Pattaya Daily News

28 January 2010 :: 15:01:56 pm 11211

Asian University Alumni come ‘home’ to the campus

Since the first student intake at Asian University in 1998, there have been many graduates and MBAs who are now taking their places in Thailand and the world.
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The Alumni Homecoming on 22 January was a chance for them to return to campus, and share some of their experiences with the current students and with faculty who taught them over the years.

Dr, Viphandh Roengpithya, the university president, welcomed the visitors, and the students with an interesting talk covering many aspects of his business career, including starting his first company and how he made his first million. He also the advised the students from families with family businesses, to get some working experience with other companies, before returning home. There is a lot to be learnt by seeing how other businesses are run.

 

The students and alumni then held a “getting to know you” session, to learn about the successes of the alumni, and the stories of their experiences. There was plenty of catching up to do.

After lunch, Nichasil Tantivejkul, who graduated BBA in 2006 and is now working for the government in NESDB (National Economics and Social Development Board) gave a lively presentation about his work experience and then gave predictions for the next twenty years in Thailand.

After graduating from Asian University he studied for a Master’s degree in Australia, and gained worked experience with Nectec, General Motors and Siam Cement Group before his current job.

For the future, he predicted better integration of the regional infrastructure (roads, water, power, telecoms) and referred to the twenty first century building blocks: atoms, bits, genes and neurons.

Everyone enjoyed sports organised by the University sports staff, and the Alumni beat the students at Chairball and football, while the students won the basketball game.

The day was rounded off with an excellent barbecue, and the sharing of experiences continued.

 

Reporter : PDN staff   Photo : PDN staff   Category : Member News

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