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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Parents and students can compare study options and learn from career talks

Final stage: Workers putting the finishing touches on the booths for the Star Education Fair 2017 at the KL Convention Centre.

Final stage: Workers putting the finishing touches on the booths for the Star Education Fair 2017 at the KL Convention Centre.

PETALING JAYA: Crew members were busy setting up exhibition booths and putting on the finishing touches.

At the Education in Ireland booth, over 10 Irish institutions will be taking part, covering a host of study options.

“Some universities will be giving out scholarships and discounts on tuition fees and accommodation,” said Education in Ireland Asean, Brazil and GCC Markets manager Terry McParland.

At the Penang Medical College Malaysia booth, visitors can test their surgical skills with a surgical laparoscopic simulator.

“It is an invasive surgery and the simulator mimics what you would do during the real procedure,” said its marketing communications executive Lavaniah Kumaraysun.

At the UCSI University booth, its admission office head Steve Goh said students can apply for scholarships and study programmes.

The best place to get more information on what to study is at the Star Education Fair 2017.

The two-day fair opens today from 11am to 7pm at Halls 1 to 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Admission is free.

School-leavers undecided about what to study should not just follow the crowd and pick a course that someone else has chosen.

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences guest speaker Jackson Ng’s presentation, “Making the Right Choice: Tools to Help You Decide Your Ideal Study Programme”, is for students who are unsure about what they want to do after SPM or STPM.

His session will be held today from 11am to 11.50am at Hall 1 (Stage Area) of the convention centre.

HELP University lecturer, counselling supervisor and trainer Justin Yap will talk about how to select the most suitable programme tomorrow.

Yap’s session, “Options After SPM – Choosing the Right Career Pathway”, will be held from 11.05am to 11.50am tomorrow.

“Some students may be spoilt for choice when deciding on a programme while others may find that there is a lack of choice due to certain constraints. My talk will focus on how to generate opportunities for them to select from,” he said.

The Education & Career Talks are organised by Star Media Group Bhd, with the Finance Accreditation Agency as accreditation partner.

Take the opportunity to explore the fair as there will be counsellors and representatives from over 150 foreign and local institutions which will offer information on a range of certificate, foundation, diploma and post­graduate courses, as well as professional qualifications – all under one roof.

Additional talks on “Study in China” and “Engineering in Oil & Gas” will also be held at Hospitality Lounge 1 in Hall 1 of the convention centre.

“A Study in China” pavilion is making its debut at the fair.

“There will be universities from different areas of China. We will be recruiting Malaysians who want to further their higher education there, and also for short and long-term student exchange programmes,” said Study in China delegation head Zhu Xiang.

Free KFC vouchers worth RM5 will be given away to students.

They will need to register at Link Hall 3 to redeem the vouchers, which are limited to one per person on a first-come, first-served basis. Terms and conditions apply.

For details on the fair, call 03-2333 2741, 03-2333 2742, 03-2333 2743 or 03-2333 2744.

See the advertisement on Education & Career Talks on Page 7 of the The Star today.

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