It’s the vital first step for school-leavers

PETALING JAYA: The first step school-leavers should take before anything else is to determine whether they prefer academic or practical-based courses as well as their strengths and weaknesses.

StudyExcel Sdn Bhd general manager Jerry Tan said this step would help ease the process of choosing a programme.

“I will be sharing tips on how to choose the right pre-university programmes and subjects,” he said.

Catch Tan’s talk on “Choosing the Right Pathway and Study Options” today from 10.15am to 11am during the Star Education Fair 2016.

The fair will be held today and tomorrow in Halls Four and Five of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Cen­tre from 10am to 6pm.

Check out what’s available and listen to the experts or ask questions, with more than 80 exhibitors taking up 200 booths.

Other talks such as “Creative Industries: The New Economy of the World”, “Study and Work Over­­seas”, “Pursuing Medicine and Health Sciences” and “Business Studies and Accounting” will also be held today – at the stage area, Hall Four.

Cyberjaya University College of Medical Sciences (CUCMS) in partnership with SMR Group will be hosting a Career Personality Test known as the “CUCMS Career Compass” in Hall Five during the two-day fair.

“Students are required to answer about 40 questions that will assess their personality type, strengths, weaknesses and preferences,” said SMR Corporate Office career adviser and CEO Syed Muzakir Al-Jofre.

“This will help students understand what drives and motivates them, as well as which career path is most suited to them.”

SMR Group head of training Karen Ong said students would only need to spend between 10 and 15 minutes on the Career Compass before consulting a professional counsellor on the spot, who will explain the findings of the results.

Admission to the fair is free. For details, visit or call 03-2333 2743 and 03-2333 2744 at the Kuala Lumpur Conven­tion Centre.

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