Monday, November 29, 2010

After Graduation, What’s Next?

Are you ready for what lies ahead once you stroll across the graduation stage? Will you be able to steer yourself through the job hunt and, ultimately, your first job? Answer these six questions to find out.

Do You Know What You Want?

You might think employers will appreciate your “I’m willing to do or learn anything” approach to getting a job. However, most employers interpret that as “I’m desperate” or “I have no focus, so I’m just taking a shot at whatever I stumble across.”

If you’re fuzzy about the type of job you want, now is the time to work with a career counselor at your school. There, you can take a career assessment test, learn how and why informational interviewing can help you gain focus and talk over your specific concerns with someone trained to help you.

Do You Have Experience?

Employers look for evidence that you’ve gained experience in your field through internships, co-ops, part- or full-time jobs, or even volunteering. If you haven’t picked up this type of experience yet, it’s a good bet many of your peers have and will likely have an edge over you in the entry-level job market.

But don’t despair if you lack experience. You can get it now or after you graduate by doing a postgraduation internship, volunteering or temping.

Do You Know Your Chosen Field?

Imagine going into an interview and saying, “I love this field and know a lot about it — that’s why I want to get into it myself.” The interviewer replies by saying, “Interesting. Tell me what you know.” If you’ve been BSing to that point, you’re in trouble.

Once you’ve chosen your field, study it thoroughly so prospective employers know you understand it. Research the field’s major players by reading industry publications, visiting industry Web sites, and participating in professional organizations and attending their conferences and seminars.

Do You Have a Strong Resume?

You may be the best entry-level job candidate the world has ever seen. But if you don’t market yourself effectively on your resume and cover letter, no one will ever know.

So make your resume the best it can be. Tailor it to each specific job you pursue, watch out for the most common mistakes you can make, and be sure the document looks as good as it reads. Learn how you can put together a decent resume, even as a recent graduate. Monster’s Resume Center can be an enormous help, as can a campus career counselor, your professors, and present and past work supervisors.

Can You Back Up the Claims You Make on Your Resume and in Interviews?

Employers have met all kinds of candidates, including some who have flat-out lied about their accomplishments.

It’s only natural for employers to be a bit skeptical. That’s why you have to effectively support any claims you make on your resume or in interviews with specific examples. Better yet, consider putting together and using a career portfolio to prove your past achievements.

Are You Prepared for How Odd the Real World Can Be?

At times, the real world can be a very strange place because of people’s diverse personalities, agendas and work styles. For example, decisions that ought to be made based on tangible information and logic are sometimes based on office politics. And your success (or lack thereof) on the job will depend as much on your people skills as your technical abilities. So be ready to be judged on more than your job-related accomplishments and to judge others on more than theirs.

For many, the postgraduate world can be stressful and exciting at the same time. You can minimize your anxiety and maximize your ultimate success by going in with your eyes open and your mind fully prepared for the challenges that await you.

(Source: Monster Career Advice)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Jangan Ragu Kualiti Pengajian di UIAM

Sumber: Utusan Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR 5 Jun – Orang ramai tidak harus meragui kualiti pembelajaran dan pengajaran di Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM) walaupun ia tidak disenaraikan dalam kedudukan universiti terbaik dunia sebelum ini.

Reaktornya, Prof. Datuk Seri Dr. Syed Arabi Idid berkata, ketiadaan dalam senarai itu berikutan keputusan pihaknya sebelum ini untuk tidak mendaftar UIAM bagi dinilai oleh pihak yang menyediakan ranking berkenaan.

”Tumpuan UIAM yang ditubuhkan pada 1983 ialah menjadi universiti terbaik di kalangan negara-negara Pertubuhan Persidangan Islam (OIC) dan bukan menyenarainya dalam ranking universiti terbaik Asia, Eropah atau dunia,” katanya.

Beliau berkata demikian pada Pameran dan Persidangan Zon Perniagaan dan Pelaburan Muslim World Biz 2010 di Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra (PWTC) di sini hari ini.

Syed Arabi membentangkan kertas kerja bertajuk Peralihan dan Transformasi Dalam Pendidikan: Kajian Kes UIAM pada pameran dan persidangan itu yang dianjurkan oleh OIC International Business Centre Sdn. Bhd.

Beliau menjelaskan, hanya pada tahun ini pihaknya membuat keputusan untuk memasukkan nama UIAM di dalam Ranking Universiti Asia QS 2010 dan universiti itu telah ditempatkan pada kedudukan ke-159.

Dalam perkembangan berkaitan, katanya, UIAM sedang melakukan transformasi terhadap kaedah pengajaran dan pembelajarannya supaya lebih berteraskan kepada penyelidikan.

”Di kalangan universiti di 57 negara OIC, UIAM adalah antara yang terawal beralih untuk menjadi universiti penyelidikan dan kita berharap ia akan menjadi ikutan,” katanya.

Mengenai perancangan pada masa depan, beliau berkata, pihaknya sedang mengkaji kemungkinan memperkenalkan bidang pengajian berkaitan pertanian.

Sementara itu, beliau berkata, antara kejayaan yang telah dicapai oleh UIAM ialah bagi melahirkan pemimpin yang kini menerajui sektor awam dan swasta di negara-negara OIC.

”Antaranya ialah Menteri Luar Turki, Profesor Ahmet Davutoglu yang merupakan bekas kakitangan UIAM manakala Gabenor Bank Pusat Gambia, Momodou Bamba Saho adalah siswazah UIAM,” ujarnya.’

Thursday, September 30, 2010



Khatam Quran Ceremony (KOP mosque & foyer)

6.00pm: Arrival of students & iftar

7.15pm: Maghrib prayer

8.00pm: Khatam Quran ceremony

8.30pm: Isya' prayer

Ijtima' Al Kubra 2010 (KOP Auditorium )

8.30pm: Registration

8.45pm: Arrival of VVIP

8.55pm: Opening remarks

9.00pm: Speech by Deputy Dean of Student Affair, KAHS (Asst. Prof. Dr Nor Azlina bt A. Rahman)

9.10pm: Multimedia Show

9.15pm: Excellence Award

9.25pm: VVIP refreshment

9.25pm: Appointment of Chairman, Time Keeper & Scriber

9.40pm: Report of annual program

9.55pm: Financial report

10.05pm: Arrising matters

10.30pm: Hand over speech by President of HEALS 2009/2010 (Br. Abdul Rahman Al Azmi)

10.40pm: Dissolving of HEALS' Office Bearers 2009/2010

10.45pm: Announcing new HEALS’ Office Bearers Line up 2010/2011

11.00pm: Motion & debate

11.10pm: Speech by HEALS’ President 2010/2011

11.20pm: Dua’

11.25pm: Photography session

11.35pm: Adjourn

Monday, September 27, 2010


On 30th September 2010 (Thursday), HEALS will be organizing the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Thus, on behalf of HEALS 09/10, the main committees would like to open to all HEALS’s members to raise up any issues or motions for the coming AGM.

Your participation are highly appreciated. Thank you.

Kindly send your usul to our email:

Thursday, September 23, 2010



Assalamualaikum w.b.t

UMP will organize Bengkel Persefahaman Agama on 25/9-26/9/2010 from 8 am until 5 pm.

Fee: RM10

Transportation for earliest 40 participants will be provided.
Those who are interested, please contact Syafiq: 0199684015

Thank You.

Public Relation & Information Secretariat,
SRC IIUM Kuantan Campus 2009/2010.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

HEALS Election for 2010/2011!

Assalamualaikum wbt

Attention to all HEALS' members.

Kindly be informed that our Election Committees has setup the important dates and events for election process. Please be alert to any announcement in your class.

All the best to all!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Ustaz Zahazan & Imam Muda Asyraf is coming to IIUM Gombak

Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage Students’ Society will be organizing Islamic Carnival 2010. The carnival will begin with an opening ceremony and a forum with the title “Muslim Step Forward”.

There will be two prominent panelist in this forum which is Dr. Zahazan Muhammad and the new Imam Muda from ASTRO, Ustaz Mohammad Asyraf Mohd Ridzuan. The moderator for the forum is Bro Mohammad Firwan Norliza, the president of SRC 2010/2011.

The forum will be held in Main Auditorium this coming Monday 20th September 2010.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Official blog for IKOD'10


You are invited to visit to IIUM Kuantan Open Day 2010 (IKOD'10) official blog.

Link for this blog:

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sudut Pidato: Expressive Corner di UIAM Gombak

Sejak cadangan mengenai penubuhan sudut pidato di universiti mula diperkatakan tahun lalu, akhirnya UIAM telah melancarkan sudut pidato yang dikenali sebagai ‘Expressive Corner’.

Expressive Corner terletak kawasan laluan di antara bangunan pentadbiran dan Kompleks Azman Hashim.

Kuantan bila lagi??

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Register as Volunteer now!

Calling for HEALS Alumni Gathering Committee

Programme : HEALS Alumni Gathering
Date / Day : 25th September 2010 / Saturday
Venue : Hyatt Regency, Kuantan

Vaccant Posts:

1) Programme Coordinator 2 posts
2) Registration 2 posts
3) Preparation and Technical 2 posts
4) Accommodation and Transportation 2 posts
5) Food and Beverage 2 posts
6) Special Task 2 posts


1) Discount for registration fee or it can be free-of-charge!
2) Enjoying the best dinner ever - 'HEALS Alumni Grand Dinner'
3) Fantastic activities. eg: Fun-at-Beach!


Email your full name, course, matric no. and phone number to

before 23rd July 2010

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

IKOD is postponed

Assalamualaikum wbt

Please be informed IIUM Kuantan Open Day 2010 will be held on 8th until 10th October 2010.

Thank You.

Public Relation & Information Secretariat,

SRC IIUM Kuantan Campus 2009/10.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New Mahallah at Kompleks Dagangan Mahkota

Assalamualaikum wbt.

Please be informed that Mahallah at Kompleks Dagangan Mahkota is already established. Students who will stay at that mahallah can register on 10th July 2010.


Thank You.

Public Relation & Information Secretariat
SRC IIUM Kuantan Campus 2009/10.


Monday, June 28, 2010

Translator is now Available!

We are pleased to inform you that this blog is now provided with translator. Please go to the right corner on this site to find the translator widget.

Thank you

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Job Vacancy Promotion!

Assalamualaikum wbt.

To all graduated students, HEALS now provides you with the Job Vacancy Promotion website. Please feel free to browse.

Please click here!

"To serve the ummah towards betterment"

Friday, June 25, 2010

IIUM Alumni Youtube Competition

IIUM Alumni has announced Youtube competition last April. All students are invited to participate in this competition. Below are the details about the competition as taken from the official Alumni website.



A- You can compete in any of the following areas:

  1. Landscapes of IIUM
  2. Internationalization & On Campus Cultures
  3. Prominent IIUM Alumni (You are welcome to visit the ACS Division to get the names of IIUM Alumni for your You Tube materials.)

B- Time:
5 months (April-September 2010)

C- Prize:
1st prize: RM1000 with certificate
2nd prize: RM800 with certificate
3rd prize: RM500 with certificate

D- Registration:
If you are interested, visit the Alumni Office & register with Mdm Nora. If you have further enquiries, you may contact her on 61964032 or

E- Sample of You Tube:
To view the sample You Tube, go to the ACS Division website

Here is the sample video which is directed by Bro. Abdus-salam Muyibi.

So, what are you waiting for?? Lets participate in the competition...!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Beware my friends!


To all friends, start from now on, please do not put/ write down the 6 letters of ISR43L in alphabet form at facebook either in the wall, status, or any pictures! If u dare to do so, you will be monitored and entered automatically into the fan page as below (Please dont click 'like' at the page)"

See! Lots of our friends have entered the page unintentionally. They might not know being manipulated by this Laknatullah..

If you put that word (the 6 letters), all you data like pictures, status and etc. can easily be controlled by them.


-Thank you-

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Assalamualaikum wbt.

Guys, do you know that IIUM has got its own Live Stream Radio Channel? would be using live stream to broadcast channel in the internet in its bid to reach many alumni in various countries around the world and the public to share the latest update of the university’s programmes and activities. operates from Kulliyyah Islamic Reveal Knowledge and Human Science (KIRKHS) building under the purview of the Department of Communication. is broadcast 24 hours a day and we use English as the medium to communicate.

For more information, viewers can access at

* If you dont have Windows Media Player 11, you can click 'launch in external player' on the site.


IIUM Academic Calendar 2010

IIUM Academic Calendar 2010 is now available [Click here]

Monday, June 21, 2010

Changes in KAHS

Assalamualaikum wbt
Below is the new team in KAHS..




Deputy Dean of Students’ Affairs

Mdm. Narimah Daud (BHS)

Dr. Norazlina (BHS)

Head of Department (Basic Health Science, BHS)

Dr. Norazlina

Dr. Munirah

Head of Department (Optometry)

Br. Firdaus

Br. Afzam

Head of Department

(Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging)

Br. Zamzuri

Sr. Narina

Dr. Ibrahim from Nutrition Science department (he previously was deputy dean of students' affairs, KAHS) has returned to the kulliyyah. Welcome back doctor...

On behalf of HEALS, we welcome the new team.. and to the old team, thank you for your commitment...

-HEALS' Board 2009/2010-

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SPAM Invasion!

Assalamualaikum wbt

From past few months, our blog was invaded by SPAM from nowhere...

Action taken:

We made an adjustment in the comment setting. Viewers need to insert word verification to give theirs comments.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Report on Session with Students’ Leaders of USM

Report on Session with Students’ Leaders of USM

1. The session involved Student Representative Council (SRC) for Allied Health Science Constituency IIUM, USM and Persatuan Pelajar Sains Kesihatan (PPSK). They are Mohd Hakim B Zakaria (SRC IIUM 2009/10), Sis. Hamizah (SRC AHS USM), Bro. Ridhuan (President PPSK), Sis. Maryuni (Exco PPSK), Sis. Aminah (SRC USM) and Bro Hilmi (SRC IIUM 2008/09).

2. Details of session as follows:
Date : 7th May 2010
Time : 9.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.
Venue : Student Meeting Room USM Kubang Kerian.

3. Agenda was discussed:

a) Taaruf session

b) Briefing of overview on Heals,PPSK & SRC.

- Heals : Briefing organization structure and some program that was conducted.

- SRC : Briefing on program that was planned for the next semester and sharing of some ideas regarding on SRC overview.

- PPSK :

i) USM Kubang Kerian consists of three schools which are Dentistry, Medical and Health Science. USMKK have around 2000+ students. School of Health Science consists of 1000+ that contains 11 courses/programs such as Nutrition, Environmental and Occupation Health Science, Sport Science, Medical Radiation, Speech, Biomedical, Audiology, Dietetic, Forensic Science, Diploma of Nursing, and Bachelor of Nursing.

ii) Every courses/program in HS school will send representatives in PPSK during AGM. There is secretariat system was applied in PPSK. Every course have own secretariat and this secretariat have function to lead and run subject-related program. For example, Sport Science Secretariat will run paralympic games. However this program still was organized under PPSK. Meanwhile, PPSK have more function to cater service-based and general activity for all Allied Health Science Students.

iii) Example of program that was conducted by PPSK is Motivational Slot with lecturers, Trial OSPE and OSCE, and Compilation of question (own-initiatives).

c) Planning of AHS Constituency that may give benefit for students.

- Debate inter-courses.
- Presentation of Best Final Year Project (FYP) to appreciate final year students and give motivation to other students.
- Dialog session (Heals already conducted Speak Out Loud).

d) Program Collaboration AHS USM-IIUM.

- For the beginning, this collaboration is to gather and build rapport among AHS Students in Malaysia. There are three program were suggested which are Students Health Convention, National Health Quiz, and Games Carnival inter AHS faculty. After long discussion, we have concluded that convention and Quiz are academic based program and need some specialization to be conducted. Meanwhile Games Carnival is social based program and more suitable and combine similarities among various discipline in Allied Health Science. Insyaallah, USM will organize Inter AHS faculty Games Carnival in semester 2 and some of students from IIUM will involved as support committee for this carnival. The technical and operation part will be handled by USM and further discussion will be informed to us later.

e) Link and medium for connection among AHS students.

- For the beginning, this session had agreed to establish the Facebook group as medium of connection. Insyaallah, initiative to establish official blog or portal will discussed with SRC AHS from another university.

f) Arising matters and conclusion

- This session hope the discussion gives benefit for both parties and collaboration that is initiated can improve ukhwah of AHS students IIUM-USM.

4. SRC AHS IIUM hope this session can become the beginning and gate of ukhwah between AHS IIUM and USM. Thank you for cooperation that was be given from all. Any inquiries, suggestion and comments can be given directly to me either through facebook, blog or email:

Thank You.

“Let’s Work Together”

Mohd Hakim B Zakaria
Allied Health Science Costituency
SRC IIUM 2009/10.