WINNING a full assistance scholarship is truly every student’s goal and dream, but to land a full grant to study abroad, students must go through a competitive and tedious selection process. The International Development Program (IDP) based in Cambodia holds the belief that with adequate information and well-informed mentoring, students can achieve their dream of winning a scholarship abroad.
Last Saturday (Oct 26), the International Development Program (IDP) hosted the 2019 Global Education and Career Expo at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra Hotel — aiming to equip students and parents with adequate information about scholarship opportunities abroad as well as other career opportunities.
Annually organised by the IDP Education Centre, this year some 2,000 students from high schools and universities, gathered at the 2019 Global Education and Career Expo to seek information about academic studies offered by 70 international institutions represented at the event including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore and Thailand — which is an elaborate showcase of top class universities around the world.
The Career Expo featured panel discussions by successful alumni, major experts and representatives from embassies and civil society, centering on many interesting topics and areas aimed at giving students a greater understandings on skills development, career prospects and international choices for a solid future.
Each booth at the expo attracted many students and parents from different backgrounds, asking and discussing with the institutional representatives, like IDP Study Abroad Counsellors, visa officers and scholarship providers for more information, document preparation, admission requirement and scholarship programmes.
Meng Tay Tao, one of the attendees, said that “Getting enough information is really important to making a concrete decision, and coming here, I am able to know the many scholarships which were sharing tips from successful alumni and many scholarship providers,” he added.
Koy Sothear, a Grade 12 student from Santhor Muk High School, also talked about her impression and perspective about the benefit of the Career Expo, that “the eagerness of the students and activeness of the people here make me very curious to know more about the scholarship information,” she said.
She added that because this is the end-year of her high school graduation, she is thinking of pursuing her next degree abroad. And by attending the expo, she said she has gained a lot of useful information and learnt of many great universities in the US as well as in other countries – a very informative occasion for students like her.