Chang Rui Hua
President, NUS Economics Alumni
Welcome to the NUS Economics Alumni!
The Department of Economics is one of the largest and leading in the Asia Pacific region. With a rich history which started in 1934, the department has come a long way since then. Every year, we have more than five hundred students graduating from the department. It is therefore the NUS Economics Alumni’s goal to establish links with all the students who have graduated from the department over the past 82 years.
Since its inception in 2007, the NUS Economics Alumni has taken a proactive approach in bringing together alumnus through regular activities. Bonding and networking sessions include Chinese New Year Lo-Hei lunch in February, a charity event together with the Department of Economics, as well as Year-End NUS Economics Alumni Dinner in December. The membership of NUS Economics Alumni also grew from a mere a 1,000 people to more than 3,000 as of December 2015.
The NUS Economics Alumni enjoys and appreciates the unerring support of our members who contribute meaningfully every year to our student programmes and other initiatives. For example, we play an active role in aiding the financially needy students from the Economics Department through the NUS Economics Alumni Bursary. In 2014, the NUS Economics Alumni raised over S$48,000 for the NUS Economics Alumni Bursary during a gala dinner attended by more than 300 alumni including Guest-of-Hour ESM Goh Chok Tong, Mr. Ngiam Tong Dow, Mr. Ngiam Tong Yuen and Mr. Ho Kwon Ping.
Many alumni also maintain meaningful links with the NUS Economics Alumni through our NUS Economics Mentorship Programme. This programme was initiated in Academic Year of 2011/12 and was officially launched on 7 November 2014 by Emeritus Senior Minister (ESM) Goh Chok Tong. Through this programme, the alumni are given opportunities to work closely with the NUS Economics Society to offer useful advice to undergraduates, enabling them to be better prepared for their future career search.
We are an alumni group who believes in leveraging on our diversity and building on our strengths, while growing and deepen our alumni base. At the same time, we will continue our strong social commitment and seeking ways to contribute to the Department of Economics. I warmly invite you to explore and discover for yourself the rich history and close-knitted culture of the NUS Economics Alumni. Look forward to your kind contribution and seeing you at our future activities!