Happy 15th Anniversary for UCSI School of Architecture and Built Environment (SABE)

Dear SABE alumni,

As we are working hard under the currentsituation with the global pandemic, we cannot help but think of you who are nowaround the world working to serve the larger community. Please accept ourgreeting and best wishes.

Since the opening of the School of Architectureand Built Environment in 2005, with our first intake in January 2006, ouralumni community has grown to over 1100. I imagine them radiating outward fromour campus, transcends geographical boundaries in every conceivable field ofwork, marching ahead in unison towards a new zenith of achievement. Among youare professionals, entrepreneurs, educators, volunteers or public servants, thedifferences within our community are united through the core values we shared –a commitment to service, a belief in access and opportunity, the drive to makea positive difference. We as a family has lived this value together through ourcommunity projects and services, and not forgetting the dedicated industrialpartners who have contributed greatly with their technical and professionalknowledge.

I wish to quote Steve Jobs’s commencementaddress at Stanford University back in 2005:

“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drownout your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow yourheart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.Everything else is secondary. “

It is extremely difficult to stay alert andattentive as we stepped into the working life, please always remember thereason you have chosen this professional education and walked the path with us.As it is always you who have demonstrated to us your passion, strength andcommitment in these community engagement projects we undertake, that fortifiedour determination to continue. I cannot thank you more for making it meaningfulfor us as academics.

Wherever you are, my dear members of SABE, staysafe and if you could spare a minute, let us know you are well too.

Share a photo of you taken at the city you arenow living, and don’t forget to leave us a message too! You may send to us [email protected]

Warmest regards,

Head of School
Asst. Prof. Ar. Chia Lin Lin 

[News] Postgraduate Programme and Scholarship

A postgraduate qualification can be a beneficial to your career advancement or academic growth, which is why we’d like to invite you to a special event organised the Faculty of Business and Information Science (FoBIS). Our “Postgraduate Programme Information and Scholarship Evaluation” will share some of our postgraduate offerings with you.

 

Details

Date:

18 December 2016

Time:

10 apm – 1 pm

RSVP by 10th December 2016:

https://goo.gl/forms/sRiInRgCNq3gLHr42 

 

 

Organiser:
Faculty of Business and Information Science, UCSI University
Phone:
603-9101 8880

Email:

[email protected]

postgrad

[News] Prominent Alumni Lecture Series: Beyond the Alphabet “D” & “R”

The first Prominent Alumni Lecture Series was held on 19th November 2016 in exploring the topic of Beyond the Alphabet “D” & “R”, which stands for DoctoR. Dr. Goh Aik Ping, our prominent alumni from the Doctor of Medicine programme shared his experiences as a medical student in UCSI University, his advice to get through the university life, his challenges in housemanship, and his success to open his own clinic – Care Family Clinic in Johor Bahru.

 

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[News] UCSI Alumni Extraordinary General Meeting 2016

Kuala Lumpur – The UCSI University Alumni Association Extraordinary General Meeting was successfully held on 5th November 2016. We appreciate all the supports and feedback from our members to confirm the agenda including the Activity Proposal for the Alumni Association Two-Year Planning (Nov 2016 – May 2018) and the Functions of the Secretariat.

If anyone of you would like to support to be the organising committee for the upcoming alumni events or interested to join our alumni programme, feel free to contact us at [email protected]

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[Event] Extraordinary General Meeting – 5 Nov 2016

If you are driven and have the passion to be part of the Alumni Association, come and join us!

 

The agenda of the meeting is as follow:

  • Review of the AGM 2016 Minutes of Meeting
  • Propose the functions & roles of the UCSI Alumni Secretariat
  • Propose the 2-Year Plan of UCSI University Alumni Association
  • Introductory of  Alumni Programme
  • Any Other Business

Details

Date:
5 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time:
10am – 1pm 
Venue:
Group Showroom, Level 1, Block A, UCSI University KL Campus (South Wing)
For RSVP:
https://goo.gl/forms/IkGb0rn0x9GdC2w22

 

 

Organiser:
Student Affairs and Alumni, UCSI University
Phone:
03-9101 8880 ext 3105 / 3177
Email:
[email protected]

[News] PB TalentMax Programme

Public Bank offers full time Management Trainee positions to fresh graduates from all disciplines. For more information, do bring along your updated resume and meet their Talent Acquisition team at FoBIS Mini Career Fair 2016.

[Event] Alumni Homecoming 2016 – 22, 23 & 29 July 2016

Come join us to connect with our UCSI alumni, fresh graduates and lecturers. Exciting activities awaits!

Details

Date:
22, 23 & 29 July 2016
Time:
10am – 5pm
Venue:
UCSI Gallery Showroomm Level 1, Block A, UCSI University KL Campus (South Wing)

 

Organizer:
Student Affairs & Alumni, UCSI University;
UCSI University Alumni Association
Phone:
+03-9101 8880 ext 3105 / 3102
Email:
[email protected]

[Event] Short Language Courses – July to September 2016

If you want to learn something new, develop your professional skills, or advance your study / career, it’s time to join our short language courses to improve your language skills professionally in a short period of time. We are offering Intensive Language Courses (German & Mandarin) and English Better Series to all UCSI University students and members of the public!

Details

Date:
July – September 2016
Time:
-please refer to table at below
For more information and enquiry:
You may visit the Centre For Languages, KL Campus (North Wing) for further explanation and confirmation of course schedule.

 

 

Organizer:
Centre for Languages, UCSI University
Phone:
+603 -9101 8880, ext 5418 / 5095
Email:
[email protected]

Language Courses

NoCourseDateDayTime
15-week Intensive German Language CourseAug 2nd - Sept 1st 2016Tuesdays6pm-8pm
Wednesdays
Thursdays
25-week Intensive Mandarin Language CourseJuly 28th - Aug 27th 2016Thursdays6pm-8pm
Fridays
Saturdays10am-12pm

English Better Series

NoCourseAvailable Day
ABetter English Pronunciation through phonetics 13th June, Monday
13th July, Wednesday
11th Aug, Thursday
BBetter Essay Writing Skills6th June, Monday
15th July, Friday
9th Aug, Tuesday
CBetter English Grammar 9th June, Thursday
12th July, Tuesday
1st Aug, Monday
DBetter Academic Presentation Skills13th June, Monday
5th July, Tuesday
10th Aug, Wednesday
EBetter Critical Reading Skills6th June, Monday
12th July, Tuesday
10th Aug, Wednesday
FBetter Listening and Note Taking Skills10th June, Friday
7th July, Thursday
3rd Aug, Wednesday
GBetter Referencing, Citation and Academic Writing Skills 3rd June, Friday
4th July, Monday
3rd Aug, Thursday
HBetter Cover Letter & Resume Writing Skills 9th June, Thursday
11th July, Monday
9th Aug, Tuesday
IBetter Job/Scholarship/Internship Interviews Skills 16th June, Thursday
19th July, Tuesday
17th Aug, Wednesday
JBetter IELTS Band Score Workshop16th July, Saturday
23th July, Saturday
6th Aug, Saturday

[News] UCSI University Hosts First Ever Alumni Homecoming Dinner

Kuala Lumpur, 15 January 2011 – The UCSI University Alumni Network held its first Alumni Homecoming Dinner at the Blue Ocean Strategy Hall in the North Wing of UCSI University’s Kuala Lumpur campus in Taman Taynton View. Under the patronage of UCSI University Founder and UCSI Group Chairman Dato’ Peter Ng, the event, entitled “Homeward Bound,” marked the beginning of the University’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.

With close to 200 staff, faculty and alumni members, the event aimed to reconnect past graduates with their alma mater and each other and provide them an opportunity to network. As one of the University’s most anticipated events of the year, the programme featured free health checks, a raffle drawing and performances, including two songs by renowned violinist and 1997 UCSI University graduate Dr Joanne Yeoh.

In her message, UCSI University Foundation Chief Operating Officer Ms Margaret Soo thanked the Alumni Network’s patron and UCSI University Founder, Dato’ Peter Ng for his blessings to name the UCSI Group’s latest acquisition; a three-storey bungalow at Taman Taynton View as “UCSI ALUMNI HOUSE”. This will be the alumni committee’s meeting place, and where the alumni and foundation offices and all other small sized alumni fellowship gatherings will be held.

Alumni Pro-Tem Committee President Mr Vayne Kam also spoke, outlining the association’s focus on membership development, marketing and branding, as well as lifelong learning.

“In building and strengthening these three pillars, the alumni will be able to achieve its ultimate aim in serving both the University and also society,” he said. “Our hope is that with each member’s contribution to the Alumni Network, all our combined efforts, experiences and expertise will ultimately strengthen the alumni.”

In one of the main events of the evening, the Alumni Network revealed its official logo, a house cum graduation cap with the University’s signature eagle wing, officiated by Tan Sri Dato’ Seri (Dr) Musa Mohamad, Chairman of the UCSI University Council, Dato’ Peter Ng , Patron of the Alumni Network and Founder of UCSI University, Dato’ (Dr) Haji Karim bin Haji Abdullah Omar, Chairman of the UCSI University Foundation, Dr Robert Bong, Vice Chancellor of UCSI University, Ms Margaret Soo and Mr Vayne Kam.

The group also launched the Network’s time capsule, a tailor-made box in the shape of the Alumni logo filled with notes from the University’s alumni. The capsule will be opened years down the road to signify the first gathering of the UCSI University Alumni Network.

Alumni who attended the event said they were happy to have come and were impressed with the changes they’ve seen in the University since their graduation.

Mr Tan Eng Kean, who graduated in 1995 with a degree in computer science, commended the University’s efforts in pursuing its mission and vision in terms of building expansion, as well as student body growth.

Mr Prakash Daniel, a graduate from the Class of 2007 who is currently a writer with The Star newspaper said, “It’s amazing to see how the University has expanded as there was only the South Wing when I completed my studies here”. He further added, “The Alumni Network is indeed a good initiative to bring all of us together to network and catch up with old friends, lecturers and other staff.”