Talks and tips to guide students on career goals

GEARING up to pursue one’s further studies can be daunting, with multiple options and on-the-fence decisions.

Making it easier, Star Education Fair 2021 has about 20 free education and career talks to be held today and tomorrow at Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Penang offering insights into various fields.

The lineup of speakers are experts in various academic and industrial fields who will help visitors find out more about the latest career prospects.

The talks held today will help those questioning their career path options.

Kick-starting them is SEGi University, with ‘Options After High School’ by Samson Sakthivel from 11.30am to noon.

This is followed by Johanna Maria Means from Quest International University who will be speaking about ‘Inclusive Education: Where Everyone Benefits’ from 12.15pm to 12.45pm.

UOW Malaysia KDU has the 1pm to 1.30pm slot, where Dr Ong Song-Quan will touch on the ‘New Paradigm in Education: End-To-End Study Pathway’.

University of Essex will have its speaker Jared Tung share what it would be like to ‘Graduate and Work in the UK: More Insight About Post-Study Visa, Degree and Master Programmes’ from 1.45pm to 2.15pm.

The 2.30pm to 3pm slot will have Ng Yen Ping from AIMST University share insights on ‘Discovering the Pharmacy Profession and Exploring It’s Career Pathways in Malaysia’.

The 3.15pm to 3.45pm slot will see Hemalatha Murugiah from INTI International College Penang speak about ‘Micro Credentialing in Higher Education’.

Learn about ‘Becoming A Strategic Thinker’ from University of Southampton Malaysia’s Dr Lau Teck Chai from 4pm to 4.30pm.

Dr Gerard Boey from SEGi College Penang has the 4.45pm to 5.15pm slot, where he will divulge on how to ‘Earn and Learn Through Micro Credentials’.

Heriot-Watt University will teach you the importance of ‘Making an Impact with the Right Foundation’ by Daniel Lum Shi Haur from 5.30pm to 6pm.

Exhibitors preparing their booths for the opening of the Star Education Fair 2021 today at Setia SPICE Convention Centre. Exhibitors preparing their booths for the opening of the Star Education Fair 2021 today at Setia SPICE Convention Centre.

HELP University’s Dr Prihadi Ditto Kususanto will speak about the ‘Future of Psychology’ from 6pm to 6.30pm to round up the first day.

Tomorrow, the lineup will see Professor

Dr Mohamad Yusoff Alias from Multimedia University speak about ‘Engineering IR 4.0’ from 11.30am to noon, followed by University of Nottingham’s Professor Andy Chan who will answer ‘What Do Engineers Do Nowadays?’ at 12.15pm.

The 1pm to 1.30pm slot will see Associate Professor Amin Talei from Monash University Malaysia talk about how ‘One Man’s Magic is Another Man’s Engineering’.

Management and Science University has the 1.45pm slot where Choo Seok Hong will tell you ‘The Importance of Technology and the Integration of Information Technology

in Business and Science’.

The 2.30pm slot will have Ivan Ong from Interstudy Education Consultants talking about ‘UK Study Opportunities’.

From 3.15pm to 3.45pm Dr Teh Peh Chiong from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman will touch on ‘Enhancing Electronics Graduate Employability and Career Growth Through Work-Based Learning Approach’.

The 4pm slot will see Professor Dr Ian Robert Pashby from Peninsula College Malaysia share ‘Essential Graduate Skills for Success In a Rapidly Changing World’.

Dr Iman Farshchi from MAHSA University will speak about ‘Sustainable Engineering - Are You Game For It?’ at 4.45pm.

Rounding up the day, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology’s dean Professor Dr Ali Selamat will share ‘The

Five Japanese Tips to Become A World-Class Engineer’ from 5.30pm to 6pm.

A bonus for parents is that Star Education Fair 2021 will be held alongside the Perfect Livin Expo, a one-stop centre for home-owners to find fantastic deals on furniture and home appliances.

Star Education Fair 2021, which is the 34rd to be held since its inception in 1987, is organised by I.Star Events Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of Star Media Group Berhad.

Held at Hall Four of Setia SPICE Convention Centre, the fair is open from 11am to 7pm on both days.

Admission is free.

For more details, call 012-332 2156 (Christine) or email or visit and

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