AAS Graduate Homecoming Celebration

The inaugural Graduate Homecoming Celebration held at the High Commission was the first large scale event involving the returning graduates from all the Australian universities, and the event has the full support of the Australian Government.

The Governor-General of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), graced the event as our Guest-of-Honour, along with our distinguished guests:

  • Minister Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower
  • Mrs Elaine Lim, Spouse of Minister Lim
  • His Excellency Mr Burhan Gafoor, Singapore High Commissioner to Australia
  • Ms Zarina Varukatty, Spouse of H.E. Mr Gafoor

With 33 Australian universities and supporting organisations as well as 29 employers and exhibitors supporting our Graduate Homecoming celebration, the event attracted the participation of 630 Australian alumni, employer and exhibitor representatives as well as leaders from various Australian Universities, public and private sector organisations.

AAS wishes to record its appreciation to our Event Sponsors, CPA Australia and James Cook University as well as the following Supporting Universities and Organisations:

  1. Workforce Development Agency
  2. Australian Singapore Law Students Society (AUSLSS)
  3. Engineers Australia
  4. Australian National University
  5. Bond University
  6. Charles Darwin University
  7. Charles Sturt University
  8. Curtin University
  9. Deakin University
  10. Edith Cowan University
  11. Flinders University
  12. Griffith University
  13. James Cook University
  14. La Trobe University
  15. Macquarie University
  16. Monash University
  17. Murdoch University
  18. Ngee Ann-Adelaide
  19. Queensland University of Technology
  20. RMIT University
  21. Swinburne University of Technology
  22. University of Melbourne
  23. University of Newcastle
  24. University of New South Wales
  25. University of Queensland
  26. University of South Australia
  27. University of Tasmania
  28. University of the Sunshine Coast
  29. University of Technology Sydney
  30. University of Notre Dame
  31. University of Western Australia
  32. University of Western Sydney
  33. University of Wollongong

The event would not have been possible without the participation of the following employers and exhibitors:

  1. CFA Singapore
  2. CPA Australia
  3. Contact Singapore
  4. DBS Bank
  5. Employment and Employability Institute Pte Ltd
  7. Hui & Kuah Pte. Ltd.
  8. IDP Education Ltd Singapore Branch
  9. JCU Singapore
  10. KPMG Services Pte. Ltd.
  11. Lend Lease
  12. LEWIS PR
  13. Ministry of Education
  14. National Australian Bank
  15. Ngee Ann-Adelaide Education Centre Pte Ltd
  16. National Trades Union Congress
  17. OCBC Bank
  18. Phillip Capital
  19. PwC Singapore
  20. Saturn V Pte Ltd (GradGreenhouse)
  21. Siemens Pte Ltd
  22. Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)
  23. SingHealth
  24. Singapore General Hospital
  25. Singapore Manufacturing Federation
  26. Singapore Tourism Board
  27. Singapore University of Technology & Design
  28. United Overseas Bank Ltd
  29. Westpac Banking Corporation

Finally, our deepest appreciation to the team at the Australian High Commission for their indispensable support, our VIP guests who took time out of their busy schedules to join us for the networking cocktails, as well as our 2 volunteer emcees for the night, Mr Phil Forrest and Mr Danny Jeyaseelan for doing a fantastic job hosting our event!


Gea BanPeng
Australian Alumni Singapore
10 Anson Road #26-08, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
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