大人人生有三怕：吃不饱、睡不好、成绩放榜考太好！可别以为大人我太嚣张，那只是因为太了解自己及求学时期的考试运还行啦 😏 … 可当大人步出社会后才知晓原来人生根本就是一场终极期末大考啊！每天一小考的职场人生让在社会闯荡多年的资深学长 (也就是本大人) 到现在才真正了解选科系可是会影响未来数十年的职场快乐指数！殊不知那首你我常K的歌其实就是人生的真实面：我要快乐～ 哪怕笑得再大声，心不是热的，全都是假的… 我的决定是对的！
Selecting the best possible course for ourselves is a crucial decision to make, and often a challenging one. The whole process can seem daunting as many of us struggle to weigh up the different elements involved. So much appears to be at stake, as students and their families often focus overwhelmingly on only some of the crucial aspects of choosing the right college or university, often missing other equally important, but less obvious issues.
Of course, it’s a great achievement to have done well in our SPM (high school) exams, but our lives won’t be ruined if we don’t get into the university or degree of our absolute first choice. In fact, we think sometimes it’s positively healthy that we don’t as it forces us to think about what is paramount to us, at least concerning our education. Whatever our choice, degrees with lower entry scores doesn’t necessarily mean they are less prestigious or somehow less rigorous; but merely a sign about the demand for a course, not its inherent quality. Although arts and science degrees often have lower entry requirement than professional degrees, many arts and science faculties in many cases are ranked just as highly in the various global university league tables and sometimes even higher.
If you have your heart set on something and have the marks to do it, then go for it. After all, the world is changing rapidly, and many of the jobs that will be available when we graduate haven’t even been invented yet, and this means a narrow, vocationally focused degree may not necessarily set us up best for the future. Even engineering and business schools now realise how important it is for students to learn a broad range of skills, while business leaders are also looking for well-rounded graduates who can keep learning, deal with change, understand the context and communicate effectively.
So, what do you see yourself in a few years down the road?
「你，了解自己吗？」大人之前曾访问过许多业内专业人士，从而得知医学院的毕业生同时身兼餐厅的管理者，律师也能是作家，资深咖啡师原来竟是工程师背景等等，可见专业、天赋与兴趣并非家长或还未决定该念哪个科系的学子们所想象的如此无法兼容。「在就业的过程中发现原本的专业竟可交叉延伸出的人生版图，让生活丰富多姿何尝不是现今的趋势？」若学弟妹们想要更深入了解自身能力特质、兴趣、未来规划与选系方向，不妨学学大人於新山双威学院所进行的《个性与职业性向测试》，千万别担心，记得听从自个儿内心所择，因为这是一份没有限时、没有绝对正确答案的测试哦！经新山双威学院执证心理辅导师 Jessica 综合了评估后，大人的个性果然非常符合现状，难怪大人天天都干劲儿十足呐 ✌️ ～
For some, choosing a course is simple. They have always wanted to be a doctor, lawyer or engineer, or have a passion for culinary, writing or even coffee brewing. Judging from the personalities we have interviewed up close and personal over the past year, almost everyone has found their purpose in life and are successful in their own rights. So dream big, explore different options and don’t limit ourselves to what our mates are talking about, or our relative’s views about arts and science degrees.
Today, we are fortunate to have a broad range of high-quality universities and overseas branch campuses in just about every part of the country. That is truly amazing when we factor in that Johor and in particular, Iskandar Malaysia, now accounts for some of the best local, UK and Australian universities right at our door steps, so seize the day and get out to as many open days as you can. When you visit, talk to the course lecturers and career counsellors as a matter of priority. In our experience, they can give you a real sense of the degree or course you’re interested in, as well as the general vibe of the campus.
For those who are looking closer to home and still unsure where your future port of call is, why not head down to Taman Mount Austin this coming weekends and “put yourself to the test” for a complimentary personality and career profiling assessment with Jessica Law (registered and licensed counsellor) and her team from Sunway College Johor Bahru for some seriously fun self-discovery? We were glad we did, and have reconfirmed our own convictions that we have made the right decision then! If only we had this advice back in our good old high school days…
Sunway College JB’s Campus Open Day & Enrolment Week
配合教育部有关大马教育文凭（SPM）成绩放榜通知，新山双威学院将于3月5日及12日，上午9点至下午4点一连两个星期日举办校园开放日，并在3月16日成绩放榜后于3月18日至26日举办入学周，欢迎应届离校生以及家长踊跃出席。这一回院方贴心让学子们在较为“冷静”的思维下 (成绩放榜前) 作好充分的升学规划和准备，同时双威学院院长甄宝珠也呼吁家长及学生在开放日当天积极向辅导专员询问课程详情，以避免在成绩放榜后仓促决定升学的管道。
Following the Ministry of Education’s announcement that the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2016 examination results will be released on 16 March, Sunway College JB will be having its campus Open Day over two weekends, on 5 and 12 March from 9am to 4pm respectively, followed by the Enrolment Week from 18-26 March. School leavers, together with their parents are encouraged to visit the campus and speak with experienced academicians and education counsellors to help determine the best possible study pathway for them. Drawing on her vast experience as an educator, College principal, Mrs Hor Poh Choo advises students and parents to take time to gather information and speak with the right people before the actual results are released, so as not to stress over choosing the right programme given the short window to decide once the examination results are officially released.
Many parents want to make the right choice for their child, but their decisions are usually a hasty one. The stress quickly cascades to their children who are equally confused and unsure of their interests, resulting in many choosing to take the easy way out and go along with what their friends have chosen.
– Mrs Hor Poh Choo
她表示，开放日当天，该院辅导处设有个性与职业性向测试，让学生对自己了解多一些，这样有助于有效地确定升学志向，选择自己属意的科系。除了职业测试，学生也可通过英语能力测试 College English Readiness Test (CERT)，检测自己的语言能力，这是因为双威学院是以英语作为主要教学媒介语，学生了解自身的程度之后，可以做出适当的应对调整。
To help school leavers find their bearings, the Guidance and Counselling Unit at Sunway College JB will be conducting Personality and Career Profiling assessments during the campus Open Day to assist students to find the right match between their personalities and suitable career choices, indirectly indicating possible courses of study. Visitors can also take the College English Readiness Test (CERT) to assess their level of readiness to cope with studies at college which will be fully delivered in the English Language.
“With some direction in hand, a personal consultation with our education counsellors will be more fruitful, and by the time they receive their results, students would be able to make better decisions,” concluded Mrs Hor.
Courses available for March 2017 intake
澳洲大学预科 (Australian Matriculation)
蒙纳士大学先修课程 (Monash University Foundation Year)
文凭课程 Diploma Programmes
工商管理文凭 (Diploma in Business Administration)
酒店管理文凭 (Diploma in Hotel Management)
科技资讯文凭 (Diploma in Information Technology)
活动策划管理文凭 (Diploma in Events Management) – NEW
专业会计课程 Professional Accounting Programme
特许会计技师专业文凭 (Certified Accounting Technician)
证书课程 Certification Courses
短期英语课程 (Intensive English Programme)
Scholarships, bursaries & financial aid
Sunway College JB is committed to providing higher education to students who aspire to fulfil their potential with the availability of merit-based scholarship and bursaries. Do take the opportunity to find out more about the scholarships, bursaries and financial assistance available during their campus Open Day at Taman Mount Austin. Following the release of the results, Sunway College JB will hold its Enrolment Week for walk-in admissions and immediate scholarship entitlement.
Sunway College JB will be having its campus Open Day over two weekends, on 5 and 12 March, followed by the Enrolment Week from 18 to 26 March. School leavers, together with their parents are encouraged to visit the campus and speak with experienced academicians and education counsellors to help determine the best possible study pathway for them.
– Mrs Hor Poh Choo
Finally, and probably most importantly, the university is ultimately about an education for life, not just the next few years. It’s best conceived as an exciting period of personal growth and intellectual expansion. We are sure this will help your future career, but the value is ultimately not something best captured in economic terms. So remember to head down to Sunway College JB on 5 and 12 March from 9am to 4pm respectively or the upcoming Enrolment Week from 18 to 26 March, with a host of fun-filled activities and attractive prizes waiting to be won.
From now till 9 April daily, Sunway College JB will be open from 8.30 to 5.30pm from Mondays to Fridays, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays so remember to make a date with your future!
新山双威学院 Sunway College Johor Bahru
Address: No.3, Jalan Austin Heights Utama, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 JB, Johor
Operating Hours: Mondays to Fridays (8.30am – 5.30pm), Saturdays (9.00am – 1.00pm)
Operating Hours: Sundays & Public Holidays (Closed except during Open Day)
Tel: 07-359 6880