#InstagramTakeover: Singapore Management University, Serena Park

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Posted by TheMBATour on 11 January 2018 / 0 Comments

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Read below for a sneak peek into Serena Park's daily experiences as an MBA graduate from Singapore Management University!

Name: Serena Park

School: MBA, Singapore Management University

  

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Read below for a sneak peek into Serena Park's life as a graduate of @sgsmu! 🎓👇 • [1/4] While doing my MBA, I wanted to take part in an extracurricular activity that would be both challenging and meaningful. Coincidentally, I received an email on the Zurich Risk Management Challenge and decided to participate with three of my classmates. After seven gruelling months, despite the challenging tasks set in addition to a heavy course load and internship, we won the competition! The entire experience, from what we learned in the seminars, to the friends I have made and the obstacles we overcame together, is one that is priceless and that I will always treasure. • [2/4] Work hard, play hard! SMU is located in the heart of Singapore. There is no shortage of what you can do, from dining in one of the many cafes found around the city campus to its proximity to Singapore’s Central Business District (only 1 train station away) where we are exposed to the diverse organisations and industries in Singapore. • [3/4] The SMU MBA program includes a compulsory internship for all students. My internship with Microsoft was secured via the close relationship the SMU postgraduate career services has with many local and multinational companies across various industries. Aside from being able to experience an open working culture during my internship, I also met many MBA graduates all over the world! • [4/4] One of the best characteristics about the SMU MBA is “diversity”. For instance, we had Chinese, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Korean, Indian, and Filipino Nationalities in the SMU MBA swimming club. Whichever term project or activity I was in, there were at least 3 different nationalities in my teams. It gave me a whole different perspective and understanding of working in diverse cultures and broadened my perspective in doing things.

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While doing my MBA, I wanted to take part in an extracurricular activity that would be both challenging and meaningful. Coincidentally, I received an email on the Zurich Risk Management Challenge and decided to participate with three of my classmates. After seven gruelling months, despite the challenging tasks set in addition to a heavy course load and internship, we won the competition! The entire experience, from what we learned in the seminars, to the friends I have made and the obstacles we overcame together, is one that is priceless and that I will always treasure.

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Work hard, play hard! SMU is located in the heart of Singapore. There is no shortage of what you can do, from dining in one of the many cafes found around the city campus to its proximity to Singapore’s Central Business District (only 1 train station away) where we are exposed to the diverse organisations and industries in Singapore.

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The SMU MBA program includes a compulsory internship for all students. My internship with Microsoft was secured via the close relationship the SMU postgraduate career services has with many local and multinational companies across various industries. Aside from being able to experience an open working culture during my internship, I also met many MBA graduates all over the world!

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One of the best characteristics about the SMU MBA is “diversity”. For instance, we had Chinese, Taiwanese, Singaporean, Korean, Indian, and Filipino Nationalities in the SMU MBA swimming club. Whichever term project or activity I was in, there were at least 3 different nationalities in my teams. It gave me a whole different perspective and understanding of working in diverse cultures and broadened my perspective in doing things.

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