The annual Pre-Departure Talk heralds in the start of a new round in the Imperial College Singapore Society’s circle of life. For so many of us, the Pre-Departure Talk will always remain in our memories as the first time we’ve seen “a particular familiar face” or heard from “a particular senior” that later became our friends or even our close friends. Indeed it was an incredibly exciting event, meeting juniors/course mates and sharing about our goals/ambitions in going overseas and our own life experiences from the past academic year.
As fresh-faced freshers and their parents started strolling in, a silent tension and excitement filled the air. The chatter outside the Venus ballroom grew gradually as more people amassed and more conversations started to take place
Goodie bags were given out with handy notebooks/notepads from our sponsors and important forms for the upcoming summer events. (EXCITES!)
Excited seniors came down early to engage their juniors and help them feel more at home before the talk.
Various members from the 34th Executive Committee addressed the 140 odd guests seated in the ballroom on a range of topics. (Hopefully) The breadth of information provided was just enough to excite the incoming freshers but not overwhelm them with information
What’s a SingSoc event without food right? the post-talk spread was indeed a sight to behold and it certainly lubricated the conversations all around Post-talk small group discussions amongst coursemates/seniors helped to address any queries or concerns the incoming freshmen of 2016 might’ve had. It also allowed space for more informal, personal sharings from seniors that will hopefully give the juniors a better idea of what to expect for each of their courses in the year ahead. It was also a good time for parents to clear doubts and concerns they might have regarding their child’s living conditions and pre-departure administration.
The 34 Executive Committee would like to thank all parents, seniors and freshmen for coming down and making today’s event a success. We’d also like to thank our event sponsors: Furama Riverfront, Contact Singapore and The Singapore Public Service without whom today’s event would not have been possible.
We most sincerely hope it was a helpful day for you and we simply cannot wait to unleash the line up of amazing summer events we have in stored just for you!