IAP 2016 – Sim
10 Feb 16
Sim Yok Chew
Onboard with MISI to start the part-time master program in supply chain is one of the most important decision I have made and I am fortunate enough to be selected to participate the IAP 2016 in MIT. Boston is a renowned world-class higher education center, it is sort of dream comes true experience to have a chance to study in one of the best university in Boston-MIT. Besides being excited and anticipated for the program, there are quite a number of preparations to be done before departure. We were given three months of notice in advance before the program, so for a part time student like myself, I would have enough time to arrange with my company for leave application and other related arrangement.
Activities and programs are created to be as interactive as possible. Groupings of candidates in each session are well done to have an equal combination of candidates from different centers. This avoided clustering and promote networking among all candidates. Throughout the IAP program, I have opportunities to work with candidates from different countries, with different professional background and cultures. It is a very valuable experience to learn from each other from different perspective over the same course, a truly global experience. For me as a newbie to supply chain, IAP is a great “overture” to the real world of supply chain.