Saturday, January 29, 2011

Useful Educational Resources

Thanks to Shu Wen and one of my loyal blog contributors for sharing these useful links.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Links shared by Chi Hung

Thanks to Chi Hung for sharing these links.


    - presents a trove of info for those job seekers

    - simple awesome things in life that we tend to lose sight of going through life

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

PEMANDU and TalentCorp Information Session in Boston, NYC and Chicago

Thanks to Lenard for sharing this PEMANDU and TalentCorp session, which I believe 2 very passionate young Malaysians, Joyce Tagal and Atiqah would be there to share with you all!

Dear all,

Looking for a meaningful summer internship back in Malaysia?
Graduating but not sure what to do after graduation?

PEMANDU, a unit in the Prime Minister's Office, together with Talent Corporation, which was recently formed and announced by the Prime Minister, will conduct sessions targeting Malaysian students in the United States. The objectives of these sessions are to:

• Recruit high potential candidates to serve the Government through PEMANDU

• Promote new policies and initiatives by the Government especially the GTP and ETP

• Attract Malaysian talents back to reduce brain drain

Representatives from PEMANDU and TalentCorp will be here to answer questions about employment and policies which affect you (e.g. allowing government scholars to serve their bonds in the private sector). The session is open to all: students, professionals, and all other interested parties.

The PEMANDU Internship Program for Summer 2011 is now officially open for applications. We are looking for young, talented, high performing people looking for a rewarding, challenging internship this year for at least two months.


The information for both events is as follows:



Date: Jan 28, 2011 (Friday)

Time: 7-9pm

Venue: Harvard University, Sever 102, in Sever Hall Harvard Yard (map at

Closest T-stop: Harvard Square

RSVP/Facebook event: or email


New York City

Date: Jan 29, 2011 (Saturday)

Time: 4-6pm

Venue: Consulate General of Malaysia in New York, Main Hall

Address: 313 East 43rd Street (Nearest subway station: Grand Central)

RSVP/Facebook event: or email

Chicago - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 
Date: Jan 30, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 1-3pm
Venue: TBA

Chicago - Northwestern
Date: Jan 30, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: TBA

Feel free to share this information with other Malaysian students who might benefit from this program.


Monday, January 24, 2011

Starbucks Live & Inspire Featuring Wemel Cumavoo

Starbucks Live & Inspire Featuring Wemel Cumavoo

Thursday, January 27 · 8:00pm - 9:00pm

LocationLevel 2, Starbucks Bangsar Village 2, Kuala Lumpur

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Hoping everyone had a great Taipusam last week. This week we are back again with another amazing guest speaker. Join us for more fun & discovery learning on Thursday!!! 

SPEAKER: Wemel Cumavoo
TOPIC: Mobile - Start Small, Think Big

P A R T N E R S and S P O N S O R S
This series is made possible together with our sponsor ACCA and our partners Starbucks, Yayasan 1Malaysia, Borders Bookstores, IACT College, The Malay Mail, Bangsar Village, Campus Plus, JobStreet, Malaysia SME, KomunitiKini, Friends to Mankind and GEW 

T h e S P E A K E R*
So who is Wemel Comavoo?

Wemel Cumavoo is co-founder and CEO of LTT Global Communications Sdn Bhd. He is a prominent businessman being in business for the past 30 years. This allows him to draw from a deep reserve of experience to provide insightful and creative solutions to business challenges. He sits on the Board of Directors of several companies ranging from education, resort to consumer products. In 2000 with the birth of the millennium, his interests in mobile and learning fascinated him, knowing very well this is going to be the next major revolution after the industrial revolution. 

LTT Global Communications was formed and is among the initiators and pioneers of mobile learning globally. His entrepreneurial spirit, strong business acumen and visionary leadership has led to LTT Global being the recipient of several international and local awards. 

He believes that Corporate Social Responsibility is part of any organisations' big or small contributions back to society. He is a Mentor for the Mobile Content Challenge since 2007, a program jointly organised by Maxis, Suruhanjaya Komunikasi dan Multimedia Malaysia (SKMM) and Kementerian Penerangan Komunikasi dan Kebudayaan (KPKK). He speaks too, at local and regional events. 

His passion is to see all young entrepreneurs become thriving enterprises.

T h e S E R I E S

Holds a concept of "unconferenced" talks set in a casual "over coffee" environment. Every Thursdays, in a stint of an hour, we bring you bite size content, interesting and interactive sessions that add value to human potential and personal growth. The session focuses on the examples of ordinary people who have lived the extraordinary. It will highlight their work and accomplishments, personal struggles, strategies they used in striving to be more. These are people who live with a sense of being that inspires change, and directly influencing the evolution of the human spirit. It is about celebrating human potential. 

T h e F L O W 
Registration 7:00 pm onwards
8.00 pm: Welcome + Introduction + Coffee Talk 
8.15 pm: Speaker Session + Q & A
8.50 pm: 9.00 pm: Lucky Draw + Close

W h y C O M E ???????????????????

1. Network with like-minded people
2. To have loads of fun and build friendship 
3. Take the opportunity to meet the speakers in person
4. Get lucky with prizes! We've got lucky draws ranging from Starbucks merchandise to autographed CDs!
5. Create POSSIBILITIES for yourself.
6. Discover new perspectives, grow and evolve!
7. Because it's FREE! 

follow us on twitter: and visit our series website

Resources on Education

Thanks to my loyal anonymous blog contributor, as well as Shu Wen for the following contributions!

Midway Honors Scholars Program

Are American Universities and Colleges the best in the world?

To Really Learn, Quit Studying and Take a Test

The Global Campus

Are Undergraduates Actually Learning Anything?

Financial Outlook Is Brighter for Some Colleges, but Still Negative for Most

Starting From Scratch: Fund-Raising Lessons Learned in Singapore

An Infusion of Science where Arts Reign

PEMANDU and Talent Corp Information Session in Chicago

Thanks to Teck Eng for highlighting this!

PEMANDU and Talent Corp Information Session in Chicago

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Summer School for The University of Cambridge

Thanks to Theng Ying for sharing on this Summer School for The University of Cambridge.

Resources Shared by Various Contributors

Thanks to one of my loyal anonymous blog contributors, as well as Shu Wen, Jing Pei and Guan Tyng for contributing the articles/resources below. Sorry that it took me some time to compile and publish all these links. 

1. Google Science Fair (Looking for interesting and creative projects worldwide)

2. NYC Turing Fellows Program

3. British Chevening Scholarships

4. AMCHAM-MACEE Scholarship Program

5. Harvard Applications Reach Record High

6. Varsity Internship

7. Harvard and Yale beaten in University Brand Survey

8. International Scholarships in Romania

9. Is MBA worth it?

10. Study Finds Family Connections Give Big Advantage in College Admission

11. Why Chinese Mothers are Superior

12. How Centre College Evaluates Your Applications

13. 8 Things to know about Attending American Colleges

14. Perceived Returns of Higher Education

15. Malaysia's New Term Date to Aid Internationalism

16. The Global University - McDonaldisation

Resources Shared by Brian Chang

Thanks to Brian Chang for sharing on the two following resources.

Info and Analysis on US Places, Careers, Colleges and more.

Vocational Schools Database of US

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Youth Exchange Programmes

Thanks to Adriene Leong for sharing on this Youth Exchange program. Adriene is another person who have been very dedicated to share with my blog readers and myself. Appreciate it!

With this link, there are a great number of interesting Youth Exchanges program that one can takes part, by applying through Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Those programs include:-
Ship for South East Asia Youth Programme
Malaysia - Fukuoka Youth Exchange Programme
Malaysia - Indonesia Youth Exchange Programme
Malaysia - Korea Youth Exchange Programme
Malaysia - Singapore Youth Camp
Program-Program ASEAN
Program-Program Commonwealth Youth Programme (CYP)

Please help to spread the words around!

Useful Resources

Thanks to a very dedicated anonymous contributor of my blog, who have a big heart for Malaysian youths, particularly on education. While he is based in US, he has supplied many very useful articles for the benefits of my blog readers and myself. Heartfelt thanks to him!