Right start to a fulfilling career
AS the global workplace becomes increasingly competitive, having a right start in your career is critical.
Many youths today struggle through rough beginnings even though some of them possess world-class qualifications. But for many with the right skills in learning, life and leadership, their true calling is always assured.
And subsequently they proceed to achieve great things in their lives, making a difference in the communities they live in.
Taylor’s College’s alumni Joel Neoh, who is also the Head of Groupon APAC, overseeing 12 countries across the Asia Pacific Region, acknowledged that his pre-university studies experience at Taylor’s College gave him an edge in his career.
“My days in Taylor’s College have helped me realise how important it is to embrace curiosity at an early age,” Neoh explained.
“Students were encouraged to explore, discover and to ask questions. We were also given the chance to lead projects and bring home with us the invaluable lesson that learning does not stop at the classroom.
“The simple, childlike curiosity to always want to know more, learn more, do more, see more and ultimately achieve more is the foundation to the educational experience for students in Taylor’s College.
“My one year in Taylor’s College opened up my eyes to the importance of being curious, which is the foundation of all entrepreneurship.”
Another entrepreneur Huen Su Yin, founder and director of Delectable by Su and Delectable Treats said: “The short duration in Taylor’s College got me into university much quicker.
“It gave me a head start and through the flexibility of my classes, it encouraged the development of my social skills and increased my aspirations to discover more in the world.
“When I enrolled, I didn’t exactly know what I wanted to study at university but when I was done with Taylor’s Pre-U, I knew I wanted to do more, go further and discover new adventures.”
Huen is a graduate of Taylor’s College, Class of 2003.
The college’s unique way of teaching has also changed its graduates’ views in life and what they really want to be.
Wan Farihah Ahmad Fahmy, a fellow at independent, not-for-profit organisation Teach For Malaysia which aims to end education inequity in Malaysia, said: “Part of our studies back in Taylor’s College required us to complete 10 hours of community engagement activities.
“That really planted the spirit of giving back to society in me, which is why I took up teaching as my first job. As a teacher in a highneed rural school, I strive every day to not only make my history classes engaging and interesting for my students, I also try to instil in them all the values that Taylor’s College taught me: hard work, self-belief, determination, dedication, and the importance of education as a tool for one’s life enrichment.”
These inspiring stories of Taylor’s College alumni represent a fraction of the many transformed lives. They are the proud products of the college which is dedicated in its commitment to produce leaders for the global community.
President of Taylor’s College Lim Tou Boon said: “At Taylor’s College, we strive to equip students to achieve their university and career goals through learning skills, life skills and leadership skills.”
“We want to make sure that they not only get the best learning experience through our customised learning spaces and new learning approaches to achieve exceptional academic results, but that we create encounters that will lead to our students’ life skills development as well as character and leadership development.”
As a leading pre-university education provider, Taylor’s College continues its focus on ensuring that its students are successfully placed in the universities of their choice.
And the proof is a record 7,300 students placed in top 200 universities of the world since 2007.
One of the college’s latest initiatives is the “2014 Taylor’s Pre-U Scholarship and Bursary” which offers up to RM5mil worth of scholarships and bursaries. Eligible candidates who intend to pursue a pre-university education at Taylor’s College for the 2014 intake may apply now with their forecast results.
Benefits under the new scholarship scheme include full scholarships, immediate scholarship and bursary offers, and the opportunity to upgrade to a higher quantum when the final examination results are released.
Visit Taylor’s College Subang Jaya or Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas during Open Day from Dec 6 to 8 and Dec 13 to 15 respectively.
For details, call Taylor’s College Subang Jaya Education Planning Office (03-5636 2641) or Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas Education Planning Office (03-6203 0168). E-mail preuscholarship@ taylors.edu.my
The collaborative learning space at Taylor’s College is part of the college’s initiatives to provide the best learning experience, leading them to academic excellence.