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6 Things You Can Do While Waiting for Your SPM Result

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You have finished your SPM! Congratulations! In just less than a month, you will receive the aftermath of your hard work. Now, rather than anxiously waiting for how you did and what’s your final result, take a look at 6 things you can do in your spare time

1. Watch movies/TV Show related to your future course

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Put on your PJs, grab some popcorn, tuck yourself in a comfortable blanket, and turn on your laptop because you need to relax by watching some fun movies or tv shows. Whichever your preference is, watching in your spare time can really be a fun activity to do it alone or together. 

Here, we recommend  movies that relate to your future course so you can get entertained, educated, and get inspired by these movies at the same time.

Business 

  • Wall Street
  • Jobs
  • The founder

Law

  • Legally Blonde
  • Suits (TV Show)
  • Law & Order (TV Show)

Psychology

  • I am Sam
  • Still Alice
  • Good Will Hunting

Medical

  • Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show)
  • The Good Doctor (TV Show)
  • Scrubs (TV Show)

Technology

  • Mr.Robot (TV Show)
  • The IT Crowd (TV Show)
  • Black Mirror (TV Show)

Culinary Arts

  • Chef
  • Master Chef (TV Show)
  • The Mind of a Chef (TV Show)

2. Travel

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What’s the best activity to do in your leisure time? Travel! Spare some of your time to travel and wandering around the city, enjoying the calmness of the beach, or even get a thrilling experience by going to an amusement park. It is known that travel could reduce stress levels and thus, increase happiness and productivity. 

3. Volunteer

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If you want to gain some meaningful experience and meeting new people, you can volunteer There are numerous non-profit organizations (NGOs) out there that need the hand of the youth to help them. You can choose on which NGO field you want work in. It can be women empowerment, refugees, nature, education, and many more. Here, we provide some websites that you can look up to find some volunteer job that suits you best

4. Join short online course

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With the help of technology, you can easily find short courses and classes that match your interests online. For example, you’re interested to join a 3-month course of coding in Python, or a 10 weeks of graphic design class. Not only this will fill in your leisure time, but also gain more knowledge. Below are websites for you to easily find online classes or courses.

5. Go to education fair/expo

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While waiting for your results to come out, you can explore tons of courses/university programs that are available. Visiting an education fair can be a perfect occasion for you to discover and learn more about education inside or outside the country. You can also visit our Study in Australia Education Fair on March 11 at Palm Seremban Hotel.  

6. Consult with our best consultant

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Lastly, if you still don’t know what to take after your results are out, you can consult with us to know which programs, course, and university suits you the best. It can help you prepare better for the future and, fill in your gap time. Whether it’s Australia, Malaysia, UK, we can surely get you there. We’ll help you 100% and we provide best consultancy services for FREE.

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Amanda Kaffah

I am a part-time content writer, a part-time Computer Science student, and a full-time dreamer. Likes to munch some food while doing some work or watching netflix.

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Computer Science vs Information Technology: What’s Their Difference and Which One Should You Choose?

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We are now entering the era of the industrial revolution 4.0 (also known as industrial 4.0) which can rapidly change the way we communicate, work, interact. It basically gives a huge impact on the way we live. To give a brief description, Forbes stated that industrial 4.0 is the enhancement of industrial 3.0 that is more focused on smart and autonomous system such as cloud, big analytics data, machine learning, and internet of things (IoT).

As a student, we can begin our first step in facing Industrial 4.0 with studying fields that are closely related to it. Some of the options are Computer Science and Information Technology.

But, the one common question now is: which one should you choose?

Both Computer Science and IT deals with computers and a student studying in either one of the fields will learn a little about both regardless of which field they chose. It all depends on what area that suits the student’s interest the most.

Computer Science (CS)

If you’re interested in the combination of maths and algorithms, then Computer Science is the perfect field for you! This field allows students to understand the “why” and “how” behind computer programs. It helps the students to know the computer theory and master the mathematical algorithm which are necessary to write code. Furthermore, it allows them to create, develop, and design a more efficient computer program. 

Computer Science uses various programming languages to communicate with computers, such as Java, Python, C++, etc. However, each programming language has its own strengths and weaknesses in solving different problems. A computer scientists have to know how to utilize the languages that they are familiar with, effectively and efficiently. You are not expected to understand all kinds of programming language fully, since it really depends on the University that offers the course

Career Options

  • Computer programmer
  • Software Developer
  • Computer System Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Web Developer
  • Hardware Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Computer Network Architect

Information Technology (IT)

Data, Information, and Computing.

If those words excite you, then IT is your answer! In contrast to Computer Science, this field uses more of the computer systems and network to process and distribute data. IT students will learn how to protect and organize their data in the most efficient and accessible way for everyone. 

As the name of the course is, IT is related closely to utilizing new technology. IT professionals are “technology implementer and practitioners”. Generally, they must be familiar with the usage of operating systems and server software, such as Linux, MySQL, Oracle, and Microsoft SQL Server

Career Options

  • Information Technology Analyst
  • Web Developer
  • Data Scientist
  • IT Manager
  • Cloud Computing Manager/Engineer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Mobile Apps Developer
  • Network Architect

General Qualifications for Both CS and IT

In order to enter into CS or IT courses, you will generally need:

Programs

Requirements

Diploma in Information Technology*

  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum CCC including Mathematics
  • UEC: Minimum BBB including Mathematics

Degree in Information Technology/Computer Science*

  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es
  • STPM: Minimum of 2Cs
  • Australian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 60Foundation in Science or IT/Computing: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.50

*requirements may vary among universities.

5 Recommended Universities in Malaysia to study IT and/or CS

1. Asia Pacific University (APU)

General Intakes: February, April, September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International:
RM 86,400
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 85,800
            International: RM 86,400

2. Taylor's University

General Intakes: March, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)(Internet Technologies)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)(Software Engineering)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 119,800
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 121,753

3. INTI University

General Intakes: January, May, August.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee for 3 years (2020):
          -Bachelor in Information Technology (Hons)
            Local: RM 63,560
            International:
RM 73,052
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 68,376
            International: RM 73,780

4. Monash University Malaysia

General Intakes: February, July, October.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)

Indicative fee (2020):
          -Bachelor in Computer Science (Hons)
            Local: RM 40,820/year
            International: RM 46,640/year

5. University of Nottingham Malaysia

General Intakes: September.

Qualification(s):
          -Bachelor of Computer Science(Hons)
           -Bachelor of Computer Science with Artificial Intelligence
           -Bachelor of Software Engineering

Indicative fee (2020):
            Local: RM 39,500/year
            International:
RM 46,00/year       

In case you’re still confused about what’s the main difference between CS and IT, let us give you a recap:

  • Computer Science (CS) focuses on the combinations of mathematical and theoretical foundations of computing 
  • Information Technology (IT) focuses on the approach and the application of data and computing technology (in organizations)

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Amanda Kaffah
I am a part-time content writer, a part-time Computer Science student, and a full-time dreamer. Likes to munch some food while doing some work or watching Netflix.

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How to Choose the Right Course for You

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Choosing a course can be extremely stressful, and maybe even daunting at most times. What if it is the wrong choice? What if I can’t find a job? Believe me, as a current student who – finally – chose a degree to study, I know how you feel. Despite all that, I am completely happy with what I am currently studying, and I will tell you how I make that right decision.

1. Pay Attention to What You Do

In essence, this means paying attention to your interests, what skills do you possess, and what you are good at. It can be as simple as considering which class was your favourite in high school.

For example, if you enjoyed chemistry, look at university courses which put a lot of emphasis on chemistry courses, like chemical engineering, or petroleum engineering. You may even consider the sports and health division if P.E. was you strongest suit, there will always be a place in this world for you!

Making this decision does not solely rely on practical skills, it can be soft skills too! For me, I realized I am quite outgoing and make friends a lot, I am observant and opinionated, which is why I chose Bachelor of International Communications.

Looking beyond that, consider yourself: are you a person who holds attention to detail? Then you may consider accounting, actuarial, or courses that deal with numbers and logic. Are you a spontaneous person who does not care for rigid rules and factors? Then you may take a look at dynamic courses like economics, or arts.

2. Consider Your Budget

And of course, what is tertiary education if it does not drain your pockets?

Generally, the course fees play a huge factor in which university you choose, and even what education pathway you may take.

For instance, if you have a lower budget, you may consider taking the local government backed STPM, where they will ensure a smooth transition into a local public university. 

For most private universities, their course fees are based on their global rankings. Hence, a course or its university may be more expensive if they hold a higher rank.

Even so, just because a university has a higher ranking, does not mean it should be out of your consideration. Remember, we have to think through ALL factors to make a well-informed decision.

3. Explore Your Options as Much as Possible

In time periods like result day for pre-university exams such as A-Level or SPM, there is bound to be a lot of tertiary education events lining up. No matter if it’s education fairs, seminars, field trips, or free brochures, it is extremely important to use all the resources available to you to leverage yourself as much as possible. 

Because chances are, there will be a lot of information, and it can get overwhelming, so it is crucial you put lots of focus into sifting through all the information.

In a nutshell, flip through every brochure, utilize your time speaking to your school’s education counselors and university representatives, look at their website, ask for a universities’ current student’s opinion, go on university open days, etc. Doing all of these will definitely aid you in finding out your next step, or at least narrowing down to a few viable options to consider.

4. Think About How Versatile is the Degree

If you are absolutely sure about what career path you’re taking, then go for a course that covers a specific major. Otherwise, you can consider going for a generalised version of a course.

For example, if you’re sure you want to do marketing for business in the future, then choose marketing as your major, but if you aren’t sure which specialisation to take, then consider taking a general business degree, which includes a little of everything.

That way, you can acquire different skills and make a well-informed decision when getting a job. 

Many people may think future careers should be the basis of choosing your future degree, but that is not entirely true.

What you study may not necessary define what you do in the future, if you have a marketing degree, some of the skills you acquired can translate into other business departments, or even go into the creative industry.

As a result, going into university is all about learning what skills you wish to acquire, rather than choosing a job, so think about that!

5. Compare the Same Courses from Different Universities

Expanding from the previous point, some universities may give their degree a general name even though they emphasise on a specialisation.

For instance, you are interested in Bachelor of Science in Psychology from a particular university. Though their Bsc in Psychology may focus more on cognitive psychology, rather than clinical psychology which you would prefer more. 

In a nutshell, please pay attention to the classes in a course from different universities if you manage to narrow down your options. Perhaps this last factor may tip the scales in making a decision.

6. A Secret Tip: Contact us!

We understand that choosing a course can be a very long process, which is why we will not hesitate to help! Our professional education consultants know the ins and outs of tertiary education, just hit us up for any enquiries and we can ensure you a bright future ahead.

Contact us here:
International Student enquiries:
Phone: +60182414802
Email: info.my@exceleducation.com.au

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Jude Chong
A content writer & a student of University of Nottingham studying Bachelor of Communications. I like indie bands and meeting new people 🙂

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The Biggest Education Fair in Negeri Sembilan 「Seremban JSSS Education Fair」 ❤ 7 Dec 2018

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Dear fellow students! “Seremban JSSS Education Fair”  will be held on 7 December 2018 (Saturday) from 1pm to 6pm at Palm Hotel Seremban! If you have been doing some research online for your further studies but still indecisive what to study, this session is your perfect opportunity to meet the alumnus & representatives from prestigious local and overseas universities. (ゝ∀・)

Free Entry

This education fair is open to all Malaysian and International students, student from all background, SPM, STPM, UEC, IGCE, IB, A-Level, Canadian Pre-U, AUSMAT, SAM, Foundation, Diploma or Undergraduate are all welcome to attend this education fair.

▼ Make your reservation below and invite your friends to come along!( ̄︶ ̄)

More than 30 representatives from local and overseas universities

Over 30 institution representatives from Malaysia, Singapore, Ireland, Australia, United Kingdom and Spain are invited to participate in our event. Students are encouraged to ask as many question and talk to our experienced representatives to gain more information.

At [Seremban JSSS Education Fair] we offer the following services :

★ Free Education Consultation

If you are planning to study aboard, you might be wondering what is the cost of living, choice of accommodation, application procedure of student visa, work right as an international student in overseas and etc. You can get all your question answered from our experienced education consultant. (look for our booth – Excel Education, ok?)

★ Free career aptitude test

Student can also take part in our free career aptitude test to discover their inner personality. Our career aptitude test is based on a characterisation of the personality and provides students with a list of potential occupations that suits them.

★ Free personal consultation on Australia migration

If you have plans other than education, such as considering to migrate to Australia or New Zealand. You can look for our booth – Excel Education, and get a personalised consultation on migration tips. 

★ Know more about our General English Program In Australia

All  courses in Australia are taught in English, hence having a good command of English would ease students socially and academically when they are studying abroad. check out the IELTS preparation class run by JS Study Solutions or sign up our “General English program in Australia”, this program will benefit students to familiarise with culture and environment quicker, for only AUD 180 per week.

★ Free scholarships assessment and financial advise

Scholarships are available for high achievers. To help students to achieve the dream of studying abroad, other financial options are available as well, such as KWSP early withdrawal scheme for education, PTPTN loan (for local universities only) and mortgage refinance. Click here to discover the latest scholarship offer to study in Australia

★ Free Application Fee* (T&C applies)

Come prepared with all the required documents below and submit your application during the event, we will waive the application fee for you. Some local and overseas universities charge an application fee between RM300 – RM1000 to submit an application. This practice by the institution is for filtering purposes to ensure the quality of education always up to standard.

The required documents are

  • Application form (we will furnish it to you during the event)
  • Latest academic cert and transcript
  • IC (for local university) / Passport (for overseas university)
  • IELTS (can submit later if you do not have one)
  • Passport photograph (for local university)

★ Make your reservation early and stand a chance to win a free gift (GSC movie ticket)

 To make a reservation ☛  click here

▼or save the poster below in your phone and forward it to your friends and families.

【Study in Australia Education Fair】

Location and time for next available event

  • 24 Nov 2018 – E2 Petaling Jaya Office | 11am – 3pm Register
  • 7 Dec 2018 – Palm Hotel Seremban | 1 pm -5pm Register
  • 15 Dec 2018 – E2 Petaling Jaya Office | 11am – 3pm Register
  • 29 Dec 2018 – E2 Petaling Jaya Office | 11am – 3pm Register
  • 5 Jan 2019 – E2 Petaling Jaya Office | 11am – 3pm Register
  • 18 Jan 2019 – JSSS Seremban Office | 11am – 3pm Register
  • 26 Jan 2019 – RJ Sabah Office | 11am – 5pm Register

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Michelle is a freelance content writer graduated from Curtin University with a degree in Communication (Commercial writing). Michelle loves to travel and enjoys walking on the beach. Michelle also feeds on psychology quote and will give away just about anything to cuddle with furry felines.
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