First step to a dream job

January 7, 201610:39 am497 views

Fresh graduates working out their career paths or eyeing a dream job could do well to drop by the Star Education Fair 2016.

They will have the opportunity to draw inspiration from a number of homegrown heroes and personalities.

Angkasawan and orthopaedic surgeon Datuk Dr Sheikh Muszaphar Shukor will speak at a session featuring successful change makers and entrepreneurs who will share their knowledge and experience on “Young Minds Big Ideas” from 1.30pm to 3pm on the second day of the fair.

Dr Sheikh Muszaphar will focus on his experience in space and explain the process of getting ready for the “mission” via a video presentation. Dr Sheikh Muszaphar travelled to space from Kazakhstan on Oct 11, 2007, onboard the Soyuz TMA-11, returning 11 days later.

Founder and director of Refuge For The Refugees, Heidy Quah Gaik Li, will be speaking about her journey with the non-profit organisation, and how it got started.

She will be touching on the principles she held onto throughout her journey and the importance of realising one’s purpose and potential at a young age.

“The objective of my talk would be to help others understand their role in society as well as how they can contribute towards a positive change,” said Quah.

Mainstream Online Buzz Sdn Bhd co-founder and marketing director Jolene Sim Hui Ching will speak on how she started her own company at the age of 19.

She will touch on the hardships she and her team went through and how they held on to succeed.

Other talks include Options After SPM, Study and Work Overseas, Architecture, The World of IT, Engineering, Funding Higher Education, Other Interesting Careers and Pursuing Medicine and Health Sciences.

The talks will be held at Hall One (stage area) at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

On hand to help students determine what their areas of interest might be in is HELP University CareerSense@Help director Eric Bryan.

“Students will be able to take a simple interest test to determine their areas of interest,” he said.

“With that completed you can narrow down your areas of study and make choosing an academic programme easier,” he said.

The tests will take about 20 minutes and will be held at hospitality lounges 4 and 5 during the fair.

There will be career counsellors on hand to help students make sense of the test results and provide free consultation in their academic search.

The two-day fair will commence on Jan 9 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 11am to 7pm.

Admission is free but visitors are required to pre-register online to ensure express entry to the event. Log on to to pre-register. For more information, call 03 7967 1388 ext 1233/1240.


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