Time management crucial in tech era

|     Lyna Mohamad     |

TIME management is crucial particularly in the technological era where we are occupied with social media and other online distractions.

With that in mind, graduate Rabi’atul Nurulzanah binti Razali said she had to discipline herself to prioritise between personal life, entertainment and deadlines of assignments, tests and exams.

She shared her experience with the Bulletin during the Kolej IGS (KIGS) Convocation Day 2017 last Tuesday.

Rabi’atul, who achieved First Class Honours in her Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Administration, noted that praying is very important. While admitting that she put in a lot of efforts in her studies, she constantly reminded herself that there is no easy way to achieve excellent scores.

Being a full-time in-service student attached to one of the government sectors as an Assistant Financial Officer and having graduated in the programme, she now feels that she can contribute to her department such as improving its efficiency and productivity.

From Left: Muhammad Lathifuddin bin Zainal, Rabiatul Nurulzannah binti Razalli and Tong Siew Ching. – PHOTOS: AZROL AZMI
From Left: Dayangku Nadirah binti Pengiran Yahya, Jessica Suriany binti Jaming and Mohd Ramzi Khairi bin Mohd Ramlee

Fellow Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Accounting graduate Muhammad Lathifuddin bin Zainal, who also gained First Class Honours, expressed gratitude to Allah the Almighty to have his hard work and effort paid off tremendously. “I never thought my time at KIGS would end so soon. However, none of these would be possible without the support and guidance of my lecturers as well as the prayers and continuous encouragement of my family and friends.”

Best student Jessica Suriany binti Jaming, who graduated with a Diploma in Graphic Design and Technology, is highly passionate in creative arts where through the programme, she not only learnt about graphic design but also a variety of knowledge such as still life and portraiture photography. “I believe I can improve on creating arts by applying the ideas and concepts I’ve learned in this programme.”

Jessica, whose career preference is to be a graphic designer or photographer as well as videographer, hopes to be a full time photographer in her own freelance photography company Phoenix Production Brunei and apply her knowledge towards marketing and advertising.

Graduate Mohd Ramzi Khairi bin Mohd Ramlee, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Software Engineering with Multimedia, on the other hand hopes to be a game developer having enjoyed playing games from young since the era of the first PlayStation.

“And now with what I’ve learned at KIGS and understanding the basics of coding, modelling and animation from lecturers, I hope to be able to make games on my own and eventually start my own gaming studio with a team,” Khairi added.

Sharing his preparation towards his final year of his programme, Khairi noted that he would usually revise and study his notes until he memorised and understood them – at times by himself and other times with his study group.

Towards the end of his course, Khairi faced clashes of assignments, exams and a final major project. “It was one of the hardest times that my team and I had to face at KIGS but eventually we pulled through with pleasant results,” he said.

Khairi joined a student exchange programme called 2016 Global Classroom where he and other KIGS students went to Lim Kok Wing University in Malaysia to experience a different culture and study climate.

“It was indeed a valuable experience and we had the opportunity to tour around the campus and experience classes and events as well as visit places like the Arts and Crafts Museum; it was an eye opener,” he said.

Meanwhile for Dayangku Nadirah binti Pengiran Yahya, who is a diploma graduate in Information Technology, she hopes to pursue a career as an IT Technician. Her interest is on handling hardware and had always enjoyed all the practical exercises that her lecturers gave her; she now has a clearer picture of the IT work field.

“KIGS has thought me a lot; the lecturers paid close attention to students and did not hesitate to help when students faced problems in class. If there is an opportunity to pursue my studies then I will definitely come back to this college,” said Dayangku Nadirah.