Student envoys dish out advice


  • Nation
  • Monday, 08 Apr 2019

Eager to help: Aldiniy (left) and Sanjit were happy to share information about Heriot-Watt University Malaysia with visitors.

PETALING JAYA: Student ambassadors from Heriot-Watt University Malaysia were more than happy to share their experiences and advice with visitors to the Star Education Fair 2019.

Sanjit Kumar, 18, said there were many enquiries regarding the degree in actuarial science, which he is currently pursuing.

The first-year student from India added that he became a student ambassador as part of his scholarship requirement, but did not find it burdensome.

In fact, he was happily chatting with a group of visitors together with seven other student ambassadors at their booth at Sunway Convention Centre.

Aldiniy Danish Alzari, 21, from the same university, said they received many enquiries on their data science course as well.

He added that lots of people came to the booth to ask questions after their lecturer Asst Prof Karamjeet Singh from the School of Mathematical and Com­puter Science gave a talk on “Future Career: Data Profession” during the fair on Saturday.

This is the fourth time that second-year advertising student Kourtney Goh Chi Kay, from Quest International University Perak, has volunteered at the Star Education Fair.

“The exposure helped me to develop my self-­confidence because being a student vo­­lun­teer requires us to approach people,” the 21-year-old said.

First-time student volunteer Fong Jia Yee, 21, has been enjoying his time volunteering at his varsity’s booth at the Star Education Fair 2019.

“I’ve learnt how to communicate better and deal with the crowd.

“Yes, it’s the weekend but I’m having fun,” said Fong, a SEGi University Foundation in Science student.

Scholarships and free foundation prog­rammes were offered at the Manipal Inter­national University booth during the Star Education Fair 2019.

Business development and marketing assistant manager Sivabalan Krishnan said the booth attracted potential students with good grades.

“We had on-the-spot registration where students only needed to pay RM300 to start their (educational journey) with us.

“We also offered one-year cost-free hostels for foundation students who signed up with us during the fair.

“These are serious, straight A students who came to ask for scholarships,” Sivabalan said.

See the full report in StarEdu this Sunday.


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