Thanks to Adrian Yeo from MYCJN (Malaysian Youth Climate Justice Network) for sharing this.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Starbucks Live & Inspire Series features Dr. Chandra Muzaffar
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Sunday, November 28, 2010
Thanks to Shu Wen for sharing about this article on Erasmus Mundus. This is a great opportunity for those of you who would like to further post-graduate studies in Europe.
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Michael Teoh Su Lim has successfully emerged as the one of the two winners of Global Citizen of the Year 2010 at Global Entrepreneurs Week.
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Nick Edwards from The Knowledge Partnership is doing a survey for a university to understand the students' needs. Thanks Kian Ming for the link.
Attention high performing students
· Are you a top school student or undergraduate?
· Are you a Malaysian student studying engineering or computing in Australia, UK or Malaysia?
· OR are you an international student studying engineering or computing in Malaysia?
· Do you want to win an iPad?
If the answer to the above is 'yes', we'd like you to give us your opinion. We are currently undertaking research for a Top 100 university. This research is to understand the differences between students studying in Australia, the UK and Malaysia. The survey will take no more than ten minutes of your time, after which you will be entered into a prize draw to win a 32Gb iPad. Only one entry per person!
Please follow this link to take the survey http://is-nri.com/take?i=164604&h=01kf5kD-kGYdtBwHu-aUKA
About us: The Knowledge Partnership www.theknowledgepartnership.com delivers specialist research for the education sector, and works with clients in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and Asia. We are the sponsors of the World 100 Conference for the top universities in the world.
Any comments about this survey, please contact me, Nick Edwards, on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Saturday, November 27, 2010
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Thursday, November 25, 2010
Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing this.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010
The 2nd Young Corporate Malaysians Summit would be held on 11th December 2010 at Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.
Dr. Peter Bird
Managing Director, Rothschild Investment Bank Singapore
Principal and Founder, Corston Smith Asset Management ASEAN
CEO, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
Managing Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia
Head of Research, PT Macquarie Capital Securities Indonesia
YBhg Dato' Dr Nik Norzrul Thani
Chairman, Zaid Ibrahim & Co and Director, Asian Institute of Finance
Hisham Abdul Rahim
Executive Director, BNP Paribas Investment Islamic Malaysia
YM Tengku Dato' Zafrul Tengku Aziz
CEO Maybank Investment
Managing Director, Ernst & Young ASEAN
The topics for this year, include:-
a) ASEAN - Emerging Opportunities and Challenges
b) Indonesia - ASEAN's Next Biggest Thing
c) The Direction of Islamic Finance in ASEAN
d) Where is Malaysia in ASEAN
Do sign up at http://youngcorporatemalaysians.com/ycms2010/
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Thanks to Victor Lee for sharing on this L'Oréal Brandstorm 2011, a competition open to undergraduate students all around the world.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
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Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thanks to Gwen for sharing this.
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For those who aspire to do MBA in Japan.
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Saturday, November 13, 2010
Guan Tyng wrote this sharing on his experience applying to US universities.
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Friday, November 12, 2010
Thanks to Karen Lee Sippel for sharing this with my blog readers.
Malaysians Line Up to Play Official Game of GEW
By Karen Lee Sippel
Just days ago, participants in Egypt's celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week got a sneak peek at a new social game developed for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. Global Innovation Game is the official game of GEW 2010, creating a marketplace for ideas in which players devise solutions for problems challenging communities the world over. Players take on the role of innovator, investor or both.
Currently, the game is focused on three topic areas – energy, health and transportation – but as the game community shows interest, there are plans to expand topics to include education, the environment and other critical issue areas. Top players will be rewarded with in-game rewards and yet-to-be-announced prizes, sure to be useful to fledgling entrepreneurs.
Why did Cairo get the first glimpse at the game? For a number of reasons, one of which is because Egypt is the first country to celebrate GEW this year, a result of moving their events forward in order not to conflict with the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. The game got a warm reception in Cairo from excited Arab entrepreneurs, eager to hear about this latest social game.
But Malaysians have also come out in droves to support the game, ranking just behind Egyptians and Americans as the country with the most fans on the GiG Facebook page. Now is the time for all of these fans to start playing the game before the rest of the world joins in when GiG officially launches during GEW the week of November 15th.
It's also the perfect time to share your thoughts on the experience so that we can continue to expand GiG to engage an audience of international entrepreneurs like you. The game is evolving rapidly in response to the great feedback we continue to receive. Send your thoughts to email@example.com.
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Thanks to Shu Wen for sharing the following.
IEW: International Education Week 2010
The IEW 2010 is back once again starting from November 15 - 19. Join us for a host of activities and come understand what American education has to offer you. Click on the title to view IEW's schedule for the week or download the following forms below to book yourself a spot for our IEW workshops.
Download Form - Web Chat: Undergraduate Education in the US: What It's All About
Download Form - Rock Hard Apss: How to Put Together a Solid Application to U.S. Universities
Download Form - Post-Graduate Study in the U.S: Your Best Choice
Download Form - How To get Into Ivy League Schools (and Why Bother?)
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Thursday, November 11, 2010
Thanks to zmmaye for highlighting on the scholarships for Tsinghua University.
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Thanks to Andrew Loh for the following 2 articles.
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Thanks to Shu Wen for a bunch of following links!
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The 11 Best-Value Liberal Arts Colleges: Kiplinger List
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Thanks to Jing Pei for sharing this.
To get application form, click http://www.macee.org.my/05_14_content.html
2011 - 2012
GLOBAL UNDERGRADUATE EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Application Deadline: December 10, 2010
Looking for an enriching undergraduate experience in an American college or university?
The Global UGRAD program provides scholarships for one semester or one academic year of U.S. study in a non-degree program. This program is funded by U.S. Department of State. The goal of the program is to provide a diverse group of emerging student leaders, from non-elite and under-represented groups with a substantive exchange experience at a U.S. College or University.
Successful applicants can expect an in-depth exposure to U.S. society, culture and academic institutions by engaging in substantive academic exchanges at colleges and universities across the country. Students accepted into the one-semester program will travel in the fall 2011 (Aug-Sept) or in the winter (January). The length and start date of the scholarship award will depend upon the student's interests and availability.
Participants will not be able to choose their host institutions; however, based on academic interests, the program will attempt to place them at the most appropriate participating host institution. This is a non-degree program and it will be the paricipants responsibility to check with their home institutions whether any credits accumulated during the exchange can be transferred.
All Global UGRAD program participants will be enrolled full-time in undergraduate course work chosen from the host institutions existing curriculum to allow students ample opportunity for substantive interaction with U.S. faculty and student peers, and for exposure to U.S. academic and classroom culture. To ensure that students succeed in their new academic environment, host institutions will offer instructions on topics including academic research and writing, critical thinking, time management, note-taking and studying for and taking tests. Participants will live on-campus with American peers.
Participants will be required to participate in a minimum of ten hours of community service activities per semester. An internship component will be required for all academic-year participants during the academic component of the program. Internships will be related to each participant's field of study and/or career plans. They will also be required to enroll in at least one course per semester in a U.S. studies field, such as American History, Literature or Government.
Scholarships will be available in all academic fields of study. Per J-1 visa regulations, applicants from the fields of medicine, nursing, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, or other clinical fields of study, that direct patient care, including animal care, is not permitted and therefore academic course and/or program activities (e.g. internships) at participating host institutions may be limited.
Malaysian citizens only.
Participants must be 18 years of age when they arrive in the U.S. Additionally, participants should be 24 years or younger at the time of application.
Eligible students need to be currently enrolled and have completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a local institution by the time their UGRAD programs begins. Participants must also have at least one term of study remaining when they complete the program.
To apply, Get form from website mentioned above.
A complete application package will include :
- Completed and signed Global UGRAD application form
- Official/certified academic transcripts for years of university study (with English translations)
- Official results of the national general secondary school
- Letters of reference
- Grade Equivalences between local grading and U.S. grading system
- Toefl Scores (iBT minimum 61)
- Valid passport copy
Kindly submit 5 sets of complete applications to MACEE by December 10, 2010.
Global UGrad Program
18th Floor, Menara Yayasan Tun Razak
200 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
For more information, please call 03 2166 8878 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Friday, November 05, 2010
Thanks to Coyin for sharing on this Global Entrepreneurship Challenge.
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Thanks to Shu Wen for sharing this.
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Thanks to Harish for sharing this with me.
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Wednesday, November 03, 2010
If you are passionate in helping Malaysia to develop, do check out this interesting internship opportunities by PEMANDU. Thanks to Joyce for bringing on board such opportunities and sharing on it!
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Thanks to my loyal blog contributor for sharing this! To those students/youths with innovative idea, this would be great way for you to make your breakthrough in Silicon Valley!
The Thiel Foundation will award up to 20 people under 20 years old cash grants of $100,000 to further their innovative scientific and technical ideas. In addition, over a two year period, our network of tech entrepreneurs and philanthropists—drawn from PayPal, Facebook, Palantir Technologies, Founders Fund, the Singularity Institute, the Seasteading Institute, and others—will teach the recipients about creating disruptive technologies and offer mentorship, employment opportunities, support, and training.
Though applicants may already have in mind scientific or technical ideas, the Thiel Fellowship is not limited to those with developed innovations. The purpose of the Fellowship program is broad: the grants are intended to enable the recipients to achieve a specific objective, produce a report or other similar project, or improve or enhance a scientific, technical, or charitable capacity, skill, or talent.
Teams of up to four persons may also apply. Each member of a selected team would receive the full fellowship; therefore, each team member must fill out the application and the team will be judged on the strength of all members.
Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2010. Applicants must be under 20 years old as of December 15, 2010. Applicants may be from anywhere in the world, except from certain countries whose residents are banned by the United States Government from participation.
The Foundation will begin announcing Fellows in January 2011. Fellowships must be accepted within one week of being offered. Offers to teams may be contingent on all members accepting. All members of a team must accept the fellowship, or the others may forfeit eligibility. Recipients may begin their two-year fellowship at any point in 2011. If currently a student, a recipient must stop active enrollment in school during the fellowship. During the two-year fellowship, recipients should not have any other employment or educational enrollment except as approved by the Thiel Foundation.
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