Sunday, December 11, 2011

8th December 2011 Charter Recognition Ceremony

On the 8th December 2011, I attended the charter recognition ceremony. I received my charter during the ceremony. The charter is so large that I had a hard time trying to photostate it!

Out of 241 new charter holders in Singapore, 85 registered to come for this ceremony. Some people already got their charter by post but they came anyway for the ceremony to have their photo taken using a dummy charter.

During the buffet dinner, I had some time to make new friends. They came from all walks of life. One was a relationship manager from a private bank, another was a strategist from a sovereign wealth company and still another deal with platform in a large investment bank. Still another deal with financing for traders. I did not know there are so many different occupations and companies in Singapore!

Receiving this charter is quite meaningful to me. While I received my first degree many years ago, I took that degree because I did not know exactly what I wanted to do in life. At that time, my “A” level results were good enough for me to select any of the faculties in NUS. I selected that particular faculty because it was the best; apparently many top students selected it. This time round, I took the CFA charter because I wanted to and not because of following the herd.

The need to juggle between work, family and studies made my achievement even more meaningful.

I am really happy to be part of the world wide alumni. Anyway, I’ve decided to volunteer in the local society and hope make more new friends and expand my social circles…

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