It was a sweet victory for the Accountancy & Finance students at the SMU Accounting Challenge held virtually on 26 March 2022. One team won the 1st Runner-Up position while another team garnered the 3rd Runner-Up position. The top 4 teams were selected out of about 30 teams after the preliminary round. In the final round, the top 4 teams were assessed on a case presentation.
From left to right, the 1st Runner-Up team comprised Hong Si En, Zhuang Xinru, Phua Hui Xuan April, Ho Vinn and Valliammai D/O Lakshmanan.
The 3rd Runner-Up team comprised How Yanni, Clara, Joyce Hoon Xin Ru, Chew Qian Yun, Phang Xin Yi, and Edmund Ng Zhi Hao.
Keisia Dominique Lim-Urquhart (CCM Alumnus from Class of 2021) and Felicia Yap Yu Jun (CCM Senior Year student) were awarded the Gold and Bronze medals respectively in the Restaurant Service category at the WorldSkills Singapore 2021 (WSS 2021) competition.
To prepare for WSS 2021, Keisia and Felicia were trained on a wide array of Service Skills ranging from Bartending, Barista, Fruit Carving, Boxing Table & Napkin Folding to Banquet and Fine Dining Service skills since May 2021.
As Gold Medal recipient, Keisia will join CCM Freshmen Ho Jia Yi (God Medal Recipient, Cooking Category awarded in WSS 2020) in representing Singapore at the WorldSkills International 2022 Competition in Shanghai, China.
At the recent PRISM Awards 2021, organised by the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore, Diploma in Marketing students Jermaine Yeo, Marc Tang, Suzanne Tang, Odelia Liang and Lee Xin Ni received the Outstanding PR Project Award in the student category for their project “Discover Your Sound”. The team’s winning proposal comprised an experiential publicity campaign that promotes Sennheiser’s latest range of in-ear monitors through webinars, online communities and Key Opinion Leader-led events.
Former President of the IPRS’ TP Student Chapter Kudos Sharafah Malihah, also took home the Outstanding PR Student Award at the recent PRISM Awards 2021, organised by the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore. This is the third time that a TP student has clinched the award. Excelling in her role in the Chapter and other areas like academic work, community work, competitions and extra-curricular activities, the award is a testament to the Communication & Media Management student’s commitment and talent.
Our A&F Seniors, Lim Loke Xuan Nicole, Angela Tan Li Ying, Lim Lixin Magdalene and Goh Mei Rui, of Team Mags&Kids, took the top spot to win the Most Creative Tik Tok Award, edging out teams from the other polytechnics and ITEs in the Citi Foundation-SMU Financial Literacy Challenge. The annual financial literacy competition challenges participants to learn more about financial literacy creatively.
Students from the Diploma in Accountancy & Finance (A&F) took the 2nd Runner Up position after SMU and NTU for the SMU Tax Case Challenge 2021. 35 university teams and 43 polytechnic teams participated in the full-day virtual competition on 28 Aug 2021. After going through various rounds, the top 4 teams from SMU, NTU, Temasek Polytechnic and Singapore Polytechnic analysed the case on tax incentives granted to a start-up firm that produces sustainable meat using the latest technology. They also discussed the overseas and Singapore tax implications of the proposed mode of operations and the implications of the recent agreement by the G20 countries on the adoption of a global minimum tax of 15%.
Team Jelly, which comprised Zoe Lam, Shannon Carolyn Ang, Jerrine Tan and Lee Yi Lin, impressed the judges when they answered the questions with confidence.
The School of Business winning team comprised Quek Yanwen Ashley, Zhuang Xinru, Cheryl Ong and the team leader — Hong Si En.
48 university teams and 33 polytechnic teams participated in this virtual competition. Only the top 6 teams made it to the final round after the preliminary rounds where teams were required to analyse the Wirecard scandal. In the final round, the teams were tasked to identify management assertions and propose audit procedures for the Luckin Coffee case. They also had to analyse financial statements and compare Luckin’s business model with that of Starbucks Coffee.
Jointly organized by Tribal Worldwide and Public Utilities Board (PUB), the PUB Splash Lab competition was open for students to apply between October 2020 to March 2021. The competition assessed students on the effectiveness of their campaign to raise awareness and encourage conversation on how climate change is impacting Singapore’s water sustainability.
The CMM Senior team, comprising Wee Tong Lin Eva, Wong Kar Wai Naomi Abigail, Kandakumar Harshitha Smruthi L, Rachel Rui-Qi Castaneda, Sim Theen Yen and Teng Yu Xuan Fiora, impressed the judges with their effective storytelling, creativity and visual appeal of their campaign!
Students from the Diploma in Accountancy & Finance (A&F) took home the 1st Runner-Up position for the SMU Accounting Challenge 2021 held on 6 Mar 2021. 28 teams participated in the virtual competition, where they were assessed on various accounting questions. The finalists proceeded to an audit case study which requires them to justify the key audit risks and propose suitable audit procedures to a company that installs and operates charging points for electric vehicles. The team won praises from the judges from SMU as well as the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountant (ISCA) for their presentation and analysis of the case.
Rebecca Sim (pictured second from left), a graduate from the Diploma in Logistics & Operations Management, has emerged as the Silver Medallist in the Freight Forwarding Category at WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
The 45th WorldSkills concluded on 27 Aug 19 after four days of intensive competition. A total of 1,354 young competitors from 63 countries pitted their skills across 56 skills competitions.
Team Singapore has achieved commendable results, with 2 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze and 17 medallions, with a record 9th placing!
Rebecca did School of Business proud with a silver medal in Freight Forwarding against other skills and vocational training powerhouses including China, Germany and Russia! Teaching staff Jenny Leong and Benson Tan, the technical expert and coach respectively, were also at the site to guide Rebecca behind the scenes.
Jointly organised by Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd, RHBHacks is a business challenge to foster youth entrepreneurship. Students from tertiary institutions were required to present business proposals to a panel of judges.
Our innovative and collaborative team of alumni and a third-year student spent two months exploring hawker centres in order to develop food-themed games as their business proposal, showcasing the spirit, culture and values that are symbolic of Singapore. The winning team walked away with a cash prize totalling $7, 500 and also had an opportunity to set up a stall at River Hongbao 2020 earlier this year.
Organised by SHRI, the HR Hackathon offers students a platform to develop an interest in HR and implement HR solutions to issues encountered within the HR industry. It required the competing teams to propose ideas and solutions to engage the future workforce meaningfully.
The winning team developed and presented a digital solution which won the judges over — a prototype HR onboarding app with features including employee handbook, SOP, Forum, Trivia, Poll, Points system for rewards.