IPRS Annual Student Chapter Get-Together 2019

IPRS Annual Student Chapter Get-Together 2019

On 29 January 2019, IPRS hosted the 2nd annual “get-together” for the nine Student Chapters that are currently in place. About 60 students and lecturers from seven chapters were present, along with senior PR practitioners including IPRS Council Members and Accredited Members/Mentors. One of the Chapters, Murdoch Singapore graciously sponsored the refreshments and venue for the event.

The session opened with an introduction of the IPRS Student Chapter since the beginning of the first Chapter in 2016, by Lennette Koh, Manager, IPRS Secretariat. Eric Chan, Honorary Treasurer, Co-Chair for Student Chapter Committee, IPRS Council 2017/2019, thanked all present in his welcome address. He praised the Chapters for their activities in 2018 and introduced them to the senior IPRS Members present. Eric encouraged the Chapters to follow IPRS on social media and to partake the in the biennial PRISM Awards 2019 that featured two categories specially catered to students. He urged the Chapters to continue their membership with IPRS even after graduating to stay connected with IPRS and to also maintain relationships with students from other Chapters.

IPRS invited Lily Lim, Faculty Advisor, Temasek Polytechnic Chapter, to share more about the benefits the Chapter has received and how she has seen her students benefit from the events and connections that have been provided. Naresh Nehvin, Alumni Student, SMU-IPRS Student Chapter, shared that being in the Chapter opened opportunities and connections with practitioners in the industry via talks and networking events. Margareta Anastasia, Alumni Student, Murdoch Singapore-IPRS Student Chapter, shared that the Chapter has opened a pathway for her as a foreigner to achieve a job at an agency and encouraged students to give their best at whatever position/role they may be in.

In appreciation of the Chapters efforts and collaboration with IPRS, Certificates of Appreciation were presented by IPRS Accredited Members/Mentors to the Chapters and Faculty Advisors present. The event ended with networking over food and drinks.

The current lineup of Student Chapters are from the following institutions; Temasek Polytechnic, University of Newcastle Singapore, National University of Singapore, TMC Academy, PSB Academy, Republic Polytechnic, Murdoch Singapore, Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

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Eric Chan, Hon. Treasurer, Co-Chair Student Chapter Committee, IPRS Council 2017/2019, giving the welcome address to the Student Chapters present.

Naresh Nehvin, Alumni Student, SMU-IPRS Student Chapter, sharing his
experiences being in the Chapter and the workforce as well as the opportunities that he has gotten.

Margareta Anastasia, Alumni Student, Murdoch Singapore-IPRS Student Chapter, sharing her thoughts in being part of the Chapter and advice about stepping into the industry to the students.

(From left) Kathy O’Brien, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Temasek Polytechnic Faculty Advisors to Lily Lim, Senior Lecturer, Temasek Polytechnic

(From left) Adrian Heng, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Temasek Polytechnic Student Chapter to Syahmi Andy, President, Student Chapter, Temasek Polytechnic

(From left) Marcus Loh, Council Member 2017/2019 and Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Republic Polytechnic Faculty Advisors to Seow Siok Mui, Lecturer, Republic Polytechnic

(From left) Chong Ee Rong, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Republic Polytechnic Student Chapter to Amelia Nor Mohamed, President, Student Chapter, Republic Polytechnic

(From right) Lena Soh-Ng, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to National University of Singapore Faculty Advisors to Professor Elmie Nekmat, Ph. D., Faculty Advisor, National University of Singapore

(From right) Illka A Gobius, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to National University of Singapore Student Chapter to Quinn Tasha Ong, President, Student Chapter, National University of Singapore

(From left) Clarence Fu, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Murdoch Singapore Faculty Advisors to Veronica Mitchell, Murdoch Singapore

(From left) Nisar Keshvani, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to Murdoch Singapore Student Chapter to Muhammad Amirul B. Muhamad, President, Student Chapter, Murdoch Singapore

(From left) Tham Kok Wing, Accredited Member/Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to University of Newcastle Singapore Student Chapter to Roziana Binte Cindy, President, Student Chapter, University of Newcastle Singapore

(From right) Eric Chan, Hon. Treasurer, Council 2017/2019 and Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to PSB Academy Faculty Advisors to Tan Kai Lin, Senior Executive, PSB Student Affairs and Industry Engagement STEM Campus, PSB Academy

(From right) Eric Chan, Hon. Treasurer, Council 2017/2019 and Mentor, IPRS, presenting a Certificate of Appreciation to PSB Academy Student Chapter to Joceline, President, Student Chapter, PSB Academy