Experience an eye opening perspective on the US education system and the application process. Explains the differences between the US education and that of other countries, the Liberal Arts Colleges, what to expect, etc. Learn more about the SAT’s, what makes an application essay stand out and how interviews are conducted. Get to know the facilitators who will share their application experiences or simply their lives in the US.

Date: 28th & 29th July 2012

Time: 9am – 6 pm (Be there by 8:00am to check yourself in)

Venue: The Grand Hall, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus (Venue Sponsor)

Fee: RM 20 for both days.

Eligibility: Students Only

Tentative Guest Speakers:

  • Kevin Sim- Resident Counselor @ Raffles Junior College, Singapore
  • Wan Nadiah Wan Mohd Abdullah- Interviewer of Harvard University
  • Dr. Ewe Hong Tat- Education Counselor & Interviewer of MIT

Ewe Hong Tat obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Malaya, Malaysia, Masters of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from M.I.T., USA and PhD degree from Multimedia University, Malaysia.

He had worked before in Motorola Penang, Intel Penang, MIT’s Research Laboratory for Electronics, University of Malaya and Multimedia University, and is currently a Professor of Faculty of Engineering and Science (Kuala Lumpur Campus) and Vice President (Internationalization and Academic Development) in Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He was also the recipient of a number of awards including The Young Scientist Award of URSI (International Union of Radio Science) in 1996, The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award 2005 for Academic Leadership and Accomplishment, and the Toray Science and Technology Award 2011.

In publication, he has published in books, international journals and conferences. His research interest includes microwave remote sensing, satellite image processing, wireless sensor network and iris recognition.

He has been an MIT Educational Counselor since 1995 and gave many talks in this area. He is also active in consultancy and technopreneur development works and has been a consultant/advisor for several listed and startup companies in Malaysia.

  • Hwa Yang Jerng- Interviewer of Bates College

Hwa Yang Jerng is an alumnus of Bates College, class of 2005. He studies cognition and his hobby is work towards making the human brain obsolete. What he finds amusing about physics, math, and human cognition in general, is that some people think that there’s more to it than sensible structures referring to other patterns of sensible structures. He thinks that once you figure out the human mind’s representational structure… all the things it represents kinda turn boring. 😛 The rest, as they like to say in commerce, is just “admin”.

  • Yeoh Chen Chow- Interviewer of Cornell University

Chen Chow has been involved with this US Applications Workshop since back in its early days in 2006, when it was organized in the form of US Education Fair. He graduated from Cornell University, with major in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with triple minors in Information Science, Engineering Management, Industrial System & Information Technology. Prior to that, he was from Overseas Preparatory Program at INTEC, Raffles Junior College (Singapore) and Jit Sin High School.

Currently, he is the Regional Operations Director for South East Asia (India, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand) for Groupon. He is also the Chief Operating Officer of Groupon Malaysia and serves in the board of director of Groupon Sdn. Bhd. He has a stint as Chief Operating Officer of Groupon Taiwan from November 2011 to early July 2012. Prior to that, he served as Product Manager at JobStreet.com and Management Consultant at Accenture.

Chen Chow has been the Chairman of Cornell Alumni Admission Ambassador Network for Malaysia since 2007. He has been a mentor in McKinsey’s Youth Leadership Academy since 2010. For the past few years, he has been involved with Project What’s After SPM, Young Corporate Malaysians, Malaysian Student Leaders Summit, Malaysian Mensa, American Universities Alumni Malaysia, Malaysia Sudoku Society, ReCom.org etc.

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