Friday, November 27, 2015

Retail Career Fair 2015 Game Booth - Team 2

Retail Career Fair 2015 Game Booth - Team 2

Date: 19 November 2015, Wednesday

Team 2 was tasked to do up a game booth to be used in the Old Folks SG50 Lunch Event. However, the event was postponed due to the haze conditions and our team had to modify the game to fit into the Retail Career Fair. Our booth was placed there to act as a crowd magnet for the students to visit the other neighboring booths. The theme of the Retail Career Fair was Monopoly. With this theme, we included the different elements of job positions and different retail-related occupations.

On the event day, we gather at 0845AM for a final briefing before we proceed to set up the game booth at the Atrium.

Ben, Charmaine & Jai setting up the banner and game rules of the booth.

Game prizes to be awarded to the participants.

Motivation quote cards are given out as a participation prize. 

 Overview of our game booth.

Our Game Rules.

Team 2's group photo! 

Overall, our game booth has contributed to the success of the event. We brought joy and laughter to the event and had as much fun as the participants did. We managed to surpass the expected number of players at the end of the day, in addition there were repeated students who came back to our booth to play as they felt that the game was challenging yet fun. We also received positive feedback from students, lecturers and visitors that the game was very well-decorated.

Retail Seminar 2015

Retail Seminar 2015
Date: 18th November 2015, Thursday

It was Team 2’s first event. This Retail Seminar was specially organized for the benefit of the Retail/Event specialization students. Special industry guests were invited to talk to the students regarding their experience in the company. Some of the things the students have learnt from the event are the career prospects of the Retail/Event path, and the different benefits of which the companies offer to their employees.

A lot of thought and consideration were put in during the event planning process. Every single detail was scrutinized as we had no room for any mistakes to occur on the day itself. Although we tried to plan to every detail, not everything went according to plan.

Below are the following preparations we did before the actual event itself:
On the day of the event we met at 845AM to set up the place and did a final rehearsal. The speakers came at 12PM to set up their exhibition booths as well as to load up the slides.

Sorting out and pasting the class tags on the chair.

Team briefing during rehearsals

During the rehearsal, making sure that everything goes smoothly!

Taking a picture so that Joanna can be familiar with the camera settings!

We were privileged to have guest speakers from Wingtai, Taff, SIRS, VF Brands and Pico Art who came down to Nanyang Polytechnic to give their insights of how it is like working and being part of the retail industry.

The seminar ended successfully with the last speaker from Pico with her interesting and enjoyable presentation. After all the presentations ended, there was a Question & Answer (Q&A) session for the students to ask any questions that they had.

Networking Session

Yani, situated at AV controls

Our Emcees for the event.

Overall, it was a successful event with minor hiccups.The hiccups that we encountered was that the ushers due to an oversight, we did not use the latest updated copy of the Guest seating plan which resulted in a confusion among our team but we rectified it before the guest arrived.

Also, we intended to issue the door gifts after the event has ended. However, the exhibitors requested for us to issue them out halfway during registration. There was a mild panic and we gave out some wrong bags to the wrong classes but we quickly recovered from the situation.

Everyone executed their individual roles during the event and this helped us quickly resolve the minor issue that we had.

Retail Career Fair 2015 - Team 3

Retail Career Fair 2015 - Team 3

Our objectives for this Retail Career Fair was to draw students to the atrium and entice them to participate in the fair.The more sign ups at the booths, the better it would be for us as it would increase the chances of the vendors coming again for the following year.


Our event was set to be held on 19 November, starting from 10 a.m and lasting all the way till 4 p.m. After the briefing by Ms Yong, we got hold of the atrium floor plan and went to visit the site to take note of the power sockets. Following that, we did up a draft of our floor plan and after several edits, sent it for approval.

After which, emails were sent to the vendors to take note of any additional fixtures that they may require other than the ones given to them. And from there, the problems started. We had difficulty contacting the retailers to find out what exactly they wanted from us for their booths. Furthermore, there were multiple questions we needed to be answered from the retailers themselves. To solve this, we could only wait patiently but at the same time gently push the retailers for answers when we were able to.

To ensure our event looked as good on the floor as on paper, we had to actually bring out a table from the fixtures room to try and visualize how it would looked like at the actual event. This was because we did not want vendors to be too close or too far to each other. 

After marking out the tables, we decided on one thing. Our event looked great!

Once the floor plan had been approved, we counted the quantity of the fixtures required and did a quality check. Finally, we did up a checklist to be more organized on the event day, as we did not want any shortage of fixtures.

Before any poster could be set up for the event, we had to make sure our designs matched the theme and were approved by many, many levels of higher ups. As the approval period stretched on for about a week, many changes to the final posters had to be made, day in and day out.  But finally, they were approved!

We went out to get the posters made:

And when it was done, they were all placed all around the school.

Now we had to set up a banner for the lucky draw counter!

Event Day: Setting up
Finally, the day we've been waiting for has arrived! We were all so pscyched up, ready to show NYP what we can do. 


Event commencement
Event started from 10am-4pm
Even after all our weeks spent on planning the event, some hiccups made their way up. After planning for 18 retail companies, only 16 companies turned up, with 2 last minute pull outs. But even then, an hour into the event, we received news that another 2 companies dropped out. Bummer. Well, we had to quickly adapt to the situation and managed to move just one table to compensate for the gaps.

At last, a total of 14 booths, a retail exhibition managed by team 4, and a retail career journey game managed by team 2 (A big thank you to the companies that attended our event!) graced the floor of the atrium. 

The Cotton Candy and Popcorn in full swing!

And then the photo booth came! Along with it, some groups of students came to participate in our Instagram competition, where the winner stood a chance to win a $50 Starbucks gift card. 

  Flyers were running out fast as student used the coupons in it to redeem the cotton candy and popcorn. There were two EMRS members who are giving out flyers on the day itself as well. 

As our event continued, hourly lucky draw and Q&A sessions were carried out. At the start, we were a tad worried as the responses were not as great as we had planned for. We literally had to pull students to our lucky draw counter to participate in our sure-win Q&A. To rectify this, we sent out groups of persuasive students to advertise our lucky draw and Q&A sessions to the surrounding areas. This strategy worked out well, as more students approached the booths to collect the respective colored monopoly money to take part in the lucky draw afterwards. Slowly but surely, students had to queue up to take part in our lucky draw!

Announcements for the lucky draw and Q&A by our own talented emcees!

Congratulations to the winners!

Tear Down
Tearing down took much lesser time than setting up because the whole EMRS team was involved in it. Team 2 and 4 lent us a helping hand after their respective tear downs, to speed up the whole tear down process. By 4:45 the atrium was restored to its original state, and this would not have been possible without the help of the whole EMRS!

Cheers to the end of Retail Career Fair 2015!

All in all, the event was a success and everyone did have a good time there! If given the time and opportunity, Team 3 would gladly organise another career fair.

With the warmest of regards,