June 2017
 
Lim Jian Han (right-most), the Champion in the Mini Hack Challenge (Java) category.

4th from left, Ng Chun Chet, Lim Jian Han and Phor Joon Huang won the 2nd Runner Up in the Main Hack Challenge category.
16 June 2017
 
HACK2HIRED 2017
 

TAR UC students have once again proven their ability to apply their skills and knowledge from the classroom into real-life situations, when Lim Jian Han, a Year 3 Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) in Software Engineering student, emerged as Champion in the Mini Hack Challenge (Java) category in the recent HACK2HIRED 2017 software hackathon event. He brought home a cash prize of RM1,000 and a certificate. It was a double-win for him as Jian Han together with two of his classmates, Ng Chun Chet and Phor Joon Huang, emerged as the 2nd Runner Up in the Main Hack Challenge category. They received certificates and a cash prize of RM1,000.

In the Warm Up Hack Challenge category, two Bachelor of Information Technology (Hons) in Software Systems Development students, Yeo Wei Kang and Wong Hung Lui ranked among the top 20 out of 118 participants and received a cash prize of RM100 each. In addition, two TAR UC teams formed by students Wong Hung Lui, Wong Twee Pin, Imran Bin Abdulhadi and another one comprising of Phor Joon Huang, Ng Chun Chet and Lim Jian Han were both placed among the top 8 Teams of the competition beating the other 32 teams!

The event provided the much needed exposure for the participants who are final year students currently undergoing their industrial training and will be ready to join the work force by end of July 2017. Also, most of them attended on-the-spot interviews during this event.

This Hackathon focuses on showcasing the participants’ programming talent to the industry partners – which is significantly different from the objectives of other career fairs. This event also provided an invaluable opportunity for the participants to interact with the industry partners and participants from other institutes of higher learning. Besides having their coding skills tested, the participants had a fun experience throughout the Hackathon.

 

 
Some of the students with their certificates (from left to right): Ms Shubashini a/p Anamalai, Associate Dean, Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities (‘FSAH’), Wong Wei Choy, Lim Chun How, Hong Siong Huat, Datuk Dr Tan Chik Heok, President of TAR UC, Kou Jin Yang, Chong Jia Yi, Yeoh Yeung Aang, Ms Chitra a/p Muthusamy, Programme Leader, Advertising, FSAH and Ms Dearna Kee June Chen, Dean of FSAH. Leong Wai Hoong, Phang Wai Keong and Yeoh Bee Bee were not present when this photo was taken.
7 June 2017
 
TAR UC Final Year Students Produce Award-Winning Films
 

Two teams from TAR UC who took part in the Dare to Dream (‘D2D’) Short Video Clip Contest organised by the Malaysian Chinese Association (‘MCA’) won the Excellence Award in the student category of the competition. The teams of students who have completed their studies in the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) in Advertising in TAR UC received the Excellence Award at the prize giving ceremony of the competition held on 18 April 2017 at Wisma MCA.

The first team consists of five students namely Kou Jin Yang, Chong Jia Yi, Hong Siong Huat, Lim Chun How and Yeoh Yeung Aang who produced a video about a youngster who aspires to be a photographer but he does not get the support from his father to achieve his ambition. The other team consist of four students and they are Leong Wai Hoong, Wong Wei Choy, Phang Wai Keong and Yeoh Bee Bee. The team produced a video about the challenges an aspiring artist faces as she comes to terms with the fact that she is going blind.

“As final year students, we saw this competition as a great platform for us to put into practice the knowledge and skills we have acquired in our course. It is a great motivation for us to win the award as it shows that we are capable of producing good quality films. Also, this win will certainly enhance our portfolio when we enter the workforce,” remarked Kou Jin Yang.

Meanwhile, Yeoh Yeung Aang expressed his appreciation to his lecturers in TAR UC for their help which contributed to the achievements. “Besides providing us with relevant information which helped us in the planning and production of the films, our lecturers were also very supportive and gave us a lot of encouragement. On top of that, I really appreciate TAR UC’s support in providing us with the latest equipment to use for the video productions,” he said.

Each team won a Xiao Yi Sports action camera and a cash prize of RM500.

 

 
Huang Chun Hui
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”

Chin Jien Hua
“It always seems impossible until it is done”.

Toh Shaw Jiun
“The struggle you are in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow”.

4 June 2017
 
Three TAR UC Students Set New Record in ACCA Examinations
 

TARUC’s Faculty of Accountancy, Finance and Business sets a new record once again with three students achieving top-notch results in the recent ACCA March 2017 examinations. New additions to TAR UC’s consistent and stellar track record in producing top ACCA high scorers are Huang Chun Hui, Chin Jien Hua and Toh Shaw Jiun, all graduates in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons). This is the first time TAR UC has three students who emerged Top in Malaysia in three different papers in the same examination sitting and also all ranked among the top ten in the world.

First off, Huang Chun Hui is ranked Top in Malaysia and Fourth in the World for paper P2 Corporate Reporting. Aspiring to work his way up at a renowned multinational company in the future, he hopes to gain in-depth experience over the next few years in the field of auditing and accounting. Chun Hui stated that this achievement has boosted his self-confidence and passion to succeed in field of accounting. “Self-discipline is important whilst preparing for the examination. I used to do last minute studying and it was difficult to absorb everything. By planning a study schedule for myself and doing my revision consistently during my break time between classes in the library, I was able to comprehend the concepts rather than wasting time on memorising them,” he added.

For Chin Jien Hua who is ranked Top in Malaysia and Seventh in the World for paper P1 Governance, Risk and Ethics, this is certainly his greatest unexpected achievement. He attributes his success to three factors namely focus, familial support and most remarkably - failure from past mistakes which motivated him to practise more and learn from them.

Jien Hua hopes to be able to contribute back to TAR UC. “This institution is the place where I got to meet friends from all walks of life who are striving towards the same goal that is to pass their ACCA papers. I want to share my knowledge and experience to students in preparation for their professional papers in the future,” he remarked.

Another top scorer is Toh Shaw Jiun who is ranked Top in Malaysia and Tenth in the World for paper P3 Business Analysis. Recognising the importance of proper time management when preparing for the exam, Shaw Juin confessed that he had to sacrifice his leisure time and make adjustments to his lifestyle months in advance to juggle his preparation for both his university examinations and ACCA papers.

“Nothing in life is impossible if I put my mind to it! This achievement is a testament to that and there is still much more in life to accomplish,” said the ambitious young man. “Don’t ever give up. If you are thinking of giving up, remember why you started in the beginning,” he added.

Apart from commending the excellent academic teaching that they received, the three high achievers also praise TAR UC’s superb facilities and infrastructure that provided them the conducive environment for learning.