StudyGlobal Fair: Securing your career success

The StudyGlobal Application Fair 2020 will be held at the Grand Hall, The Empire Brunei on January 22 from 1pm to 7pm.

The fair has attracted some of the most prestigious globally recognised universities from the United Kingdom (UK), Australia and Malaysia.

Under the theme, ‘Secure your Career Success’, the event will help students make informed decisions about their study options, eligibility, career opportunities as well as obtain first-hand information about what it is like to study at a specific university, a press release stated.

Students will have the opportunity to personally interact with university staff from high ranking universities, including Russell Group of Universities from the UK, Group of Eight Universities from Australia as well as Setara 5* ranked universities from Malaysia.

The exhibition provides an excellent platform to evaluate the diverse range of programmes and make the best match that meets their needs. The participating universities, between them, offer most of the courses that Bruneians are looking for – in sciences, engineering, medicine, health, business, finance, IT, law, art and design as well as interdisciplinary programmes such as geomatics, construction, design and technology, creative industries, etc. Besides overseas institutions, the event organisers have also invited government agencies overseas studies funding bodies to be present.

A student interacts with staff from participating universities. PHOTO: HRD SERVICES

The exhibition is a one-stop centre for a student to fully plan their future career.

A main feature of the event is the parallel seminar talks on careers by university staff and local government agencies that will provide an insight into specific courses and career options.

These combination seminars, which are free, have been selected to reflect the current manpower shortages in Brunei.

“We want students to make an informed decision about their final course selection, rather than a practice amongst some students to ‘drift’ into a programme or university without having much understanding of what the programme entails,” said Maizura Bakar from HRD Services.

“Students are often too focussed on the placement of a university in the league tables rather than fully appreciating the strengths or unique features of a programme such as professional accreditation, internship opportunities and placement, unique choice of modules.

“The student should try to meet up with as many universities as possible to help evaluate the right course, university or country”.

The StudyGlobal Fair will help the student make this important life time decision about choosing the right career and the most appropriate course that will lead to successful employment.