Thursday, August 22, 2013

Job Interview Seminar by IEM UCSI Student Section

Facing a job/internship interview needs its own strategies to be successful. Even qualified candidates sometimes fail the interview step due to the unpreparedness or lack of strategies for such interviews. As the job application world gets more competitive, students are urged to acquire the necessary skills in order to win such interview.

In accordance with that thinking, the Engineering Students’ Association (ESA IEM Student Section) conducted the Job Interview Seminar on the 27th of July, 2013 at the Le Quadri Ballroom at the North Wing Campus of UCSI. The seminar aimed at preparing students for job/internship interview. Around 30 students from various faculties participated in the seminar.
The seminar was officiated by Ahmad as the Chairperson, and officiated by Engr. Joelle Mah as the Advisor of ESA. It was started by the first talk, “The Engineering Profession”, presented by Engr. Vivekasugha Alif Gunaalan of the Young Engineers Section of Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (IEM).

The first talk was targeted for the engineering students among the participants. The talk was to prepare the engineering the students what kind of job they would be doing. The seminar then proceeded to the second talk, “Job Interview Preparation”, presented by Mr. Edmund Teh of Jobstreet.com. He discussed strategies to face such interview in order to familiarize them with the current situation of the working world, and how they need to prepare themselves in order to successfully compete with other applicants.

Participants then proceeded to the mock interview session, in which they were being interviewed by Mr. Edmund Teh and Mr. Tim Lee from Jobstreet.com, as if the participants were applying for a job. This session was meant to familiarize the students of the interview process, and how they were supposed to apply the strategies in answering the questions. By the end of the event, students gained more ideas about the engineering profession, and developed strategies in applying for a job/internship, especially in terms of facing the interview process.

Officiating Speech by ESA Advisor Engr. Joelle Mah

Engineering Profession Talk by Engr. Vivekasugha of IEM-YES
Participants attentively listening to the Enginering Profession Talk

Group photo of Interview Seminar Participants
Job Interview Preparation Talk by Mr Edmund Teh of Jobstreet

Job Interview Preparation Talk by Mr Edmund Teh of Jobstreet
Mr Edmund Teh of Jobstreet asks the participants "Are you ready to get hired?"
Mock Interview Sessions with participants
Mock Interview Sessions with participants
Mock Interview Sessions with participants
Mock Interview Sessions with participants
By Sdr. Sheilla Minerva Banu @ IEM UCSI Student Section

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Technical Visit To MRT Cochrane Underground Station Site


On the 29th of June 2013, we went for a technical visit to the MRT Cochrance Underground Station Site as part of the National Summit events.

The technical visit started with a warm welcome and brief introduction of the project background, challenges, development and highlights by MMC-Gamuda KVMRT.

MMC-Gamuda KVMRT explaining the alignment of the Sungai Buloh-Kajang line

MMC-Gamuda KVMRT explaining about the components of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM)

The participants listening attentively to the briefing by MMC-Gamuda KVMRT

After the presentation, IEM YES KL's Chairman, Engr. Mah Way Sheng thanked and presented a token of our gratitude to MMC-Gamuda KVMRT for hosting the technical visit for the National Summit 2013 participants.

Our Chairman, Engr Mah Way Sheng presenting IEM YES' token of appreciation to MMC-Gamuda KVMRT
It's the time we've been waiting for, entering the site! We were accompanied by the MRT Site Safety Officer. It's compulsory to put on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and we got even more excited. It felt as if we were the engineers of the MRT site for the day.
On our way to the site with full PPE!
During the technical visit, the Project engineers explained about the current progress of work, the challenges they have encountered and solutions for the challenges to us. We even managed to get a glimpse of the assembly in progress of the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). 

The assembly of the Tunnel Boring Machine is in progress

A technical visit wouldn't be complete without a group photo at the site! We looked so cool, right?

Group photo at the site

Group photo in front of the KVMRT Information Centre
You may visit the website for more info of the project here : 

By Engr. Kok Jing Shun                                                                                                                   

Monday, August 05, 2013

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri from all of us at YES!

To all our IEM YES members, we would like to wish you "Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri"
We hope that you will have a wonderful raya celebration with your family & friends.
Please drive safe!