Many school leavers at the fair seemed to know what they want, and some of them are aiming for altruistic pursuits.
“I want to study renewable energy, but I can’t find such a specific course,” V. Roshinie, 18, said rather glumly.
Nevertheless, she was privileged to consult many education specialists at the fair who advised her to pick a bachelor’s degree in engineering and focus on her passion when she was allowed to do her own research in the final year.
“I have decided to major in chemical engineering and go from there,” Roshinie declared.
Nur Najeeyah Zainal, 18, is one step closer to her dream of saving lives after applying for a medical degree scholarship at the fair held in SPICE Centre.
Scoring nine As in SPM, she learnt that she could get a partial scholarship from Ramsay Sime Darby Healthcare College and quickly applied.
“I have always dreamed of becoming a doctor but the degree costs so much. This scholarship might be my chance,” she said yesterday.
Penangites Yang Hui Ying, 18, and Low Qian Ying, 18, want to remain in the state and have chosen degrees that focus onbusiness and tourism to play a part in Penang’s growth.
Yang wants a business degree while it will be either a hotel management or a business degree for Low.
“We want to remain in Penang and coming here helped us to understand our options better,” Yang said.
Over 90 educational institutions from Malaysia and abroad had assembled at the fair.
Star Media Group Berhad has played a major role in helping students get their dreams too. Since the Star Education Fund was started 22 years ago, 3,432 scholarships of over RM101mil have been awarded.