In Conversation with Barack Obama

What are the odds of hearing ex-POTUS Mr Barack Obama speaking live? As luck would have it, SMU Business undergrad Tan Xin Hao found himself presented with this opportunity during his internship at the Bank of Singapore.

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How to Pay Off Your Student Loans Early and Build Your Finances

Whether you’re a first-year undergraduate or in your final year, it’s never too early to start formulating a plan for repaying your student loan.

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How I Started My Own Business At 19

All it took was a gap year to get a dream off the ground. SMU Business undergraduate, Mandy Chan, shares her journey of trials and tribulations to realising BOW for Bold at just 19.

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5 Spots for a Graduation Trip That Won’t Break the Bank

Before making the transition from student to career professional, take the chance to get out there and celebrate with a short grad trip. Here are our suggestions for destinations that won’t break the bank.

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Seniors Say: 5 Must-know Campus Study Spots at SMU

Finding a conducive space is not always easy. With the help of your SMU seniors, we’ve sussed out the best spots on campus. Here’s our definitive guide to the top SMU campus study spots!

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SMU Labs: a different way to learn

At the start of 2015, SMU Labs was unveiled as our university's latest learning experiment. Let our current student Bi Fang take you on a tour of the unique facilities, designed by students for students. read more

Kopi Tiams as Creative Incubators?

The humble kopi tiam has enormous potential to facilitate interaction, brainstorming and the creation of new knowledge. In this opinion piece by Prof Thomas Menkhoff, find out more about the kopi tiam's unique role in Singapore society. read more

Ask a student: Why SMU School of Law?

Even the most seasoned lawyers may involuntarily shudder at the memory of their sleep-deprived law school years. The competitive environment is legendary, too. And yet, every batch of SMU law graduates will tell you that law school was the best four years of their lives. Here, our third-year School of Law student Jeremy Toh tells us why he chose SMU. read more

SMU Peer Helpers: students helping students

When you're going through a busy and stressful time at school, who better to understand what you're going through and empathise with you than your fellow students? The SMU Peer Helpers provide a listening ear and emotional support for their peers during times of need. Find out more in this post. read more

Ask a student: Why SMU School of Social Sciences

The field of social sciences is, quite literally, the application of scientific methods to understand various issues present within society. Final-year student Jonathan Tan shares how, as a social sciences undergraduate, you are ideally poised to contribute meaningfully through research and other contributions in the area of public policy. read more

I’m a globetrotter!

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When the world is your campus, your opportunities to learn can take you literally anywhere. We spoke to students who travelled with SMU in some unconventional capacities, to find out about their invaluable (and oftentimes life-changing) overseas experiences. read more

Ask a student: Why SMU School of Economics?

The study of economics is key to making sense of our world, and helps us to analyse, understand, and thereafter, tackle many of its problems. In this post, a current student fittingly shares his economic analysis of why the SMU School of Economics is a great choice. read more