Hawksford is keen to build upon our existing links and relationships with Japan. For many years we have helped SMEs and entrepreneurs from Japan to make their move and expand into Singapore. We are delighted to be working and supporting the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
11 SOKA University of Japan (SUJ) students and their lecturer, Dr. Aytun Ozturk, Professor of International Liberal Arts, SUJ visited Hawksford in Singapore on 2 August 2017 as part of their course.
The third and fourth-year students who visited Hawksford were enrolled in Dr. Ozturk’s business seminars where they learn and complete an analysis of an organization of their choice, use management science tools to provide a solution to a challenge they have identified and make recommendations that are implementable in that organization. Students visit companies outside of Japan to observe in-situ how an organization operates and how it may take advantage of opportunities unique to that country.
Students also have the chance to practice other non-Japanese languages that they speak and improve their cross-cultural communication skills.
Hawksford’s Serene Wai, People & Administration Manager and Kerlyn Teoh, Assistant Business Development Manager, shared with the students about working in Singapore and setting up businesses in Singapore as a foreigner respectively.
Serene said, “Hawksford’s tagline is “thinking beyond tomorrow” and hosting the SUJ students reinforces our commitment to professional growth and career development within Hawksford. We really enjoyed having them and helping them learn more about working, living, as well as setting up a business in Singapore.”
The students also had a chance to interview Jacqueline Low, Chief Operating Officer, to learn about the challenges managing and growing an office to more than 60 staff and being part of an international business with clients from over 115 countries.
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