Study op­tions and job op­por­tu­ni­ties

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TOUTED as the largest ca­reer and ed­u­ca­tion event in 2014 so far, a combo of Post­grad­u­ate Study Fair, Malaysia’s 100 Ca­reers Fair, Job­sCen­tral Ca­reer Fair and doc­tor­job’s In­ter­na­tional School Study Fair will host a line-up of qual­ity aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions and sought-af­ter em­ploy­ers.

Run­ning to­mor­row and Sun­day in Halls 4 to 6, KL Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, the fairs are open to all with reg­is­tra­tion. Pre-reg­is­tra­tion is avail­able for quick en­try us­ing a QR code scan.

These four fairs will run si­mul­ta­ne­ously and will fea­ture dis­tinct ex­hibitors and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Chair­man and group chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer of EP-Asia Corp Sdn Bhd, the mother com­pany for or­gan­iser GTI Me­dia, Hee Kim Fah, said they are ex­pect­ing a turnout of about 15,000 people to the four fairs over the two-day event.

“We have in­vited 800,000 people within our data­base and with a fur­ther 60,000 from so­cial me­dia plat­forms such as Face­book, Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. We are ex­pect­ing a sig­nif­i­cant turnout,” he added.

Aimed at ter­tiary ed­u­ca­tion stu­dents who are look­ing for a solid post­grad­u­ate course and in­sti­tu­tion, the Post­grad­u­ate Study Fair of­fers univer­sity stu­dents, fresh grad­u­ates and job­seek­ers op­tions and op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop a win­ning ca­reer.

Some of these ex­hibitors are among the 50 top in­sti­tu­tions that of­fer post­grad­u­ate ed­u­ca­tion.

With about 200 fea­tured ex­hibitors, 60 of which be­long to the coun­try’s well-es­tab­lished ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tu­tions, the fairs will also fea­ture a host of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Tied to this is the Malaysia’s 100 Ca­reers Fair which show­cases at least 50% of the top em­ploy­ers ranked as the best in the coun­try by job­seek­ers.

This rank­ing was de­ter­mined last year with over 12,000 stu­dents and fresh grad­u­ates tak­ing part in a “grad­u­ate barom­e­ter” hosted by Tren­dence, one of Europe’s leading con­sul­tan­cies in em­ployer brand­ing and re­cruit­ment re­search.

The com­pa­nies tak­ing part in­clude Ber­jaya Ber­had, Shell Malaysia and 2013 top rank­ing em­ployer, PwC, to name a few.

Those look­ing to take their ca­reers to an­other level or even to ven­ture into a dif­fer­ent ca­reer can visit the Job­sCen­tral Ca­reer Fair 2014.

They get the chance to meet hun­dreds of em­ploy­ers in search of new talent.

Prospec­tive em­ploy­ees can meet and talk to per­son­nel from a host of pre­mium com­pa­nies, in­clud­ing May­bank, Shell, Ber­jaya Group, OSIM and Glen­marie.

An­other com­po­nent that is fast be­com­ing im­por­tant in de­vel­op­ing the coun­try’s ed­u­ca­tional ex­cel­lence is the rise of pri­vate in­ter­na­tional schools.

With that, the In­ter­na­tional School Study Fair will be pre­sent­ing their best ar­ray of schools that lets par­ents cut through the com­plex­i­ties of so many avail­able choices that end up clut­ter­ing their de­ci­sions.

These fairs will also have roundthe-clock con­tests, work­shops and per­for­mances, one-on-one in­ter­ac­tion with ed­u­ca­tion providers and a bet­ter view of the avail­able cour­ses, tu­ition fees and fa­cil­i­ties, all un­der one roof.

Some of the in­ter­est­ing ac­tiv­i­ties for the Malaysia’s 100 Leading Grad­u­ate Em­ploy­ers Ca­reers Fair in­clude a Sur­vey Ses­sion where stu­dents can give their views and opin­ions to prospec­tive em­ploy­ers in Malaysia’s largest grad­u­ate ca­reers sur­vey.

There is also a CV Check where stu­dents and job­seek­ers can get their CVs and cover letters checked by ex­pe­ri­enced ed­i­tors from GTI Me­dia.

Job­seek­ers also have the op­por­tu­nity to meet up with key per­son­nel from com­pa­nies in the Em­ploy­erS­tu­dent Net­work­ing Ses­sion where they can in­ter­act one-on-one with the coun­try’s big­gest com­pa­nies.

Un­der the Job­sCen­tral Ca­reer Fair 2014, ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude a Ca­reer In­sight, where you may catch a glimpse of how your fu­ture lies ahead, us­ing tarot card read­ing and more.

Then take part in a Spin & Win game where good­ies are up for grabs, or take the Per­son­al­ity Test and dis­cover some in­ter­est­ing in­sights that may even sur­prise yourself.

There will also be a Groom­ing Con­sul­tancy which pro­vides tips on how to look your best in any busi­ness or for­mal sit­u­a­tion. Then take a cre­ative snapshot at the Pho­towall.

The In­ter­na­tional School Study Fair 2014 pre­sents a Choir Com­pe­ti­tion that has 12 in­ter­na­tional schools tak­ing part. This is ap­par­ently the first time such a com­pe­ti­tion is or­gan­ised within the fairs.

Sim­i­larly, there will also be Mu­si­cal Per­for­mances as school tal­ents vie with one an­other in this per­form­ing arts show­case.

There is also a Prize Wheel to spin for gifts and a Kids Fash­ion Show and an In­ter­na­tional Cos­tume Con­test both from Am­ber Chia Academy.

Fans of suc­cess­ful lo­cal comic Gem­pak Starz can meet and greet the artists for an au­to­graph ses­sion.

To top it all, Astro celebrity chef Mal­colm Goh will be stretch­ing his imag­i­na­tion in a Culi­nary Demo.

Those in­ter­ested to at­tend are en­cour­aged to pre-reg­is­ter for the events at www.ca­reer­sand­study.com.

For more in­for­ma­tion, e-mail fati­hah@gti­me­dia.com or call 03-8941 5055 ext 217.

The Post­grad­u­ate Stud­ies Fair 2013 re­ceived overwhelming re­sponse. This year’s fair is also ex­pected to draw in a big crowd.

The team be­hind the suc­cess of Post­grad­u­ate Stud­ies Fair 2013.

Hee Kim Fah says they are ex­pect­ing a sig­nif­i­cant turnout to the four fairs.

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