28 September 2016

VU Entrepreneurship & Career Boot Camp

The VU Entrepreneurship & Career Boot Camp was organized by Victoria University (VU) Programme on 14th August 2016. It was held in the Jeffery Cheah Hall.

This boot camp is an effort by Victoria University programme to provide a value added learning experience for the VU Bachelor of Business students who are currently enrolled in the Applied Business Challenge module of the Professional Development (PD) series. This provided the students an opportunity to gain insight into business start-up and entrepreneurship. Most importantly, the boot camp enabled students to kick start their career, with the opportunity of securing either employment upon graduation or an internship. The master minds of the boot camp are Ms Alagarani, who is the Lead Facilitator of the Applied Business Challenge module and Mr Harvard Choo, Founder of People Reengineering Consultancy.

The boot camp continued with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dialogue chaired by Dr Benedict. This Dialogue was an in depth conversation with the entrepreneurs. The Q&A session was rife with burning questions from the students. The speakers were both informational and entertaining in their dialogue.


A total of 80 VU students, 12 employers and 3 distinguished speakers participated in the boot camp. Dr Hendry Ng, the Director of VU Postgraduate Programme, officiated the boot camp with his welcome address. He congratulated students for making an effort to dress up professionally to attend the boot camp on a Sunday.

The boot camp kick started with the Management Assessment Game, facilitated by Mr Harvard Choo. This is a platform to challenge students’ soft skills and to inculcate team spirit. It was a highly interactive session with numbers of problem solving activities in groups. Amidst these activities, the students were being observed, assessed and screened by the employers.


It was indeed a treat to have 3 successful entrepreneurs to share their start-up journey with students. The speakers were Mr Adnan Lee, Founder/Managing Director of MBG Fruitshop, Dato’ James Foo, Managing Director of Snappers Publishing company, and Ms Annie Wong, Founder of Ingenious company.


The boot camp continued with Innovation and Entrepreneurship Dialogue chaired by Dr Benedict. This Dialogue was an in depth conversation with the entrepreneurs. The Q&A session was rife with burning questions from the students. The speakers were both informational and entertaining in their dialogue.


Forty students were selected for both internship and employment interviews with participating employers. The boot camp ended with a closing address by Dr Hendry Ng. He encouraged students to be persistent and not be afraid to take risks to pursue their dreams.

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