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University of London hosts professional development event in Singapore

On 20 October 2017, the University held ‘What Next? Making the most of your career with your University of London degree’, a professional development event organised in collaboration with the University of London alumni group in Singapore. The event gave alumni and student attendees the opportunity to learn real-life lessons on how to take their career to the next level.

Six panellists (including five alumni) took part in a fascinating panel discussion on pursuing further study, starting your own business and growing your career in an established firm.

Following the discussion, guests were divided into three groups for ‘speed learning’ sessions which focussed on each topic, and panellists then moved around in pairs allowing guests to interact and ask direct questions. The event concluded with informal networking over drinks and canapés.

Excellent feedback was received from the attendees, with comments including:
‘The entire evening was truly enjoyable as well as informative. The panellists were very open when it came to sharing their personal experiences, which has been helpful in my decision-making. In particular, I felt that the speed learning sessions were very interactive.’

‘I liked the fact that the panel event was split into three different focuses, with two speakers for each, as it helps us to understand the different perspectives on the specific topic, instead of just hearing about one person’s opinions and experiences. It was a good event!’

The University looks forward to returning to Singapore in April 2018 to host two exclusive events for our alumni, friends and supporters. If you are a University of London graduate, please register or update your contact details to ensure that you receive your invitation.

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The panel

Juliet Chan Tay
Juliet Chan Tay is Managing Director of Pivotal Business Solutions, which offers support to start-up businesses. She is an alumna of the University of London and the Singapore Alumni Group leader.

Wong Jin Feng
Wong Jin Feng is an Audit Senior at Ernst & Young LLP. He studied for an MSc in Professional Accountancy with the University of London, through support he received from the Skills Future Study Award.

KC Boo
KC Boo is Director and Group CEO of Iconomy Holdings Pte Ltd. An alumnus of the University of London, he holds directorship and senior positions in several companies, including; GraceVale Properties Ltd, SmartBank Pte Ltd and Lunch2u.sg Pte Ltd. Focusing on corporate development work, he advises businesses on set up, overall compliance and strategy.

Brendon Lee
Brendon Lee is a Senior Manager in the audit department at RSM Chio Lim LLP. He is also on the firm’s Real Estate & Construction (REC) vertical, working with a number of clients in the REC industry. Brendon is an alumnus of the University of London.

Lee Mong Sheong
Lee Mong Sheong is a Partner in the audit department at RSM Chio Lim LLP, where he leads the Logistics & Transportation practice. He started his career at Arthur Anderson Singapore, after which he worked with of the largest Fortune 100 Oil and Gas companies, before joining RSM in 2007. His commercial experiences also include various accounting, reporting, finance planning roles.

Eddie Chau
Eddie Chau (Founder and Chairman of Neeuro) has co-founded five companies since 2000. Two companies, namely e-Cop and Brandology, have since been acquired. Before founding Brandology and e-Cop, Eddie held senior positions in IBM and Computer Associates Inc. Eddie has also appeared as the investor/judge in Startup Asia Seasons 1 & 2 by Channel News Asia. He holds an MSc in Communication Engineering from Imperial College, London.