[The Star] How to conquer fear of making the wrong choice

 

Showing her skills: Talent coordinator from the Faculty of Sound and Music at Limkokwing University, Sepideh Asgnarzaden, performing at the fair.

Showing her skills: Talent coordinator from the Faculty of Sound and Music at Limkokwing University, Sepideh Asgnarzaden, performing at the fair.

KUALA LUMPUR: There is a fear among students that the courses they choose to study may not become the career of their choice.

SEGi University and Colleges counsellor Lynne Chuah said students are often unsure of what they want to do.

“Many students I have counselled in the past had no preference at all and ended up studying what their parents chose for them,” she said.

A career test, said Chuah, would help to narrow down choices and give them a sense of direction.

Students uncertain of their next step can take a career test at the Star Education Fair to get a clearer picture of the future.

Conducted by SEGi University and Colleges, the test, which is being held at Hall 5, helps students gauge their interest and preference in fields that may suit them.

Twins Siah Ian Jay and Ian Hanz, 16, described the career test as helpful and said they went for it to determine if their personalities matched the career they already planned to have.

“Counsellors on the ground guided me and gave constructive advice which helped me determine what I chose is what I really want,” said Ian Jay, who plans to be a concept artist for the gaming industry.

Ian Hanz, who wants to delve into psychology or early childhood

education, said the test enhanced his “sureness” in either of these two fields.

Limkokwing Uni­versity of Crea­tive Technology vice-president, brand, creativity and talent development Datuk Tiffanee Marie Lim said the institution’s campuses allowed students to unleash their creativity and reach their full potential.

“We took up 18 booths at this year’s education fair to highlight all the university could offer to our students,” she added.

 

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