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Fresh Grad 101 – Getting that first job.

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Assalamualaikum,

Early notice: This post is written based on my own experience, and what I’ve learnt or saw in my life or in the lives of people around me, or what I’ve read online on Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter, etc. It’s based purely on my own thoughts and opinions, unless stated otherwise, and it may be different from your own experiences, in which I encourage you to share with me in the comments below so people can benefit from a myriad of perspectives 🙂

So.

I’ve been wanting to write a post with the cliche tips and advice for fresh graduates and all, but the thought that “Oh, you’re a fresh graduate yourself, who or what gives you the authority to write about like that when you’re just experiencing it for yourself?

(yeah, I debate with myself all the time about my own credibility and if I’m good enough to write about the things I want to write, which ends up leading to me not writing anything because I feel like I’m not qualified enough to write about it, which defeats the purpose of me writing and sharing my thoughts and learning from others as well)

But then again, I think about what I’ve done in the past, and how I do things without even caring if I am good enough or not to do them, (i.e. being OSSP Junior in INTEC and helping out my friends in their university applications, even when I was applying myself, and doing Projek Inspirasi and talking about tips and all for choosing programs and universities when I was a student myself), I figured, f*** whatever people say, I don’t want to not embark on a knowledge exchange / discussion just because I don’t have a proper qualification or certification. What’s the point of life, anyway, if you hold yourself back all the time?

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June 11, 2018
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Daily30: From Actuarial Science to Higher Education.

Assalamualaikum,

Hello again. For today’s Daily30 blog challenge (yes, that’s what we’re calling it now), I actually did a poll on Twitter to find a topic to write about. The topics I put up in the poll were either posts I’ve been meaning to write, or things people asked me on Ask.fm (but were never answered yet), or just things I found on random blog-posts-ideas on Google. And the good thing is, they’re pretty broad, so I can write about anything I want related to them.

52 Twitter-ers (?) (+3 people who voted via Instagram) have spoken.

52 Twitter-ers (?) (+3 people who voted via Instagram) have spoken.

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March 16, 2018
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Adulting.

Assalamualaikum,

Hello (again) blog. Sorry for the late late update (again). Can’t say that life has been hectic, but it’s obviously not that hectic that I can still spend hours watching random stupid videos on Facebook and 9gag, but I also can’t say that life has been easy because it’s not.

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So, yes, I can officially say that I am currently working as an Administrative Executive (Course Administration) at Monash University Malaysia. I’ve been here for the past month, and so far things have been interesting. This is my first experience, not only to work in Malaysia, but to experience and see how a Malaysian university (albeit a private one) operates from the administration’s standpoint. Granted, it’s only been a month, and the fact that I’m the youngest person in my office with no prior experience (other than my part-time job in the US), makes it a little weird, but it’d be a good place for me to see how universities in Malaysia work, and it’d help me to see if student services is really what I want to pursue in my life.

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August 10, 2017
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Summer Internship @ MACEE, Part 2.

Assalamualaikum,

Allow me to [not] apologize for the lack of updates on this blog. It seems like no matter how much I say I’m sorry for not updating it and whatnot, I always seem to procrastinate in writing a blog post, albeit a short one. #haiz

Anyhows, this is a short (hopefully) summary of my internship experience at MACEE. I pretty much wrote quite a lot about what MACEE is and what I actually do as an intern under the Fulbright Malaysia & EducationUSA in my previous post here. So here’s just a little extra thing for you.

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On my last day 🙂

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August 22, 2016
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