“Building lifelong relationships”SMU Alumni Association (SMUAA)Organisation Overview 1 Updated as of 16 Oct 2012
Contents 1 SMUAA‟s Vision, Mission and Objective 2 Structure of the SMUAA Executive Committee (Exco) 3 SMUAA Alumni Initiatives 4 Membership Structure Other Information: Communication Channels, Alumni Groups, 5 Overseas Chapters, Volunteering Opportunities
SMUAA Vision “A premier association that exemplifies the spirit of living and giving through its extended SMU family.”
SMUAA Mission To create an enduring cycle of interacting, learning and giving that looks beyond the SMU community, into the broader society INTERACTING LEARNING GIVING Alumni – Alumni Alumni – SMU Career Alumni Singapore – Global Character SMU (Students) SMUAA – External Alumni Personal Interest Society Alumni – Corporates/ Industry Networking sessions Further education Career Opportunities Events (Formal, Informal) Seminars (Workshops) Awards Publications Courses Scholarships Website Grooming Mentor Programme SMU AA Clubhouse Etiquette Volunteering Opportunities Online platform Hobbies-related
SMUAA‟s Four Objectives 1. Provide personal & professional development opportunities Meet development needs of alumni to enable them to succeed professionally and socially i.e Business Mandarin Class, Consulting Skills Workshop, MBA Admissions Forum, etc.4. Grow the Alumni network Promote 2. Help shape SMU‟s direction the Develop a strong self-reinforcing and inclusive interests of Being the “voice” of all alumni: Providingnetwork of active alumni who are willing to Alumni in relevant feedback to SMU, to uphold the brandsupport one another line with and ensure that SMU remains competitive as a university of excellence. SMU values 3. Engage SMU students and help give back to society Provide alumni with an avenue to give back to the university and to participate in meaningful initiatives which allow alumni to contribute back to society Supported by: (1) Effective & well-governed team (2) Resources: People, Process, Systems, Financials
Structure of the SMUAA Executive Committee President Alumni Relations Yeo Zhong Yi Office Vice-President Vice-President Secretary Treasurer Operations (Operations) (Strategic) Quek Fu Jin Wu Jiahu Manager* Deborah Wee Ben Toh Kartika Liaw Social Events Membership Alumni Groups & Claressa Sim Nguyen Tue Vy Overseas Chapters Frederick Zhou Quek Fu Jin Professional & Marketing Personal Devt Kobbe Sun Chiraag Bhadana Andrina Ong Jay See Andrina Ong Publication Special Projects Dickson Su Julian Wee Celine Tan Various Sub-Committee Members*SMUAA Operations Manager is a full-time staff dedicated to manage the daily SMUAA operations, including membership processing, admin/finance matters, and organising of activities.
2012 SMUAA Initiatives1) Social Events 3) Membership Annual Graduating Class Celebrations „Party in My Cribs‟ Membership Sales in Collaboration with (Apr 12) Graduating Class Party, Gown Collection and Graduating Night committee (Jul 12)2) Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Implemented intensive renewal membership Japanese 101 Language Class (Jan 12) marketing effort (May to Dec 12) Spanish 101 Language Class (Feb / Oct 12) Business Mandarin Language Class (Feb 12) 4) Others Basic Mandarin Language Class (Mar 12) SMUAA‟s CCA Award to student clubs (in Strategic Negotiation Workshop (Apr 12) [New] support of alumni involvement) Business School Workshop (Apr 12) Formalise school/programme & interest- Watch Appreciation Workshop (Apr 12) [New] based alumni groups and overseas chapters Korean 101 Language Class (May 12) Whisky Appreciation Workshop (Jul 12) [New] Cocktail Mixing Workshop (Aug 12) [New] DJ 101 Mixing Workshop (Sep 12) [New] Italian 101 Language Class (Sep 12) [New] Floral Design Workshop (Nov 12) [New] Updated as of 30 Aug 2012
2011 SMUAA Initiatives1) Social Events 3) Special Projects Breathe – Annual Graduating Class Celebrations (Apr 11) Fireside Conversations with Mr Dilhan PillaySandrasegara (Jul 11)2) Personal and Professional Development (PPD) Mentorship Program (Sep 11) 4) Membership CFA Workshop (Mar / Jun / Aug 11) Membership Sales in Collaboration with Business Mandarin Classes (Feb / Jul 11) Breathe, Gown Collection and Commencement Basic Mandarin 101 Class (Oct 11) (Jul 11) Japanese 101 Language Class (Jun / Oct11) [New] Graduating Class Membership Application Lucky Draw – Win an iPad or a Night Stay at Korean 101 Language Class (Aug 11) [New] MBS (Jul 11) Spanish 101 Language Class (Aug 11) [New] Intermediate Spanish Language Class (Oct 11) [New] 5.) Others Valyrian Thinking Workshop (Jan / Aug 11) SMUAA‟s CCA Award to student clubs (in Foreign Exchange Workshop (Apr 11) [New] support of alumni involvement) Business School Workshop (Aug 11) SINO Alumni Group Launch (May 11) Wine Appreciation Workshop (Apr / Oct 11) SMUAA AGM (Dec 11) Personal Make-up Workshop by Shiseido (Apr / Aug 11) [New] Horse Riding Workshop (Apr / Nov 11) Golf Workshop (Jun 11) Rock Climbing Workshop (Oct 11) [New]
SMUAA Membership Structure Membership at $50 + $ 10 admin fee SMUAA Members can choose (renewals on annual basis) to add-on facilities-type benefits** which are still kept affordable Photo ID / SMUAA Membership Card Access to and use of University Lounge Access to and Use $200 Eligibility to attend AGM + of Gym and Pool Voting Rights at AGM Preferred $60 Eligible to stand for election to Exco + Parking Rates* Job & Networking Opportunities Li Ka-Shing $150 Wi-Fi Access on City Campus Walk-in Access to Li Ka-Shing Library + Library Membership Preferred Parking Rates are separate Discounted rental rates for SMU facilities charges in addition the annual fee of $60. Applies only to carparks at Admin Discounted rates to alumni events Building Uni+Vantage Discounts ** Fees are payable upon sign-up. They are valid for a one-year period Invitation to „Members-only‟ events Note: Add-ons cannot be purchased Career Support Services without a SMUAA membership
SMUAA Membership Benefits Allows you to continue to pledge your loyalty and support to SMU Allows you to continue to pledge your loyalty and support to SMU Membership fees go toward funding initiatives for alumni that one may wish Membership fees go toward funding initiatives for alumni that one may wish A “badge-of-honour” to participate in, be it providing professional and personal opportunities or to participate in, be it providing professional and personal opportunities or organizing social events such as Alumni Reunions. which allows you to organizing social events such as Alumni Reunions. Buying an SMUAA Membership is like wearing a “badge of honor”. Buying an SMUAA Membership is like wearing a “badge of honor”. pledge your Being an SMUAA Member allows you to identify with a group of like-minded Being an SMUAA Member allows you to identify with a group of like-minded continued support individuals who are united for their support for SMU and form a close-knit individuals who are united for their support for SMU and form a close-knit community. community. towards SMU Allows you to stay connected with SMU by continuing to receive up-to-date Allows you to stay connected with SMU by continuing to receive up-to-date news and updates about the school and the alumni network .. news and updates about the school and the alumni network Invitation to SMUAA-organized initiatives which include the following: Professional Development initiatives; Personal Development initiatives; Social Events; and Members-only event. Exclusive privileges Over more than 100 merchant discounts.(i.e. G2000, Gong Cha, etc.) discounts Exclusive privileges only for SMUAA Walk-in Access to the Library (Make use of the Library‟s resources). only for SMUAA Career Support Services. Members Walk-in Access to University Lounge (provides a venue to catch up). Members Priority seating and discounted rates off all SMUAA organized initiatives/events (as compared to non-SMUAA Members). Other benefits: Discounted rates (compared to public booking rates) for booking SMU facilities.
SMUAA Communication Channels SMUAA maintains these key touchpoints with the Alumni… firstname.lastname@example.org SMUAA twitter COMMUNiQUE
SMUAA Alumni Groups (AG) School-based AG • LKCSB AG These interest groups help • SIS AG the SMUAA in: • SOA AG • SOE AG • SOL AG • Serving as key contact points • SOSS AG for their distinct member groups Programme-based AG • Providing broader SMU alumni • JD AG with opportunities to learn, • MAF AG establish and maintain contact • MBA AG • MWM AG • Acting as catalysts for a number • MITB AG of activities, such as providing • MPA AG career networking, and promoting SMU as well as its alumni Interest-based AG association • Football AG • International AG • Mutual Funds Interest AG • SINO AG • Wine & Dine AG
SMUAA Overseas Chapters Provides a networking platform for SMU Alumni and students / exchange students to connect with others who share similar professional / social interests in the same geographic location. Shanghai China New York, USA Beijing China Mumbai, India London, UK Hong Kong, SAR Jakarta, Dubai, UAE Indonesia Kolkata, India
Alumni Volunteering Opportunities Actively encouraging SMU Alumni to volunteer in the following ways… Be part of the Executive Committee Be part of the scholarship selection committees (ASF Scholarship, OCBC scholarship) Provide Career Advice to students; fellow alumni Help to recruit industry speakers for Speaker Series Become a Mentor - Participate in the Mentoring Scheme Organise events (socials, networking, professional/personal development classes) Buddy fresh grads who join your company Start an Overseas Chapter / Alumni GroupAll you have to do is write in to email@example.com with your contact details and register in theAlumni Volunteer Database. Registered alumni will then be contacted should a volunteeringopportunity arise.
SMUAA Contact Information Mailing Address SMU Alumni Association c/o Office of Alumni Relations Singapore Management University Administration Building 81 Victoria Street Singapore 188065 Tel No. + 65 6828 1958 Fax No. + 65 6828 0799 Email firstname.lastname@example.org Website www.smuaa.org.sg Facebook www.facebook.com/SMUAA Twitter Find us @ SMUAlumniAssoc