SMUSA VALENTINE'S DAY (2022)
Last year, we had our first physical Valentine's Day event where we had a decorated photo-booth. We wanted to collectively bring students together, their friends and their loved ones and to celebrate the start of a physical semester.
THE SMUSA EXPERIENCE: BLAST OF LOVE
To celebrate the start of a physical semester, The SMUSA Experience: Blast of Love with SMUSA was aimed to collectively bring the whole school together as one.
This initiative was a collaboration with SMU Bizcom and The Blue and Gold (TBNG). It was put forth to revitalize the school spirit with the provision of goodie bags filled with unique card designs by TBNG and vouchers procured by SMU Bizcom.
SMUSA WELFARE DRIVE
To boost student morale during peak seasons in the semester, SMUSA organises Welfare Drives to cheer SMUSA members on to push through gruelling exam and project weeks. The items range from the trendiest food to the most popular stationery items. As all undergraduates are SMUSA members, everyone is eligible to collect SMUSA's welfare, so do look forward to SMUSA's Welfare Drives!
THE SMUSA EXPERIENCE:
LET'S BRING BACK THE GOOD OL' DAYS!
In SMUSA’s first welfare drive of 2023, we took students on a trip down memory lane along with iconic childhood snacks and fantastic goodies to cheer them on as they prepared for finals!
The Office of Dean of Students (ODOS) also sponsored an ice cream cart that was given out on a first come first served basis.
We adopted a Bring-Your-Own-Bag (BYOB) approach and encouraged students to bring their own bags to collect the goodies.
In addition, we also featured a feedback booth to promote our Pigeonhole initiative and provided a platform for students to voice their concerns and feedback!
THE SMUSA EXPERIENCE: OWN YOUR FUTURE (2022)
To kickstart greater conversations about the students’ own career-readiness, SMUSA adopted a Professional Development-themed welfare drive this semester titled, ‘Own Your Future’. To tap onto SMU’s array of resources, SMUSA collaborated with the Dato’ Kho Hui Meng Career Centre, and the Student Success Centre to bring greater value to students.
We gave out delicious snacks and SMUSA merchandise to students to spur them on for the second half of the term. Items include a handy cardholder and a canvas case. Career Coaches from the Career Centre were present to engage with students about their career-related needs.
To ensure that students are ready for the workforce, participants had the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken for them to display on their LinkedIn profile.
SMUSA's Biannual Event is held once per semester to bring students together and enhance student life in SMU. Every biannual event is different, unique and will surely bring surprises to spark some fun in your student life amidst the academic rigour.
THE SMUSA EXPERIENCE:
Easter Eggstravganza was a fun Easter-themed carnival held in end March aiming to encourage students to develop stronger ties with friends while enjoying one last carefree moment before diving into the final push of projects, presentations and finals.
We saw a 2X increase in the number of participants as compared to last year, who were happy to receive goodie bags and excited to win attractive prizes at our lucky draw and treasure hunt! We also had a photo booth to capture their precious memories with free polaroids (available in digital copies on mobile phones too!)
THE SMUSA EXPERIENCE: HAUNTED PARADISE(2022)
In tandem with the halloween season, The SMUSA Experience: Haunted Paradise is a halloween-themed fun fair aimed to allow the students to relax amidst the hectic project season leading up to finals.
Consisting of games like murder mysteries and pumpkin tosses, with chances to win attractive prizes like bluetooth speakers and GrabFood vouchers, Haunted Paradise really captured the hearts of many with its spooky and competitive elements.