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Contents: 1. About the Society 2. Advisor’s Note 3. Chairman’s Note 4. International Student’s testimony @ MUCS 5. Murdoch University Alumni Day- 4th of April 2012 6. Vow to Discover: CPA Australia Career Expo-21st of April 2012 7. Workplace Exposure: Sin Chew Daily-23rd of April 2012 8. The Avengers Movie Outing-27th of April 2012 9. Vow to Discover: Jobstreet Resume Writing & Interview Workshop- 2nd of May 2012 10. 11. 12.

Murdoch Red Family Day- 8th of May 2012

Turbo Charge Learning Workshop- 16th of May 2012 Love is a Verb: Teachers’ Day-16th of May 2012

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Semester Break Trip -16th -18th of June 2012

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Upcoming Events (July to September 2012)

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Unique Points about us:

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We are Committed to Excellence.

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Note from Teacher Advisor:

Time flies and now we are stepping into July 2012. This is the time we review on the past events and move forward to the future. For the past 6 months, Murdoch University Commerce Society (MUCS) had organized numbers of activities and brought great experience to our students. We organized entrepreneurship talk, resume writing and interview workshop, workplace exposure, trip to Pangkor Island, etc.

The society is taking a leap under Jin Chiehâ€&#x;s leadership; the noteworthy part is we are also successfully registered under Student Engagement Centre, Malaysia. Our

Ms. Tan Consilz, Lecturer-Business Programme,

vision statement: Committed to Excellence will always be true in encouraging all the members work towards their best. There is a lot more information available in this edition of our bulletin. Are you interested on the coming activities and hoping

Founder & Advisor for Murdoch University Commerce Society (MUCS)

to get exclusive invitation to our activities? Feel free to join us at our Facebook page and stay tune.

Murdoch University Commerce Society (MUCS) was previously known as Murdoch Commerce Society (MCS).

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Chairman’s Note: Hello, everyone. It‟s our 3rd bulletin time which means I am leading the society for 9 months. Time flies. Everything we did, start from a desire to make a difference in this community. Instead of impossible & negative thoughts, we desired to help students to see their potentials and everything is possible by working out of it. It started from the seed of hope, slowly grow & develop and now it still continue to grow in influence & capacity as well start to reap on what we sown.

For the past 3 months, our goal was to help student to discover more about themselves. With the idea of discovering who

Jin Chieh, Ling

they are, we organized events like Alumni Day, Jobstreet resume

Murdoch University‟s undergraduate student,

workplace exposure to Sin Chew Daily and etc. For the next 3

Bachelor of Commerce Major in Accounting,

Do follow us tightly for the latest event.

writing and interview workshop, CPA Australia Career Fair,

months, there are many more exciting events awaiting the students.

2nd Year Student The next town hall meeting is coming up really soon, if you are interested to be part of MUCS, get yourself ready for it!!! As well, we welcome all of you to write us your story/testimony to us about your experience with MUCS. We will feature the best testimony in our bulletin. Don‟t miss the chance to get be wellknown as well inspire the rest to live their university‟s lives to the maximum.

Feel free to share your brilliant ideas and thoughts with us. My email address: Jinchieh91@gmail.com. KDU-MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCE SOCIETY (MUCS)

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International Student’s Testimony: A year with KDU Murdoch Commerce Society Written by Aminath Halym

During my first year as a Murdoch undergraduate, I had overheard conversations of some of my seniors who were part of different societies and clubs of the university. Every one of them had one complain in common; that being part of a club or society is very time consuming, hectic and demanding.

In August 2010, I was approached by a friend,

suggesting me to join KDU Murdoch University Commerce Society (previously known as Murdoch Commerce Society). After giving it a lot of thought, I finally decided to give it a try. I was very excited and thrilled to be a board member of the society. In a few weeks, I realized that my seniors were right! In addition to meeting assignment deadlines, preparing myself for mid semester exams and finals, I was responsible for writing reports for the events organized by the society and also to keep records of attendance for all the events. At first it was very hectic, but soon I was in control as I learnt how to manage my time between the tasks. For that, I have to thank the President of our society, for being very understanding and generous, guiding us at every step. Being part of KDU Murdoch University Commerce Society also helped me to make a lot of new friends and network. In short, I am proud to be a Murdoch student as well as to be part of KDU Murdoch University Commerce Society. Based on my experience in KDU Murdoch Commerce Society for the past one year, I would definitely encourage each and every one of you to actively be part of the society. If situation permits, I will be more than glad to serve the society in the future.

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Vow To Discover: Murdoch University Alumni Day Reported by Aminath Halym Checked & Edited by : Ian Fan & Jin Chieh April 4, 2012

On 4th April 2012, a group of 30 Murdoch students from a mixture of Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting/ Marketing/

Management,

and

Bachelor

of

Communication in Public Relations/ Communications & Media gathered for Murdoch University Alumni Day. This event was organized by KDU Murdoch Commerce Society together with Murdoch University Alumni Malaysian Chapter to create awareness among the students regarding the main purpose of having the Alumni and how we as students can benefit from it. It was a joyful event filled with curiosity, laughter, unity and goodies! One of the most interesting parts of the event was when Mr. Adrian Ong shared his study abroad experience at Murdoch University Perth campus. It triggered an urge among all of us to personally experience the Murdoch campus life and also the Australian lifestyle. In addition to this, there was a highlight of the events carried out by Murdoch University Alumni Malaysian Chapter in the year 2010 and 2011. Most importantly, the event leads to a very interesting discovery regarding the Murdoch University logo. We discovered that it was not a corn in the Murdoch University logo, but rather a Banksia which grows a lot on the university campus! On a whole, it was very informative session which made us wonder how it would be when we graduate from the University and become part of the Alumni just like Mr. Adrian.

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Figure 1: Thank You Mr. Adrian Ong for Your Time with Us‌

Figure 2: A Few Proud Owners of Murdoch Alumni Mouse Pads!!

Murdoch University Alumni Malaysian Chapter # Founded in the year of 1999. # A registered body under as well member of Malaysian Australian Alumni Council (MAAC) # Current President, Mr. Adrian Ong (Since year 2003) & Vice President, Ms. Florence Kwan. # Mr. Adrian Ong is as well Vice President (Alumni Relations) for MAAC where as Ms. Florence Kwan is the member of Councilors for MAAC. # One of the most active Alumni Body in Malaysia.

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Testimonials Amanda Lim

From the Murdoch Alumni, I got to know more about Murdoch University and its surroundings. I now know that the logo of Murdoch University is not a corn, but a flower named Banksias. Furthermore, I got to know about the purpose of Murdoch Alumni. It was to allow us, students, to keep in touch with other graduated Murdoch students.

Mohamed Isbullah Jiffry

Murdoch Alumni Day was a great experience to students who were new to it. Mr. Adrian Ong, the president of Murdoch University Alumni Malaysian Chapter, gave an inspirational talk. He also shared about the history and background of Murdoch University. We also shared ideas about our future career paths. Overall, it was a fun time with Mr. Adrian Ong with goodies and prizes given to students for their participation. Thank you Murdoch Commerce Society for organizing this event.

Ian Fan

Murdoch Alumni Day was an interesting experience. Through this event, I now know that there is a support group after graduation, Murdoch University Alumni Malaysian Chapter. Through this group, Iâ€&#x;ll be able to further expand my network and pool of friends from Murdoch University. Aside from the purpose of this group, Mr. Adrian shared about his experience studying and living in Murdoch University, Perth. He shared about the campus, the environment, and quality of life in Murdoch. It was a wonderful time, a productive and knowledge-filled session with Mr. Adrian.

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Aminath Halym

The Alumni event was a fun learning experience for me. It made me realize the importance of being part of the Alumni, and the opportunities it had stored for me, such as networking and keeping in touch with my peers. Also, the event helped me get a closer look into Murdoch University.

Jin Chieh

As president for Murdoch Commerce Society, I always believe that we should have stronger bonding with our Alumni. The idea of this event came to birth after few chatting session with Mr. Adrian Ong and both of us share the same passion which is to create a sense of honorship towards Murdoch University by building a close relationship among Murdoch Community. Big thanks to Ms.Consilz (teacher advisor for MUCS), Ms. Claudine (School Manager), Ms. Lee Sa (Programme leader & School Manager for Murdoch Bachelor of Communication Programme) for assisting and giving full support throughout this event.

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CPA Australia Career Expo: Future is in the hands of the beholder Reported by Amanda Lim Checked & Edited by Ian Fan & Jin Chieh April 21, 2012

Murdoch Commerce Society (MCS) organized a trip to the CPA Australia Career Expo, which was held at KLCC Convention Centre. The purpose of this event was to allow students to explore the job opportunities available for employment in the market. A number of big corporations scouting for interns and fresh graduates were present at the expo, such as KPMG, PwC,Dell, Intel, Shell, Deloitte, Kimberly Clark, Ernst & Young, Maybank, RHB Bank. Thirteen (13) Murdoch students, along with MCSâ€&#x;s advisor, Consilz Tan, went for this event. We departed from KDU University Collegeâ€&#x;s Damansara Jaya campus at around 9.30a.m., in a van to KLCC Convention Centre. We reached our destination at 10.30a.m., just in time to witness the first session of the exposition, which was an introduction to what SSO service offered to graduates. After the first session, a break was given for the students to explore and enquire about KDU-MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCE SOCIETY (MUCS)

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the various companies present at the expo. Students queried about the company, and the various internships and job positions available. The students were very curious and inquisitive, asking a variety of questions, such as the length of internships, resumes, and interviews. Students were also keeping an open mind, exploring the various job positions in the market not relating to the course they were currently pursuing. A graduate might consider pursuing a career in accounting, despite graduating with a marketing degree.

Next on the event list was a panel discussion by representatives from the Big Four – KPMG, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and PWC. Each representative shared about their experiences in the accounting field, and why they chose an accounting career. However, the important topic was what they as employers were looking for in a fresh graduate and future employee. Disregarding the tradition of searching for employees equipped with technical and academic qualifications, future employers are looking for a more dynamic employee. Highlighting some important points from the discussion, an employee has to be passionate, engaging, and spontaneous. On a whole, it was an interesting and engaging discussion to get a personal and professional view from someone who has the experience and knowledge in the field.

Finally, at around 12.30p.m., we adjourned for lunch and home. We left with a wonderful experience. Now we have a first-hand view and knowledge of what jobs that is available in the market, and the type of firms looking for new employees. KDU-MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCE SOCIETY (MUCS)

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Student’s Experience: Ian Fan

This event was a wonderful experience and exposure for me. I was able to explore the variety of internships and jobs on offer. I got to know what are the necessary requirements and length of internship. Furthermore, I learned a lot about what a potential employer is looking for in an employee - soft skills, character, and attitude.

Roshan Panditji It was quite an experience for me as I got to experience the atmosphere of the KLCC convention centre. When we arrived, I was amazed at how organized the whole event was. To me this was professionalism at its best. What was even more exciting was seeing the names of the top accounting firms, The Big Four - KPMG, PWC, Deloittes and Ernst & Young. These are the firms every accountant dreams of working for. Furthermore, it was interesting to bring in a panel of senior representatives from The Big Four to share on their experiences.All in all it was an overall eye opening experience, as it showed the lifestyle and lives of the working people. Basically it showed what comes next after achieving my degree.

Yih Think Chua

It was really a good experience going to CPA Australia Career Expo 2012. There were so many companies including the Big 4, which were offering internships and permanent job to the students and fresh graduate. Apart from that, listening to the talk from the directors of

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the Big 4 gave me an idea of what kind of candidate they are looking for, and this allowed me to start preparing myself for all these qualities before I graduate.

Jin Chieh

This was a great experience for me to network with corporate, getting to know the trend and graduates that the companies are looking for. It was a platform for me to practice skills in communicating with people in a formal context, as well an opportunity to prepare myself well for stepping into corporate world after graduation.

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Workplace Exposure: Sin Chew Daily Reported by: Aminath Halym Checked and Edited by: Ian Fan & Jin Chieh April 23, 2012

Newspapers are a part of everyday life which is still enduring in the digital age. When we think of newspaper publishing and printing, most of us are likely to think of typed out articles and up to date happenings which are then printed on newspaper material. Although the process appears to be short and sweet, the visit to Sin Chew Daily, a newspaper company, on the 23rd of April 2012 proved it otherwise.

The visit to Sin Chew Daily is just a two minute walk from KDU Business and Law School. This visit was another one of KDU Murdoch Commerce Societyâ€&#x;s activities aimed at workplace exposure among the students. We received great welcome from Ms. Lenny, General Manager (Corporate Communications/ Events Management) who later brief the students on the background of the organisation. Sin Chew Daily is a Chinese newspaper with Sin Chew meaning

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„Singapore‟, publishing its first newspaper in 1929. Today, Sin Chew Daily is the most read newspaper in Malaysia. Sin Chew Daily is also very impressive as a company, heavily focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, as indicated in the briefing on the company‟s corporate strategies. Following the briefing, there was a tour of the historic gallery which demonstrated the huge changes in the newspaper industry overtime. In addition to this, there was also a tour of the

printing plant, where the whole process was illustrated to the students step by step. This was the most awaited and interesting part for most of the students, since the process was a little different from what was anticipated. Overall, it was a very informative, engaging and fun experience for all the participants. We thus thank KDU Murdoch Commerce Society for organizing such thoughtful and amazing activities to help us experience a more practical and exciting three years of Murdoch. And we do look forward to more events like the visit to Sin Chew Daily.

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Students’ Testimonials Ng Jinn Yee

From the Workplace Exposure trip to Sin Chew Daily organised by the Murdoch Commerce society, I gained lots of informational knowledge on the history of Sin Chew itself, as well as the production process implemented by the organisation. On top of that, the Public Relations executives were very attentive and helpful in explaining the information to the students. Besides a great session of Q&A and information sharing, the students were given a great opportunity to visit the production plant of the organisation. This educational trip is definitely an eye-opening and valuable experience to me.

Julian Chee

What did I learn during the trip to Sin Chew Daily? I never knew how newspaper was made, until Murdoch Commerce Society organized this trip. I learned that before making every page of newspaper, the reporter will firstly report to the editors of the newspaper. Then the newspaper drafts be printed into four metal plates, each consisting of four different colours – cyan, black, blue, and yellow. Besides the printing process, I was also curious about how newspapers made money to cover their costs. Through this Workplace Exposure, I discovered that advertisements were the main sponsors and source of income for the newspaper company. On a whole, it was a productive trip by MCS!

Aminath Halym

The visit to the newspaper company was very interesting. The event exposed me to the newspaper industry, and I figured the many other aspects of a newspaper company rather than just spreading the news. Also, CSR events undertaken by Sin Chew were very impressive and touching.

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Ian Fan

Workplace Exposure to Sin Chew Daily was such a knowledgeable trip for me. I learned about the history of Sin Chew, from its early beginnings to how it has achieved success today. For someone who loves history, what surprised me was that Chiang Kai Shek and Sun Yat Sen, famous Chinese revolutionary heroes, played a role in Sin Chewâ€&#x;s history. Then, there was a tour of the newspaper factory to show the printing process from the editorial room to the final product – newspaper. This was an interesting trip, looking forward to more Workplace Exposure trips by MCS.

Yasutaa Manogaran

The visit to Sin Chew Daily was definitely a knowledge-filled trip. Sin Chew is a place people should visit, as it has a rich history to learn from. I was also very happy to know that they have a lot of activities to help the poor and the needy. Then, it was an exciting experience to see the factory and how the newspapers were printed. I learned that making newspapers was not as easy as it seems, as there were a lot of effort involved. It was definitely worthwhile and wonderful trip.

Jin Chieh

This event came to birth when Ms. Consilz and I realized the importance of build strong connection with corporate organization near by the campus. This had marked down the very first visit from KDU S.13 Campus to Sin Chew after KDU started to operate at this new campus 3 years ago. It was personally a great experience for me as it just reminded me of the time when I was intern as a cadet reporter during my high school time at its branch in my hometown. Sin Chew Daily have the bigger influence in Chinese press media globally and the organization have put in a lot of effort in providing Education scholarship, humanity projects such as Child Sponsor, Providing Shelter and food for poor people across different nations and many more. It was truly a great example of a corporation that not just concern about day to day running of the business but as well holding tight on corporate Social Responsibility. Last but not least I would KDU-MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCE SOCIETY (MUCS)

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like to thank Ms. Loo & Kee Jun (President for KDU Law Society) for supporting us by joining us for this workplace Exposure.

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Marvel’s The Avengers Movie Outing Reported By Ian Fan Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh April 27, 2012

Knowing that Marvel‟s The Avengers movie was due for official release in cinemas on April 27, 2012 (Friday), Murdoch University Commerce Society (MUCS) decided to organize a movie outing for the Murdoch students. This movie would definitely be a crowd-puller and blockbuster one to watch. This movie brings together some of greatest superheroes in the Marvel universe – Captain America, Ironman, Thor, Hulk, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Director Nick Fury. Twenty-six students came for the movie, held at Golden Screen Cinemas, Tropicana Mall. Despite being a long movie (2.5 hours), it was worth the time and money. It was an entertaining, not only with the action, but also with the humour and comedy. As one friend said, “There were a lot of lessons to learn from the movie.” I agree. The Avengers movie was an action-packed and

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comedic movie, yet also an inspirational one. Looking forward to another movie bash with MUCS!!

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JobStreet Resume Writing and Interview Workshop: Too Many Graduates, Too Few Jobs! Reported by Aminath Halym Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh May 2, 2012

When confronted with writing a resume to apply for a job, the most that majority of the students can do is to write their name on top of a piece of paper and wonder what to write next. A few students manage to pass this stage for an interview, but ultimately fail and a handful of them are selected. With this in mind, on 2nd May 2012, KDU Murdoch Commerce Society along with JobStreet organized a resume writing and interview workshop. This workshop was aimed at providing a guideline to students on what is expected in a resume and what employers are looking for. The workshop facilitator was Mr. Daryl Wong from JobStreet Malaysia and shared some of his noteworthy experiences with the students. Mr. Daryl, from his vast experience in recruiting and interviewing numerous applicants, informed the students regarding which information belong in the resume and which does not. He also provided information on acceptable interview attire and what information should be disclosed in an interview. The most interesting tips range from how to make the resume interesting so as to keep the reader wanting more to creating a rapport between the interviewer and the candidate. With participation of over 40 students, this workshop was an extremely demanded workshop as after graduation, this is the biggest challenge faced by most students.

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Testimonials Chloe Kok I attended the event held by Murdoch Commerce Society and I have learnt things that I want to know. The event was on preparing resume by a speaker from JobStreet.com. Through the session, I have learnt that a resume is very important in order to get an interview. Besides, I believe that a resume also represents the person in nonverbal way.

Mark Jo Yee The JobStreet Workshop was a good exposure for students who have yet to experience writing a resume and taking on an interview in the real working world. Mr. Daryl Wong definitely went straight to the point in demonstrating what is really going on in the business world. The workshop enables students to enhance their skills in resume writing and job interview, and be vigilant about simple mistakes that one could possibly done without realizing.

Ian Fan It was definitely an interesting and knowledgeable workshop. Mr. Daryl helped identify and clarify the important aspects of resume writing and job interviews. What we should and should not include in a resume, and how we should conduct ourselves in the interview were some of the points I learned from the workshop. It was not only informative, but also entertaining, as Mr. Daryl used vivid, illustrative, and humorous examples to carry the message across to the audience. He has built a rapport with me, and likewise, I will build a rapport with my interviewer.

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Murdoch RED Family Day: RED Passion Reported by Ian Fan Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh May 8, 2012

May 8, the day all Murdoch students were looking forward to. This was a special and memorable day for Murdoch students, because it is Murdoch RED Family Day. On this special day, all the Murdoch students and staffs will wear their red Murdoch t-shirt. This was to celebrate and commemorate the RED spirit and culture of Murdoch. More importantly, to tell the world that we are passionate and united as a family! Assigned as the official photographer of the day, it truly was a daunting and challenging, yet exciting task. We went to the classes to take the class photos of the lecturers with their students. We also went to the various departments to take group photos of the staffs. Together with the cooperation of the students, lecturers, and staffs, it was a success event! We begin this journey with the first photo session at Ms. Jennyâ€&#x;s class, BUS161 Introduction to Economics. Next, we went to take the class photo of BUS209 Marketing & Advertising Law, taught by Ms. Cheah. Joining us for this photo session were Mr. Jonson, Head of School of Business & Law, and Dr. Goh, Academic Department Head for business school. Then, we went to Ms. Saranjitâ€&#x;s BUS169 Principles of Marketing class for the next photo session.

Figure 1: Photos with Ms. Jenny, Ms. Cheah, Dr. Goh, Mr. Jonson, and Ms. Saranjit class

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Moving on, we then went to take group photos of the various departments - Academic, Admission and Bursary, Marketing, and IT. Through this whole part of the photo session, it was fun and exciting to see the staffs excited to be part of the photo shoot.

Figure 2: Photos with Academic, IT, A&B, and Marketing Departments

Finally, we went for the last few remaining sessions and classes for the day. We went to Ms. Stella‟s BUS256 Contemporary Financial Accounting class, Mr. Loh‟s BUS214 Marketing Management class, and Mr. Gerard‟s ICT 105 Introduction to Information Technology class.

Figure 3: Photos with Ms. Stella, Mr. Loh, and Mr. Gerard's class

To conclude the day, it was a fun-filled day. The lecturers, staffs, and students had fun posing for the camera. With this, I end the journey, and let us look forward to the next Murdoch RED Family Day.

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Turbo Charge Learning Workshop: When Finals Are Around The Corner… Reported by Aminath Halym Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh May 16, 2012

Exam stress is something that almost all students go through, regardless of whether they are in high school or university. The best way to tackle the stress is simple; to be fully armed or prepared before the exam! KDU Murdoch Commerce Society yet again chose the perfect timing to organize a Turbo Charge Learning Workshop when final examinations are around the corner. Held on the 16th of May, the purpose of this workshop was to enhance the learning skills of students and communicating certain techniques that could be utilized in memorizing. Facilitated by Lead Coach from LH Learning Group, Mr. Webster Ku, the Turbo Charge Learning Workshop started off with card games to break the ice between the participants. Followed by that, Webster explained the psychology of the left and right brain theory, with the person excelling in activities in relation to the dominant side of the brain. However, he went on to explain that most of the geniuses like Albert Einstein excelled in the activities contrary to the dominant side of the brain. The next part of the workshop involved memorizing and learning techniques including storytelling, word association and creating mind maps to better remember the concepts. Overall, the workshop was very helpful in inspiring students to perform to their maximum capacity. Moreover, the „Just Dwit‟ principle (Just Do Whatever It Takes) stimulated the participants to strive to achieve their goals. Left (Mr. Webster), Right (Miss Consilz) KDU-MURDOCH UNIVERSITY COMMERCE SOCIETY (MUCS)

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Love is a Verb : Teacher’s Celebration with chicken wings!

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Reported by Aminath Halym Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh 16 May 2012

A teacher is a person who takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart. Most of the credit for all the accomplishments we as students achieve goes to our teachers. However, given the busy student and teaching life, the hard work and sweat put in by teachers are often overlooked, unappreciated, or just regarded as their duty! Thus, Teacher‟s day is the perfect opportunity to appreciate what teachers have done for students. Murdoch University Commerce Society took this opportunity to spend some quality time with the society‟s teacher advisor. The society members met our teacher advisor Ms Consilz at Nando‟s restaurant for lunch where we chatted more than how much we ate!

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It was a fun and joyous way of expressing our appreciation for all the lecturers. And for all the teachers out there, we wish you a very happy Teacherâ€&#x;s Day and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the difference you have made in our lives.

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Pangkor Island: 3Days 2 Nights Trip Red Bonding Time Reported by Ian Fan Checked & Edited by Jin Chieh 16-18 June 2012

Exams have just finished. Thus, the beginnings of a long semester break. Itâ€&#x;s time for a vacation to mark the start of the holidays, and the end of the semester. Previously in November, Murdoch University Commerce Society organized a holiday trip to Penang Island with 40 people. This time round in June, MUCS organized a vacation to Pangkor Island with 80 people. Double the participants, and more of the fun; truly a feat MCS has achieved. Hence, this Pangkor Trip was one filled with fun, laughter, and leisure for all to enjoy.

The Pangkor Trip was to last for 3 Days and 2 Nights, from 16 to 18 of June (Saturday to Monday). On Saturday, at 7AM in the morning, everyone assembled at KDU-DJ Campus, the

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meeting point before departing to Pangkor at 8AM. The first stop was at a rest area in Sungai Buloh for the students to have their breakfast.

After the early morning breakfast of teh ais, nasi lemak, and roti bakar, we continued our journey to Pangkor. Before reaching our destination, we have to stop at Lumut, where weâ€&#x;ll board a ferry to Pangkor Island. From Sungai Buloh to Lumut, it was a long four hour drive.

At 1PM, we reached Lumut, where we also had our lunch. Then at about 2:30PM we boarded the ferry to Pangkor. The ferry ride lasted approximately 15 to 30 minutes. It truly was a scenic view. It was interesting to see the beach side of the island, and the many fishing villages along it.

Finally, we reached the lodging sites: Teluk Nipah Guesthouse and Ala Chalet at 4PM. Dinner was at 6PM at a nearby seafood restaurant. There we were treated with delicious and scrumptious squid, fish, prawns, and crabs. It was time for a walk to relax and digest our heavy and full stomachs. We walked along the street market, enjoying the atmosphere and the environment. Shops were selling various kinds of souvenirs, from key chains to fridge magnets. Stalls were selling fried seafood and drinks for snacks. Then, the sound of the waves is roaring on the beach. This was a sight to behold. Time to rest for another activity packed day tomorrow. Lights off was at 12AM.

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It was Sunday morning, the start of our second day in Pangkor Island. Breakfast was at 8AM. We were served with a western breakfast of pancakes, toast breads, baked beans, coffee and tea. All these were prepared by Mr. Anuar, the owner of Telup Nipah Guesthouse. He was a tremendous host, taking time to chat with us and even cook for us! At 10AM, we dispersed for the activities of the day – snorkelling, cycling, and a trip to Pangkor town. Some went for snorkelling at Pulau Giam. Others went cycling or to the beach, while others opted to go to town to walk and buy some seafood home.

After a long day of activities, it was time to settle down for dinner. We had a seafood BBQ buffet by the beachside. We were served with fish, chicken, sausages, prawns, and squid. Full and stuffed from a heavy meal, it was time for some exercise. Together, we all headed back to the Guesthouse for our MUCS Night, a night of fun and laughter. We called it a night at 12AM.

At last, it was Monday, the last day of our stay in Pangkor. It was time to bid farewell to this beautiful island and its inhabitants. Before leaving, we were served with a hearty breakfast of nasi lemak, omelettes, coffee, and tea. At about 10AM, we checked out from our accommodations. Finally at 12 noon, we left Pangkor, and reached back KDU-DJ at about 6PM. What an end to a wonderful trip!!

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Testimonials Adreana Chen

I had a wonderful experience during the Pangkor trip, the organiser understood what we needed as the schedule was flexible depending on your own decisions on the activities!! Thanks to MUCS for organising this trip, I appreciate it a lot!

Alex Chok

Syabas to MUCS Committee Members for organizing this wonderful 3D2N Pangkor Island Trip! So much sweet memory I had with all my fellow friends as well as lecturers participating in this trip. I am looking forward to the next trip by flying to Sabah/Sarawak.

Amanda Lim

I am glad we all made it for the trip. It was a great trip despite the minor problems that we faced. I experienced snorkelling for the first time at Pangkor Island even though it was not the greatest snorkelling. As a committee, I learnt to be responsible and help others when they needed help.

Chloe Kok

Thank you once again for the wonderful time MUCS gave us. I will always remember it. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Jin Chieh

It was a pleasure to have a trip after final exam to chill, relax and most importantly, to bond with one another. I am proud with my team who did such a great job in preparing the accommodation, transport, food, and activities for the trip. More importantly, we were able to bring 2 bus-loads of students for the trip. AWESOME!!! I believe many of those who went the trip, had a fun time.

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We hope to see you guys in the next trip. Do feel free to provide us with ideal places for the next trip.

Mohamed Isbullah Jiffry

The Pangkor Trip was awesome! Really had some good time with my friends, and was able to make some new friends. It was really great to experience snorkelling for the first time. The food in Pangkor was fantastic. The Teluk Nipah Guesthouse owner too was friendly. Overall, it was a good experience!

Nicole Wong Pei Shan

Thanks to MUCS for organizing this wonderful and memorable trip. I enjoyed this trip. Also, the relationship between lecturers and students grew closer. I am looking forward to the next trip.

Stephen Tang

I hope MUCS can plan more activities to build the relationship between students and lecturers. This 3D2N trip was wonderful and excellent! I love the snorkelling time with the groups of people! I am looking forward to the next trip.

Vivianne Tan

Seriously, I had not been to any island before. This is my first time visiting the beautiful Pulau Pangkor, and having an overnight trip with my friends. That's why I'm so excited! I love the beach so much, and besides Port Dickson, this is the second time I have been to a beautiful beach. I enjoyed every moment with my friends, seniors, and lecturers. Love the sea and sunset! Little regret that I didn't go for snorkelling at Pangkor, as I havenâ€&#x;t tried it before, but I did try the Great Big Mable with my friends, and that was freaking cool and exciting! On overall, it was a fun trip which I enjoyed! I'm looking forward to another trip soon. That's all!

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Yasutaa Manogaran

Pangkor Trip was a learning ground for me as it made me realise that it is very difficult to please everyone. Despite all the challenges, in the end of the day, it was worth it. I am so glad to know that most of them had a good time. Not forgetting myself, I too had a wonderful time mixing around and meeting new people, who turn out to be my good friend within the short period of time. In addition, it was also an opportunity to bond with my lecturers and getting to know them better. Overall it was indeed a good trip!

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2012 July to September Events’ Plan

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KDU-Murdoch Commerce Society (KDU-MCS)

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Quaterly magazine from April to June 2012

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