27th March 2013 was an important date for the Graduants from Specialist Diploma in Supply Chain Management, Specialist Diploma in Hospitality and Resort Management and Specialist Diploma in Fund Management & Administration.
EMRS Team 3 was tasked to assist this event. Two weeks before the event, Mr Chan, the Lecturer in charged of this event gave us the overview of this event and assigned us our respective roles which included registration, ushering of the graduants and VIPs as well as handling of logistics.
One week later, we went through another round of dry run on what to expect on the actual day of the event. We rehearsed a few times before the event commenced! As we are first timers handling such important event, we felt nervous as we wanted to put on our best performance and to avoid hiccups.
When the actual day arrived, all of us reported an hour earlier before the registration commenced. We did the final dry run and everything seemed to go on well. We were given the chance to role play as graduants queuing up and collecting the certificates. After a few rehearsals, we became more familiar with the whole process and were more confident.
Registration started at 2:30p.m whereas the official proceedings started at 4:00p.m at LTD-2. Though there were a total of 80 graduates this year, only 50 of them turned up.
When the Directors, who were also the VIPs, arrived, a video presentation was played reminiscing the times the graduants went through. We could tell that they enjoyed the video as they were laughing at some of the shots showed on the screen. Following that, was a speech given by Mr Henry Heng, Director for School of Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic.
|Mr Henry Heng gave speech to the Graduates.|
The highlight of the event was the distribution of Certificates to the graduates.
|Joanne passing the Certificates to the Director.|
After the event ended, the Directors and graduates were asked to leave first for the photo taking session. Light refreshments were provided for the graduates and their families.
Queuing up for food!!
At the end of the event, we were all tired. But there was a sense of achievement in us as the lecturers who were at the event were satisfied with our performance and praised us for doing a great job.
It was an eye opener for us as we learnt the importance of teamwork. We would like to thank Mr Chan and the Supervisors for giving us the opportunity to be involved in the SD Graduation. We really had a great time! :)