I really wanted to study biotechnology as its an incredibly vast field that is rapidly evolving and offers me various career options and opportunities to explore new frontiers of science. My favorite moments from studying the programme at IUMW are the small accomplishments and the recognition I received for the work I did along the way - be it lecturers’ compliments, receiving the academic excellence award, or even handing in my thesis in the final year as the final sprint towards graduation.
University life taught me many things. It has taught me to be independent, to step out of my comfort zone, and the importance of supporting and complementing those around you in order to succeed! I am truly indebted to many people for my journey to becoming a graduate, especially my family and lecturers at IUMW for giving me the strength and ability to embark on this journey with perseverance!
I was truly blessed to have been given such a huge opportunity to start my career right after I finished my internship, which was just a few weeks after returning from my semester Wales. The programme at IUMW was impactful in that it prepared me for the real world - I am definitely practicing what I learned in there and in particular what I learned during my semester studying at UWTSD.
I’m now a graphic designer cum business strategist for the company where I interned. I love my job as it allows me to unleash my creativity every day and gain new knowledge from a variety of perspectives.
I will cherish every moment at IUMW, but one of my favourite times IUMW was when my classmates and I decided to hold a thrifting event (Conscious Clothing) in an effort to reduce fast fashion pollution for our Communication Campaign subject. It was a huge success and I love how everyone worked so well with each other!
Although I started out wanting to do a PhD for career development, I now realise that my expertise and research findings on social media engagement can greatly contribute to community development. I have been part of the Malaysian broadcasting industry for 16 years and active for 20 years in the volunteerism sector. With the digital revolution, communication processes were changing rapidly and there were many challenges engaging with young people. I experienced this myself first- hand in my volunteer work and so it was only natural for me to explore this area of research, particularly social media.
Since my PhD at IUMW, I’ve started training programmes on communication towards sustainable community development. This is an under-served area of communication in both the government and private sector. I am also working on several proposals alongside the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I would like to assist with policy-making in relation to media literacy among young people. Social media is a tool, and it should be used wisely and responsibly.
One of the most important things I learned during my time at IUMW was to be a little cheeky! I do not have a sense of shame when it comes to any doubts I have - there is no point in hesitating to ask questions about things I don’t understand. As the Chinese saying goes, I will always “break the casserole to ask until the deepest part”. Thus, entering the lecturer’s office was more like a daily routine for me!
I have so many memorable moments from my time at IUMW. One of my favourites was participating in the volleyball competition for Sportacular Week. My teammates and I had the best time playing in the rain and I had not felt that good in ages. Aside from that, I cherish the moments where I’d be laughing with my classmates and lecturers in-between lessons. These memories will never be forgotten.
I chose to study psychology at IUMW because of my passion to explore human behavior, and curiosity to discover why people think and behave the way they do. I have a strong interest in psychology, and love working with people! I learned so many important things at IUMW, but the three most important things I learned - surround yourself with good people, it will determine your end; to appreciate where I am on my journey - every season serves its purpose; and finally don’t always say yes to please others - learning when to say no meant I was able to better manage my time and focus on the things that were important to me.
My favourite moments are definitely during class because of my amazing classmates. I’m grateful to have been with them, and they are the main reason I completed my studies so successfully. They allowed me to be myself and I cherish every moment with them, we are a family and they will make great psychologists.
This university is set apart with its unique class size that provides you the rare gift of personalised attention. This was the key to building excellent relationships among the brilliant minds of my lecturers and peers, contributing to my overall development hence the brilliant start to my career!
Most of the courses at IUMW require critical thinking and understanding, and the course also trains us to explain concepts in a cohesive way. I was able to explain creative concepts during job interviews, and that helped me land the job I’m working today, at PETRONAS!
I decided to study at IUMW because it was affordable, a good university environment and because the certificate is also awarded by IUMW’s partner university in the UK. IUMW also gives students the chance to do a semester in Wales!
IUMW is a place where students can grow because of the hands-on activities. I was given the opportunity to organise an event so instead of just learning theories, we were exposed to real assignments where we do things from start to finish, even engaging with the relevant industries taking part in the event.
Industrial Training is also part of the course which is brilliant. The hands-on experience was impactful and prepared me for the corporate world; I started off as an Intern, and kick-started my career in the same company! I love my job because I am doing something I majored in and all the knowledge I gained throughout university, I am able to apply in my career now.
I decided to pursue an education at IUMW because the course I wanted had interesting modules that would build my knowledge in the finance world, which I have managed to successfully venture into upon graduating! The accessibility to the University of Malaya’s library facilities also had its own unique attraction.
I believe my whole 3 years as an undergraduate at IUMW was an amazing experience and as in life, it was a roller coaster ride! A few things I could highlight during my studies was that my lecturers and peers were very helpful in helping me grow as a student. I also had many opportunities to kick start many initiatives when I was part of the Student Council! These experiences helped me grow my soft skills which are very important in order to be employed in a highly competitive job market.
I wanted to study accounting, so I found the ACCA accreditation of the programme at IUMW an attractive prospect and made it easier for me to achieve my ambition. I also loved that IUMW was located right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur!
I got the chance to spend one semester in the UK and experience student life there. This experience helped me to become independent. I was also fascinated by cultural differences, and experienced so many new things!.
IUMW organised a career fair that helped me to perform my very first job interview. It gave me the opportunity to secure a job in an international company to pursue my dreams! I’m very grateful for the internship part of the programme, as I was lucky to land my permanent job in that firm! I will always be thankful to IUMW.
I decided to study at IUMW because of its firm establishment, being under one of the country's top universities, University of Malaya, and the University of Wales. I was particularly interested in the dual awards programme with Wales. I believe it has increased my credibility when applying for jobs.
Studying in IUMW definitely gave my confidence a boost, especially in communication and public speaking, and particularly through implementing the flipped classroom method. My experience shaped me into becoming more open-minded and accepting of others’ opinions. Communication and interpersonal skills are both needed in my career, and IUMW helped me a lot with that.
I decided to study at IUMW so I could experience the university collaboration between the University of Malaya (UM) and the University of Wales (UW). I wanted to enjoy the shared resources from both UM & UW and study abroad for 1 semester without additional fees.
My bachelor’s degree was a challenging experience, but luckily I had great lecturers who were always willing to help and support me whenever I faced any difficulties. In IUMW, lecturers don’t just teach, they share so much more. I learned about the trends of technology, what the markets are demanding, and learned about language. They also arrange workshops, talks, and events for us to attend to gain the exposure we need to industry.
My experience throughout the journey of my bachelor’s degree is very precious to me!