Study options and job opportunities
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.
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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.