Looking Back

Looking Back: CAPT Affair 2018

CAPT Affair 2018, held last Tuesday, gave our freshmen a good overview of the many opportunities available in CAPT, ranging from interest groups to student committees to overseas trips! Nurbatrishia Bte Yazid, Director of External Affairs, reflects on the planning process:

“Right from the start, Joel (Director of ClubSocs) and I knew right away what we wanted as our CAPT Affair slogan: ‘Mapping Your CAPT Experience’. The objective of CAPT Affair has always been clear-cut to us; it was to let CAPTains be aware of the various opportunities for them to join this academic year. We want them to know that there is definitely something available for everyone.

Planning CAPT Affair was a hectic process, as we had to liaise with many parties for various purposes such as budget, procurement of logistics and much more. Despite the hecticness, I wouldn’t have had it any other way, seeing how willing people were to help us through it all. Triston (Director of Publicity) helped us a lot in terms of publicity especially with the video. Bernard (CSC Finance Secretary) was also a great help with the budget and procurement of logistics.

To me, the best part of the planning process was filming the publicity video. I personally had my doubts about whether people would be willing to be a part of it as they would have to sacrifice time during summer to do it. Knowing how willing they are to be part of the video has made me really appreciate CAPTains even more. We would, therefore, like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who was involved in CAPT Affair 2018 in one way or another, and for making it a huge success!

And to Joel, thank you so much for being such a trusty partner whom I relied a lot on throughout this entire journey!”

Thanks to CAPT Affair 2018, hopefully you have a good idea of the many exciting opportunities CAPT has for you! We’re sure many of you can’t wait for the exposure sessions you have signed up for. Have a good week ahead!

Also, be sure to check out the bloopers from behind the scenes of the CAPT Affair 2018 Video below!

 

Looking Back

Looking Back: Soap For Hope 2018

17 August marked the first of two ‘Soap for Hope’ (S4H) exposure sessions as well as the start of Social Innovation (SI) Wing’s plans for the academic year 2018/19. 20 Hua Yi Secondary School students visited CAPT to experience the soap-making process while mingling with CAPTains who came to learn the innovation story behind S4H.

Hua Yi Secondary previously organised a fund-raising campaign for Healthserve, which saw its students pledging soap bars for migrant workers by making a $2 donation. The secondary students were thus here to fulfil the pledges made. They had fun throughout as they learnt how to split the tasks while working together in some parts of the process. More importantly, they formed camaraderie among themselves when they saw the end product of their hardwork, recycled soap bars, and when they cleaned up the soap-making area, even including the toilets where they washed some of the equipment (the floor was wet after the washing)!

This mode of fund-raising was conceptualised by the SI Wing Director, Yu Xiang, who saw value in the S4H sessions. He wanted to give this socially innovative idea a new lease of life by using it to inspire more secondary school students to play a role, however simple, in contributing to marginalised communities. CAPTains, on the other hand, get to interact with the students through the soap making process, and establish relationships that will allow future sustained partnerships between CAPT and the secondary schools.

The idea behind S4H is born out of a desire to meet the needs of the Filipino rural communities, and was brought back to CAPT to showcase how different existing ideas can be combined together, improved on or refined to give rise to a novel solution which addresses a social problem. This is what the SI Wing stands for – to develop novel and yet feasible solutions to address real social issues.

In order to do that, the SI Wing needs your ideas and passion to contribute. Visit www.tinyurl.com/cscrecruitement2018 to check out what SI Wing has in store for the year and to join it!

Announcement

Project Constellations

Hi CAPTains!!

Have you ever wondered how it feels like working with Youth Probationers/Youth-at-risk? Do you believe that music is truly the universal language that unites different groups of people together?

Well, if you are interested in both of the above then Project Constellations is the team for you! We are recruiting peer mentors to befriend our partners from Singapore Boys Hostel by engaging them through playing the guitar and jamming to our favourite tunes!

We will be heading down to the Singapore Boys’ Hostel weekly for a 8-week long music programme where we befriend the residents and teach them how to play the guitar! For more information, do check out our posters and feel free to contact Jing Yi or Amirah (contact details on AMP post)! Sign Ups close 22nd August and slots are limited so wait no more and join us today!!

tinyurl.com/aceconstellations
tinyurl.com/aceconstellations
tinyurl.com/aceconstellations

Announcement

CSC Recruitment 2018

Dear CAPTains,

CSC Recruitment 2018 has opened! You can sign up for CSC Subcommittees, OSL PDs, FOP PDs and other CSC-related committees through this link: https://tinyurl.com/cscrecruitment2018

You can find out more about the roles available at https://captlife.com/csc-recruitment/.

Please take note of the recruitment timeline below:
Sign-ups open – 15 Aug, 2359 (W1 Wed)
Sign-ups close – 25 Aug, 2359 (W2 Sat)
Release of results – 30 Aug, Morning (W3 Thurs)

We hope to welcome you into our family! See you at the interviews! 🙂

Love,
7th CSC

 

Looking Back

Looking Back: FOC 2018

Our college’s Freshmen Orientation Camp (FOC), held from 24th to 27th July, was indeed a huge success; and we owe it all to the hard work of the organising committee and seniors involved, be it as orientation group leaders or councillors. Phua Keng Yung, project director for this year’s FOC, reflects on the planning process:

“When I signed up for FOC PD just little less than a year ago, I would never have expected my FOC Journey to have been such a tumultuous one. When I look back on my journey, despite all the pain and frustration, I wouldn’t change a single thing about my journey, for through this colossal project I have found a family and experienced so many crazy and awesome moments that I never knew I could have in such a short period of time.

Having come into the appointment with little to no experience leading a large team, I was apprehensive as it was the first time that I would be responsible for such a huge project that could and would influence the lives of many incoming CAPTains. The weight of the responsibility bore down on me, and although I began with the intention of actively seeking to change the established camp structure to provide a greater experience but as we progressed, the Directors failed to actively do so, partly due to our busy schedule and partly due to our going through of the planning motion without active thought being put into the process. In semester 2, my VPDs suddenly arranged an urgent meeting to speak about the structure as they realised that we should have put in more thought about the structure of the camp instead of blindly following the established structure. That moment, I finally understood in reason and practice what it meant to think out of the box. By breaking the mood, we removed all constraints and allowed ourselves to dream and allowed ourselves to actually address the real problems at hand. That moment, I knew that I would forever be indebted to my VPDs, Daniel and Genevieve.

The description of any Project Director appointment will be filled with the words “Liaison” or something to that effect. Toward the end of semester 2, the reason why such a term was included hit me like a truck. I was overwhelmed with coordination, requests and many other groups of CAPTains and fellows to engage. Throughout this process, I had to balance the welfare of my committee, the interests of my committee against the various requests. Being a person who would normally try to accommodate requests, this process of learning to be firm and ensure that the voices of the CAPTains in the committee were heard was a difficult process. Nonetheless, throughout this process, I learnt the importance of being firm and the importance of handling relationships with care.

These are just 2 of the many lessons I learnt working alongside the awesome people of FOC Organising Committee 2018. Without their hard work and effort FOC would not have been anywhere close to the way it was. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and more importantly a family that I wouldn’t trade for any other.”

Organising the camp was certainly not an easy task, but the effort amounted to an experience that was truly fulfilling for both seniors and freshmen alike. Finally, we also owe a big thank you to the freshmen as the camp would not have been complete without your enthusiastic participation and involvement. May the friendships we forged during FOC grow stronger as we embark on the new academic year together as one CAPT family.

Announcement

President’s Address 2018

Dear CAPTains,Welcome Home!

Over the past couple of weeks and months, many of you have participated in the Orientation activities and camps around NUS, and I’m glad that many of you have throughly enjoyed yourselves in the process.

I was so excited to see so many of you enjoying yourselves over the past weeks together with your Neighbourhoods and CAPT as a whole, and I really hope that this is a community that you would really grow to treasure over time.

As we begin the new Semester, many of us are embarking on a new journey, be it entering University or moving into the next year in your University lives. There will be much to learn, much to do and even much more to explore, and I really encourage all of us to give it a shot. And who knows? We may end up finding something that we are really interested in!

Once again, Welcome back & here’s wishing all of you a really great Semester ahead!

See you around!

With much love,
Donovan

“Once a CAPTain, Always a CAPTain”

Announcement

Faculty Night 2018

Unsure of which modules to take? Having difficulty in understanding faculty requirements? Want to find a study group?

Fret not! Faculty Night will take place on Week 1, 16 August at 8pm where you can meet Captains from your own faculty. Get your questions answered and find your lecture buddies there!

Sign-up link for freshmen:
https://tinyurl.com/CAPTFN2018Freshmen

Seniors!! We hope you can come down to give valuable advice and share about your experiences after spending 1 year or more in your faculty 🙂

Sign-up link for seniors:
https://tinyurl.com/CAPTFN2018Seniors

Do note that signups will close on Tuesday, 14 August 2018, at 12 noon!

SEE YALL THERE 🙂 !!!

Announcement

CAPT Affair 2018

Presenting to you, the greatest crossover since infinity war…

Hey CAPTains, not sure of what to join for CAPT this academic year? Fret not, as CAPT Affair is here to help you map your CAPT experience, this academic year! So, come on down this Tuesday, 14th August to explore the many opportunities in CAPT. No matter what your interests are, there’s something for you! There will be cotton candy and popcorn for you to enjoy as you walk around too (7.30pm-9.30pm)

Date: 14 Aug (NEXT TUE!!)
Time: 7 – 10pm
Location: MPH, Flying Seed, Walkway between MPH and lobby

And be sure to check out the CAPT Affair 2018 video on AMP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/250561825053401/permalink/1669558423153727/

Announcement

Out of the loop? Get CAPT in the Loop!

Hi CAPTains!

Tired of missing announcements? Overloaded with information? Wish your phone could give you live updates when an announcement is posted?

Fret not! Get kept in the loop, with CAPT in the Loop! CAPT in the Loop is CAPT’s very own Telegram publicity and information dissemination channel, where important details and announcements regarding college events are broadcasted regularly!

So what are you waiting for? Open your Telegram app and subscribe to @captl today!

Announcement

Welcome to the CAPTlife News Blog!

Welcome CAPTains! As part of CAPTlife’s digital overhaul, the Publicity team is setting up and repurposing the site blog into a news blog! You can look forward to regular updates and articles on college events both upcoming and past, reflections from CAPTains, and Humans of CAPT styled articles that give a deeper look into the lives of CAPTains! Stay tuned 🙂