Mak­ing the most out of ed­u­ca­tion fairs

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STAR EDUCATION FAIR 2013 -

IF you are a par­ent or even a stu­dent, you would prob­a­bly have at­tended a num­ber of ed­u­ca­tion fairs.

With each visit, you would end up col­lect­ing plenty of brochures and premi­ums. More of­ten than not, it will end up in the waste bin or a re­cy­cling cen­tre.

So, how do you get the most out of ed­u­ca­tion fairs?

Know your in­ter­est

Have an idea of what you are look­ing for or know your in­ter­est be­fore you at­tend the fair.

If not, you will end up vis­it­ing ev­ery booth, col­lect­ing tons of brochures and still not know what you are look­ing for.

Be more tar­geted in your trip and you will most likely go home with valu­able in­for­ma­tion.

At­tend ed­u­ca­tion fairs as early as Form 3

Know­ing the right pre-req­ui­site sub­jects which are re­quired to en­rol for a par­tic­u­lar de­gree pro­gramme is ex­tremely im­por­tant.

An early head start will at least give you some idea of the wide ar­ray of de­gree choices avail­able out there. This will help you to de­cide which stream – arts or sci­ence – to choose when you move

on to Form 4.

List of ex­hibitors are im­por­tant

Try to get the list of ex­hibitors par­tic­i­pat­ing in the ex­hi­bi­tion and know which in­sti­tu­tions are there and their lo­ca­tions.

This will al­low you to plan your time and en­sure that you do not miss out any in­sti­tu­tions.

Don’t just col­lect brochures, ask ques­tions

If you think that brochures have all the in­for­ma­tion you need, you are wrong. Some brochures are too brief while some are too thick. The best is to ask ques­tions.

Here are some im­por­tant ques­tions to ask. • Course struc­ture • Course Fee • Ap­pli­ca­tion process • In­take date • En­try re­quire­ment • English lan­guage re­quire­ment • Ac­com­mo­da­tion • Schol­ar­ships or bur­saries • Recog­ni­tion • Teach­ing method­ol­ogy • In­tern­ship StudyEx­cel is an ed­u­ca­tion ad­vi­sory, of­fer­ing it­self as a one-stop help cen­tre.

Its ex­pe­ri­enced staff are well- versed with var­i­ous ed­u­ca­tion path­ways, cour­ses and in­sti­tu­tions and take the time to map out op­tions to suit one’s in­ter­ests and bud­get.

They also pro­vide as­sis­tance with ap­pli­ca­tions and en­rol­ments, ac­com­mo­da­tion as­sis­tance, air­port re­cep­tions and pre-de­par­ture brief­ings.

StudyEx­cel is par­tic­i­pat­ing in the an­nual Star Ed­u­ca­tion Fair, from Dec 14 to 15 at Hall 1 (Booth A-81-84 and A-91-94), KLCC Con­ven­tion Cen­tre from 11am to 7pm.

If you are un­sure of your ca­reer path­way, drop by their booth or any of their of­fices for a free ca­reer in­ter­est pro­fil­ing ex­er­cise to iden­tify your ca­reer in­ter­ests.

StudyEx­cel has five of­fices through­out West Malaysia with its head­quar­ters in Subang Jaya (03-5880 9999) and branches at Pe­nang (04-228 2286), Taip­ing (05-807 2273), Ipoh (05-255 2811) and Jo­hor Baru (07-357 7010).

Visit any of the StudyEx­cel branches from 9.30am to 5.30pm from Mon­day to Fri­day and on Satur­day from 9am to 1pm.

For de­tails, visit www.studyex­cel. com or call 03-5880 9999 or find them at http://www.face­book.com/ studyex­cel

StudyEx­cel pro­vides as­sis­tance with en­rol­ments in in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tions such as the Aus­tralian Pro­fes­sional Skills In­sti­tute (APSI) in Perth, Aus­tralia.

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