ECE Student Life was set up under the Office of the Deputy Head for Undergraduate Program and Student Life in 2012. Its main aim is to enrich the ECE student’s educational experience in the Department by promoting greater interaction and engagement between students and faculty members. In the process, it is hoped that the student will gain a more holistic experience which also prepares them as mature all-rounders for life after graduation.
ECE Student Life strategizes to work with industry partners, alumni members and the NUS Career Office to create more exposure and internship opportunities for students. We plan to coordinate with companies on setting up industrial visits and company open houses so that the students will be able to gain some insights on industries before stepping out into the working world.
An Alumni Sharing Session was organized by the ECE Club and supported by the department. This event was held in the evening of 20 March 2013. 6 distinguished alumni from different industries were invited to share their personal insights into their industries and give practical advice on student’s career development.
A Student Life Sharing Session was organized, by the Student Life section of the department, which not only gave the students an overview of the range of readily available services (For example, Counselling & Psychological Services, Career Services and ECE Student Life) but also an interesting portion on “Be what you are: Discover your career path through the secrets of personality type”. It reinforced that work will be satisfying if it interests one and allows one to do the things one enjoy. Even though work can be interesting and enjoyable for one, it may not be suitable for another due to people’s differing personalities.
Internship Sharing Session were organized by the Student Life section of the department. The first event was held in the afternoon of 18 October 2013. 9 ECE students who have interned at different industries were invited to share their valuable working experiences in these industries and encourage the juniors to start planning for their career as early as possible.
A Movie Night was organized to welcome the students back to the new semester in AY2012/2013 sem 2. This was held on 6 Feb 2013 at Shaw Foundation Alumni House. Our students interacted with one another, chill-out and relax over superb dinner before the computer-animated fantasy comedy film, Brave, was showed in the theatre.
For the past 2 years, the department specially organized a Staff Freshmen Party for the incoming freshmen at Town Green in University Town. It was aimed to promote interactions between faculty members and students. It was a meaningful occasion for the freshmen to be introduced to their academic advisors. The enjoyable evening was filled with a series of programs such as games and great performances put up by students and the ECE professors. Moreover, everyone was treated to a sumptuous dinner with wonderful treats. It was a night filled with loads of fun mingling with each other.
The ECE Year End Party 2014 was held on 8 May 2014 at Kent Ridge Guild House. This event was specially organized by ECE Student Life to celebrate the hard work that ECE undergraduates and academic staff members had put in this academic year. At the same time, this would be a meaningful farewell occasion for the graduating students. It was a wonderful time for the students to mix and mingle with their fellow course mates and faculty members.
A Student Life Corner is created to provide a conducive environment for students to work and interact. It also aims to provide a social gathering point for students and staffs to strengthen the relationships between student and faculty and amongst students. It will serve to catalyze social interaction, serendipitous meetings and impromptu conversations. Students are welcome to utilize this conducive space for interaction and work at any time.
The ECE Student Life also organizes a monthly gathering at this Student Life Corner for an interactive gathering. This aims to provide a platform for the students to provide their academic or student life concerns which will aid in the department’s future planning of activities and curriculum. This also serves as an avenue for the department to share their upcoming events. Coffee, tea and some light refreshment will be provided.
If you are interested to attend, kindly fill in the form here.
Feel free to invite your ECE friends/junior buddies along! Just leave their details in the form.
A few seniors set up a Facebook Cohort Group to help freshmen ease into University lives quickly and smoothly. These seniors, who are also the administrators of the Facebook Cohort Group, will act as resource people whom freshmen can approach for valuable and useful pieces of advice. This platform provides great opportunity for freshmen to form new friendships with seniors and peers. This Facebook Cohort Group system has been running for 2 consecutive years already.
For 2014/15 intake, you can join the group here.
For 2013/14 intake, you can join here.
For 2012/13 intake, you can join here.
Several industrial visits and tours were organized by the Student Life section of the department. In the past two years, students visited Continental Automotive Singapore Pte.Ltd, Exxon Mobil Plant Tour, Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA) Industry Site Visit and Schneider Electric. Students were able to catch a rare glimpse of the work at these companies. It was indeed an opportunity for the students to find out more about the company.
Several talks were organized by the Student Life section of the department. Talks with these companies, such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Institute for Infocomm Research- A*Star, Open Compute Project for Facebook, FMC Technologies, Schneider Electric, SEMI South East Asia, SIA Engineering Company and ST Electronics (Satellite system), occurred though out the academic year. This gave the students a chance to know more about these companies and the work lives in there. Students were encouraged to interact with the employees of these companies before applying for positions offered by them.
These sessions are designed for Year 1 students who feel they need more help and clarification in math and physics concepts. Concepts, tips and tricks related to different topics were taught by ECE Seniors or Professors. Look out for emails for information of dates and venues and come join in the learning!