Student Events

As a Youth Associate (ISCA), members are entitled to participate in numerous complimentary events, courses and seminars organised by the Institute. This includes professional development workshops, company tours and more. Check out the list of upcoming events below! Not yet a member? Simply register and gain access to all these events. 

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Upcoming Events

Critical Thinking

WSM019: Critical Thinking [Hybrid Delivery Format] 

Date/Day: 23 June 2021, Wednesday
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Venue: ISCA House or Virtual

In today’s knowledge-based society, critical thinking is essential for sound decision making – maximising benefits and minimising risks in the event of unforeseen circumstances.

This workshop will introduce you to the components and applications of critical thinking, while equipping you with the necessary skills to distil information into insight.

Do note that the class may be diverted online depending on the prevailing Covid-19 measures during the period.

Click here to register for Classroom or Live Webinar format

VBA

WSM020v: Mastering Excel Objects with VBA for Effective Spreadsheet Automation [Live Webinar] 

Date/Day: 26 June 2021, Saturday
Time: 9am – 5pm (breaks provided)
Venue: Virtual 

In today’s digital age, automation is key for simplifying and streamlining of processes. 

This course aims to equip participants with a working knowledge of Excel’s VBA capabilities and its application. Using VBA as an automation tool, participants would be introduced to spreadsheet data processing and macro writing concepts to undertake the automation of repetitive tasks with confidence.

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Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence

WSM022: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning [Hybrid Delivery Format]

Date/Day: 21 July 2021, Wednesday
Time: 9am – 5pm (Break provided)
Venue: ISCA House or Virtual

In today’s information age, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning are becoming increasingly significant.

With the amount of data produced daily far outpacing human’s ability to understand and interpret data, society is gradually turning to AI to assist with complex decision-making.

This course provides an introduction to AI concepts and Machine Learning applications such as computer vision and neural networks. Participants will also learn to deploy Azure Machine Learning models to assess real life cases.

Do note that the class may be diverted online depending on the prevailing Covid-19 measures during the period.

Click here to register for Classroom or Live Webinar format

 

Python

WSM008B: Python for Accountancy Students (Advanced) [Hybrid Delivery Format]

Date/Day: 28 August 2021, Saturday
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: ISCA House or Virtual

WSM008B requires participants to have prior fundamental Python knowledge. Attendees must have completed WSM008Ai Python for Accountancy Students (Basic) before attending this course. The basic class would be available to all student members as an e-learning resource. 

This course focuses on using Python as a tool for data analytics and manipulation. Over the course, students will learn how to import spreadsheets into Python, create data visualisations and automatically interact with data from the web. These skills would enable attendees to conduct first-hand analysis of any given data set in future and develop personalised solutions to increase the effectiveness of their accountancy work.

Do note that the class may be diverted online depending on the prevailing Covid-19 measures during the period.

Click here to register for Classroom or Live Webinar format

Stay Tuned

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Stay tuned as these are coming up: 

  • Self-administered e-Learning resources
  • Building an Online Portfolio Workshop
  • Mock Interview Consultations 

 

 

WSM015: Emotional Intelligence & Leadership [Live Webinar]

With the uptrend of automation, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, it becomes ever more critical to develop skills that would be difficult for a robot to emulate. Understand the correlation between emotional intelligence (EI) and leadership, gain awareness of your own EI and consequentially how you can lead others.

Date/Day: 9 January 2021, Saturday

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

WSM018: Introduction to R for Excel Users [Live Webinar]

Excel has been the main working tool for many accounting and financial professionals. However occasionally it falls short, and that’s where R can kick in: Excel does not handle big data sets well. Excel does not offer robust statistical functionality. 

R like Python is a programming language designed for processing, analyzing and visualizing data. In recent years, R has become popular in business. 

The focus of this course is on understanding and applying simple data manipulations from an Excel application perspective: importing, manipulating, transforming, combining and summarizing data for business analysis and reporting.

Date/Day: 27 February 2021, Saturday

Time: 09:00PM – 05:00PM

The Art of Communication

Communication skills are highly valued by employers in today’s business environments. Yet, strong communicators are not only just strong presenters. Learn how to effectively listen and understand your audience, interact, negotiate as well as persuade others. Build rapport and cultivate strong relationships with people around you.

Date/Day: 31 January 2020, Friday

Time: 7:00PM – 9:30PM

Venue: ISCA House 

Resume & Cover Letter Writing and Mastering Interview Skills 

First impressions count. Score that internship position which you have eyeing. Learn how to craft an impactful resume and present yourself with finesse during your interview.

Date/Day: 29 February 2020, Thursday

Time: 10:00AM – 1PM

Venue: ISCA House 

Creative Thinking [Live Webinar]

Creative thinking is a way of looking at problems or situations from a fresh perspective to conceive something new or original. Particularly in these uncertain COVID-19 times, or in any period of instability, companies rely on innovative and creative thinkers to deliver solutions.

Understand the value of creative thinking, learn creative thinking techniques and begin to develop a life-long creative thinking mindset through this webinar!  

Date/Day: 4 July 2020, Saturday 

Time: 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Data Management & Analysis in Excel using SQL [Live Webinar]

With increasing pressures toward greater efficiencies in data extraction and analysis and the need for more effective computer-based reporting of results, there is a need to understand the comparative functionality of various tools. A significant part of Excel work is conducted through queries on relational databases.

A foundational knowledge on SQL would provide the ability to retrieve information from any relational database and helps to understand the graphical query interfaces found in many relational databases. Understanding SQL will ultimately help you to be able to craft complex queries to retrieve, analyse and report the results for decision-making.

A hands-on workshop suitable for both undergraduates looking to pick up SQL or refresh their memory on this database management language.

Date/Day: 18 July 2020, Saturday 

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Networking and Elevator Pitch [Live Webinar]

Networking sessions – while appreciated by some, are feared by most. But one cannot always run away from social and business settings that require interaction and engagement. So, acquire techniques to overcome and present yourself well in these situations!

By the end of the session, you will learn how to feel more composed in networking settings, prepare and practise even before scheduled meetings as well as to build rapport with others within a short time. To present yourself confidently, understand the purpose of your elevator pitch and craft an impactful one.

Date/Day: 29 August 2020, Saturday 

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

ISCA Member Sharing: Life in Financial Planning & Analysis [Live Webinar]

Financial Planning & Analysis is a crucial role in companies, providing direction and driving the decision making process through budgeting, forecasting and analysis.

Join us to discover what a "typical day" is like in FP&A and how the function differs in companies of various industries and organisational sizes.

Date/Day: 17 September 2020, Thursday 

Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

Introduction to Python for Accountancy Students [Live Webinar]

In this course, get ready for an introduction to Python all through to learning how to automatically access and handle large datasets from web-based APIs. We discuss the usefulness of being able to automate these tasks with Python, especially in today’s data-driven world. Participants will practice with real datasets and have a chance to interact with live APIs.

Prior Python knowledge is not required. Prior experience with programming concepts (via Scratch, MakeCode, or another programming language) is useful, but not required.

A hands-on and highly participative learning course. Participants will be given opportunities to perform simple coding using Python as new concepts are introduced.

Date/Day: 19 September 2020, Saturday 

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM 

Career Insights Talk: Accountancy Career Opportunities in the New Normal [Live Webinar]

A strong foundation in accountancy can take you further than you think.

At this Career Insights Talk, we have invited 3 young accountancy professionals with diverse skill sets and experiences in various roles and businesses. Discover how your accounting education offers an edge in today’s economic climate.

The talk will also shed light on the new strategies adopted by businesses during the pandemic, and what all this means for accountancy and finance professionals in the future.

Get ready to discover a wide range of career opportunities from our ISCA members, including:

  • Ms Christine Soon, Senior Manager, Forensic Services (PwC Singapore)
  • Ms Goh Xin Ying, Founder (The Angle Co) & Managing Partner (LSG Capital)
  • Mr Willy Tai, Business Analyst and Project Manager, Ops and Tech, Special Duties (Hong Leong Finance)

Date/Day: 26 September 2020, Saturday 

Time: 11AM – 12:30PM

ISCA Member Sharing: Data Visualisation [Live Webinar]

Data visualisation is the transformation of data to graphical form, for better understanding and decision-making. By using visual elements like charts, graphs, and maps, data visualisation tools communicate relationships among the represented data to viewers of the images. Data visualisation makes it easier to understand and detect patterns, trends, and outliers in groups of data.

Therefore, learning how to use data visualization tools and technologies become increasingly essential to analyse massive amounts of information and make data-driven decisions.

Date/Day: 1 October September 2020, Thursday 

Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

ISCA Member Sharing: Working Overseas – Am I ready for it and what are the considerations? [Live Webinar]

Have you gone on an exchange programme, a summer internship or a community service project overseas? How similar are these to leaving home and moving abroad for work?

How can you position yourself for an overseas job offer? Hear from Angelique about her considerations and her journey from Singapore to Paris to pursue her next career milestone.

Date/Day: 9 October 2020, Friday 

Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM

WSM016: Personal Branding on LinkedIn & Mastering Interview Skills [Live Webinar]

Increasingly so, in addition to reviewing resumes, employers comb through LinkedIn profiles of prospective candidates to carry out the first level of evaluation on who better meet the needs, demands and culture of organisations.

Bearing this in mind, how do you ensure that your profile on the digital platforms project you as the suited professional for the position you want? Consequentially, what happens when you score yourself an interview? Also, learn how to tackle and ace virtual interviews which are more prevalent of late and gaining in popularity.

Date/Day: 22 December 2020, Tuesday 

Time: 2:00PM – 5:00PM

WSM017: Data Management & Analysis Using SQL [Live Webinar]

Back by popular demand!

With increasing pressures toward greater efficiencies in data extraction and analysis and the need for more effective computer-based reporting of results, there is a need to understand the comparative functionality of various tools. A significant part of Excel work is conducted through queries on relational databases.

A foundational knowledge on SQL would provide the ability to retrieve information from any relational database and helps to understand the graphical query interfaces found in many relational databases. Understanding SQL will ultimately help you to be able to craft complex queries to retrieve, analyse and report the results for decision-making.

A hands-on workshop suitable for both undergraduates looking to pick up SQL or refresh their memory on this database management language.

Date/Day: 29 December 2020, Tuesday 

Time: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Decathlon Company Tour

ISCA Youth Associates visited the largest Decathlon store in town! Students were given the opportunity to network with the Finance team, including CFO, Mr Tang Poh Lu, and learnt about the retailer’s omni-commerce concept, eCom 2 hours delivery and store operations, among other highlights.

Date/Day:  24 May 2019, Friday

Time: 3:30PM – 5:00PM

Venue: Decathlon@SGLAB

“Brand Yourself Like A Pro” (Part 1): Resume & Cover Letter Writing and Mastering Interview Skills

The first of a 2-part series workshop, participants learnt how a well-crafted resume and cover letter can help land them their dream job, or strike a lasting first impression at your next interview.

Date/Day: 21 September 2019, Saturday

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Venue: ISCA House 

Zouk Group Company Tour

Fancy a peek behind the curtains of Singapore’s hottest nightlife spots? Youth Associates enjoyed an exclusive tour to Zouk Group to learn the club’s behind-the-scenes and network with the organization’s key representatives including Finance Director and ISCA member Alex Phua who will share his career experience in staying ahead of the ever-evolving accountancy landscape.

Date/Day: 27 September 2019, Friday

Time: 4:00PM – 7:00PM

Venue: The Canary 

“Brand Yourself Like A Pro” (Part 2): Effectively Communicating Your Unique Value Proposition & Networking Skills

Learn how to package your personal brand and build closer working relationships with others in this second series of the workshop. Heading the workshop is prolific speaker and brand strategist Lionel Lim, who brings over more than 10 years of speaking experience with over 270 organizations and institutions.

Date/Day: 12 October 2019, Saturday

Time: 10:00AM – 1:00PM

Venue: ISCA House

BreadTalk Group Company Tour

Since the first BreadTalk outlet opened in 2000, floss buns have become synonymous with the BreadTalk brand. Youth Associates had the opportunity to tour the various brands operated by the BreadTalk Group to learn more about the Food & Beverage corporation and how it has grown over the years. Additionally, they got to meet and interacted with Group CFO and Group CIO, Mr Chan Ying Jian to hear about the finance and accountancy function within the firm.

Date/Day: 23 October 2019, Friday

Time: 3:00PM – 6:00PM

Venue: BreadTalk IHQ