Korean - English Winter Camp 2011

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Birthday Bash Volume II - December 2011

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Blood Donation Campaign - December 2011

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Forging opportunities through higher education

SEGi Sarawak welcomes SPM leavers

BONDING....   Students from wide range of backgrounds and learn to live together as a close community.
 KUCHING – SEGi College Sarawak urges all SPM school leavers to maintain their study momentum and quickly continue their education beyond high school, as this will open doors and forge better opportunities for them in the future.

“It is important for them to answer the questions – do I need to just get a job, or do I need to continue my education to get a better job and start building a long-term, successful career?” said the Vice Principal of SEGi College Sarawak, Madam Elina Tiu.

She also emphasizes that students need to keep an open mind and hold off on specializing until they have truly explored their limitations and talents: “Self-assessment can be tricky for anyone, but with a little work, you can arrive at a realistic yet motivating understanding of your skills. College is a perfect time for self-awakening and discovering talents where they begin to see who they are, who they want to be and take the necessary steps to get there.”

SEGi College Sarawak is giving SPM students the opportunity to elevate their academic qualifications to diploma or degree when they register for their programmes with only RM500.

This gives many students the chance to afford degree and diploma programmes that they previously could not afford as this offer is backed by a government loan.

“And because students have the option to complete their entire degree or diploma programme in Kuching, they can save thousands of Ringgit especially when doing a UK Honours Degree or an American Bachelor of Science Degree.”

SPM students can also save time by entering the foundation programme, linking them directly to a degree programme, instead of opting for STPM, which takes 2 years to complete.

This golden opportunity will enable the students to complete their UK Honours degree up to one year ahead of their peers.

Another partner university of SEGi, Upper Iowa University in the USA, allows direct entry from the SPM level into the foundation year of the 4-year bachelor degree.

“SEGi has structured its programmes as well as linked itself with many reputable foreign universities in UK, USA and Australia to give its students maximum career options without the financial worries,” said Tiu.

In addition, choosing the option of studying in Kuching will shave off additional expenditures like accommodation and living expenses overseas, not to mention the higher currency exchange rates.

Since the degree is issued by internationally recognised universities, there is no difference in the degree certification that graduates are getting here compared to those studying on-campus overseas.

“The College has in the past helped many students and we are continuing to do so year after year, from guiding them into the ideal programme of interest to sorting out their financial constraints so that they may gain qualifications to secure better jobs.”

SEGi is one of Malaysia’s largest private education groups, serving the best education to over 27.000 local and international students.  With six major campuses and a new campus opening in Perak, the SEGi Group has embarked on an ambitious expansion programme to materialize their educational visions.

With over two decades of excellent educational experience and a strong reputation for its Law, Business, Accounting, Marketing and IT programmes, as well as its latest additional Health Science programmes - Diploma in Nursing and Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, SEGi College Sarawak has nurtured thousands of graduates who have gone on to succeed in their careers and life.

Registration for our January 2012 intake is now in progress. Interested applicants can contact SEGi toll-free at 1-300-88-7344 or 082-25 25 66 or via email at infoswk@segi.edu.my, or walk-in to our main campus at 211, Jalan Bukit Mata Kuching for immediate registration.

Enquiries can also be made to www.facebook.com/segiswk or www.segi.edu.my

Engendered profound critical thinkers

SEGi’s American Degree Program students receive a visit from UIU

FOR THE ALBUM: ADP students with the representative from UIU – Malaysia Office.

KUCHING – “Critical thinking skills give students the ability to understand what they have read or been shown while also building upon that knowledge without incremental guidance, as it stands on the notion that knowledge is fluid and builds upon itself and not simply rote memorization or the ability to absorb lessons unquestioningly,” said SEGi College Sarawak’s Vice Principal, Mdm. Elina Tiu when interviewed after the meeting with the representative from Upper Iowa University – Malaysian Office, recently.

Harbouring this idea, SEGi College Sarawak through its American Degree Program beliefs that, critical thinking courses encourage students to think for themselves - to question hypotheses, to develop alternative hypotheses, and to test those hypotheses against known facts.

“None of this is to say that memorizing facts is necessarily bad, it means only that if rote memorization takes precedence over problem solving, logic, and reason, the students will suffer in the later years.”

The American Degree Program at SEGi is gaining momentum in popularity among Malaysian students due to its unique liberal teaching methods that place critical thinking as one of its main focuses.

The American-styled education system focuses on assessing students throughout each semester through pop-quizzes, presentations, assignments and class participation rather than just on the final examinations alone.

“This creates well rounded critical thinkers who tend to be more vocal, creative and confident as compared with students who study under the conventional education system,” added Tiu.

“Critical thinking should not be confused with being argumentative or being critical of other people, although it can be used in exposing fallacies and bad reasoning, critical thinking can also play an important role in cooperative reasoning and constructive tasks.”

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree programme will expose students to some of the most up-to-date developments in the world because United States is the leader in several areas of research and technology.

The degree is awarded by Upper Iowa University (UIU) and students can complete their American degree in Kuching at a fraction of the cost of studying in the US.

However, if the students have the budget, the program gives them the flexibility of interchanging between SEGi and UIU’s Fayette Campus in the United States.

This means that they can choose to study a term, a semester, a year or even complete their entire degree at the American campus if they so choose as the university allows for flexible credit transfer.
DYNAMIC… Representatives from Upper Iowa University – Malaysia Office posing for the camera, together with the management and lecturers of SEGi College Sarawak.

Naturally the cost will escalate as students need to take into consideration of the cost of living, accommodation, airfare, visa application and the tuition fees in the US.

Globally, more than half a million international students choose to study in the United States and that makes it the number one destination for studying abroad.

The program offers five majors, namely, Finance, Management, Psychology, Communications and Marketing plus the option of pursuing double majors at no extra cost or duration of study.

“The entry requirement is 5 SPM credits or its equivalent. Students with Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) can also qualify to enter this program,” said Tiu. STPM and A-Level holders will gain credit transfer and may only be required to take 3 years to complete the program.

PTPTN loan is available and students can also opt for EPF withdrawals or the SEGi interest-free instalment payment scheme. The January intake is in progress.

Outstation students can take advantage of SEGi’s flight subsidy offer of RM150.

For more information on the American Degree Program, call 1-300-88-7344 or 082 – 252566 or walk-in to the main campus at, 211, Jalan Bukit Mata, Kuching, email infoswk@gmail.com or visit www.segi.edu.my

Motivation to learn

SEGi rewards 11 students for their academic excellence
FRONT, right-left: Wee Wee Binti Buyong  (DIN) , Mdm. Dayang Jakiah Awang Yahya, Mdm. Stella Lau, Mr. Willian Munan, Tan Chun Ping (DIA)
BACK, right-left: Maybelline Chew (DITM),  Susanna Chew Hui (DITM), Chew Ai Ping (FIC), Tracy Lim  Li Mei (DIMC), Gradys Lee Sin Jung (DITM), Chai Poh Zhaung  (DIA), Joanne Lo Fui Senn (DECE), Kuan Siaw Fung (DECE), Sally Sim Boon San (DECE)  

KUCHING – Eleven students at SEGi College Sarawak were recognized for their academic excellence during the Principal’s Award 2011 Ceremony held in the main campus recently.

Amongst the recipients were Wee Wee Binti Buyong (Dip. In Nursing), Tracy Lim Li Mei (Dip. In Mass Communication), Maybelline Chew (Dip. in Tourism Management), Susana Chew Hui (Dip. in Tourism Management), Gradys Lee Sin Jung (Dip. in Tourism Management), Chai Poh Zhuang (Dip. in Accounting, Tan Chun Ping (Dip. in Accounting), Joanne Lo Fui Senn (Dip. in Early Childhood Education), Kuan Siaw Fung (Dip. in Early Childhood Education), Sally Sim Boon San (Dip. in Early Childhood Education) and Chew Ai Ping (Foundation in Commerce).

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the recipients of the Principal’s Award, and to let them know that they have proven to the College and to themselves that they are among the Top 5 percent of students studying here,” said SEGi College Sarawak’s Principal, Mdm. Stella Lau.

“We believe that by taking the time to present performance awards to our students we can increase their motivation exponentially.”

The College acknowledged that learning is not always an easy process, but it is best done in a positive environment, and to account for that, awards and recognition are among the approaches used to create a good environment and inspire students to excel in their educational progress.

One might start as a first grade student that loves coming to school and learning new things, but by the time they reach college, the desire to learn might decreased greatly.

In order to keep students’ motivation going and help their desire to excel, the College has considered giving performance award to students, “this will give them reason to excel, and will also create a more positive environment in their classroom”.

This is proven by one of the recipient, Tan, a student from Diploma in Accounting who has receive the academic excellence award twice.

“This award definitely empowers me to do my best in my studies and it makes me feel appreciated when my efforts are recognized by the college,” said Tan.

“I would like to send my gratitude to all the lecturers that have helped me, it is their support that enables me to excel in my studies and receive this award twice.”

Commenting on the Principal’s award, Tan said that this award is not impossible to achieve,
“all it takes is just some discipline and a little hard work – any students can achieve it” he added.

SEGi College Sarawak understands that by appreciating the students, they will be much more likely to enjoy learning which can lead to increased productivity and learning effectiveness.

“Everyone likes to feel special once in a while, by giving the students recognition for a job well done, we hope that we can help build their confidence and belief in themselves,” Lau added.

The Principal’s Award is awarded to students from any academic programme offered in SEGi College Sarawak and is based solely on students’ academic achievement each semester.

Eligible recipients must obtain GPA’s of 4.0 or 2-4 distinctions depends on the length of semester where the results origin.

Rated 5-star by the MOHE MyQuest rating, SEGi College Sarawak is now open for its January 2012 intake. For more information on the courses offered, please log on to our website www.segi.edu.my or walk in to our main campus at 211, Jalan Bukit Mata, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak or call our toll-free number 1-300-88-7344 or 082 – 252566.