Coming back to school means many things to Siobhan Tam. Five years ago, as an undergraduate, she sailed for Team Singapore and the university. Today, as an alumna, she works as a senior assistant manager at the Office of Advancement. One of the projects she was busy with in her first months back in SMU was leading a team of volunteers at the ASEAN University Games 2016.
Bringing together young athletes from 10 ASEAN countries and Timor Leste, the recent 18th ASEAN University Games was an exciting time for the students to learn about new cultures, forge new friendships and compete with the very best amongst their peers. It’s a love for sports that have drawn these athletes to Singapore to compete. It’s this same passion for sports that led Siobhan to volunteer for the Games. She tells us more about what her experience was like.