Every year, USP invites the parents of all USP students to USP for an evening together. It is an opportunity for parents and USP community to share information and ideas about USP’s development. The programme includes a tour around USP, dinner at our dining hall, a conversation with our Director and College Master A/P Kang Hway Chuan, and interaction with professors and staff.
Global organisations use Assessment Centre as a critical component in their recruitment process to recruit the best talents to meet their business objectives. In this eight-hour session, participants will be equipped with first-hand knowledge about “standard” formats in a typical setting, acquire strategies, techniques, dos and don’ts to ace and gain hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will gain have an increased awareness of the components of and the competencies required to be successful at a “typical” assessment centre.
To attend this workshop, please register here.
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Just what is soil? Soil is an amazing substance, a complex mix of minerals, air, water and countless microorganisms. Most of our food comes directly or indirectly from plants anchored in, and nourished by soil. In this workshop, USP alum Alexius Yeo (Geography + USP, Class of 2010) will challenge the predominant understanding of soil through the lens of permaculture and reveal the secrets to organic farming.
As the semester takes a recess break next week, you might also want to take some time out to care for yourself.
Come attend a USP session for tips to reduce stress and practise relaxation techniques in a Stress Reduction and Relaxation talk and practice session on Thursday 22 Sep 2016, 4.00pm – 5.30pm, at Masters Commons. The session will be conducted by a NUS Counseling and Psychological Services counsellor.
The Princeton Interactive Crisis Simulation (PICSim) delivers what has been hailed as the most realistic collegiate crisis simulation in the US and its conference will take place in February 2017. Each year, USP sends a team to participate. Students are invited to an information session conducted by the 2016 USP team. The team will facilitate a mock crisis session to give students an idea of what PICSim is like. Students interested in applying to be in the USP team for PICSim 2017 must attend the information and MockSim session as a prerequisite.
USP organises a series of “Dinner Conversations” — informal sessions aimed at encouraging USP students to explore new horizons of work by having them interact with USP Fellows over dinner. USP Fellows are specially appointed faculty members from various faculties, schools, and disciplines across NUS, who are committed to scholarship and mentoring students.
To start this off for AY16/17, we have invited the USP Fellows to come meet with USP students at the USP Fellows’ Welcome Tea.
USP alum Yvonne Lim (Economics + USP, Class of 2013) completed the NUS-Waseda Double Degree Programme and is now pursuing a career in consulting in Tokyo. Yvonne will share her experiences at Waseda University which opened up her current career opportunities in Japan. Yvonne will be joined by students from various leading universities in Japan who will provide tips and insights into Japanese university life, in and out of lectures and tutorials. The sharing session is particularly useful for students interested in:
(1) The NUS-Waseda Double Degree Programme
(2) Student Exchange Programmes to Japan through your Home Faculty
(3) Graduate programmes in Japan
(4) Internships and working in Japan
How Democracies Fail
At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama said that we had reached the end of history. He also said that all societies would become liberal democracies. By doing so, he also suggested that achieving democracy meant achieving nirvana in the political sphere. Yet, 20 years later, we now know that many democracies are failing, both in the developed and developing worlds. This talk will try to understand why this is happening and look in particular at three case studies, Thailand, UK and USA.
Conversations@8 is a series of informal gatherings where alumni, students, staff and faculty may reconnect, meet new friends and share experiences.
Kalaripayat, the martial art form from Kerala, is known for dance-like fighting sequences that combine fluid grace and power. Kalari trains the practitioner in focus and concentration along with strength and flexibility. The ultimate goal of practice is to refine the process of awareness, bringing a state of heightened perception 'when the body becomes all eyes'. USP’s writer-in-residence Gitanjali Kolanad, who has been practising kalari for thirty years, will teach the basics of the form. To sign up, please register HERE.