The MIT Club of Singapore provides an avenue for interaction and collaboration between SMA students, alumni and Fellows. It organises social events and forums throughout the year, providing professionals and entrepreneurs with a chance to establish ties for networking. It provides a valuable forum for students to learn more about the working experiences of these professionals. The Club also shares SMA’s aims of creating a research hub of talented students and to develop new and dynamic engines of growth by nurturing innovators.
The MIT Club of Singapore offers membership at affordable rates to students and alumni who enjoy many of the Club’s privileges. For the last 5 years, the Club has contributed Book Prizes. In 2004/2005, the Club’s Technology and Development Initiative sponsored 7 individual prizes at NUS which illustrate themes of technology’s potential, application, management and contribution towards economic innovation and enterprise, development, social benefit and the public good. MIT Club members also give career talks to SMA students.
Since 2000, an annual gala dinner, jointly organised by SMA and the Club, has been held in conjunction with the SMA Annual Symposium. The event has been well attended by the faculty, students and alumni of MIT and SMA. It has featured significant keynote addresses and speeches by MIT speakers, including President Charles Vest, Provost Robert Brown, Professor Daniel Wang, Professor Richard Schmalensee and Professor Thomas Magnanti. In January 2005, an informal cocktail reception hosted by SMA and MIT was held instead, providing an opportunity for faculty, students and alumni of MIT and SMA to network.