"That GREAT job is gotta be MINE!”

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Erase any –ve tots that is not useful.


With a +ve mental attitude,
a “can do” approach to work & enthusiasm,

“It’s easy to find a job.”

Choose the right career path.


Settle for a job that fits,

in order to make a success of it.


Checklist (Job Match)

Does the job meet your expectations:

Meet qualification and experience?
Meet interest?
Meet my career objective?
Aligned with my beliefs & values?

What are the:

Career prospects.
Learning opportunity.
Work environment.
Work satisfaction. (productivity - morale)

Attitude

Willing to try something new.
Improve yr knowledge on industry / job.
Be committed to improve self.
- attend workshop, training, courses
- read books
Self-motivated and proactive in self-development.
constantly upgrade yr skills, knowledge,
and acquire the relevant competencies for yr career progression.

Develop strategy

· Study market (availability, competition)

· Profile of competitors

· SWOT, yr unique selling proposition (USP) – what u’ve to offer.


Give meaning to yr life:
vary yr day-to-day tasks.

What's your passion in life?

What do u enjoy doing?

Know what u want?

- take time to consider.

- how to get it?


tag: attitude, career, job, strategy, work


Contiki

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http://www.contiki.com.sg/
- vacations and holidays for the 18-35 year olds

During school holidays, travel overseas to attend courses...
At the same time, take it like a vacation to explore the country...

When I graduate from school, this is one of the things I plan to do - Travel. To see the world!

I'm always happy when I'm near water.

I love to swim, sail or boat on holidays.
I'm attracted to water.

I'm not very adventurous where new places are concerned,
so I normally keep visiting the same destination over and over.

Aim to: Go for an adventure
- find a new destination/ place to go to

Four travel options for me, after my studies:
1. Work & Travel USA
allows students to live in USA for (min) 2 or 2 1/2 months up to (max) 4 months,
while taking up employment to cover travelling expenses.
An additional 30 days of optional traveling time is given to students.
International students from all over the world come together in USA for an unforgettable summer. This program creates the opportunity for cultural exposure and international work experience.
Get to work in places such as US Theme Parks, National Parks.
Work & Travel USA is available only once a year in Singapore for the summer vacation from late April/May through to September.
2. Join Youth Expedition Programme (YEP)
3. Participate in overseas competition
4. Just travel

tag: holiday, overseas, travel, vacation

Quick Links - Love Game

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Valentine Greetings!

"Love is simple yet addictive"

Looking at the moon,
I'm thinking of u.
On this lovely nite,
I wish u sweet dreams
and a lovely GD nite. ;)


Send your Hearts or Roses for yr Valentine:
make your own origami hear or roses...

From Cancerians point of view,

I'm continually pulled into romance
with those who are quite opposite to me in nature.

I'm strongly attracted to people who are confident, strong and successful.

Although I fall in love all the time,
my introvert nature and my uneasiness in disclosing my true feelings
makes many of these affairs one-sided.

I'm not likely to rush headlong into marriage,
because in selecting a life partner,
I'll be most likely governed by my head.

Good partners for Cancerians: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces

Nevertheless, love for a stable home and loyalty towards the spouse
will reward the majority of Cancerians with a reasonably happy married life.

I attend to domestic chores cheerfully,
take a keen interest in the children. and
believe in saving for the rainy day.

I love my home, it is where I feel most secure.

Like Sagittarians there is a place for everything,
but the Cancerians idea is -- it just does not matter where
it is put as long as it's somewhere, under the bed, in cupboards, up in
the attic, the garage; not that you are not untidy -- you are the original
hoarder and for some it can take a while getting used to this.

LoveByte.org.sg

Note to self - Self-expression: Tell someone how you REALLY feel today.

Just like the phases in a Product Life Cycle (introduction; growth; maturity; decline),
a Relationship goes through different stages
(1. Meeting,
2. The Chase,
3. Honeymoon,
4. Comfortable,
5. Tolerance,
6. Downhill,
7. Breaking up).
The length you stay at each stage varies. The decisions you made change the stage you're in. Not all relationships go through each stage.


"Strangers, again" uploaded by WongFuProductions on Apr 20, 2011.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSdELZxEnHY

SMU Matriculation 2007

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SMU's Bachelor of Business Management programme at Lee Kong Chian School of Business for the Academic Year 2007-2008.
This is a 4-year full-time programme. The first semester of the programme will commence on 20 Aug 07 and ends on 31 Aug 11.

Online Acceptance of Offers from 2 May 2007 to 4 June 2007.
SMU Matriculation 2007 www.smu.edu.sg/matriculation

Majoring in Management.

I want to be in an environment (SMU: seminar-style learning)
where students are to speak up,
discuss, and voice one's opinions.
To be trained to be outspoken and confident.

离开地球表面 只要越跳越高. come on Jump! the SMU Jump..

5 Ps in SMU
P
unctuality - being on time gives a gd impression, and
u don wanna miss out anything.
Be there
at least 15 mins BEFOREhand.
Phone - always switch your phone to silent mode, and
don sms or make a call during class.
Placard - show the world what's yr name.
Preparedness - read up before class.
So that you're able to participate in discussions.
Participation - actively participate in class; interact with professor;
ask Qn; express yr opinions.
bring yrself to say what's on yr mind.
what the heck.. just say it.. u're not dumb.
> at least make one meaningful contribution in every class.
try to stimulate discussion in class.
speak sense in a confident way.
read the books before class,
complete all readings in advance,
say what's valuable.
think critically and formulate opinions about what you're being taught.

(Study with Concentration + Practice with Diligence + Rest at Night) = Success in Exams


Buying 2nd-hand textbooks
http://links.smu.edu.sg/ (student forum)

connecting to printers: \\seng-city-ps

SMU Student Employment System (SES):
https://tempjobs.smu.edu.sg/

The various Majors under Bachelor of Business Management:
  1. Operations Management (OPS MGMT)
  2. Management (MGMT)
  3. Corporate Communications (CORP COMM)
  4. Finance (FNCE)
  5. Quantitative Finance (QF)
  6. Marketing (MKTG)
  7. Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource (OBHR)

The English Language Workshop (ELW): A Pre-Matriculation Programme
Deadline for Notification by CEC
Date for ELW
16 July 2007
30 July - 3 August 2007

Fee Payment For Local Students
Tuition fees are billed and payable in 2 instalments for each acad yr. The 1st instalment will be payable on matriculation day (
Term 1 of Academic Year 2007).

Tuition Fee S$3,750
Miscellaneous fees S$260
Total fee payable S$4,010.


comparision of annual tuition fee for local students for diff uni:-
nus: S$6110
ntu: S$6110
smu: S$7500

Fees include insurance:
Medical Insurance Coverage details for Undergraduate Students (Including Bridging and Exchange students)
*when submit any claims, please fill in the applicable claim forms,
together with
original receipts and copy of referral letter and submit to Rochelle (OSL).
- Restriction on the clinics/hospitals (for reimbursement):
http://www.smu.edu.sg/students/student_life/downloads/AXA%20Panel%20Listing%20submitted%2018.07.07.xls

Laptop Configuration
For others info, refer to www.smu.edu.sg/cit/helpdesk

Tertiary Student Ez-link cards
Card holders are entitled to concessionary travel on buses or trains.
Check ez-link card eligibility and application status at TransitLink
Apply for one at selected TransitLink Ticket Office counters.
Then wait for email confirmation by SMU on where to collect the card.
It takes about 4 wks.

Visit the Office of Career Services (OCS) station during matriculation and participate in the Community Service Fair.
  • Register for the OCS Orientation Exercise, and collect your welcome kit.
  • Attend at least one compulsory Volunteerism Talk. There is a talk scheduled on the hour, every hour.
  • Sign up for one of the major projects lined up especially for you.
  • Embark on a Community Service project between July and December 2007.
    http://www.smu.edu.sg/matriculation/2007/orientation_careersvc.asp

  • Freshmen Team Building (FTB) Camp 2007 - Compulsory
    Run 3: 30 July – 1 August 2007 or Run 4: 9 – 11 August 2007

    This annual camp, organised by the SMU Students' Association (SMUSA) seeks to induct all freshmen with the SMU CIRCLE values – Commitment, Integrity, Responsibility, Collegiality, Leadership and Excellence.

    All freshmen will be assigned to ONE of the four runs on Matriculation Day. During the camp, freshmen will get a touch of the vibrant SMU culture, foster new friendships and be introduced to our unique university experience. The camp will promote team-bonding and individuals will learn leadership skills through the various activities.


    School Camp
    Lee Kong Chian School of Business

    10th–12th July and 3rd–5th August 2007

    Boasting the largest school population in SMU, the Bondue Orientation Camp is definitely the best platform for you to get acquainted and interact with other Business students.

    The camp will be a specially designed 3-day programme open exclusively to LKCSB undergraduates and for the first time, the camp will be held in two separate runs (10th–12th July and 3rd–5th August) to cater to your schedules and convenience.

    Bondue, the SMU Business Society, was established to foster stronger bonding among the business students. This year, the Bondue Orientation Camp promises whole new loads of fun, excitement and entertainment and we welcome you to join us in making new friends and immerse yourself in a remarkable and unforgettable experience!

    ::Bondue:: It's all about you

    Academic Briefing

    BBM 7 Aug 2007, Tue
    OR
    1.30pm – 5.00pm School of Accountancy, SMU
    Conference Hall 2, Level 2
    8 Aug 2007, Wed
    8.30am – 12.00 nn
    School of Accountancy, SMU
    Conference Hall 2, Level 2

    At the academic briefing, you will get to meet your respective Deans and key faculty members.

    You will also be briefed on the details as well as some of the courses that you could take for the coming academic year. We will also help to answer any queries that you may have pertaining to your degree programme. You may choose to attend two briefings if you have opted for a double-degree programme.

    We will also give you an idea of what BOSS is.
    BOSS is short for “Bidding Online SyStem”. This is a unique system that allows you to bid for your courses using “e-dollars”. As part of our scheme to mould you into smart business leaders of the future, we have created an on-line system for course registration that uses the bidding process.

    In SMU, all course registration is done via BOSS.
    • OASIS > Study > BOSS > BOSS Important Dates
    • a) OASIS > Study > Courses & Schedules > Course Offerings (class offerings)
      b) OASIS > Study > Courses & Schedules > View Overall Class Schedule (
      class timetable)

      b) OASIS > Study > Examinations & Results > View My Exam Schedule (exam timetable)
    7th July 08 (Mon) start bidding for Term 1.
    3rd Nov (Mon) start bidding for Term 2.

    Use the worksheet at: OASIS > Study > Advisement & Curriculum > Advisement > Manage Curriculum Worksheet

    to work out your study (course enrolments) plan for Term 2, 2008-09 and future terms.

    There are two main components to the worksheet:
    > Mandatory Courses – these compulsory courses must be completed by students in the programme.
    > Planned courses – these include the elective courses that a student intends to take in order to complete his/her degree requirements.
    The worksheet also provides a GPA calculator, where students can predict future grades for courses yet to be completed, and compute the resultant GPA.

    Unofficial Transcript
    OASIS > Study > Examinations & Results > View Unofficial Transcript
    - an uncertified copy of your academic record.
    - should be used for reference, or in circumstances where a certified copy of your academic record is not required.


    Degree Progress Report
    OASIS > Study > Advisement & Curriculum > Advisement: View Degree Progress Report
    - provides a representation of the degree rules that apply to a student (based on cohort). The student’s academic work is analysed against these rules and whether or not the different requirements are satisfied. The report also indicates how the requirement is satisfied.

    > Run the degree progress report based on your coursework to-date.
    > Register a What-If scenario (What if I change to this major? Or, what if I take these courses?) and run the report under that scenario.
    >
    Retrieve a previously generated report.

    SMUX Camp
    14 – 16 Aug 2007
    SMUX Camp, an annual signature event of the SMUXtremists, promises to be THE most exhilarating freshmen camp at SMU. Jam-packed with outdoor activities such as biking, scuba diving, kayaking, trekking and inline-skating, this 3D2N camp is definitely your ticket to loads of adventure, fun and bonding. All SMU freshmen are invited to participate in this camp, whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or not! Just come prepared for one great adrenaline rush. So take a blast, from 14 to 16 August 2007!

    SMU Convocation 2007
    18 Aug 2007
    Suntec City Convention Hall 602
    Unlike conventional interpretation of "Convocation" to denote "graduation" at other local universities, SMU's Convocation is basically a large assembly celebration to mark the start of a journey, your journey through SMU, at that.

    On hand to welcome you into the SMU family will be the Chancellor, the President of SMU, the Board of Trustees, the Deans, faculty, staff and seniors.

    Our previous Convocation ceremonies have always been memorable for all and promise to be dignified yet energetic.

    At SMU, parents and guardians of students are regarded as an integral part of the university so we'd like you to invite them to celebrate the beginning of your journey with us.

    To all you freshmen, be prepared for the pomp and gaiety that SMU's largest and most talked about event will bring as you begin a new chapter in your life!


    VIVACE 2007 – CCA Fair
    Friday, 24 August, 2007

    The first university-wide event to greet all students at the start of the academic term! VIVACE is organised by the SMU Students' Association (SMUSA) for all freshmen to participate and be engaged in a fun-filled day of activities that will allow them to witness the vibrant student life in SMU as well as to interact with their seniors.

    So, come and experience it for yourself through all the carnivals, performances, games and competitions. All CCAs representing the arts, sports and community leadership will be on display to cater to your interests and talents.

    CCA Preferences
    COMM SVC
    UNSA-SMU/United Nations Students' Association makes members more aware of issues
    like peace, human rights, respect for international law, social progress and freedom.


    ART & Culture
    International Connections (Icon) helps to integrate SMU's local, international and
    exchange student community and celebrates cultural diversity. (2)
    http://links.smu.edu.sg/cca/smuicon/
    • SMUSAIC is a club with a passion for photography, cinematography and digital media.
    • SMUX Biking Team caters to the needs of both new cyclists and regular bikers.
      We organised events of different levels of difficulty. (3)

    • SMUX Kayaking Team organises kayak expeditions, courses and white water rafting trips. (4)
      We are looking into other paddling-related activities like canoe polo and
      longer expeditions to destinations we have not ventured to, like the Southern Islands.
    SMU E.y.E Investment Interactive Club: http://www.smueye.com/

    All the Costs before even entering SMU

    I went for Pre-enrolment Medical Examination at Raffles Medical Group.
    The cost will be borne by the students.

    Local Students - S$18.00 (exclusive of 5% GST)
    After 1st July 2007, it's 7% GST.

    I went on 9th July 2007. It cost: S$19.25.
    They give u a small plastic bottle to fill-in yr urine. Then they take yr height, and weight. Followed by eye test, then colour vision test. Next, is Chest X-ray. Lastly, the doctor talk to u, take blood pressure, ask u breath-in, breath-out. Finally, he signs and stamp the document. Voila! The medical report is out.

    At SMU's website, it says, "3. You can collect your medical report and X-ray after 3 working days for local students."
    But I got it on the day itself, no waiting for 3 days. Very efficient.

    All local polytechnic students have to attend this English Language Workshop (ELW) Waiver Test. It is to determine if they need to attend the 35-hr ELW. S$26.25 (inclusive of GST)

    Took the test on 10 July, 4pm. Didn't do very well (esp. basic cloze test: fill-in-the-blanks passage), but tried my best by filling-in all possible answers.

    I got my ELW Waiver Test result on 16 July.
    This is to inform you that on the basis of your ELW Waiver Test results, you will need to attend the English Language Workshop (ELW).

    Guess my English needs some brushing up.
    And I have to pay the course fee of S$200 (inclusive of GST) for the workshop.

    Polytechnic Graduates: Exemption for Internship Programme (dated: 06/20/2007)

    As a polytechnic graduate at Temasek Polytechnic, I had participated in some form of business attachment programme at Standard Chartered Bank, during my course of study, Diploma in Business IT.

    SMU would be glad to consider granting partial or full exemption to the Internship Programme requirement (10 weeks). Just provide some documentation from the institution on the duration of your previous training attachment.

    The document could be either:
    a) Letter or Certificate from your polytechnic stating the period that you have completed your attachment programme; or
    b) Letter from your company on their letterhead stating your name, NRIC/ Passport No., job descriptions and period of employment.

    Submit such documents no later than 30th April 2008,
    to: Curriculum, Teaching & Student Matters (Level 5)
    Office of the Dean
    LKCSB

    2007-08 Year 1, Term 1 - Aug '07 (4.00 CU)
    CORE 002 Analytical Skills (0.50)
    CORE 003 Creative Thinking (0.50)
    CORE 005 Academic Writing
    LGST 101 Business Law (1.00)
    MGMT 003 Bus., Govt & Soc. (1.00)
    STAT 102 Introductory Statistics B (1.00)

    2007-08 Year 1, Term 2
    - Jan '08 (5.00 CU)
    ACCT 101 Financial Accounting (1.00)
    COMM 101 Management Communication (1.00)
    MGMT 002 Technology and World Change (1.00)
    OBHR 001 Leadership and Team Building (1.00)
    OPIM 101 Management Science (1.00)

    2008-09 Year 2, Term 1 - Aug '08 (4.50 CU)
    ACCT 102 Management Accounting (1.00)
    MGMT 218 Entre. & Biz Creation (1.00)
    MKTG 101 Marketing (1.00)
    OBHR .218 Negotiation Skills for Business (0.50)
    OBHR 101 Management of People at Work (1.00)

    Dec '08 - OCIP to Cebu, Philippines - 4th to 24th Dec '08
    (Community Service Learning Project)

    2008-09 Year 2, Term 2 - Jan '09 (4.50 CU)
    ECON 103 International Economics A (1.00)
    FNCE 101 Finance (1.00)
    IS 102 Computer as an Analysis Tool (1.00)
    MGMT 211 Career Skills: The FT (0.50)
    MGMT 224 Doing Biz in PRC: Comm. & Biz Approaches (1.00)

    May '09 - Work & Travel USA

    2009-10 Year 3, Term 2 - Jan '10 (4.00 CU)
    FNCE 213 Entrepreneurial Finance (1.00)
    MGMT 221 Enterprise Development (1.00)
    MKTG 103 Marketing Research (1.00)
    OPIM 201 Business Processes (1.00)

    Aug '10 - Youth Olympic Games 2010


    Modules Outlook
    Mgt Major Core (1): Entre. Mgt
    Mgt Major Electives (1):

    Uni Core (1): Ethics & Social Responsibility
    Biz Core (1): Strategy
    General Education: Persuasion?
    - Arts Elective (1)
    - Arts/Science Elective (2)
    Global and Regional Studies: Elective (1)
    Tech & Entrepreneurship: Elective (1)
    Business Options: Electives (2): Proj Mgt, Enterprise Consulting
    Corp Creativity, Tech Identification, Intro to Corp Comm, Digital Media Across Asia

    Total: (11)

    2009-10 Year 4, Term 1 - Aug '10
    Entre. Mgt
    XP in Small Biz Consulting
    Ethics
    Intro to Corp Comm
    Proj Mgt

    2009-10 Year 4, Term 2 - Jan '10
    Strategy
    Enterprise Consulting
    Tech Identification
    Corp Creativity
    DM across Asia


    Overseas Exchange
    Apply for "LKCSB Student Fund - Exchange Programme Grant"
    http://www.business.smu.edu.sg/students/awards.asp

    Overseas internship?
    Adecco New Zealand PicknPlay

    tag: bachelor, business, matriculation, SMU, university

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