Alumni Stories

Mohamad Faisal b Ahmad Fadzil

UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Mohamad Faisal b Ahmad Fadzil, Managing Director of Tanamera Tropical Spa Sdn Bhd is now managing his family spa and personal care business which first gained exposure and recognition in Germany.

Being quite a shy and an introvert chap, it was hard for him to mix with new people initially. His advice for budding entrepreneurs is simple. “There’s only one keyword and everything else is secondary. It is tenacity. If you give up easy, don’t go into business, period. Also, without integrity the wealth won’t last.” Faisal knew nothing about business initially. He focused more on selling, meeting clients and creating relationships with them.

Over time, the company has built partnerships that have stayed with them for years. At age of 43, Faisal has already clocked in many working years but the journey of then till now is the one where he has zero regrets as he believes that, that moment was what has moulded him to become the man he is today.

Christopher Yee

UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Mr. Christopher Yee shared briefly on this accomplishments and encouraged our students to take charge and make efforts to drive for your dreams. Chef Christopher was born in KL, Malaysia. He was an ex state Swimmer for KL, after which he completed his culinary studies in London. Upon completing his studies, Chris did his apprenticeship at one of Paris’ well known brasserie, Le Vaudeville.

A year later Chris joins the Hilton Hotel in London. As a Commis Chef, Chris worked his way up, eventually he got promoted to be one of the youngest Chef de partie in Hilton London. Still only in his twenties, he decided to further pursue his studies and move back to Kuala Lumpur and complete his Bachelor Degree in European Culinary management in UOW Malaysia KDU. He gained more personal prestige followed in 2007, when he won his first Gold medal award in the Food Hotel Malaysia and followed by many more culinary competition both local and international. In 2012, Chris struck out and open up Topshelf Restaurant.

Over the spanned of 4 years, Chris has managed to build his reputation and clientele. Turning Topshef Restaurant into a hip and happening place whereby some customer would call it “a hidden gem”.

Imran Harith

UOW Malaysia KDU University College

Imran kick-started Discover Muay Thai, a social business initiative for undeserved and underprivileged youths by helping them shed their inhibitions, fears, and develop mental and physical strength through Muay Thai.

During study time, Imran and his classmates had organised a fund raising event called “Night of a Thousand Dreams”, where they managed to raise a large amount of fund and donated to Children’s Wish Society. The experience opened up his eyes in the importance of giving back to society, which is now relating back to his career where he runs his own Social Enterprise.

In Imran’s profession, interaction with people is a huge factor and it helps when he has to have the knowledge and skills that he learned when he was studying in UOW Malaysia KDU. “I always believe that when we are still young, take time to explore the world! Learn different skills and knowledge. Never stop learning no matter how old we are and use it to make this world a better place,’ he says.

Jimmy Chai Yow Kang

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helped me to step back and see the global picture of how to apply my skills in the real world. The courses at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College gave me professional knowledge and helped to think from the entrepreneurial point of view, which made me someone who can work from ideas to execution.

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College is a place where you get opportunities to explore all kinds of possibilities in you. Besides learning in the particular courses that I enrolled in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College, I also get the visibility on what the market trends are and what the market needs from us.

Now, I am the Business Strategy Director at J-SPY Technologies (Asia) Pte. Ltd. which creates mobile applications from leisure to major services in food and beverage industry. The skills and knowledge learned from UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helps me to transform ideas into viable products.

I am glad to have studied at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College because it’s a conducive for learning and a good platform for students to learn what is happening in the industrial world prior to graduation.

Christopher Huang

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College provides a fun and exciting learning environment for students. The academic modules of UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College are crafted to suit the students’ needs and hits the spot. I enjoyed and spent my time wisely while I was studying at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College.

The learning process at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College gave me a lot of benefits after I came out to work. My Mass Communication studies at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College helps me to face challenges at my workplace. I managed to use my public speaking skills when it comes to presenting ideas to clients and management.

As a director of sales and marketing at Days Hotel & Suites, I’ve used my advertising skills and public relation skills to foster good relationships with clients and handle the media for publicity purposes. I’m glad to have studied at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College as it gave me the confidence to face the real world. I’m also thankful to my current company as it has given me additional experience and certainly a plus point for me to grow.

Miguel Chong

UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College

Being independent, having sharp presentation and public speaking skills and being able to make quick and right decisions are skills expected by all employers. All these were taught to me by UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College during my undergraduate studies.

As a Strategic Key Account Manager at Jobstreet.com, I have to work with a lot of employers and provide them insights into the workforce and employment market. UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College honed my communication skills very well even though I’m was a Computer Science student. I learned to be more social during the activities conducted by the clubs at UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College. These valuable skills help me handle employers. Studying in UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College not only equipped me with knowledge and skills but, I made a lot of friends here, and we remain in contact until now.

Occasionally, I give talks at universities and colleges to students about getting ready for their future job and the do’s and don’ts during the job interview. Working in Jobstreet.com, I have an opportunity to inspire youngsters to expose and explore the current industries expectation, just like what I was given by UOW Malaysia KDU Penang University College during my studies.

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