Big turnout at varsity’s Discovery Day


Prospective students listening to Kong’s talk on ‘Finding life’s decision’.

MIRI: The recent Discovery Day at Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) attracted over 200 prospective students and their parents eager to find out more about studying at the university and enrolment in its current February-March intake.

The students, who included SPM, STPM, UEC, O-Level and A-Level school leavers, were counselled on the courses offered, career pathways, scholarships and study loans and enrolment, in addition to attending sharing sessions and talks.

They also viewed a showcase of course projects by current students and went on a tour of its teaching and learning facilities.

In the sharing sessions by acting dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Asso Prof Lau Hieng Ho, and dean of the Faculty of Business and Humanities, Prof Jonathan Winterton, the students got to learn more about the setup of the two faculties, their teaching and research strengths, as well as their facilities and courses.

The highlight of the event was a talk on “Finding life’s direction” by certified life coach Jasly Kong. Kong helped the students construct personal roadmaps to career success using the DISC Personality Profiling System, a self-discovery tool, in addition to interactive and experiential activities to discover their personal goals.

Curtin Sarawak’s February-March intake is still in progress with classes for undergraduate courses starting on Feb 29 and foundation courses on March 28.

Curtin merit scholarships are available for potential students with outstanding academic results in the SPM, STPM, O-levels, A-levels and UEC for foundation and undergraduate studies.

For more information, visit www.curtin.edu.my/scholarship/curtinmerit_scholar.htm.

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