FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
1 When can I apply for Dana KCM?

Anytime but as early as possible because the funds are limited to RM20 million only. Application must be made simultaneously with the application to the institution of choice through Dana KCM. Normally students will apply before the SPM results. Otherwise, students may still apply after the SPM results.

2 Do I need to apply in advance for Dana KCM prior to applying to the institution of my choice?

Yes. Students must apply for Dana KCM prior to receiving their study offers from the learning institutions. Application for Dana KCM after receiving study offers will not be entertained.

3 Who will submit applications for admission to the institution of my choice?

We will submit applications for admission to the university of your choice. Students must first submit relevant application forms to the institutions to Dana KCM for processing. After reviewing the Admission Form and other certificates and documents, we will submit your application to your preferred institutions.

4 Will I be able to choose any institution in accordance with my choice?

Yes. We also provide free counseling and advice if students are unsure about the areas and institutions that they want to choose.

5 When will I get Dana KCM?

Dana KCM will be given within the first semester of your studies.

6 What is the value of the fund provided by Dana KCM?

The funding is dependent on individual family annual income and the types of courses. Funds are provided in the form of cash ranging from RM200 to RM10, 000 to each student and is given only once for each level of study.

7 Do I have to repay fund received from Dana KCM after I completed my studies?

Students are not required to repay the funds at all.

8 Is Dana KCM equivalents to education loan?

Dana KCM is not a loan given to students. Dana KCM is given away to students for free.

9 I am a student studying in one of the private universities. Am I eligible for Dana KCM?

Dana KCM are offered to students who are enrolled in any institution through us. If you have enrolled and currently studying, you are not eligible for Dana KCM.
However, if you withdrew( for some reason ) and continue to study at another institution, the said application will be considered.

10 My child wants to study abroad. Does my child qualify for Dana KCM?

Yes eligible for Dana KCM but applications to universities abroad must be submitted through us.

11 What does Application through KCM Fund mean?

Application through Dana KCM would mean all admission forms to the university of choice must be submitted to Dana KCM first. We will forward the admission forms to the institution of choice after vetting process. Students do not need to send in their applications on their own. Students may do so through online or post. We will liaise with respective institution.

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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
  • Feature Writer
  • Press Secretary
  • Publisher
  Dream Careers in Broadcasting Field
  • TV / Radio Producer
  • TV / Radio News Anchor
  • Program Director
  • Production Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Newscaster / Announcer
  • Scriptwriter
  • Commentator
  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