The rest will be learnt on the job. They didn't go to Baylor or A&M or Tech or Rice, and they straight up said that in the first info-session for recruiting, they wanted the best of the best. 5 Houston and to Cincinnati. "Th hollistic SMU BBM programme is relevant and has provided me with a head start for the corporate world. You're unlikely to be different. SMU business graduate Ho Yan Yan completed three internships as she felt it was important to experience different real-world work environments, which would help decisions on career paths. Manager, AT&T. You definitely won't regret coming here! Ultimately, an SMU business education will equip you with skills to make things happen in any career you choose, and, most importantly, will empower you to be what you want to be. Take that from someone who transferred in having gone somewhere else first. skills/clinical education: NUS has numerous clinics where law students do legal work under the supervision of profs and practitioners.There are clinics for litigation, Corp work, policy work, intl economics, intl law making with the UN. Cookies help us deliver our Services. For the most part, students are very chill and you'll have no issue making many friends and having a fun social life. Of course, I have a biased view, but my experience at SMU was very rewarding overall. Will likely visit again with both parents if I get in EA. Even with a university-wide Ph.D. program, NUS still holds an advantage due to her additional faculties. to me though I feel that NUS and SMU are more similar ehh haha (their specialisations). Explore learning culture at SMU Cox. Some like them, some hate them. I majored in finance and applied math, and I ran into them at two job fairs there and personally interviewed with them on campus back in 2015. if you sunk a 1530 i’d suggest going somewhere more high tier unless you’re going for business. My D is a very active conservative republican with hopes of going into politics. One of the companies I went through recruiting with was Raytheon. The SMU women’s basketball team will not play the remainder of the 2020-21 season because of concerns about COVID-19, the school announced Wednesday. Instead of focusing on the whole, we focus on part. At SMU, life begins outside of class. I think I also got rejected from Colgate, UPenn, Vanderbilt, Brown, Cornell as well. With more than 150 student clubs and countless events to be involved in, you can make university days as colourful as you want it. are you starting your first sem this year? What will likely be the team's second straight 10-win season in more than three decades just happened to come during a pandemic. She is a very outgoing, pretty girl with a strong Christian faith. Unlike its name, it is NOT the pinnacle of food excellence. Lots to do and see for a college student. It’s not incredibly hard to get, but worth considering (especially since TYL teaches conflicts). My score breakdown is 790 Math, 740 ERBW on the SAT. On a side note: The SMU student body has a very strong banking/finance/analytics/consulting culture, so there are interesting cross-competency opportunities available if that's your thing. NUS law seems to be doing better at mooting in recent years. The placement in Dallas is vastly better for jobs and more fun than Waco. And you can be sure that people will be rather judgmental. Afaik, the only compulsory core mods which still work on the lecture/tutorial system are contract, torts, property, constitutional law, and probably evidence law. That said, both SMU and Baylor are good schools, and you'll get a great education either way. I’m decided to go to SMU. this is simply to show that nus law students are a far cry from the usual generalisation that all we do is mug and grind in the CJ Koh library. When I think back on my university life, it was these factors which made a real difference. But alas, the kiasu-ism of Singaporeans has crept into the culture of SMU freshies. just curious, how many of y’all are choosing SMU law over NUS law? Nice work. Best to make your choice based on cultural fit. SMU OFFERS ESPORTS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE. do your own solid research, talk to current students and most importantly, trust in your own gut. I think the reason why I was initially apprehensive about going to SMU is because I thought the people there were noobs (LOL sry) and that they were not as ‘smart’ as NUS. Having personally studied at SMU business school for one whole semester as a Nanyang Business School student, I am writing this article to answer the question I am most frequently asked- what is the difference between both schools exactly? A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world-class research and distinguished teaching. On the downside, SMU can have quite a toxic/competitive culture, and there are many people who only care about others superficially and/or will only associate with those who can bring benefit to them. There is no point in trying to predict the topic. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baylor_University_sexual_assault_scandal. Business in particular would also have a lot more emphasis on class participation in terms of grades than other degrees so it is very cutthroat on this aspect. SMU leading receiver Reggie Roberson Jr., who had 22 catches for 474 yards and five touchdowns through four games, was lost for the season last week when he injured his knee. Under non-pandemic circumstances I'd recommend you visit each place, but realize you may not be able to. In NUS, you have to bid for conflicts/ICL. Make sure you find the right crowd - create a healthy, non-toxic environment for yourself. SMU is the 3rd best college in the state and the majority of the students are from outside texas, while at Baylor most students are locals. Environmental law, shipping law etc. LKCSB has acquired global accreditation from AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), AMBA (Association of MBAs) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). Attended a SMU business school interview today and here’s what i learnt (people with upcoming interviews, this may be a good read): -Don’t bother preparing. How one Singapore girl switched from SMU Business to NUS Engineering, and survived. the rest are lecture/tutorial). The topic we got was not related to business at all. seniors are also very very friendly in nus. I’m not sure. Look at the mods offered and see what interests you. Hall isn't really a consideration because the majority of NUS law students (as far as I'm aware) just become ghosts. SMU offers a wide range of Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degree programmes in the disciplinary areas associated with the six schools, as well as in interdisciplinary combinations of these areas. Make sure you find the right crowd - create a healthy, non-toxic environment for yourself. We give you the support to push past your career goals — and keep growing. If your stats are typical no way I'd have gotten in these days. the only difference lies in frequency (if i'm not wrong, all of smu's mods are seminar-style, while only some nus mods are seminar-style. SMU churns out business leaders who know how to make money and in turn create jobs for others. class part is also a part of almost every nus law mod. More opportunities, more of everything. SMU President Professor Lily Kong signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) each with the rectors of UI and ITB. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, Wᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇ ᴛᴏ ʀ/SGExᴀᴍs – the largest community on reddit discussing Singapore schools and examinations. Cox is one of the best business schools in the country, second to only UT in the State. But then again, I prefer cities to small towns. However, I am very concerned reading some reviews of SMU being a party school. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. overall, i'm not saying nus > smu or smu > nus, just saying maybe don't talk such hearsays too seriously. many nus mods are changing to seminar style classes as well. In terms of the cities, Dallas has MUCH more to do than Waco does. i'm actually really confused where the whole "stereotype" that smu law students are more vocal while nus law students are more academic comes from. The rest have slowly become seminar-style teaching (whether it's because of the benefits of seminar-style, or simply disagreement between profs, we'll never know lol), some mods have project work; highly dependent on individual profs, presentations: again, highly independent on individual profs. Many of my friends in college were from out of state and stayed because Texas is just an awesome place to live too. Beautiful campus, affluent but diverse student body, the athletics programs are on the upswing if you love sports. One of the reasons why people think it’s great is because it forces u to have higher involvement in ur school community + fosters interfaculty bonding, which happens in smu via the more exciting ccas! With the scholarships and financial aid I’ve received, it will be roughly 25k per year for me which is steal. The education I received while in school was top notch and the reputation/brand of the business school has only gotten better since then. I can do it" Femi Olamolu Full-Time Two-Year MBA, 2018 Sr. I would say career opportunities wise or in terms of quality of education there is really no meaningful distinction between the two schools. My friends in Cox love it, especially the opportunities it presents for internships and jobs in Dallas. ahh I see! If your into research, religious stuff, and volunteering, I'd recommend baylor, otherwise go to SMU, especially for business. I did get a significant scholarship from SMU! He had recently celebrated his 99th birthday on October 20th and remained active and engaged with family and friends until his passing. Dream Big. Dallas is a big city in a massive metroplex, while Waco feels fairly isolated from the big city life while still having most of the amenities. By the SMU Social Media Team The big day is coming. Both schools have their own strengths. The one that sting is Boston College cause I’m from New England, but my college counselor said it’s honestly a crap shoot. if so we'll be classmates! just wanted to know if it’s an unpopular move thank you! They’ve saved more than enough to pay for SMU but aren’t convinced is worth 72k. Press J to jump to the feed. It's the wealthiest neighborhood in Dallas (Highland Park, University Park). I know one who made individual presentations 35% of a double weightage core mod, and presentations began in week 2 (literally one week after you start learning the mod proper). The boys usually sport dress shirts with colorful ties and bowties. pro bono opportunities are plenty as well, since like smu, we have compulsory pro bono hours. It made me think, Oh, she did it. I'd pick SMU simply to avoid having to live in Waco for 4 years. My wife and I never left, we live just north of campus and still go to all the football and many of the basketball games. Thanks you all for your response. In fact, for some mods (eg legal research, which is itself a core double weightage mod [8 MCs]) it's 30% of the grade. You're making an investment. “Being able to accomplish what we have these last two years says we are getting better as a program,” Dykes said. SMU was a blast, too - whatever you are into you can find your people there. They also have greater community involvement w a lot of overseas opportunities Furthermore, welfare in smu is just so much better haha ... facilities are newer, and they have great funding for initiatives. They recruited from two schools in Texas, UT and SMU.. that was it. Two things I have to offer: Cox is a great program and Dallas is a fun city, fundamentally different from a town where the main attraction is the local university. For more information on SMU’s latest news related to COVID-19, please click here. The SMU Cox Program accepts students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. SMU quarterback Shane Buechele announced he will enter the 2021 NFL Draft. SlimJim001 November 9, 2019, 9:34pm #8. A few people have messaged me on the thread and I thought this might be helpful so I just copy pasted stuff from the convo: SMU is rly convenient for me because i have a straight bus there. “When you take over a program you want to always try and get better. My D is looking at SMU and the school fits her in many ways. Both NUS and SMU offer a wide range of CCAs, and have decent exchange programmes with their own strengths and weaknesses. Now that I work for a university and see the more "business" side, this kind of thing makes me wonder what the culture is like in the administration, and makes me wary of schools involved in scandals like these. Some firms prefer NUS students, some prefer SMU students. Also, you'll be surprised at how many moots smu actually wins over nus haha. What you can be assured of if you join SMU law is this: seniors who care about your wellbeing, a dean who is extremely concerned about student welfare and quality of education, (probably) friends whom you can trust with anything, should you choose to invest in them, very intensive but rewarding CCAs, various opportunities to step up and take risks, and professors who are quite passionate about teaching. SMU Business - Lots of presentations. The network is excellent too. Ultimately, which school you choose doesn't really matter. I feel like there are no current smu law students on this thread LOL and this is just what I gathered after scouring the entire internet. Ranked No. You have to go out of your way to learn about business in NUS. It doesn’t really matter for some, but I’d hate for anyone to go into a school and realise they can’t take an elective in a practice area they are interested in. SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business Social Media Team. My college counselor was pretty shock too. Chase goals, pursue passions and embark on a journey of self-discovery and belief, beyond your own limitations. Double Degrees Students can choose a double degree option and combine their BBM with another area of expertise, such as Economics or Law. New program draws from Cox and Simmons Schools, delivered through SMU Professional and Online DALLAS (SMU) – SMU is proud of its history of developing courses that address student interest in emerging markets. Both schools have a decent amount of JLCs yearly. SMU football hasn't been this good since 1984. Situated on a tree-lined campus that’s just minutes from the beating heart of Dallas, SMU Cox is a powerful ally for your future. On the downside, SMU can have quite a toxic/competitive culture, and there are many people who only care about others superficially and/or will only associate with those who can bring benefit to them. Residing under the Arts & Cultural Fraternity (ACF), these CCAs cultivate a passion and interest in dance, music, culture as well as the visual, performing, media and literary arts. hmm as for SMU's culture I think it's mostly true, but it could be a stereotype as well. And also, the quality of education isn’t compromised (which I feel like is a really important factor!) And how did you get rejected from Cox? SMU's Arts & Culture clubs complement the student academic journey by offering vibrant platforms for creative expression, personal development and community engagement. Then, three hours before the game, SMU students, faculty, alumni and friends come out to enjoy food, drinks and games on the Boulevard. NUS has a law + forensic science class and minor, NUS Electives: https://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/course_listing/courses_disp.asp?MT=LL&Sem=ALL&MGC=2, Agreed with all my nus pals - this quote ^ is golden - couldn't have put it any better =). I think hall life is super great but frankly unnecessary. both schools are excellent, and there is no reason to shun from either one just because you hear rumours of a school being too toxic and competitive, or a school being too mugger and no life. this is not to rag on smu, since of course, smu is still fairly new, and still trying to find their grounding in mooting. It’s easy to look at posts from myself and Mark and Nabilah and say “Oh these people are jaded yr 3s and yr 4s in school whining.” But no. In other words, what you learn in class only sets the foundation for being a lawyer. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://law.nus.edu.sg/student_matters/course_listing/courses_disp.asp?MT=LL&Sem=ALL&MGC=2. My parents are a little worried about the money/frat/party culture there. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. The culture of the schools (I assume, I haven't attended Baylor) is going to be different and, thought SMU has its flaws, I can say the reputation of Baylor was a big turnoff for me. Thank you for articulating in better words than I ever could about how theres more to choosing a school by rating one as better than another without relating it by personal preferences and interests rather than simply prestige, please, please, please avoid the food at the summit (bukit timah). Even as the celebration of International Women’s Day has grown in prominence in recent years, the statistics for gender equality remain sobering. You’ll kindle relationships through dozens of student clubs, speaker series, and mentoring programs — all designed to connect you with the best business minds around the globe. But I think that really differs from cohort to cohort. Very safe, and very much a part of the neighborhood. i also think the view that smu students are more well-spoken, more articulated, and more extroverted to be an exaggeration. Seconded! I would say it's not possible to conclusively say that one school is better than the other. The subreddit for Southern Methodist University, a private university in Dallas, Texas. After all, research can involve multiple disciplines. The food in town is much cheaper+ better than nus law which is in bukit timah. 6 in the U.S. by The Economist, the MS in Management at SMU Cox gives you a strong grasp of the fundamentals: finance, statistics, marketing, accounting, operations and strategic management. 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