In concert was a first for the quartet. It was a tremendous experience for the full-time students as they caught a glimpse of the practice required and the demands of a professional musician.

Here’s what the members of Esprimere had to say:

“We are extremely thankful for this experience and opportunity to sing at a stage of this scale; it is even more special to be part of this meaningful cause (Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign)” - Kiah Yong

“Our mentor, Inch, has been a great help and encouragement through this musical journey; her patience and support during rehearsals helped us cope with the pre-stage nerves, and her openness and positive energy during the mentorship allowed us much creative liberty.” - Sophia Lauraberg

“We took this opportunity up with little expectations so this outcome definitely came as a shock, and even more so an affirmation for the hard work that our team (Alberose) and supporters have put in. The experience has been an eye-opener and a great learning experience for us as this is our first time performing with a professional band and singer. Doors have definitely opened and we look forward to more growth in the near future.” - Lim Ying Shuang

"It was an incredible experience to be able to take part in such a large scale event and contribute to this meaningful campaign (Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign). Working with Inch and the band was amazing; the experience gave us great insights into the music industry and being musicians. We are thankful for all the support we have received from our family, friends, and our school (SIM Global Education)!" Bever-Leigh Kam

Posted online, 28 September 2017