Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Would like to call all of you who would like to further studies in US for undergraduate to check out this US Applications Workshop.
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:51 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Thanks to Chloe Leong for sharing on this.
Up-skilling Malaysian IT professionals
It is common knowledge that companies both MNCs and locals are having difficulties in hiring good and knowledgeable IT professionals. Having knowledgeable IT workforce is the key to move up the value chain for the Malaysian IT industry.
The push by our Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Najib Razak, to move Malaysia up the value chain through innovation, knowledge and creativity has inspired a group of geeks to play a part in this ambitious goal by creating a platform for IT professionals to up-skill their knowledge. TechInsights is led by a group of Microsoft MVPs (Most Valuable Professional, an award honoured to IT experts) with a mind to introduce the latest technology. It is meant for hard-cored IT professionals wishing to dive deep into technologies. TechInsights follows strictly to these principles:
- Created by geeks for geeks (No Marketing Talk in the event)
- Neutral in technology
- The sharing of advance level technologies
We have lined up new technologies such as SharePoint 2010, Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server 2008 R2, Silverlight 4, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, System Center Service Manager 2010 and many more. Expect loads of in-depth and hands-on demonstrations by MVPs and industry experts locally and abroad. This is also a great networking opportunity for technology lovers to congregate and exchange their knowledge.
If you need a competitive advantage at your workplace, this is the event that will equip you with cutting-edge insights and expertise that will not only make life easier for you, but everyone else at your workplace.
TechInsights has successfully organized one of the biggest IT event in Penang last year in collaboration with SCOPE (Software Consortium of Penang). We attracted 200 paying audience with speakers from the region and the United States. Due to the overwhelming success, we added Techinsights KL and with expanded audience capacity.
Tech Insights 2010 is an event created by techies for techies. An experience to rediscover the uber-geek within you.Find out more at www.techinsights.my
Posted by Chen Chow at 8:44 AM
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Thanks to Angel Ting for sharing on this.
The Malaysian Interactive Cultural Learning Experience (MIRACLE) is a project based on exchange that was initiated by AIESEC UPM in the year 2004. The project seeks to impact lives by presenting a social message that everyone has a part to play in safeguarding the environment. MIRACLE is made up of two programs, namely the Interactive School Program (ISP) and Miracle Youth Conference (MYC).
Through the Interactive School Program, various activities are organized such as workshops and roadshows are held at learning institutions within a 4 month time frame. Since 2010, MIRACLE Exhibition and Carnival was initiated to impact more than thousands of people in UPM.
As the main highlight of the project, a 5 days 4 nights conference, proudly known as the MIRACLE Youth Conference (MYC) is held in Universiti Putra Malaysia. The conference targets school youths and university students, between the age of 15 and 22 years old, from all over Malaysia. Based on the history of past MYC, we are targeted a participation of 200 youths. The conference involves an energetic setting incorporated with interactive activities.
MIRACLE Youth Conference (MYC):
Date :10th to 14th of June 2010
Venue: Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
MIRACLE Youth Conference 2009
The application to become one of the delegates is now open! Sign up now!
If you would like to take a look at the events and activities held at MYC 2009, kindly refer to the following blog.
Posted by Chen Chow at 10:58 PM
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Greetings from Sunway University College!
We are pleased to announce that Dr Anthony Marsella, Director of Marketing and External Linkages at Lancaster University, will speak on "A Case-Study on Samsung Electronics" in the Tan Sri Jeffrey Cheah Distinguished Speakers Series on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 at 5.00pm in Lecture Theatre 6, Sunway University College.
You are cordially invited to attend. Please feel free to extend our invitation to your friends who may be interested to attend.
Please refer to the attached flyer for more details.
Simpson Khoo, MIPR
Public Relations Department
š Sunway University College
No 5 Jalan Universiti
46150 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan Malaysia
' 03-7491 8622 ext 8130
7 03-5635 8633
Posted by Chen Chow at 8:28 AM
Friday, May 14, 2010
Thanks to Ai Ling for sharing on this.
On behalf of Chinese Culture University, I take this opportunity to introduce to you two of our new international programs with courses completely taught in English: International Business Administration (MBA), and Master of Journalism. Both Master Programs have been established for outstanding students who are seeking for international experience and graduation abroad.
Chinese Culture University (CCU) is a reputable, long-established, private university in Taiwan. The university offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs in almost all disciplines. In awareness of the intensifying globalization and the increasing importance of international experience in higher education, CCU created new graduate programs that meet these challenges. We actively welcome students from overseas to participate and benefit from these new study concepts.
CCU offers the following conditions for Master degree in Business Administration program (see attachment 1) and Master program in Journalism (see attachment 2):
For early applicants under your recommendation, CCU grants tuition scholarships, fee scholarships and dormitory scholarships for international students subject to serving as a TA/RA/AA on campus (5 hours per week). There are no restrictions or waiting lists so your student can start right away and apply for the 2010 fall semester. Our early application deadline is May 20th, late applications will be accepted till May 31st. (see attachment 3). Please feel invited to visit our CCU website at www.pccu.edu.tw.
I look forward to receiving your response, and to any recommendations of students you consider being interested. If you wish more detailed information on this proposal, please kindly advise on a convenient time for contacting you.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at the following address:
Miss Hsin-Yen, Hsieh
Tel: +886-2-28610511 Ext. 18102
Chinese Culture University
55, Hwa-Kang Road, Yang-Ming-Shan,
Taipei 11114, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel: 886-2-28616424 Fax: 886-2-28616632
Posted by Chen Chow at 12:58 AM
"Achieving Emotional Intelligence at work and in life"
25 May 2010 (Tuesday) 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm at UTAR (PJ Campus)
The Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman will be organising a public talk on "Achieving Emotional Intelligence at work and in life" by Professor Leonard Yong. Professor Yong is an Educational Psychologist who has gained international recognition for his research and consultancy work on creativity and emotional intelligence. He is also the author of the books "Emotional Excellence" and "The LEONARD Personality Inventory".
We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend the talk by Professor Dr Leonard Yong. This talk aims to provide an understanding on the importance of emotional intelligence in establishing healthy inter-personal relationships and promoting personal growth, inner security and psychological maturity.
Twenty (20) complimentary places are provided. Programme leaflet and registration form are enclosed. Please provide details of participants in the registration form attached. Please note the University reserves the rights to decline acceptance of participants without registration.
The details of the public talk are as follows:
Title: Achieving Emotional Intelligence at work and in life
Date: 25 May 2010 (Tuesday)
Time: 7.00 pm – 9.00 pm
Venue: Auditorium, Centre for Extension Education
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
11 Jalan 13/6 Petaling Jaya
For enquiries and registration please contact Andy at Tel: 603-7955 5181Ext 8266/ 603-7957 2818/ Mobile: 6016-2233 563 Fax: 603-7957 3818.
We look forward to welcoming you and your colleagues to the programme.
Dr Prudence Goh
Centre for Extension Education
Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Posted by Chen Chow at 12:56 AM
Thanks Lysha for sharing on this.
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You've worked long and hard to earn your university degree in the United States. Now that you're graduating, it's time to come home and build your career.
If you are a Malaysian and are setting your sights on returning home to start a career, this is the opportunity you've been looking for. The Accenture Return Home Program offers penultimate- and final-year university students the opportunity to launch world-class careers in a global company, from the comfort of their home country and surrounded by friends and family.
A career in Accenture can provide you with the chance to work in a challenging, multicultural environment with talented and dynamic professionals. Through a combination of collaboration, on-the job and formal trainings, you will develop deep technical, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills on your goal to becoming high-performance professionals.
To learn more about Accenture, the Return Home Program and the opportunities that await you at our company, join us at the US Career Networking Session 2010 on:
Date: 29 May 2010 (Saturday)
Time: 8.00 to 10.00 p.m.
Venue: Room 302-306 Stewart Center, Purdue University
For more information, please visit our Accenture Return Home site.
The Accenture Return Home Team
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Posted by Chen Chow at 12:16 AM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
US Applications Workshop is back again this year. Tracing back the history.
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:24 AM
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing on this.
- High-paying jobs are no longer guaranteed to graduates, and the opportunity costs of two years of training—especially for those who still hold jobs and are not looking to change fields—loom ever larger.
- a senior partner in a consulting firm, who, when asked pointedly if he would advise a highly successful junior person with several years at the firm who was intent on a career in consulting whether an MBA would be valuable for his future, answered, "Definitely not."
- the full-time MBA is increasingly aimed at "career switchers."
Posted by Chen Chow at 9:45 PM
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Thanks to Wee Loon for sharing on this.
SEDAR Institute in partnership with the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) cordially invite you to attend a Roundtable Discussion on Local Government Elections, scheduled on Wednesday, 12 May 2010 from 2.00pm to 6.00pm at Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Wawasan Open University, Level 3, Tower 1, Menara PGRM, No 8 Jalan Pudu Ulu, Cheras, 56100 Kuala Lumpur.
This event will facilitate a great opportunity to discuss key issues pertaining to local government elections. In lieu of the spirit of democracy, some political parties and non-governmental organizations have advocated restoring local government elections. On the surface, this may appear easy and doable but there are many issues to consider in terms of practicality, feasibility and legality. This roundtable discourse would also examine the various "facts and fictions" regarding local government elections as microscopically as possible.
We sincerely hope that you will accept our complimentary invitation and we look forward to your reply. Your participation in this closed-door session would enrich this forum and enable it to be a valuable space for intellectual exchange of ideas on the big question: "To have or not to have local government elections, if yes, then how?"
Attached below is the tentative program for your kind perusal.
Kindly RSVP your attendance by Friday, 7th of May, 2010 to Ms Janet How, Executive Secretary of SEDAR Institute at 03-92832380 (9.30am to 6.00pm) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further enquiries, please contact the same number or email address stated above.
Looking forward to welcoming you to this event.
Thank you very much.
Khaw Veon Szu
Roundtable Discussion on Local Government Elections
12th May 2010
Seminar Rooms 1 and 2, Wawasan Open University, KL
2.00pm – 2.30pm: Registration and networking
2.30pm – 2.35pm: Welcoming speech by Datuk Mah Siew Keong, Chairman of SEDAR Institute*
2.35pm – 2.45pm: Opening Speech by YAM Tunku Zain al-Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz, President of IDEAS*
2.45pm – 3.30pm: Panel 1: Local Government Elections: The past and the present
Focus: Historical Perspective and the Theoretical and Legal Framework of Local Government Elections in Malaysia
1. Tan Sri Dr Chin Fook Weng, Former Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang (MPPP) Councillor for 23 years*
2. Derek Fernandez*, Councillor, Petaling Jaya City Council and Legal Adviser to the Selangor State Government
3. Professor Shad Saleem Faruqi, Professor of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
Panel 1 moderator: Khaw Veon Szu, Director General, SEDAR Institute*
3.30pm – 4.00pm: Plenary Discussion
4.00pm – 4.45pm: Panel 2: Whither Local Government Elections in Malaysia
Focus: To have or not to have local government elections. The short, medium and long term strategies to restore local government elections or any form of participatory democracy at the lowest level.
1. Maria Chin Abdullah, Member of the Coalition for Good Governance (CGG)
2. Dr Goh Ban Lee*, Senior Research Fellow, Socio-Economic & Environmental Research Institute (SERI), Penang
3. Associate Prof. Abu Hassan, Department of Media Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences University of Malaya,
Panel 2 moderator: Wan Saiful Wan Jan, Chief Executive, IDEAS*
4.45pm – 5.15pm: Plenary Discussion
5.15pm – 5.25pm: Winding up and presenting of mementos to panelists
5.30pm – 6.00pm: Tea break and networking session
*Speakers/Moderators who have confirmed their participation.
**This event's proposed speakers are subject to change and will depend on the speakers' availability and confirmation.
Posted by Chen Chow at 11:31 PM
The Centre for Public Policy Studies, together with Asian Strategy &
Leadership Institute and The European Union Delegation to Malaysia will be
organizing a Doha Style Debate; "The EU Debate - ASEAN the New EU?"
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
10:00am - 11:45am
Hall 2, Golden Screen Cinemas, Pavilion, Kuala Lumpur
Posted by Chen Chow at 6:40 AM
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing on this UNICEF Malaysia Internship
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:39 AM
Thanks to Adriene Leong, Teck Eng and other anonymous blog contributors for sharing on this post.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The DAP "Know An MP" Youth Programme for the year 2010 is now open for application. The DAP Malaysia will be offering 10 places of attachment nationwide to various top national leaders, Member of Parliament and State Assemblymen (ADUN) in Malaysia.
What is this programme about?
Selected candidates will be matched based on compatibility to a Member of Parliament or State Assemblyman (ADUN). The candidate will attach on a full-time basis to the MP/ADUN and actively participate in their daily work.
During the programme, candidates will have the opportunity to:
- Assist and contribute to the work of the MP/ADUN
- Gain first-hand experience and insight of being a national leader
- Attend parliamentary sessions or state assembly sessions
- Organize and participate in press conferences, discussions, political events etc.
As part of the programme, candidates are required to:
- Submit a 300-word essay documenting their experience and insight gained
- Contribute a 1000-word proposal on how to improve the office of an MP/ADUN or the operation of DAP Malaysia; OR a research topic of choice on a current issue for MP/ADUN debate during parliamentary or state assembly session
- Initiate and organize a community event to engage sociopolitical awareness
- Youths between age 18-30 (students, fresh grads or young working adults)
- Full-time attachment
- Selection based on assessment of academic results and experience
- Closing date of application: 7th May 2010
- Start date of programme: Anytime after 20th June 2010
- Successful candidates will be informed via email
Email resume / curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter expressing interest to daprocket(at)rocketmail(dot)com
Include in your application the following:
- Preferred location (ie. which state/city in Malaysia)
- Preferred duration of your attachment
- MP/ADUN of preference
For enquiries, kindly email daprocket(at)rocketmail(dot)com
Posted by Chen Chow at 7:27 AM