Published on: 10-May-2019
Overseas exchange and internship programmes have positive effects on personal and career development of students – they build self-confidence, independence and soft skills such as adaptability and cultural intelligence, as well as boost a student’s level of employability significantly.
An integral part of the NBS journey, overseas exchange and internship programmes offer our students real-world exposure to a wide array of industries and give them the edge to succeed in the new globalised economy.
However, one in five students is unable to take advantage of this life-changing opportunity.
The new NBS Equal Opportunity Fund will now give students from underprivileged backgrounds a valuable platform for overseas opportunities.
Launched on 24 April 2019, this initiative from NBS Alumni Advisory Board was made possible by NBS alumni Mr Danny Yong, CIO & Founding Partner, Dymon Asia Capital, Ms Carolyn Choo, Managing Director, Worldwide Hotels Pte Ltd and Mr Henry Tan, Group CEO & Chief Innovation Officer, Nexia TS.
From left to right: Mr Danny Yong, Ms Carolyn Choo, NBS Dean, Professor Robert Kennedy, Mr Henry Tan, Nanyang Technological University Vice President (Alumni & Advancement), Professor Alan Chan and NBS Associate Dean for Corporate Engagement and Relations, Professor Guido Gianasso.
“It is always more blessed to give than to receive. Helping someone to learn to fish is more sustainable than giving them fish,” said Mr Henry Tan, Chairman of NBS Alumni Advisory Board.
“I am honoured to have this opportunity to seed fund the NBS Equal Opportunity Fund. I hope that the NBS students who have the need can avail of equal opportunities for a more holistic education experience as they explore overseas internships and international community projects,” shared Ms Carolyn Choo.
Mr Danny Yong said, “I give to the NBS Equal Opportunity Fund because it is the right thing to do.”
Awards from the NBS Equal Opportunity Fund will support NBS students’ overseas exchanges or internships, as well as participation in international case competitions and community projects.
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