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How to Market Yourself on LinkedIn
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How to Market Yourself on LinkedIn

By Ngo Quynh TrangThe theory behind LinkedIn™ is that everyone is six steps or fewer, by way of introduction, away from any other person in the world. This means a chain of ‘friend of a friend’ statements can be made to connect any two people in the world in a maximum of six steps. Hence, it’s seen as a powerful tool to enable you to quickly connect to individuals who may be helpful to you in terms of developing your career. Here are a few ways I have tried and find them effectively for a beginner of LinkedIn™.1. Raise your profileThe very first thing you need to do is making a professional résume because once you’ve set up a professional profile on LinkedIn™, it’s like having your CV online for everyone to see, including potential employers.Thus, you should organi...
The Language of Emotional Intelligence
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The Language of Emotional Intelligence

By Sk. Reazul IslamIn a hectic world where technology is evolving at a faster rate, where artificial intelligence (AI) and robots can handle basic humans tasks. Where conflicts routinely break out, and where long-term relationships seem to be harder to maintain. Emotional intelligence is more important than ever.Emotional Intelligence (EI) or Emotional Quotient (EQ) refers to an individuals’ capability to understand, manage, and use their own emotions and those of the people around them in positive ways. Emotional intelligence is the ability to distinguish between different feelings and identify and understand them to communicate effectively, empathize with others, relieve stress, conquer challenges, and defuse conflict.EQ determines a person’s overall success when it ...
Growing Care, Expanding Networks – Initiate Your Social Project 101
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Growing Care, Expanding Networks – Initiate Your Social Project 101

By Yasmin Nur HabibahThe story started back in September 2018, as a freshman year college student, I was busy with college stuff and got no idea about getting additional activities to make my schedule as productive as I could. So, I took a look in one of the most-known organizations on campus, named AIESEC. I was quite uncommon with how the organization works, so accidentally, I registered the selection of a social project holder, and finally placed as the Organizing Committee Partnership for iCare Project. Basically, my job was around engaging partners named financial partner, education partner, in-kind partner, and media partner to support my project. The project aimed to raise awareness and concern for people with disabilities. We believe that everyone has a right to live i...
Mind the Gap – Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia
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Mind the Gap – Bridging the Digital Divide in Malaysia

By Irsyad HamilinThe first wave of COVID-19 in Malaysia leads to the sudden closure of all learning institutions nationwide. As a result, education in Malaysia has changed drastically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms.On 13June 2020, Veveonah Mosibin, a student of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) make the headlines across Malaysia after posting an 11-minute video on YouTube entitled “24 Hours On Tree Challenge” featuring her climbing a tree where she spent the night just to get better internet access for her final exam. Unfortunately, whilst the treetop video challenge of hers opened many opportunities, it also highlights the huge gap of the digital divide in many parts of Malaysia. Veveonah’s case...
Pursuing a Postgraduate Degree on Full Scholarship – Getting in is just the beginning
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Pursuing a Postgraduate Degree on Full Scholarship – Getting in is just the beginning

By Suthida ChangI am fortunate to be a full scholarship holder for MA International Relations and International Business at the University of Nottingham Ningbo, China (UNNC). Being a picky learner, I was looking for a crosscultural experience with British education standards and a curriculum that catered to my multidisciplinary academic interests; UNNC ticked all of those boxes.Like many students around the world, my postgraduate program was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes and examinations were moved online but coordinating between different student and lecturer timezones was a major challenge. Now that I’m approaching the end of my degree, it is time to look back over my one-year journey and reflect on the lessons I’ve learned, especially the ones outside o...
Making the Best out of your Research Internship: 3 Tips
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Making the Best out of your Research Internship: 3 Tips

By Rafyoga J.P. IrsadanarBeing a research intern could be very thrilling and challenging, since we will not only deal with professional matters but also academic works. To make the best of the opportunity, these are 3 tips you could do!1. Be available, reliable, and responsible in the office.It is always exciting to be given opportunities by a reputable research center to experience the real professional and academic environment through an internship. However, we also need to also understand that one of the major reasons we are hired is to assist the researchers in doing their academic projects. By that, the interns will be shared some of the responsibilities in the team.In doing your part, be a responsible team-player! Meet those deadlines. Show up on-time. Give t...