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. Saturday, 06 Oct, 2018 04:00pm - 08:00pm - Harvard Club of Singapore @ Pink Ribbon Walk

We have been cordially invited by Breast Cancer Foundation to participate in the Pink Ribbon Walk as a group, with Guest-Of-Honour, Ms. Indranee Rajah, Minister in Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education. It is for a good cause - with 1,930 women being diagnosed each year, breast cancer remains the most common cancer among women in Singapore. Your participation will show significant support to those whose lives are affected by breast cancer. Do your part and join the fight today, so no one walks alone in their breast cancer journey. Come join our group at Pink Ribbon Walk, the walk against breast cancer!

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square (Stadium Walk Exit A, in front of Kallang Wave Mall)
Cost: Group $25 (3.5km walk) or $35 (5km run)
RSVP: events@harvardclub.sg
Contact: events@harvardclub.sg
Programme Details 4.00pm – Welcome & Introduction, 4.10pm – Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education, 4.20pm – Welcome Address and Guest-of-Honour Speech, 4.30pm – Performance, 4.50pm – Event Highlight: Pink Ribbon Groove (Mass Dance), 5.10pm – 5KM Run Flag Off, 5.30pm – 3.5KM Walk Flag Off and Departure of Guest-of-Honour, 6.00pm – Stage Activities,


2. Thursday, 11 Oct, 2018 06:45pm - 08:15pm - Dartmouth Craft Beer Tasting

Join us for a guided and interactive beer tasting of 5 beers (200 ml pours) and chefs selection of snacks!

Venue: The Guild, 55 Keong Siak Road
Cost: $75 for DUAL members, $78 for non-DUAL
RSVP: RSVP Candice Ling
Contact: Candice.Ling@gmail.com
Please rsvp to Candice. Please note that the cost covers payment via peatix, the drinks and some snacks!


3. Thursday, 18 Oct, 2018 07:00pm - 10:00pm - DUAL Drinks

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!

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 hauyee.ng@gmail.com


4. Monday, 29 Oct, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm - Acing the Interview: Get the job! with Daniel Porot

Discover the most efficient techniques (face to face, phone, Skype …) used by successful candidates when being interviewed for their dream job. Tough questions make most candidates feel very uncomfortable, especially if your answers are not sufficiently prepared. Not getting a job offer for a job for which you have the right profile is another setback.

Venue: INSEAD 1 Ayer Rajah Avenue, Singapore 138676
Cost: $45 for DUAL Members
RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.sg/e/acing-the-interview-get-the-job-with-daniel-porot-tickets-49884218039
Contact: alumniassoc.sg@insead.edu

The good news is: Daniel Porot will be back in town and knows how to help! Come and join his practical session on how to land the dream job with acing the interview(s), online and offline. Topics covered • 4 areas to investigate to prepare your interview • Make sure you impact positively during the first 10 seconds of the interview (when 50% of the decision is supposed to be taken) • Use your 5 fingers to proceed successfully to a job offer • Identify the best time to close the interview • Master and overcome sensitive issues (sex, nationality, age, unusual salary…) • Handle cleverly phone and Skype interviews • Use the right type of message (letter, email, phone call …) to follow up after an interview INSEAD NAA Members: S$ 15 INSEAD NAA Non-members: S$ 45 DUAL Members S$45


5. Friday, 23 Nov, 2018 07:00pm - 09:00pm - NBS Focus Point in Ho Chi Minh City

This November, join us at NBS Focus Point as we will be in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In today's ever-changing workforce, this is an excellent platform for continuous learning to develop your professional and personal development. Take this opportunity to also meet business leaders and re-connect with fellow alumni. Updates of NBS and NTU will be shared with all as well.

Venue: InterContinental Saigon Hotel
Cost: Complimentary for NBS/NTU Alumni, S$40 per CFA/DUAL Member, S$105 per Guest
RSVP: http://web.nbs.ntu.edu.sg/alumni/eNewsletter/NBSFocusPointHCMC_201811/index.html
Contact: Adeline (adelinelim@ntu.edu.sg / 6908 1946)

6. Volunteering Opportunity – Teach a 6-hour course – Junior Achievement Singapore

Junior Achievement (JA) Singapore is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring, preparing and empowering youths for their future through life skill courses in entrepreneurship, work-readiness and financial literacy. All courses are taught by volunteers from the business world and are offered free of charge to the students.

We are coming to the local school year end and JA Singapore has a number of upcoming volunteering opportunities to teach a 6-hour course in schools. We need lots of volunteers in October and November. We generally partner 2 volunteers per class. Training and all course materials are provided. Please visit http://www.ja.org.sg/volunteer-opportunities.html for volunteering opportunities and to sign up.

Please contact Ms. Ng Hau Yee at hauyee.ng@ja.org.sg if you have any questions.

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www.dual.org.sg

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