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Public Speaking – The Practical Way The Essential Public Speaking Course To Build Confidence

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Are you too quiet for your own good? 
Have you ever been tongue-tied? 
Do you find yourself at a loss of words? 
If you experience any of the above, we have the answers you need!
Attend this three-hour workshop and learn public speaking – the practical way.Experienced public 
speakers from the NUS Alumni Toastmasters Club will share with you the various techniques to speak 
off the cuff, and present speeches confidently, be it at work or play!
This course is limited to the first 30 participants who register.
We require a minimum of 10 participants. 
Fees will be refunded if we do not run this course. 
Sign up today and be on your way to better public speaking! 
Workshop Details: 
Date: 13th October 2012 (Saturday) 
Time: 2pm to 5pm (Registration begins at 1.40pm) 
Usual Fees: $100 per participant 
Early Bird Discount: $80 per participant (if you sign up before 1st September 2012) 
Group Discount: $80 per participant (if you sign up as a group of 2) 
Venue: Singapore Management University (School of Economics & Social Science) 
Refreshment included for all. 
To sign up, please complete the application form and prepare a crossed 
cheque made payable to ‘NUS Alumni Toastmasters Club’. Kindly mail the 
application form and cheque to the following address: 
The Treasurer 
NUS Alumni Toastmasters Club 
101 Keng Lee Road #02-03 
Singapore 219261 
For further enquiries, please contact Doris at:
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or call 9836-6437.
Application is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Book early to avoid disappointment! 
Please visit our website at: http://nusalumni.toastmastersclubs.org/

 

Farewell Message from GSS 26th executive committee

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Dear Fellow Postgrad,


This is the farewell message from GSS 26th executive committee. The GSS AGM (Annual General Meeting) has been carried out very smoothly; Mr. WANG Hancheng from School of Computing has been elected as the president of the 27th NUS GSS Executive committee. Congratulations to him and his team! On behalf of the 26th NUS GSS Executive Committee, I would like to express my heartiest thanks to all of you for your strong support throughout the year! Your support all throughout the last year (AY2011-12) has been the driving force for us in order to serve you the best!

Time flies! One year has passed so quickly just like a blink of an eye! The past one year, has been a fruitful and joyful year which left a lot of memories. We have brought to you around 40 events throughout the year with numerous participants. It means there were more than 3 events, on average, conducted per month. Hopefully we have made your NUS experience vibrant and unique  for your graduate student life.

Through the feedback from the graduate survey conducted at the beginning of the academic year, we understood that career and social life were the top concerns among the graduate students. Therefore, we focused on these two areas and tried to build up GSS profile as well as the professional image. 

For the career part, we worked with NUS Career Centre to bring you the second dedicated career networking for graduate students. It was an event with great success which would be impossible without your support! Most importantly, it brought more job opportunities for our graduate students. The graduate student career networking is in the maturing phase. We still need your consistent support to foster its growth, improve its influence and bring more job opportunities back. Besides that, please try to participate in our various career talks, sharing and workshops. These events are helpful for you to prepare and get ready for the job market.

In terms of social activities, there were also many exciting events. Do you remember some? We have brought many social events, for the first time, to build more platforms for you to take a break and meet with new friends. The “Ph.D Movie Screening” has turned out to be very successful. Due to the overwhelming response, we had to double the capacity to cater the needs. Similarly, the movie festival (movie day) was open for you to enjoy the movie Man in Black 3 at Golden Village. We also carried out a Valentine’s Networking Party especially for those who were ready to mingle. Bowling day, food trips and commencement photography were the other new events we held last year. Besides, we maintained traditional GSS popular flag events such as the overseas/culture trips, city walking tours and welcome parties. Hope you have enjoyed the moments with us.

Internally, the improvement in the ways of management has never stopped. We practiced the new GSS structure. The way of our organization has been well appreciated by some overseas graduate student bodies (eg. Hong Kong University postgraduate student association). We have further improved the GSS website. With the ubiquitous of the internet, our online identity is as important as the brick and mortar existence. While Facebook has established itself as a popular place for discussions and connections, the website serves as a different representative identity. During this term, IT & Marketing Committee launched a brand new GSS website. The committee members have spent countless hours to revamp the website layout and transfer data to a new hosting provider which allows extra functions to be added. The result is an animated interface and unique webpage that fully represents our society’s dynamics and vibrancy. The homepage now includes a slide-show showcasing our flagship events and latest achievements. Information about our society is easier to access than ever. Visitors to the website can get instant updates on the activities, sign up for events, and know how to contact us. The helpful, all-purpose Survival Guide for new students prepared by GSS can be downloaded from the website anytime.

All these things would not have been possible or achieved without your support! We would like to thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the NUS senior management, OSA (Office of Student Affairs), OAR (Office of Alumni Relations) for their strong support and guidance throughout the year! We also would like to thank our partners for their support as well. Last but not least, I would like to thank the 26th NUS GSS Executive Committee  and volunteers for their countless efforts and inputs! They are the real heroes behind all our glories and achievements! Hats off to all of you!

Looking forward, I’m certain that the new leadership will continue to take GSS to even greater heights! Please continue to give your FULL support to the 27th NUS GSS Executive Committee!

Lastly, on behalf of 26th NUS GSS Executive Committee, I wish all the graduate students an exciting, fruitful and joyful academic year ahead!

 

ZHAO Xing (Mr.)

President

26th Executive Committee (2011-2012),

Graduate Students' Society (GSS)

National University of Singapore

 

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The Eco-system of Entrepreneurship in Asia

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Dear Fellow Students,

People around the world are setting up their own businesses, fuelled by the desire of taking the success of their business into their own hands. If you are one of them, seize this opportunity to join YEA and GSS on this exciting and enriching journey to discover The Eco-system of Entrepreneurship in Asia!

Our guest speaker will be Nicholas Chan, founder and director of Azione Capital Pte Ltd, an Asia-focused early stage investment firm and startup accelerator with 4 successful exits to date. He is also acting CEO of a revolutionary biocide technology IP from Norway.

Nicholas Chan holds a highly-decorated profile which displays his passion and competency in entrepreneurship. He co-founded a consultancy practise in 2005, performed his first 7 M&As, launched a mobile Location Based Service startup and his first venture capital firm in 2006. He acquired a marine technology company in 2007 and co-founded another tech startup in 2008.

He has also been involved in numerous business competitions, including Microsoft Imagine Cup Singapore, NUS BizAsia, NUS Startup@SG, NTU Ideas.INC and Pitching Across America, as a judge or an advisor and is a mentor to many individuals in entrepreneurial ventures.

If you are interested in entrepreneurship and want to learn more about the entrepreneurial environment in Singapore and other south Asian countries, this is the event for YOU!

Sign up now as seats are limited! See you there!

Date: 29th September 2012, Saturday

Time: 3pm – 5pm

Venue: Global Learning Room UT23-02-12, Level 2, Education Resource Centre, UTown

Dress code: smart causal

Check here for registration

GSS Seafood Trip is Coming!

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Dear fellow postgrad,

Greetings!

GSS warmly welcomes you to the Food Trip!

We hereby announce that the GSS Food Trip will be held on this Sunday and we passionately invite you to join this trip and take this very chance to enjoy the delicious seafood and meet new friends!

Date & Time:

17:30 – 19:30, 23 Sept. 2012

Address:

Chin Huat Live Seafood, Address:Block 105 Clementi St 12, #01-30, Singapore 120105 (Sunset Way)

The Nearest bus stop is Blk 109 with buses (52, 61, 74, 74e, 75, 151, 151e, 154, 184).

Fee:

S$38 for NUS Postgraduate

S$50 for others

To register for this event, you are required to deposit a part of the total fee for the reservation which is S$18. The rest of the fee will be paid on the spot.

The deposit is nonrefundable and it is allowed to ask someone else to attend the trip instead of you if you cannot make it.

Participants will receive a GSS T-shirt as a gift!

Payment and Registration:

It is your responsibility to follow the instructions carefully, failure to do so can lead to untraceable payment:

l. Payments can ONLY be made via INTERNET BANKING.

2. DO NOT transfer using ATM (NOT traceable).

3. When setting up fund transfer arrangement, put YOUR NAME as the INITIALS that will appear on the recipient's account statement.

4. You can pay for your friends.

5. After making payment proceed to registration below:

Check here for Registration

6. We will send you an email to confirm your registration.

Please make your payment to the following account:

Graduate Students Society

DBS Saving Plus

Account number: 0200084955

Cost: S$18

The confirmation email will be sent to you if you are registered successfully.

Due to limited seats, registration will be on a first come, first served basis.

For more information, please contact Miss Yang Yi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Dear Fellow Postgrads,

On behalf of the i.CARE Network Committee and Office of Student Affairs, we cordially invite you to join us at:

http://www.satellitedishcanada.com/win/can_learningframe.html

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you at the Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration on 20 September 2012.

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