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SIM GE helps overseas students excel

 

OAC GZ - SIM GE helps overseas students excel Proud overseas GE alumni family (from left): Jiang Peng, Tan Junjie, parents of Xiong Yuewei, Tian Sheng, Guo Qianwei, Li Jinfeng and Qiu Wenyuan.

“I love my SIM lecturers and classmates - they helped me excel in my studies and English!” enthused alumnus Qiu Wenyuan about his stint at SIM GE from 2009-2012. Wenyuan, now working in his family sugar distribution business, recalled doing project work in his RMIT Bachelor in Economics and Finance programme, where he received enormous help from Singaporean peers. 
 
Speaking in fluent English at the inaugural Overseas Alumni Chapter (OAC) dinner in Guangzhou on 23 November, the 26-year-old took the SIM Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) route to his Bachelor course. He was among a roomful of alumni, industry partners and media at this cosy reunion hosted by SIM GE Alumni Relations. Most alumni knew each other through SIM Chinese National Network but continued to maintain their links to alma mater upon graduation and return to home country.
 
An absent alumnus who was represented by his parents was Xiong Yuewei, a DMS graduate now working in Singapore. His parents told prospective students earlier in an SIM GE recruitment seminar, how they were grateful for the quality education and all-round opportunities offered by SIM GE that enabled Yuewei to land a job in Singapore.
 
Besides Guangzhou natives, the OAC dinner saw alumni coming from Zhuhai, Shanghai, Beijing, even Singapore. A fine example was SIM-UOL graduate Kenny Teguh Pribadi, an Indonesian lecturing in Business and Management at Zhuhai’s United International College. (Kenny also attended the OAC events in Jakarta in last 2 years!) 
 
Summing up the mood best after an evening of traditional Cantonese cuisines, photograph-taking and familial re-connections, were best of buddies cum fellow SIM-RMIT alumni in Tan Junjie (a lecturer in International Trade and Marketing at Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities) and Jiang Peng (a Master of Finance student at Chinese University of Hong Kong). 
 
“Thank you SIM GE! See you in OAC Guangzhou next year!”
 
Indeed…Life is grad!
 
All alumni based in China who are interested in OAC 2014 are invited to drop us an e-mail: alumni@sim.edu.sg