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Where Skill Sets Overlap: Law & Communications

In one career, words play a role in deciding one’s fate in the eyes of the law. In another, words are used to convey ideas and invoke feelings in their target audience. And yet, an overlap between Law and Communications…

A Clearer Understanding- Why Legal Interpreting is Important

Imagine entering court, knowing that whatever decision that follows hinges on the impression you make…but you have no idea what is going on because you can’t speak the language. Imagine the stress and fear you would experience. Imagine the absolute…

A-Levels Vs. Foundation: What’s The Difference And Which Should You Pick?

Taking the first step to further your education can be daunting. With a wide variety of courses out there to kickstart your tertiary education, you may be in a dilemma. Fret not! In this article, we explore major differences between…

21st Century Skills Every Student Needs

Market research firm Hanover Research recently analysed six major educational frameworks designed to improve the development of 21st-century skills, one of which was produced by national education-business coalition Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21). While each framework had its own…

Legal Tech: 3 Things Every Law Student/Graduate Should Know

Legal Tech or Legal technology is growing in its application and in time will become an indispensable part of the legal landscape. We share three things about Legal Tech every budding law student and law graduate should know. View the…

I’ve Completed My Law Degree- What Next?

The CLP is a 9-month long postgraduate course and professional examination taken by law graduates to qualify as a lawyer in Malaysia. The examination is conducted by the Legal Professional Qualifying Board (LPQB) of Malaysia (pursuant to the Legal Profession…

CLP vs. BPTC: Making a Choice

The choice between the CLP and the BPTC can seem daunting, with law graduates often pondering which path they should take to move forward in their legal career, and how their choice will impact them. Allow us to offer some…

Thinking of Becoming An Entrepreneur After Graduation?

Most fresh graduates are eager to embark on their journey into the corporate world and build a career in a chosen field. However, there are some who may prefer to take the unconventional route and start their own business and…

What Freedom Of Press Means

We live in an age where information is easily attainable at the tip of our fingers. Gone are the days when you would need to dig into treasure troves of books and ancient scrolls, or cross seas to obtain or…

Inspiring Entrepreneurs: Lessons In Leadership

Becoming a successful entrepreneur is just like exploring recipes in cooking – you should try out tested and true methods practised by others before you venture into creating your own – such is the journey in discovering your own path…

Studying Fit:

A season of burning the midnight oil, as your power through last minute studying and/or assignment work, fuelled by caffeine, snacks and the determination to see things through! “Sleep is for the weak!” you cry, as you face a mountain…

Presentation, Persistence and Personality – The 3Ps for Career Success

Careers are meant to be more permanent in the long run, whereas a job is often considered a cumbersome necessity. After acquiring the proper skills and schooling, those seeking long-term career success need to consider the 3Ps in this article.View…

How To Stand Out In The Chambering Pool

It is compulsory for a law graduate intending to practise in Malaysia to undergo chambering, a practical training of nine months at a law firm. Also called a pupillage, chambering pupils practise under the supervision of a senior lawyer, and…

What J.K. Rowling Taught Us About Success

The best-selling author of the “Harry Potter” series, J.K. Rowling, has earned her place in the literary world with the sale of over 450 million books and an impressive net worth of more than $1 billion. However, she wasn’t merely…

What To Know About Studying Business

Contrary to popular belief, business degrees aren’t limited to a single field. When you opt for a business degree, you have the opportunity to specialise in several key areas such as accounting, finance, management or even entrepreneurship. Such is the…

Deciding Your Area Of Practice

Every law student (including those aspiring to study law) and even young lawyers often struggle in deciding what type of law they want to practice. Legal dramas on TV and law school to a large extent gives the impression that…

The Importance of Entrepreneurs Today

It’s been more than a year since Covid-19 landed on Malaysian soil and it seems like this “new normal” that we’re experiencing is becoming, well, normal – it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon. This trying time has…

Do’s & Don’ts For a Good Legal Resume

Writing a good resume may be a daunting task for law graduates and even young lawyers seeking to land their dream job at a top legal firm. A legal resume is unique simply because legal applicants are expected to highlight…

Going Digital: Establishing Your Online Business

A simple fact that is slowly becoming accepted by the general public is that going digital is indeed the way to go these days, especially when it comes to doing business. As trends in recent years indicate, technological advancements have…

What Does The Future Hold For Jobs, Skills And Pay?

Rapid technological advancements in this era have greatly increased productivity and improved our lives, but along with these positive elements of growth comes a slew of challenges in terms of the job security and income levels. According to McKinsey Global…

4 Things About Entrepreneurship We Can Learn From Steve Jobs

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work“. As an entrepreneur, Steve Jobs never ceases to come out with…

4 Ways to Land Your First Job After Graduation

Okay, so you’re done with University and now you’re looking for a job. Figuring out what employers are looking for in graduates may be tough. Here are some essential skills employers look for in graduates. Be Adaptable, Be Proactive, Be…

7 Learning Trends In The Fourth Industrial Revolution

The dawn of Industry 4.0 has fuelled digitisation and technological disruptions across all industries and shifted the focus to technology such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, 3D printing, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. Just as…

Career Development Books To Help Your Career

Building a fulfilling career involves reflection on not only the type of work which suits your skills and talent, but also the type of life you wish to lead. This book is a timeless classic on the power of personality…

Adaptability Skills For Career Success

Adaptability is an integral soft skill sought after by employers in the 21st century. As technology evolves, employers established in “conventional ways” may not be able to sustain profitable operations in the long run unless they are able to adapt…

Passion, Personality & Your Career Path

Traditionally when people think of work, it is not something that personally relates to them, or that they enjoy doing. Work was often thought of as a time set aside to do what was necessary to feed oneself and their…

5 Social Media Faux Pas To Avoid As A Job Seeker

So, you have just graduated or even contemplating a career change. You may have prepared your resume but what about your social media accounts? In this article, we highlight 5 blunders to avoid on social media as a job seeker……View…

Lifelong Learning Is A State of Mind

Lifelong learning is the pursuit of knowledge for personal of professional reasons which is best defined as ‘ongoing, voluntary and self-motivated’. So, who can we learn from? Literally, from anyone and anything! What we learned in primary school provided the…

Much To-Do: The Importance of To-Do Lists

We’ve all had those days. You know- those days. Days where we’re running around in “headless chicken” mode, desperately trying to catch up with our tasks and chores, like an overworked K-Drama heroine- only to discover that we’ve left a…

Networking For Introverts

The process of making small talk and breaking the ice to establish the roots of the network can feel insincere or manipulative. To add to that, introverts often tend avoid a lot of social interactions due to a fear of…

Essential Skills You Need In A Post-Covid 19 World

The world as we knew it has changed for good. Where we once found ourselves in crowded restaurants and cafes, social distancing is the now norm with no more than two persons to a table, separated by a meter’s distance!View…

Passive Income Ideas To Build Your Own Wealth

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make money doing nothing at all or even while you are asleep? What once was a pipe dream is now actually possible – you just need to put in the hard work now,…

Coping With Imposter Syndrome

Hey, you did great at that last presentation! You’ve been keeping on top of things at work, your output has been great and your KPI is amazing! So…why do you keep feeling like it’s all going to come crumbling down…

New Age, New Career

With all these news and articles circulating around social media and the press about how uncertain and tough the current job market is because of Covid-19, you must be wondering what you can do to fortify your own career.  In…

The Importance of Networking

Have you ever looked at someone at a work-related event and thought “Wow! This person really does know everyone.” It’s impressive, isn’t it? Watching them move from one group of people to the next, maintaining civil, charming conversation. Establishing strong…