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  • 2 October 2020: Yale-NUS alumni share career an...

    By Lim Wei Da Yale-NUS alumni Ms Ilya Katrinnada Binte Zubaidi (Class of 2018), Ms Ritika Biswas (Class of 2018) and Mr Matthew Bolden (Class of 2017) shared career and graduate studies tips with students through a series of panel discussions. Images provided by Ms Ilya, Ms Biswas and Mr Bolden. Since the start of...

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  • 18 September 2020: Yale-NUS alumni contribute t...

    By Kelly Ng Creating impact in various fields is a key outcome of Yale-NUS College’s educational experience. Some of our alumni have contributed their unique and creative works to the local poetry and music scenes. Mr Hamid Roslan (Class of 2017)’s debut book on Singlish and English poems, parsetreeforestfire, was recently shortlisted for the Si...

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  • 25 August 2020: Yale-NUS alumni and faculty joi...

    By Ethel Pang From left: Ling Xi Min, Regina Hong, and Professor of Humanities (History) Naoko Shimazu. Image provided by Ling Xi Min, Regina Hong, and Naoko Shimazu. On 27 March 2020, Yale-NUS College Professor of Humanities (History) Naoko Shimazu and alumni Regina Hong and Ling Xi Min (both Class of 2017) published a jointly-authored...

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  • 14 August 2020: Yale-NUS students and alumni em...

    By Lim Wei Da Mr Hrishi Olickel (Class of 2018) presenting at a conference. Image provided by Mr Olickel. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many Yale-NUS students and alumni looked into various ways to assist communities around the world impacted by the outbreak. Mr Hrishi Olickel (Class of 2018) serves as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO)...

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  • 5 June 2020: Yale-NUS alumni deliver breaking n...

    By Ethel Pang Amidst the pandemic, we have been inundated with news surrounding the latest COVID-19 developments daily. These updates have kept us informed on changing issues related to the pandemic. Covering the news during such extraordinary times requires both speed and an eye for details. Our Yale-NUS alumni, who are working at the frontline...

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  • 26 May 2020: Yale-NUS graduating seniors to con...

    By Muhammad Firdaus  This month marks the official completion of undergraduate life for the Class of 2020 as the graduating seniors get set to embark on their next phase of life. For some, they are looking forward to contributing to diverse sectors in Singapore, namely education, aviation and the arts. Krishan Sanjay Mahesh (Class of...

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  • 19 May 2020: Class of 2020 seniors further thei...

    By Lim Tian Jiao  At Yale-NUS College, students interested in public policy, computing, the environment, public health, law or medicine can apply for concurrent degree programmes (CDP) or special programmes offered in partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS) or Yale University. Five students in the Class of 2020 are currently ...

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  • 15 May 2020: Yale-NUS students embark on postgr...

    By Kelly Ng Law and liberal arts are often regarded as vastly different academic fields – the former seen as a more rigorous and specialised professional discipline while the latter advocates for a more expansive intellectual grounding in social sciences, sciences and humanities. However, at Yale-NUS College, law and liberal arts are two academi...

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  • 5 May 2020: Yale-NUS student to pursue Duke-NUS...

    By Denise Tan Anjali Kannangath (Class of 2020) will be pursuing a MD-PhD at Duke-NUS. Image provided by Anjali. For Anjali Kannangath (Class of 2020), conducting research at Yale-NUS was “the most critical” in preparing her for the MD-PhD track at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), a seven-year programme which combines medical education with r...

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  • 3 April 2020: Alumnus adapts capstone project i...

    By Ethel Pang Temujin’s official artwork. Image provided by Isabel Fang. This February, Yale-NUS College’s alumnus Mr Roshan Singh (Class of 2018) successfully launched a free-to-access, five-part radio drama series titled Temujin: An Audio Drama on Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts, and other major audio distribution platforms. Adapted from th...

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  • 7 February 2020: One Year Later: Concurrent and...

    By Kevin Low It has been more than a year since the inaugural class of students from the Yale-NUS College Double Degree Programme (DDP) with Law and various Concurrent Degree Programmes (CDP) graduated. Among them, Ms Amelia Chew and Mr Benjamin Leong (both from the Class of 2018) have been drawing on their experience of...

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  • 6 December 2019: Footnotes of History: Behind t...

    By Kevin Low   “A whirlwind of constant emails and calls, too many buzzing WhatsApp groups, and rushing around the island for outreach events, meetings and site recces.” That was how Ms Yap Zhiwen (Class of 2017) described the process of organising The Future of our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), a month-long public event organised by...

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  • 29 November 2019: Lim Ngee Khoon Study Award: T...

    By Jiang Haolie   At Yale-NUS College, many students requiring financial assistance to pursue a Yale-NUS education benefit from the support of need-based study awards that have been established through the generosity of various donors. One such award, the Lim Ngee Khoon Study Award, was established by Professor Tan Chorh Chuan, former Presi...

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  • 4 Oct 2019: Volume One: Yale-NUS alumni become ...

      By Kevin Low “What is this speaking, who does it, why and how is this spoken?” This is how Mr Abdul Hamid bin Roslan (Class of 2017) would introduce his book to new readers. “This is a question whose tail eludes me. I have no answers.” Mr Hamid’s debut book of poetry, parsetreeforestfire, was...

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  • 2 August 2019: Alumni from Yale-NUS build on th...

    By Kevin Low   “I think it is quite a common assumption that scientists don’t have to be good at writing – nothing could be further from the truth!” said Ms Chan Li Ting (Class of 2017). “The committee chair for my thesis was an excellent writer, and had extremely high expectations for written work...

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  • 7 June 2019: Alumni in the arts find meaning in...

    By Kevin Low   “A young teenage participant shared that when she saw herself reflected in the mirrored surfaces of Robert Morris’ ‘Untitled’ (four mirrored cubes), she felt like she was the artwork, which made her feel worthy,” said Ms Tan Heng Yeng (Class of 2018). “That was a particularly moving moment for me.” Ms...

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  • 30 April 2019: Yale-NUS Alumni Study Awards: A ...

    By Denise Tan  Photo by Ashbel Chioh for Yale-NUS College. The ties between Terence Wang (Class of 2020), Foo Zhewei (Class of 2019) and Associate Professor of Science (Life Sciences) Khoo Hoon Eng, Rector of Saga College, run beyond their hometown of Penang, Malaysia. In what Terence terms a “serendipitous connection”, both students are the...

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  • 5 April 2019: Outstanding in their fields: Alum...

    By Kevin Low   “Being able to inspire and encourage others to grow their own food makes me optimistic about the future,” said Ms Kimberly Hoong. She is one of a handful of Yale-NUS College alumni who have swapped their pens for ploughshares, joining Singapore’s small but burgeoning agricultural industry after graduating. Ms Hoong works...

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  • 1 February 2019: Global Workforce: Internationa...

    By Kevin Low   This article is part of a two part series looking at alumni working in foreign environments. Check out the previous piece from Dec 2018 featuring Singapore students working abroad.   Transitioning to the working world can be challenging. Although Yale-NUS College’s international alumni have been living and learning in Singapo...

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  • 7 December 2018: Global Workforce: Singaporean ...

    By Kevin Low This article is part of a two part series looking at alumni working in foreign environments. Look out for the next piece in Feb 2019 featuring international students working in Singapore. Starting a new job after graduation is a daunting task for many. Starting a new job in a foreign country is...

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  • 5 October 2018: From prep to plating: Yale-NUS ...

    By Kevin Low  Yale-NUS College has always encouraged students to take the unconventional path, and alumnus Kaushik Swaminathan took this philosophy seriously. For three months in his final year, Kaushik, a Global Affairs major, trained as a chef at a restaurant called Nouri, working three nights a week honing his culinary skills and preparing in...

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  • 3 August 2018: Spontaneous humour: Yale-NUS stu...

    By Kevin Low From 15 – 18 March 2018, performers from Yale-NUS College’s improvisational theatre (improv) troupes participated in the Singapore Improv Festival 2018. Held at the Aliwal Arts Centre, the festival hosted a variety of shows and workshops over four days, with improv performers (known as improvisers) flying in from various countries i...

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  • 1 June 2018: Masters and Doctors: Yale-NUS alum...

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited   After graduating last year, the alumni from the inaugural Class of 2017 chose many different paths: some went on to find gainful employment in various organisations around the world, while some chose to pursue further studies in various fields, from literature to life sciences and medicine. In...

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  • 6 April 2018: Gone but not forgetful: Alumni ke...

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited The Class of 2017 alumni have embarked on the beginning of their careers or are navigating the avenues of further studies. But they have not forgotten their roots – many have returned to their alma mater to bring back some of the lessons from their experiences to the...

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  • 2 February 2018: Yale-NUS alumni keep the spiri...

    Text and images by Kevin Low Upon graduation, Yale-NUS alumni are required to move out of their residential colleges. International students tend to return to their home country, while many Singaporeans go back to living with their families: a common practice in land-scarce Singapore. Some Class of 2017 graduates, however, opted to keep the spir...

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  • 19 May 2017: From suites to suits, Yale-NUS gra...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Having completed their four-year liberal arts degree at Yale-NUS College, some graduates of the pioneer class will be diving straight into the working world. While some such as Manas Punhani (Class of 2017) and May Tay (Class of 2017) will be joining multinational corporations such as global management...

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  • 12 May 2017: Making social impact with the libe...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited As the first class of Yale-NUS College prepares to graduate in a few weeks’ time, some students have committed themselves to applying their liberal arts education to meaningful careers in the social services or healthcare sectors. One such student is Daryl Tan (Class of 2017). A major in...

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  • 5 May 2017: Graduates from Yale-NUS’ first clas...

    By Valerie Yeo | Images as credited Tara Dear and Ling Xi Min are amongst graduating students who will be taking up prestigious fellowship offers. Image by Aleithia Low As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS students consider various post-graduation options, some of them will be taking up prestigious fellowship offers from organisations around the wor...

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  • 2 May 2017: Yale-NUS Students work with Skillse...

    By Michelle Soto | Images provided by Dianne Araral, Callysta Thony and Monica Kim On 15 March 2017, three Yale-NUS students, Dianne Araral (Class of 2020), Callysta Thony (Class of 2018) and Monica Kim (Class of 2020) were featured on an episode of a local Chinese language show called ‘Hello Singapore’ for their work with...

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  • 28 April 2017: Building a legacy of Senior Clas...

    By Baoyun Chelsea Cheo (Class of 2017) | Images as credited As Yale-NUS College prepares for the graduation of its first class this May, the Class of 2017 united for their final parting gift to the College community in February during the College’s inaugural Senior Class Gift (SCG) Campaign. Led by a committee of seven...

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  • 21 April 2017: Graduates from Yale-NUS’ first c...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College While Joan Danielle Ongchoco (Class of 2017, above) will be graduating from Yale-NUS College later this year with the rest of the inaugural class, her connection with Yale-NUS will continue as she heads to Yale University to pursue a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. “I was...

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  • 16 April 2017: Sustaining an interest in sustai...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS students is set to graduate in May 2017, some of them will head to one of the College’s parent institutions to continue their studies. Chua Wan Ping and Xie Yihao (both Class of 2017) have been selected as the first two...

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  • 7 April 2017: First graduating Yale-NUS class e...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Before members of the Class of 2017 could count down to their graduation from Yale-NUS College, they counted down to the deadline for their capstone projects. A unique aspect of the Yale-NUS curriculum is the original capstone project which all students undertake with the guidance of Yale-NUS faculty...

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