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  • Sunday, 05 Aug 2018

TODAY is the last day of the Star Education Fair 2018. Come grab the opportunity to figure out what career to pursue for a secure and bright future.

School-leavers who want to find out more about the next step in their educational journey are invited to visit the fair at Halls 4 and 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where counsellors and representatives from foreign and local institutions will offer information on various programmes.

Attractive discounts and scholarships will also be offered on the spot. The Star Education Fair 2018 also includes a series of education and career talks, featuring many speakers including Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC) Faculty of Computing and Information Technology dean Lim Mei Shyan.

Lim will brief students about what information and communications technology (ICT) is about and share the rewarding experiences and positive feedback of the varsity’s alumni who are currently working in the ICT industry to boost students’ awareness regarding the sector during her session, “Why You Should Consider ICT as the Pathway to a Rewarding Career” held from 1.45pm to 2.15pm.

She said ICT provides easier ways for people to carry out work in their daily life.

“All industries, from banking, environment, consumer, education, manufacturing, to agriculture involves ICT,” she said, noting that people should embrace ICT and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

“It complements what we do. ICT isn’t about playing games, surfing the web, or using smart applications,” she said.

University of Nottingham Malaysia Assoc Prof Dr Teo Wing Leong will touch on career prospects of an economics graduate, as well as economics as a whole during his session “A Career in Economics: It is Much More than You Think” from 12.15pm to 12.45pm.

He said an economics degree is versatile and gives graduates a chance to work in various sectors and industries such as business, policy makers, the Government, non-profit agencies and many others.

“Economics, which can be applied in almost every sector, studies how resources are allocated in the best way – under the condition of scarcity,” he said.

Dr Teo noted that economics degree holders were considered one of the highest paid graduates.

“According to a large scale survey on graduates from different degrees in Britain and the United States, the salary ranking of an economics graduate is just below medical and dentistry degree holders.

“Economics students who graduated from our university managed to secure jobs with big corporations before their graduation,” he said.

Those who are interested in the food and beverage business can get a few pointers from Berjaya University’s alumni Gillian Beh, who manages The Baking Trip – a bakery specialising in pastries and desserts.

She will share how she became an entreprenuer using the knowledge obtained from her time at Berjaya during her session “Beyond Graduation: Putting Theory Into Practice – Sharing a Special Moment with Hospitality Entrepreneurs” from 1pm to 1.30pm today.

The young entrepreneur noted that the field of hospitality is a vast one that isn’t just about providing service to people.

“Many organisations and companies from different industries hire hospitality graduates as we are known for our good time management and dealing with stressful situations,” she added.

Sharp Business Solution Division assistant general marketing manager Sukumar Krishnan will present on “Enhancing Education with SHARP’s Interactive White Boards” from 11.30am to 12pm.

“The Sharp Interactive White Board bring technology to the classroom with high definition screens clarity and replaces the hassle of marker pens, erasers associated with traditional white boards,” he said, noting that it does not require much maintenance.

Meanwhile, catch New York Film Academy Australia Senior Recruitment Specialist Laura Morrison from 4pm to 4.30pm today where she will give a brief on the New York Film Academy Australia and career options.

BDEC Resources Malaysia international programme director Sonia Ayesha Rashidi will present on “Shaping the Future – Youth Leadership and Empowerment” from 4.40pm – 5.10pm, while Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) principal assistant director Norazli N. Muharam will introduce DOSM to the audience in her session “Statistics: Keep Calm and Be Significant” from 5.15pm to 5.30pm.

Talks on other topics such as Architecture, Data Science, work-life harmony, and technology disruption will also be held today.

The Star Education Fair 2018 is being held at Halls 4 and 5 at the Kuala Lumpur Con-vention Centre and ends today. Opening hours are from 11am to 7pm. Admission is free.

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