“During my A-Levels, the whole university application process was quite daunting, as I’m sure it is for many students. Choosing Curtin Malaysia for my bachelor’s degree and stepping foot in Malaysia, a country whose language, culture and customs I was unfamiliar with, was also nerve-racking.
“But now that I’m in my final year, I can look back and realise how fortunate I have been to have made friends from different countries and backgrounds with whom I shared amazing experiences and learned from. They made my university life memorable and helped me face many challenges.
“University is not just about attending classes and studying, it’s also about getting out of your comfort zone and joining new activities. I took part in so many events and joined student bodies like the International Students Association and Borneo Model United Nations. It made my time at Curtin Malaysia so much more exciting and through them I picked up valuable event organising, public speaking, teamwork and leadership skills.
“Perhaps the most memorable and transformative experience was when the university selected and sponsored me to attend the University Scholars Leadership Symposium or USLS held at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok. University students from all parts of the world participated and it featured accomplished speakers from academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations.
“I can’t say I have figured out everything about my future but I’m pretty sure these experiences have better prepared me for it.” –Saad Qureshi, Electrical & Electronics Engineering student