Today’s students have a plethora of options and pathways to choose from, which can be overwhelming and confusing for many. Matching personal interests with strengths and expectations from family is a challenge which can only be resolved with information and the right advice. After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Sunway College Johor Bahru (Sunway College JB) resumed organising its on-campus Education Info Day on 20 and 21 August 2022, from 10 am to 4 pm.
The main highlight was a University Showcase, presented by Student Relations to facilitate university search and application for undergraduate studies. University placement service is an integral part of efforts to provide effective placement support to students who are in their final semester of pre-university studies at the college. The event was also open to the public and welcomed students who had recently obtained their SPM, STPM, UEC and IGCSE results as well.
“We believe that the event would prove beneficial to students who have recently completed their secondary education as well and welcome all year 10, 11 and 12 students to take this opportunity and come by to personally meet with admissions representatives from over 50 institutions across Asia, Australia, UK, USA, Canada and Europe,” said principal, Mrs Hor Poh Choo.
Apart from enquiries on admission and study pathways, other activities throughout the day included campus tours conducted by Student Ambassadors and the residence student helpers. Guidance Counsellors were also on-hand to conduct self-directed personality and career assessments for those who were seeking direction. This was a much sought-after activity, with visible crowds at the counter throughout the day.
As a Malay saying goes, it's important to have your umbrella ready before it starts raining, and thankfully, many students and their parents took the opportunity and did just that. The 2-day event recorded some 500 visitors and was a welcomed change from the virtual activities conducted in the last 2 years.