27 April 2011

Honesty within students in Sunway College

Yong Geok San all smiles after her smart phone was returned to her by Mahmoodreza Mirzakhalili with Mr Gopal Kandasamy (center), Manager of the Security Department. 

26 April 2011

Networking Tea to Launch the Sunway University Institution-Industry Partnership

Sunway University (Sunway) takes pride in the quality of graduates they produce as every graduate is shaped to be able to transform, accelerate and strengthen the human capital of the country when they join the workforce. Through the right platform, these graduates-to-be can join major companies in the corporate industries and work hand in hand with them, leading towards growth and a better future for the nation.

A representative of Accenture speaking to a Sunway student during the networking session held in Sunway University recently.
This is why Sunway took the initiative to invite the key corporate players to Sunway University to provide an opportunity for their graduates-to-be to meet the representatives of these leading companies in an exclusive networking tea held in Sunway University recently.

Guest of Honour, Y.BRS Prof Dr. Rujhan Mustafa launching the 2011 Get Hired Networking Tea session while Dr. Khatijah Khalid, Sunway Education Group Registrar (extreme right), Prof. David Ngo Chek Ling, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Higher Degrees (extreme left), Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director, Sunway Education Group (2nd from left), Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Education and Healthcare (4th from right), Prof Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor Sunway Education Group (3rd from right) and Ms Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services (2nd from right), Sunway University looked on.

The Get Hired 2011 Network Tea saw 40 key industry partners comprising 7 leading banks, the Big 5 accounting firms, Bank Negara Malaysia, Petronas, Bursa Malaysia, General Electric, Dell Malaysia and the Sunway Group to name a few. Also present was the Guest of Honour, Y.BRS Prof Dr. Rujhan Mustafa, Director General, Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

The event also commemorated Sunway’s strong and effective linkages in an Institution-Industry Partnership with the participating companies which are in line with the government’s effort to achieve a developed, high-income nation. Through this networking session, leading companies are able to recognize the quality of education that was nurtured within these Sunway students and provide them a place in the 21st century globalised workforce upon their graduation.

Sunway students speaking to a representative of Sunway Group during the networking session.

Jui Chien Ling, a Year 2 student of the Accounting and Finance degree programme who was looking for an internship experience said, “It was great to know the different companies out there, understand them in detail and the type of employee they are looking for. It also gave me an opportunity to know them as a company, understand their culture and communicate with the people who have been working there for a long time”.

Front row (from left) Dr. Khatijah Khalid, Sunway Education Group Registrar, Prof. David Ngo Chek Ling, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Higher Degrees), Ms Elizabeth Lee, Executive Director, Sunway Education Group, Guest of Honour, Y.BRS Prof Dr. Rujhan Mustafa (center), Mr Lee Weng Keng, Chief Executive Officer, Sunway Education and Healthcare, Prof Robert Bignall, Vice-Chancellor Sunway Education Group and Ms Lee Siok Ping, Director of Student Services, Sunway University with 40 representatives of various firms.

Lau Jing Mei, a final year student of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) programme said, “Get Hired was an excellent event especially for graduates-to-be like me. Instead of having to find job opportunities in the classified sections of the newspapers, I got to meet many company representatives face to face, built a connection with them, got a response and cleared whatever doubts I had all in one meeting. It’s also easier to ask questions due to its informal setting”.

21 April 2011

Sunway College: HR head fulfills dream with an MBA

Betty Lai, Director of Human Resources cum Facilities of the Sunway Education Group at the Sunway College campus, was among the proud graduates of the Victoria University MBA twinning programme (offered at Sunway) recently.

Lai (centre) with daughter Kimberly and husband Ng Kong Poh

20 April 2011

Sunway College: Victoria University graduation in Malaysia gleams with achievers

205 students of the Victoria University (VU) twinning programme in Sunway College held their heads up high as they went on stage to receive their scrolls from VU Chancellor George Pappas during their graduation held in Petaling Jaya recently.

But this year’s ceremony was boosted by much pride as there were a number of scholarship recipients and well-rounded achievers.

Left to right, Tommy, Liew Jun Keen, Professor Peter Dawkins, Chancellor George Pappas, Puan Sri Susan Cheah, Amy Kok and Ng Chin Peng

Among the fresh and wide-eyed faces, Amy Kok Sok Jen who was a Star scholar, emerged the best student in the graduation as she attained an overall of 83% marks and 23 High Distinctions and Distinctions in total, out of 24 subjects. She was also a recipient of the Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah Scholastic Award in 2010. Amy is currently employed with KPMG in Singapore.

“As a student, I was very grateful to Sunway College as it was always looking for ways to improve the quality of education by conducting workshops to help us understand better what employers seek in fresh graduates and in organising team-building activities which promote leadership skills. I am and will always be very proud to be both a Victoria University and Sunway former student.” shared Amy.

Tay Jun Yin, a CIMB Bank ECA Achiever’s Award recipient best exemplified that excellence in studies is possible with active ECA involvement. Jun Yin was the President of the Sunway CPA Australia Student Charter in 2010 and represented Sunway in inter-college Taekwondo competitions. He made Sunway proud when he won the MAPCU Taekwondo championship in 2008. Jun Yin scored 9 High Distinctions and 8 Distinctions out of his 24 subjects overall. Jun Yin is currently employed with Deloitte. Ng Mun Foong, Victoria University Business Club President in 2009 and exchange student in VU, Melbourne last year, is now employed with Bloomberg.

All round student and Taekwondo champion, Tay Jun Yin

Ng Chin Peng, who was also a Star scholar, is with Maybank Investment Bank. Jimmy Goh Tzun-Foo, a Sin Chew Daily Education Fund scholar is now with OSK Investment Bank. Liew Jun Keen, an NST MAPCU scholar is gainfully employed with Sunway City. The President of the Sunway Student Council 2010 Joyce Wong Su Ting (employed with Lighthouse in Sarawak) was another CIMB Bank ECA Achievers Award recipient. These scholarships or awards were jointly funded by the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation and VU.

Among the graduates, 83 were international representing around 36 countries. M.Z Mohamed Zahri, from Sri Lanka said “The VU syllabus was a suitable mix of theory and practicality and ensured that we were tested on various dimensions. Nothing would have been possible without the support and enthusiasm of the lecturers and tutors. The reason for their effectiveness, simply put, was that they made learning interesting. There are a few, I will never forget and I will always try to stay in touch with, simple because they inspired me”. Zahri is now working as Director of Marketing and Sales, KDG Global in Sri Lanka. Another graduate from Oman, Abdallah Saleh Issa Al Kindy who had to endure moving from VU Sunway to VU Australia and back to VU Sunway said he worked hard right to the end, with help from lecturers, staff and friends and he was happy to finally graduate.

Among the international students who graduated, (6th from right) M.Z Mohamed Zahri and (2nd from left) Abdallah Saleh Issa Al Kindy

Eka Diah Gun Herwanti from Indonesia, who will not let her disability deter her from attaining her goals was among those who graduated from the cohort but attended the ceremony in Melbourne earlier.

Vice-Chancellor and President of VU, Professor Peter Dawkins who gave the occasional address was very proud to be in Malaysia on this special day and advised the graduates. “Instead of thinking of your award today as a ticket to success, let me ask you to think of it as your opportunity to change the world. It is possible that wisdom can be viewed by how much you use education: to better yourself and your community; to become engaged and an active global citizen. Ensure your future is shaped by integrity and the pursuit of excellence – two of VU’s most cherished values.”

5 April 2011

Fulbright Scholarship Road Show 2011

Study in the USA: Undergraduate and Post-Graduate Opportunities

Date: 20 April 2011 (Wednesday)

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Venue: AUDI 4, Sunway University

Topics: “Graduate Studies in the USA”

“Fulbright Scholarships and Programs for Post-Graduate Students and Faculty”

4 April 2011

Scholarship gift for youth at the BN Youth Job Fair

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation gifted RM383,000 in scholarships and financial aid to the Barisan Youth Education Scholarship Fund which was set up in conjunction with the Barisan National Youth Job Fair held for 3 days recently at the Putra World Trade Centre. The mega fair attracted 650 participating organisations and provided good opportunities for youth to meet with potential employers.

The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation pledged scholarships for 10 different programmes of study in such areas as accounting, business, tourism, graphic design, IT and psychology; at Sunway University. BN Youth has stated that the scholarships and financial aid will be available to qualified students regardless of race or religion and ensured that only those who deserve scholarships will receive them. This is in line with the spirit of the Foundation which is that a good education at the highest level should not be denied to those deserving and to those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. The Jeffrey Cheah Foundation was the only Foundation that contributed towards the BN Youth Education Scholarship Fund.

Puan Sri Susan making the pledge to BN Youth Chairman YB Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar (second from left), in the presence of Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak, the Prime Minister of Malaysia who was the Guest of Honour at the Job Fair.

Puan Sri Datin Seri Dr. Susan Cheah, wife of Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Jeffrey Cheah presented the pledge on behalf of the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation at the Fair.

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