Columbia Alumni Associations in Asia

The Columbia alumni network in Asia is growing rapidly. The Columbia Alumni Association (CAA) has  been integral in connecting and expanding this network in Asia to provide you with the opportunities to connect with alumni throughout the region.

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Distinguished Universities Alumni League

DUAL is the Distinguished Universities Alumni League, an umbrella organization comprising members from the following 20 alumni clubs - Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University/Cornell University Hoteliers, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Imperial College, INSEAD, King's College London, London Business School, London School of Economics, MIT, NUS MBA, Oxbridge Society, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University

Upcoming Events

1. Wednesday, 18 Jul, 2018 07:00pm - 09:30pm - Harvard Club of Singapore Networking Night - The Harvard Krokodiloes

Come join our networking night and be entertained by the Harvard Krokodiloes, Harvard's oldest and finest A cappella singing group. From Cambridge to Cape Town to Carnegie Hall, the Harvard Kroks have delighted audiences worldwide with their unique blend of acappella harmony and humor. The Kroks present a polished, professional product, fine tuned in the course of performing over 200 concerts every year. In addition to more than 100 concerts that the group performs stateside during the school year, during winter and summer breaks for the past 35 years, the Kroks have embarked on world tours. The Kroks have spread their musical goodwill to over 100 countries and performed for royalty, presidents, famous people and ambassadors in all corners of the globe. Having celebrated its 70th anniversary this past year, the Kroks have also recorded over 30 albums and performed in the finest concert halls across the world including the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House.

Venue: Shangri-la Hotel, Lobby Lounge, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Cost: $30

2. Thursday, 19 Jul, 2018 07:00pm - 10:00pm - DUAL Drinks - Hosted by Dartmouth & Princeton

Do come down and join us for our monthly DUAL Drinks (3rd Thursday) at a venue with a great view! It will be a wonderful time to relax, catch up with old friends and meet new people! Dartmouth and Princeton will be hosting July's DUAL Drinks - come and meet their alums!

Venue: Barnacles, 70 Collyer Quay, Customs House
Cost: Cash Bar. Happy Hour
RSVP: Just Come! No need to RSVP!
Contact: Questions: please email Hau Yee at

3. Thursday, 26 Jul, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm - Building Your Career

This panel event is co-organized by the local alumni associations of Carnegie Mellon University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale. Join us for a great evening where an accomplished panel will share stories and insights on what made them successful in their respective career paths. Panel comprises: (1) Allan Lim – CEO of Alpha Biofuels and Co-Founder of Comcrop and The Living! Project; Domain: Entrepreneurship, clean energy and urban farming, (2) Hongyi Li – Deputy Director at GovTech; Domain: Government and technology, (3) Katherine Krummert – Deputy Director, Corporate Communications and Commercial Management, High Speed Rail, Land Transport Authority of Singapore; Domain: Corporate communications, transport and government

Venue: Microsoft Office, Level 21 Auditorium, 1 Marina Boulevard, S(018989)
Cost: Free
RSVP: Register at the Facebook event page (Link -

This event is open to the public.

4. Friday, 27 Jul, 2018 12:34pm - 07:34pm - Chicago Booth Golf Challenge 2018

Chicago Booth Golf Challenge 2018 will be held on July 27, 2018, at Raffles Country Club in Singapore, a day before Booth Singapore Forum 2018. Relax Lunch, Golfing, Easy Dinner, many University of Chicago friends...Last time in Raffles Country Club, bring your camera, good memories...

Venue: Raffles Country Club
Cost: Non-RCC Member SGD170 ; RCC Member SGD70
RSVP: Please register at :

5. Thursday, 02 Aug, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm - NBS Focus Point in Jakarta: Business Opportunities in Indonesia and Rest of ASEAN

As Asia is taking a more dominant role in the global market, NBS Focus Point will be looking beyond China and India to focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organisation of ten Southeast Asian countries and is the world’s fifth-largest economy. Join us to find out more about business growth opportunities in ASEAN.

Venue: TBA
Cost: Complimentary for NBS/NTU Alumni, $40 per CFA/DUAL Member, $90 per Guest
Contact: Adeline ( / 6908 1946)

6. Tuesday, 07 Aug, 2018 07:00pm - 11:00pm - Harvard Club of Singapore National Day Dinner with DPM Teo Chee Hean, in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Harvard Club of Singapore cordially invites you and your family to celebrate Singapore's 53rd National Day on 7 August 2018 at the Shangri-la Hotel Singapore. We are deeply honoured to have Harvard alumnus Mr. Teo Chee Hean, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security grace the event as Guest-of-Honour. Program: 7.00pm - Registration, 7.30pm - Dinner starts, 8.00pm - DPM Teo's address. Dinner: Full Chinese Banquet Menu; Entertainment: The Flying Dutchman & Archie and the Gang Attire: National Costume / Red and White / Smart Casual (prizes for best dressed National Day Costumes); Raffle and prizes galore! Do join us for a fun-filled and memorable National Day celebration!

Venue: Shangri-la Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Cost: Harvard Club of Singapore members: $180, others: $220. For seating at VIP tables, contact The event is partly in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF).

Mr Teo Chee Hean was appointed Deputy Prime Minister on 1 April 2009. He also serves, since 21 May 2011, as Coordinating Minister for National Security. He is also Minister in charge of the Civil Service, oversees the Prime Minister’s Office Strategy Group, including the National Population and Talent Division and the National Climate Change Secretariat, and is Chairman of the National Research Foundation. He was awarded the President’s Scholarship and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Scholarship in 1973. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Electrical Engineering and Management Science from the University of Manchester in 1976. He subsequently attained a Masters of Science degree (with distinction) in Computing Science in 1977 at the Imperial College in London, and a Masters in Public Administration at the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University in 1986, where he was named a Littauer Fellow.

7. Thursday, 23 Aug, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm - Mindfulness: Leveraging Neuroscience for Leadership & Performance

Leadership is challenging, requiring not only delivery on KPIs, but also a great depth of self-awareness, self-management and understanding of interpersonal relationship dynamics. Mindfulness as part of leadership development has become very popular, but what kind of mindfulness is effective, and how does it actually work? Join us for this practical workshop where you will explore the neuroscience behind mindfulness and self-management to: Learn about your brain’s operating system. Understand how women’s and men’s brains are different. Experiment with simple techniques to gain greater awareness of limiting thoughts, emotions and behaviours to overcome roadblocks that stand in your way. Understand how to rewire your brain. Experience a hands-on mindfulness practice to start embodying new beliefs and behaviours to drive performance at work, at home, and at play.

Venue: INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Crescent Singapore 138676
Cost: DUAL & INSEAD Non-NAA members and a guest each: $45

The event will be facilitated by Avalyn Lim, INSEAD EMBA 2014, a NeuroChangeSolutions® Consultant and coach on INSEAD’s Executive programs as well as the new MBA Personal Leadership Development Program.

8. Wednesday, 29 Aug, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm - INSEAD & DUAL Networking Event for Women Entrepreneurs

INSEAD Alumni Women in Business Club together with DUAL are inviting all women alumni (men are welcome too) who are entrepreneurs from DUAL universities for an evening of fun, networking and drinks on Thursday, 29th August from 7 pm to 9 pm at Tempo. We have worked out an agreement with Tempo for limited complimentary Margharita Pizza, Satay (Chicken) and Lemongrass Chicken Skewers as well as a 20% discount off the menu price for food and drinks.

Venue: Tempo, Level One, Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, 392 Havelock Road Singapore 169663
Cost: Cash Bar (20% off the menu for food and drinks)
RSVP: Do register via
Contact: Do contact Jaz Athenia Chua at or Katarina Hasbani for more information.

9. Career Opportunity - SAT/ACT Instructor, Spark Prep

Type:​ part-time or full-time(classroom and one-on-one instructor)
Location:​ ​Singapore, Central
Start: ​End August 2018
Compensation​: Competitive, DOE

Organizational Background

Spark Prep offers a full service, holistic, values-based approach to admissions coaching, test preparation, and subject tutoring. We work with students throughout the US and South East Asia, on both undergraduate and graduate admissions processes.

Our goal – and the commitment we make to our students – is for the journey toward higher education to be filled with rich moments of synthesis and growth, intellectually and personally. With Spark Prep, the admissions process is an opportunity to clarify a student’s values, refine goals, and his or her growth process into adulthood; test preparation and tutoring are vehicles for deepening understanding, honing skills, and expanding intellectual curiosity. We ask big questions in order to provide a meaningful investigation into the development of each student’s character.

Our students are academically superlative, incredibly hard working and diligent, and come with high standards for success. Many of them expect to apply to top-tier American universities and past students have been admitted to Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Berkeley, Penn, Stanford, Dartmouth, and UChicago.

Spark Prep provides breakthrough results for our students by providing a blend of strategic coaching, targeted test preparation, and personal development training.

About the Role

Spark Prep is looking for experienced SAT/ACT instructors to conduct classroom test prep courses and to provide one-on-one lessons with students. As our business continues its rapid growth, we want to bring on board motivated, hard-working individuals who are interested in becoming part of our intimate, dynamic team. Our preference is for candidates who believe that a student’s success is determined as much by their understanding of themselves as by grades and test scores.

You will act as a resource for our students in their college journey for all things related to the SAT/ACT. Our test prep curriculum is based on holistic cognitive learning science-based research, which provides targeted, personalized instruction and meaningful score improvement. The ideal candidate will already have an established pedagogy that includes test-taking strategy, study skills, and a pathway for incremental improvement, which will dovetail with our cognitive learning science-backed curricula.


Responsibilities for this role include a combination of the following:

  • Conduct SAT/ACT courses for groups of between 5 and 10 students
    • Familiarize self with Spark Prep’s custom curriculum
    • Course instruction during 1-6-week courses
    • Homework and practice test administration
    • Grading and writing assessments
  • Teach Foundations Math and/or English courses for 5-10 students
  • Administer SAT subject test courses (subjects TBD)
  • Provide one-on-one test prep lessons
  • Opportunity to design & teach elective curriculum in area(s) of expertise (That's right, we encourage passion projects!)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Dedication to the development, growth, and inspiration of young people
  • Flexible, patient, kind, and comfortable working in new cultural environments
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • BA or BS required
  • 3-4 years experience teaching or working closely with high school students; strong preference for test prep teaching experience

To apply, send your resume and a letter of interest to​. Please include the job title in the subject line.


DUAL is the Distinguished Universities Alumni League, an umbrella organization comprising members from the following 20 alumni clubs - Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University/Cornell University Hoteliers, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, Imperial College, INSEAD, King's College London, London Business School, London School of Economics, MIT, NUS MBA, Oxbridge Society, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California - Berkeley, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Yale University