April 28, 2012

Get Hired 2012 (Career Network Tea & SPARC forum)


Disclaimer : ALL the pictures uploaded in this post are not taken by me, but stolen from ACS's facebook page. 

Anyways i should be advertising Get Hired 2012 earlier before the event but LOL sorry because at that point of time i thought the days where i get engaged in club activities are long gone so i'll just laze around during my college life, but how wrong was i to think like that..

So, here i am in the midst of all the other volunteers helping out Irene to make sure the Career Network Tea of Get Hired 2012 was a success, and this is the ushering group to make sure the employers don't end up in our cafeteria instead of the event hall.

Participating in this event has given me experiences i've never encountered in college, i.e. sweating buckets

That's us, the usherers, talking and fanning ourselves with the map given to us so that we don't get lost leading the employers (which i failed miserably wtf i kept leading them to wrong places i should be hung to death) and the lecturer in charge (yellow) was telling us not to do that cos apparently it's an 'ugly and unprofessional' act. So we have to sweat like hell and stand in a nice line lor!

And since i wasn't aware that we had to walk from the foyer, up a flight of stairs, into the baking elevator, and make a few turns to the hall, help them set up, and walk all the way back down, i wore heels cos i'm vain like that. And by the end of the ushering period which was 8 to 10.30am, my feet was aching but as a woman i have to suck it up and act like it's not pain at all wtf. Actually i did complain lah (duhhh) but it was kind of clear that i brought this upon myself so i wasn't seeking for any sympathy but just for the sake of complain, and poor Kailing was my victim.

Here are the 40 over participating companies, except Citibank who bailed on us last minute.
As you can see, A LOT of reputable and big companies participated in this event and it's a rare chance to get to find out about stuff you need to know to be in the working force.

Amidst all these, i was thinking how lucky we are to have these events organised for us, instead of us having to go company by company for enquiries and stuff. How spoilt our generation are, and we still don't appreciate these services and events made to make our already easy life easier.

During high school days, colleges had booths set up in school halls for us, just like how these companies set up booths for college students. Although these events are targeted for final years, it's never too early to gain knowledge or information. I'm partially glad that Irene asked me to help out in this event. I'll let you guys know at the end of the post why i'm only partially grateful.

Here's the opening ceremony held in one of the lecture theatres, in which attendance was full house. However, there were rumours saying that there was actually a lecture which was supposed to take place in that particular lecture theatre and the students went in and sat there without knowing it's the opening ceremony for Get Hired 2012. Oh well, i was there just for a split second before being summoned back to the ushering business cos there were not enough manpower downstairs.

If you can see up front, there are 2 men sitting on sofas talking to each other, and that is the interview session led by our Accounting and Commerce Society (ACS) advisor, Kishenjeet as the moderator with Mr.Johan Merican from TalentCorp (one of the organisers for this event).

Here is the fish eye effect (i THINK that's the term for it, so don't tembak me if i'm wrong, photography enthusiasts!) of where the whole shebang took place, in our Sunway University's Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH)

Some important people of the Sunway Group and TalentCorp making their entrance into the hall with super corporate smiles and white teeth *oozing with envy*

As some of the volunteers were gathering around during breakfast time chattering away, we were asked to take pictures with these important guys making a fake "they are telling us what's in the book" poses but in fact we were just laughing at how handsome Datuk Jeffery Cheah is in the book lol.

Note to self : MUST do something about your oily face wtf

And then there was this SPARC forum held at the students' centre. Well, since me and my friends were volunteers of the Career Network Tea, we asked permission from our department leaders whether we can curi tulang and attend the forum cos it sounded very interesting and informative and guess what? We got a YES! Thank you Min Hong for being an aaaaawesome leader.

It was a really great forum, led by Nuffnang, Groupon and Google Malaysia (accordingly).

I was soooo bummed that almost nobody knew what Nuffnang is! I guess not everyone is into blogging ads or stuff like this.. Anyway, the dude in the centre was kind of the centre of attention, since he's only 29 and he used to be in the entertainment industry, and the emcee told us to listen to what he said and not just focus on his looks. I only thought he looked good after he stood up and started talking. Maybe it's the charisma he's portraying? Somehow i thought he looked like the better version of David Choi, don't you think so too?

Anyhow, since he graduated with an engineering degree from Monash, he was telling us the process where he got interested in the business field while he was studying engineering, and how he snuck into business subject lectures and photocopied notes from his business studies friends. And he also made a statement where there's this stereotype where the not-so-smart people would naturally study Arts subject, and he totally said this just to prove us it's wrong and he didn't have any ill intentions, but somehow the Google Malaysia dude was somehow offended cos he graduated with a bachelor's in history. Hahaha. Well, he kind of laughed it off as a joke but there was (obviously) hidden meanings in his sentence "well, because i did History for my bachelor's so i'm not a smart person, according to Joel (the Groupon guy)". And we laughed. And they laughed. Then i think everyone forgot about it except that the Google Malaysia guy would be cursing Groupon guy in his sleep(?)

Well, after that it was tea time and then we wrapped up.

Okay lah i was lazy to tell you guys TalentCorp had this ICQ quiz thing on the stage and there was chance for us to win iPad 2, iPod and Golden Class tickets but i was kind of half-hearted when i tried the quiz and i didn't really made an effort to study the stuff before answering. Kinda regretted it though, since it was pretty easy and it was MCQ questions. Oh well, laziness come with a price. Although it was partly because i literally couldn't feel my feet anymore!

After helping all the employers to keep everything and back to the foyer, we had kind of a wrap-up meeting to sum everything and Irene was thanking us for helping her out. Well, her thank-you mini speech wasn't phrased in the best way possible, but her gratitude came through all in all.

Meanwhile i was holding in my pain in a poker face wtf but i wanna thank my friend's gf for lending me her flats for about 30 mins when we were helping to clear things up cos at that point i really thought i was going to die. Like seriously. Literally. No exaggeration. And i didn't even care about my super messy hair and oily face, and also slightly smeared makeup towards the end (5.30pm! That's about 9 hours on these babies, minus the 30 mins i was on flats). Well, everyone else was smart enough to bring flats with them to change but since i was kind of rushing in the morning i forgot to bring, though i planned to bring my flats the night before. Oh well.

And, the obligatory group picture :

Though fatigued, everyone made an effort to smile for the camera (: Truth is, there's this girl holding Nicholas's camera and she took like 50 shots and asked us to hold our smiles and she went experimenting flash, without flash, different angles and stuff. Wtf now i know the pain of being a model and have to smile continuously for the camera.

Lastly, picture of the president of ACS (left) - which i suspect is the photographer of these pictures which i have stolen too since he had a dslr around his neck the whole time and took lots of pictures during the event, and judging from the angle of the pictures i would guess it's him (detective mode) and the president of the Golden Key (GK) society. Just giving credits to the photographer :)

SO. Any of you guys reading this and happens to be a student or future student of Sunway University should definitely join Get Hired 2013 (i was told it was held last year so i'd assume there's one next year too) or the next Get Hired programme by ACS! It'll totally benefit you inside out! i.e. how i learnt to NEVER forget to bring flats to an event like these so i'll prevent my feet feeling numb from thursday till now (it's saturday btw). Of course, and a lot of other experiences like having the opportunity to speak to a lot of important people during networking session and also the Q&A sessions at the end of forums.

April 13, 2012

Changes i don't like

"Hi, do you have a Facebook account?"

What happened to the good 'ol "Hi, what's your name?" or "Hey sexy, who are you?" or any oldest trick in the book pick up line? Okay maybe the second one only happens in movie, but don't people nowadays prefer to know one's name before knowing whether the person has a Facebook account or not? It pisses me off so much i want to say "Yeah i have one and the name is FUCK OFF LOSER" but i can't cos i'm a nice person wtf T.T That can only happen in movies (again) cos Sunway University is generally not big, so you bump into people very often, and rumors like "I slept with that chick" or "That chick sleeps around for money" or "That chick is actually a dude" might circulate around, and your entire college days would be ruined! This might sound exaggerated but it might totally happen cos college is a dramatic place. After all, i've personally experienced a Gossip Girl drama on my very first semester in college already.

Though i wasn't the main character, but Princess F still appeared in Gossip Girl's blogspot.... Along with printscreens of my Facebook! Oh drama drama drama.. And no, i don't watch Gossip Girl but i plan to soon since my brother kept pestering me to watch..... and a few other guy friends. WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THIS WORLD?!

*cough* Sorry i get off-track. Anyway, Facebook. People find it easier to make friends through the net, particularly Facebook, than to interact face to face. You might not know this (guys or girls), but having the courage to say "Hi" actually adds a point to your scoreboard. Yes, everyone has a scoreboard and don't try denying it cos even though it's not in points form there's a certain way you evaluate an individual, yes? Well, in some poor guy's defense, some girls do think that they are freaks when they try to approach the girl in person, but that's due to your lack of confidence and balls. If you don't have either then don't bother picking up random chicks. Seriously. I miss those B.F (before Facebook) days. Though that time it would be phone numbers, but at least that's more personal and you don't go stalking one's profile to know a person instead of the good 'ol getting-to-know-you small talks over coffee..... or Tutti Frutti :)

I was in my hometown for a few days last week, and i noticed some shops in Glutton Square are using disposable chopsticks and polystyrene plates instead of the plastic ones they used to use. Don't they care for the environment at all? :S Despite the statistics saying that Gen Y care most about our environment, that's only because the environment is getting from bad to worse, no thanks to these people who does not care to contribute to curb this problem at all. Oh well, i shouldn't be complaining too much since i'm using the A/C almost everyday in school and in my own room (which does not have a fan nor a place to put a stand fan - in my defense).................. Back when i was young, which was not very far back, SOME stalls actually still used melamine bowls but plastic chopsticks were widely used since it's dropped super often and it might cost more to buy chopsticks than ingredients wtf (speaking from experience at home).

Well, i know change is constant, and we, the older generation have to cope with the technological changes that happens around us, but i just don't like it :( There was this video by JinnyboyTV, a local group of people who hit 1 million views for their MY GENERASI youtube clip :

Brings back memories of my childhood B.F, except the Batu Seremban and bottle caps part cos i sucked at them. By the way, when i said it brings back memories doesn't mean i would like to go back to that point of time, and somehow i don't miss my high school days. Does that mean i'm not sentimental? Nope, i'm just contented with my life and grateful that God had brought me this far in life :) Though i'm not so happy with the changes around me...