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By Ainul Haliza Binti Abdul Hair, Lecturer, School of American Degree Program Interpersonal communication is the process of sharing ideas and emotions verbally and non-verbally with another person. It allows us to interact with and understand others in our personal and professional lives. In the workplace, hiring managers often look for employees with strong interpersonal skills who will collaborate and communicate well with their colleagues. It often includes face-to-face exchange of information, in the form of voice, facial expressions, body language and gestures. The level of one’s interpersonal communication skills is measured through the effectiveness of transferring messages to others. In this article,...

Creativity is a quality that’s always valued, no matter what the subject matter is.  The creative industry is an enormous one, and it continues to grow. Along with this growth of industry, grow too the great many creative and artistic career paths. From sole proprietors to booming international corporations to not-for-profit organisations, the creative industry is chock-full of jobs for anyone with a creative flair and the urge to showcase their talents. Here are some of the most sought-after creative jobs with very attractive remunerations. Creative Producer A creative producer plays many roles. Creative producers are at the helm of driving the...

Following the Government’s continuous effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the MCO has been extended to 4 March 2021. The statement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in regards to the operations of Private Higher Educational Institutions during MCO; admission of students to campuses is allowed subjected to the preparation and steps taken by the institute to ensure the adherence of the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council and the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). Effective 1 March as per the announcement by MOHE, six categories of students can return to campuses to resume the...

By Daksayani Ganeson, Lecturer, School of Education, MPU and Language When was the last time I stood in front of an audience to speak English? I had to memorize what I needed to say, I felt nervous and my voice was shaky! I scanned through the room to see if anyone liked my presentation, looking for feedback from the faces around. People made eye contact and I wished they didn’t know how anxious I was! Does this sound like you? Maybe you were in the same position not long ago? Fret not, here are 7 tips to boost your confidence in spoken English....

By Jayatheswary A/P Parnealsivam, Lecturer, School of Allied Health Sciences Introduction A medical laboratory technologist (MLT) is a profession listed under the Allied Health Science (AHS) group. This profession is not well known among the general public because many of the tasks performed are done behind the scenes. Medical laboratory technologists are the backbone of the medical laboratory services because they are involved in all levels of laboratory work, from the pre-clinical to the clinical, and from the clinical to the post-clinical stages. They are involved in the process of diagnosing for treatment, rehabilitation and prevention through clinical laboratory tests. Roles of MLTs...

By Norhaslinda Jamaluddin, Lecturer, School of Hospitality, Tourism & Culinary Arts The tourism and hospitality industry will continue to face an unparalleled level of trials during the coronavirus pandemic in 2021 and, success will depend on how its stakeholders, for instance, companies and individual properties, react and adapt to the situation. For Malaysia, the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture has planned and introduced various strategies to restore our tourism industry and to drive it to boost the country’s economy. The year 2020 was supposed to be a big one for Malaysia’s tourism industry through the Visit Malaysia Year 2020 campaign. At...

By Nurul Nurhabibi Hijazi, Lecturer, School of Education, MPU & Language What is 21st-Century Learning? Students nowadays spend their lives in a variety of media because they have been surrounded by it all their lives. This is due to world changes at an unprecedented rate. Educators are continually faced with new challenges in order to keep up with the latest research findings in order to improve learning and helping students to prepare for their future. Studies have shown a positive impact on learning when students are required to engage in inquiry, analyse content, construct knowledge, and effectively communicate their learning. Learning in...

The twenty-first century dawned upon us all with much promise and expectation.  It was supposed to have been the dawn of an era of amazing technology and incredible human advancement.  And in many ways, it has been.  It was all going nicely, actually, until the COVID-19 came along in 2019 and struck fear into all of us, young and old, rich and poor, brown, yellow, black and white, sparing none.  And then suddenly, here we are, fear-stricken adults terrified about losing our livelihoods, our savings, our families, yes, and also about losing our lives.  If we, autonomous adults as we’d...

By Nesamalar A/P Damalingam, Lecturer, School of Creative Art & Design “What is the difference between graphic design and digital design?”  This is a question that many students interested in design often ask. Although both graphic and digital design are founded on the same fundamental knowledge and principles, graphic designers lack the digital skills which have become highly essential in digital marketing. Graphic designers study the basic concepts of drawing and designing. They create visuals based upon their ideas, and educate their stakeholders about these ideas, encouraging acceptance and support. They primarily concentrate on pre-print materials to produce advertisement design, newsletters, business...

Following the Government’s continuous effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the MCO has been extended to 18 February 2021 to further curb the spread of the pandemic. In the statement issued by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) in regards to the operations of Private Higher Educational Institutions during MCO; admission of students to campuses is allowed subjected to the preparation and steps taken by the institute to ensure the adherence of the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the National Security Council and the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH). Further to this, hybrid classes and fully online classes are...