Dana KCM at The Star Education Fair 2014 (14 – 15/06/2014)

Kuala Lumpur, June 15, 2014Dana KCM, a leading educational social enterprise and a proponent of higher education for all brought cheers to a total of 24 students from all over Malaysia during The Star Education Fair 2014.Each of the recipient received free educational cash assistance amounting RM 3,000 each to assist them in their studies. The event was launched by The Star and witnessed by over a thousand visitors at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.

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According to Dr. Nazim, the CEO of Dana KCM, recipients need not have to refund the money or being bonded with any parties after receiving the financial aids. However, they must ensure that they complete their entire studies at selected institutions to qualify for the fund. Applicants are free to choose any of their dream courses and application is open to all regardless of social and economic background of the applicants.

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He is quoted to say, “Our intention is clear. We want to help as many students as possible to further their tertiary education with this fund and we are looking for 7,000 qualified applicants this year alone. Grab the chance while the fund is still available”.

Wan Eazzah Amerah, a student from Sandakan, Sabah expressed her gratitude for being one of the lucky recipients. In a jovial tone she said, “I will use this money to buy quality reference books and purchase original software for my laptop. No catch at all”.

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Another recipient Siti Liana Bt. Amil from Petaling Jaya, Selangor intend to use the money to purchase a monthly traveling card to cover her transportation expenses. “Although both of my parents are working, I am delighted to receive this aid. The fund is indeed for everyone. I can’t thank enough”.

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Dana KCM fund is available to SPM and STPM leavers who wish to further their studies at private higher education institutions. Corporate organisations are welcome to participate in this noble cause and jointly organize similar events in the future.

For more information, applicants may visit Dana KCM corporate website at www.danakcm.my and submit online application.

About Dana KCM

Dana KCM is a fund set up to provide free educational cash assistance to qualified SPM and STPM leavers to further their higher education studies. Established since 2010, Dana KCM fund has been used to assist thousands of people from all walks of life to discover various educational options that lead to the right career path. Course consultation and career counselling are given free to the public. Dana KCM is managed by iConsultants Management Sdn Bhd.

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Career Prospects in Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism and Broadcasting Fields

June 11, 2014June 11, 2014
journalism       Feature Author : Sukma Murni Ab Hadi (Learning Specialist & Career Consultant)   If you love to work with people (especially VIPs and celebrities), able to cope with deadline pressures, have creative imaginations and could tolerate changeable schedules, these fields probably suit you well.   Ideally you should have a degree or higher qualifications and equipped yourself with excellent communication skills as well as good time management skills. You have to be articulate, precise and engaging in your approaches with people.   Your salaries and packages normally commensurate with your creative talent and the ability to express yourself in most presentable ways in order to capture and retain your audience. It is a rewarding career and mostly highly paid.   So, what are the careers options in these fields?   Dream Careers in Advertising & Public Relations Field
  • Art Director
  • Creative Director
  • Media Director
  • Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Storyboard Artist
  • Layout Artist
  • Copywriter
  • Corporate Affairs Manager
  • Campaign Manager
  • Branding Manager
  • Advertising Consultant
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Foreign, Government Relations & Public Affairs Officer
  • Corporate Communications Executive
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
  • Accounts Servicing Executive
  • Media Relations / Community Relations Executive
  • Media Planner
  • Media Buyer
  • Media Researcher
  • Production Controller
  • Event Manager / Planner / Co-ordinator
  Dream Careers in Journalism Field
  • Editor
  • News Editor
  • Sub-Editor
  • Journalist
  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Reporter
  • News Anchor
  • Content Writer
  • Creative Writer
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  • Publisher
  Dream Careers in Broadcasting Field
  • TV / Radio Producer
  • TV / Radio News Anchor
  • Program Director
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  If you are interested to build your careers in Advertising, Public Relations, Journalism and Broadcasting fields, you can further your studies in Mass Communication and choose your major for specialisation purpose.  

How to choose a course?

May 14, 2014May 14, 2014

Selecting the right course is part of the many lifelong choices we make and should not be taken lightly. However, many students are still in the dark when it comes to finding out which course fits them. In this short feature, we give you four ways to help streamline your decision-making process and take charge of your career path.

Know yourself first! mirror

Part of finding out the right course for you is to understand yourself. Here are a few questions you could ask yourself:

  • What are my likes and dislikes?
  • What are my favorite activities?
  • Am I an early riser? Or a midnight owl?
  • Does working in an air conditioned office sound better than working outdoors?
  • Which subjects am I good at? And which subjects am I weak?
  • Am I more reserved and quite? Or do I prefer to socialise with people?
  • What motivates or gives me satisfaction? Is it money? Fame and power? Is it through helping others?
  • Do I take negative comments personally? Or I tend to be more logical?
  • Am I more productive working alone? Or I prefer working with people?
What’s passion got to do with it?   crying   “I failed biology and I didn’t took chemistry. I feel so sad and hopeless but medicine is my passion.”

This is a classic example of how the word “passion” is misused these days.  It’s easy to be misled with the things we want. Getting something you want without actually sacrificing and putting effort on it, doesn’t equate to passion and thereby there is less value to it. In true passion, there is no place for mediocrity, it is about working hard, preparing yourself and giving your best shot.

Are you just under pressure?    pressured As your parents become more involved in your education, it’s likely you will have some disagreements and sometimes make compromises with them about college. While you don’t want to disappoint your parents, you have to find a way to find your own college and course that best fits for you. Respecting your parents’stake, communicating early your career aspirations and finding a way to balance your parents’ wants and your personal goals are a few ways to get the course you really want. Do your research! research  

Kids are very fortunate these days because information is widely available. Unfortunately not everyone would take the time to search and read.

Aside from talking to your parents and peers, there are greater and reliable avenues to get information. Newspapers (print and online) are among the best sources to find out which industry or job is abundant. Job postings on the classifieds give an idea how much a certain job makes. Some business papers provide forecast of what jobs are gonna be in the next few years.  Online forums are also good fishing grounds to get information about an institution of higher education. These information you get to read could help guide you make better and informed career choices. Basically, information is there, you just gotta know how and where to find them. —————— - Written by Lyn Cacha