Published on: 05-Oct-2018
Hithalli Chawala (top photo, second from left), Audrey Ong (left photo, third from left), and Tan Mei Ling (right photo, first from left) with their respective teams
Hats off to our students for bagging the Best Ideation Team Awards at NTU PEAK! The three of them represented School of Social Sciences in this leadership programme. For this September edition, 38 high potential students from College of Engineering; College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and Nanyang Business School were selected and enrolled into this one-month programme. The Career & Attachment Office (CAO) co-develops and co-designs the programme with industries to develop high calibre NTU students into industry-relevant future leaders for the workplace and community.
Ms Hithalli Chawala, a Year 2 student majoring in Economics and Public Policy and Global Affairs, expressed her gratitude in being given the opportunity to participate in NTU Peak. Through this experience, she was able to learn about her strengths and how to use them to her advantage when working in a team. Her team received the Best Ideation Team Award (Champion).
“Working with a great mentor from HP and an extremely driven, focused and fun team just made the whole process a lot more enriching,” she shared. “Being an Economics and Public Policy major, this also gave me a special insight into the Marketing world, which was again an eye-opening experience. This learning journey has definitely been one of the best opportunities of my university life till date and I will always be grateful for it.”
Audrey Ong Sze Yun, also a Year 2 student majoring in Economics and Public Policy and Global Affairs also appreciated the opportunity to be part of CAO’s leadership programme. Her team won the Best Ideation Team Award (1st Runner Up), which was given by a panel of judges comprising of managing directors and CEOs from Systems on Silicon Manufacturing Company (SSMC), HP, Lendlease, Ecolab and UOB.
“I had the pleasure of working with my mentor who gave me invaluable advice about leadership and the working world, as well as ideate on improving a current SME business solution that UOB has,” Audrey said. “I am extremely grateful for my team-mates, judges, SMEs we interviewed and the CAO for making this experience so inspiring for me!”
Year 2 Sociology student, Tay Mei Ling and her team were the second runner up for the award. She found her one-month journey “nothing short of excitement and exhaustion” as it had really tested her ability to micromanage her time. And prior to the programme, she admitted that she had not been able to “disassociate wafer with the actual food item”!
“To be able to be offered an internship on stage from Silicon Manufacturing Co. (SSMC)’s CEO was a truly great honour, given my team’s diverse makeup comprising of students from the arts, humanities and social sciences, and engineering students,” said Mei Ling.
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