Career Talks

Sesssion One
Date: 15 Feb 2017 (Wed)
Time: 0740 hr to 0835 hr

Summary of speakers:

IndustrySpeakerBrief Description
Allied HealthDr May Lim
Associate Professor May Lim is a faculty member with the SIT and holds the appointment of Deputy Director of Centre for Learning Environment and Assessment Development (Co-LEAD). She graduated with a
PhD Occupational Therapy from The University of Queensland, Australia in addition to a First Class Honors from
St Loye's School of Health Studies, University of Exeter, U.K. A passionate lecturer and practicing Occupational Therapist, AP May Lim's research interests includes Research Interests includes Early Intervention, family centered practice, social skills assessment and intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF).
Arts SectorMr William PhuanWilliam Phuan is the Managing Director and co-founder of The Select Centre, a Singapore-based not-for-profit organisation which aims to advance and facilitate the interflow of ideas and knowledge among different languages, cultures and disciplines.Prior to founding Select, William was the Director of The Arts House from 2009 to January 2015. He oversaw The Arts House, which was turned from the former Parliament House into an arts centre that develops and promotes Singapore literature, arts and culture. William spent seven years in New York as the Programme Director of the New York Asian American International Film Festival. He co-founded the Contemporary Asian film series at the Museum of Modern Art. He has close to 20 years of experience working in various sectors, including journalism, government policy, film festivals, and has also lectured part-time at NTU, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and NAFA. William has a MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a Bachelor's (Hon) in Communication Studies from NTU.
Consultancy (with some mention of Accountancy)Mr Jason ChiongJason Chiong graduated from Victoria Junior College in 2004. Passionate about numbers, he chose to read Accountancy in Nanyang Technological University, but soon discovered the career of an auditor/accountant was not what he would like to pursue. With some luck and positioning, Jason joined the consulting industry. Having spent previous stints at Bain & Co and Ernst & Young, Jason is currently a managing consultant at Synechron Business Consulting and has advised large international banks and budding start-ups. If you would like to know what a consultant does and how to manoeuvre your way into the niche and selective field of management consulting, see you on 15 Feb.
EntrepreneurshipMr James TanJames Tan is managing partner of Quest Ventures, a leading venture fund for technology companies that have scalability and replicability in large internet communities. Prior to this, James was co-founder and COO of 55tuan (NASDAQ: WOWO), one of China's largest ecommerce companies with an annual transaction volume near $1 billion.

James was recognised as an outstanding overseas Chinese by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council of China; and a finalist in the Australia China Alumni Award for Entrepreneurship. He has been guest speaker at China-centric and entrepreneurship events such as Global Entrepreneurship Week, ITB Berlin, TechinAsia, TDS Asia, and Web In Travel. He is a mentor at Chinaccelerator, Founder Institute, and IBM SmartCamp. He has lectured or is a regular guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, HKUST, IE, NUS and Tsinghua University.

James is a graduate of University of South Australia and as a Beijing government scholarship and Singapore government fellowship recipient, received his MBA from Tsinghua University in partnership with MIT. He studied and dropped out of information systems and computer science at the National University of Singapore.

James is an alumni of Victoria School and Victoria Junior College (92S45) and served on the Management Council of the Old Victorians' Association from 2004 to 2014.
HospitalityMr Brandon HoAfter graduating from VJC, Mr Brandon Ho took up a Singapore Tourism Board Scholarship to study Hotel Administration at Cornell University, USA.  He’s since been working at STB for the past few years on quite a few projects.

He would be sharing with you more information on what his course of study is like, an overview of the hospitality and tourism industry in Singapore as well as some of the popular career paths in the industry.
Science ResearchDr Ang Siang YunDr. Ang Siang Yun is currently a Research Fellow at Institute of Medical Biology, studying mechanisms that drive skin health and regeneration. She is a recipient of the A*STAR National Science Scholarship, obtaining her B.Sc. in Biochemistry at University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at University of California-San Francisco. Her Ph.D. work focused on understanding genetic causes of congenital heart defects, where babies are born with problems in their heart structure.

Siang Yun is also interested in life science entrepreneurship. In 2016, she and her teams won two biotech business plan competitions. In her spare time, she volunteers with a non-profit organization Biotech Connection Singapore, which promotes entrepreneurship to develop scientific inventions into clinical drugs and devices for patients. During her Ph.D., Siang Yun also worked with the UCSF Investment Club, where medical and science students used their biomedical expertise to evaluate biotechnology companies and stocks for investment.

Session Two
Date: 22 Feb 2017 (Wed)
Time: 0740 hr to 0835 hr

Summary of speakers:

IndustrySpeakerBrief Description
EngineeringMr Wong Wen JieWen Jie is a Senior Engineer in Air Systems, DSTA and works on programmes for the acquisition and modification of the RSAF’s helicopters. He had resided at a manufacturer’s facility in the United States to oversee the design and testing for an aircraft avionics upgrade programme. Prior, he worked in DSO on unmanned aircraft guidance. Wen Jie holds a Master of Science (Aeronautics and Astronautics) from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Aerospace) from the University of Michigan. He graduated from VJC triple science faculty in 2003 and sang with the world-class VJC Choir.
Finance/BankingMr Gabriel Ho

Gabriel is a Director at Dymon Asia Private Equity, a Singapore-based private equity fund focused on Southeast Asia. Dymon Asia Capital manages more than US$4.5Bn in assets. He is actively involved in investments in consumer, healthcare and education, and recently led the privatization of SGX-listed Select Group and the successful divestment of its healthcare services investment, UEMS.

Gabriel serves on the boards of Select Group, UEMS, Asia Integrated Facility Solutions, and Asia Facility Solutions. He is also an Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Lutheran Community Care Services, an Institution of Public Character (IPC) granted by the Singapore government. Prior to Dymon, Gabriel worked at Baring Private Equity Asia, where he completed successful investments and divestments totaling more than US$500m. Prior to that, he worked in Investment Banking at Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong after starting his career with the Singapore Government having receiving an overseas scholarship award with IE Singapore.

Gabriel received his B.A. in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa honors) from the University of Chicago, and obtained a M.A. from Harvard University in 2006. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
LawMs Samantha LeeMs Samantha Lee graduated from VJC in 2006 from the Science Faculty, where she also spent time as a house captain of Lynx. She graduated from the Law Faculty of National University of Singapore in 2011, and qualified as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore bar in 2012. She trained as a commercial litigator under a Senior Counsel, and developed a portfolio in corporate and commercial disputes. In her five years as a commercial litigator, she has argued cases in the Supreme Court of Singapore and also acted pro bono for foreign workers in State Court disputes. Samantha is now Legal Counsel in Marina Bay Sands, where she manages the litigation portfolio for collections globally, and advises management on casino operations and other litigious matters connected with the integrated resort. Samantha also serves on the Singapore Academy of Law Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee and is a member of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.
MedicineDr Wu Pung HungVJC 1999 batch (Vice President, Students’ Council & Track and Field)
MBBS Dean’s List 2006
Ministry Of Health Scholar
National Health Group - Best Houseman Award For Orthopaedic and General Surgery
Member of Royal College of Surgeon of Ireland
Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine
Master of Medicine OrthopaedicSurgery
AO trauma Member

OVA ex Council Member
Board Member, Cerebral Palsy Association of Singapore
Board Member, Children’s Charity Association of Singapore
Ex Officio, Singapore Disability Sports Council
PsychologyDr Cecilia Chu

Dr Cecilia Chu holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from an Australian university, having graduated earlier from the National University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Psychology.  In her clinical training, she has worked with children with special needs, individuals with mental health and psychological issues, and adults in Singapore Changi Prison. As a psychologist with Raffles Hospital for the past 8 years and previously with the NUS Department of Psychology’s Psychological Trauma & Resilience Lab for 3.5 years, Cecilia enjoys working with people of different age groups with psychiatric, emotional and behavioural challenges.

TeachingMrs Tracy KohGraduated from NUS with an Honours Degree in Chemistry in 1999, Mrs Tracy Koh was offered the MOE Teaching Award and began her teaching career in Victoria Junior College. In her 12 years of teaching career in VJC, Mrs Koh taught A’ level Chemistry as well as co-designed and taught the Chemistry programme for the Victoria Integrated Programme. Apart from teaching duties, Mrs Koh was also the Subject Head/Corporate Communications from 2009 onwards. In 2013, Mrs Koh joined the Special Education (SPED) Branch as the Senior Special Education Officer where she was involved in policy and curriculum development for SPED schools. Mrs Koh is currently the Head of Department of Science at her alma mater, Tanjong Katong Girls' School.