Over 140 exhibitors on hand for students looking at pre-university options

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 17 Jan 2015

Final touches: Wong setting up the INTI International University booth for the fair.

KUALA LUMPUR: The Star Education Fair opens at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

There are over 140 exhibitors in about 500 booths so students and their parents can explore education options all under one roof.

INTI International University marketing operations manager Wong Yin Feng said the concept for their booth was innovation, in line with the university’s efforts in “rethinking education”.

“We had to ‘rethink’ our booths as well, which is why we are using digital displays, instead of traditional paper posters.

“We are also debuting interactive iPad ‘brochures’ with videos and brief information about our university and the courses we offer at the Star Education Fair which visitors can peruse, especially while waiting for their turn to speak to our counsellors,” she said at the setting up of the institution’s booths at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

Wong said over 60 counsellors, lecturers and student representatives would be available to answer queries by visitors at the booths.

Penang Medical College Malaysia senior marketing executive Lee Guat Ting said their main attraction would be full and partial scholarships for medical degrees.

“The most common hurdle in studying medicine is usually finances, which is why we offer a range of scholarships,” she said.

Students unsure of what to do next can meet experts on pre-university education.

They can also meet representatives from colleges and universities who will brief students and parents on a wide range of certificate, foundation, diploma, vocational, degree and postgraduate courses, as well as professional qualifications.

Talks on “Options After SPM”, “Study & Work Overseas”, “The World of IT” and “Engineering” will be held throughout the day at Hall One at the convention centre. Visitors also stand a chance to win e-tickets from Golden Screen Cinemas through fun quizzes.

The fair is open today and tomorrow from 11am to 7pm at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. Admission is free. For more information, call 03-2333 2744/ 03-2333 2743 or log on to fb.com/stareducationfair.

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