In conjunction of International Women’s Day, NUS Economics Alumni held a “I am Remarkable” workshop on 12 Mar run by the President of the Club, Valerie Chow. The aim of the workshop is to build self-promotion and confidence for its participants. It was a small setting which participants learned to share their achievements in both personal and career front as well as tools and tips to build on self-promotion.
This week’s “Chat with Alumni” is with Valerie Chow, President of Economics Alumni and a 360 marketer from a diverse background of Retail to Finance. She started this interview video series in 2021 and today the table’s turned on her to be the interviewee! She shared her kaleidoscope background built in marketing and brand management as well as her successful tips in career pivots.
For 2021, the NUS Economics Alumni worked together with the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Science for the third time to host the patients of both Outram Community Hospital and Sengkang Community Hospital. The event was held online on 7th September through Zoom due to the pandemic.
The participants had a warm-up exercise, a round of Bingo game and had to guess the name of 10 songs. All participants were given a goodie bag which comprises a 500ml Thermal Flask and other items.
The event ended with a recorded sing-along of 2 songs (“Home” and “Voices from the Heart”) which were put forth by the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) community comprising of staff, students and Economics Alumni.
The event was well received from the patients, nurses, hospital staff and the NUS community.
This week’s Chat with Alumni is an alumna based in India – Priyanka Anand Chadha, Head of Pehlay Akshar Foundation, a part of the RPG Foundation to bring better social outreach programs in education and employability of its recipients. She shared about her work and how studying social economics studies greatly helped in her work.
A “Chat with Alumni” with Lin Huiyi Founder of Asymmetrics Research, a market research and consultancy practice focusing on the food ecosystem. She has been based in Beijing since 2008 and shared her eye-opening journey as an alumni of NUS Economics in such a diversified market as China. She is also an artist with the Chow and Lin artistic duo of The Poverty Line; uses the universal lens of food to examine the daily choices we would face living at the poverty line. Such a wonderful sharing and hearing how Economics is entwine in her work and art projects.