Posted on February 22, 2009 by Creatrix Tiara
OMG. I’ve been waiting MY WHOLE LIFE for such a festival or fair – and then the one time I decide to move overseas (possibly for good) it HAPPENS. Boo for me, but YAY for the rest of you, because it means that the Malaysian public’s starting to take alternative careers seriously and that there are people willing to provide resources.
The Live Your Passion fair is for people who are curious about the performing arts – dance, theatre, music, and visual art (even though that’s not exactly performancey) – and want to know more about it from a career and creative perspective. Leave behind the Hollywood stereotypes – here, you hear from the real deal.
Among the speakers are Sean Ghazi (singer, actor, Fame Awards winner), Jit Murad (actor and playwright of contemporary Malaysian English theatre), Yasmin Ahmad (she of the Orked trilogy and all the Petronas ads), and a whole host of creative people. There will also be people from public and private universities, such as Universiti Malaysia (UM) and Sunway College, presenting their arts courses on offer.
Live Your Passion will be held at The Annexe Gallery at Jalan Hang Kasturi, KL from 28th February to 1st March, 11am – 6pm. For more information, follow this Facebook event. And then tell me about it!
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Posted on December 10, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
The 2nd edition of YouthMalaysia’s National Youth Entrepreneur Convention, held in conjunction with YOUTH’09, is taking place at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur on the 10th of January 2009.
Among this year’s speakers are:
- Minister for Youth and Sports YB Dato’ Ismail Sabri
- Henry Goh, founder of Macro Kiosk
- Aidan Aquinas Chew, winner of Season 1 of Nescafe’s Kickstart
- Ricky Wong Shee Khai, founder & CEO of Asia Media
- Ganesh Kumar, founder & CEO of MOL Access Portal
- Jeffry Ong, Marketing Director for Marctensia
- Joe Flizzow, ex-Too Phat hip-hop artist and now owner of Kartel Records
- Ninie Ahmad, Kickstart finalist and founder of Be Yoga Santuary
- Shan Tan, founder & Managing Director of Rockin’ Reptile
- Anna Rina Rahim, photographer
- Fiona-Jane Gomez, founder of Talent Hub
- Joyce Wong, blogger at Tongue in Chic and Kinky Blue Fairy
- Aimann Faiz, co-founder of Don’t Panic
- Khailee Ng and Joel Neoh, co-founders of YouthMalaysia
There’s also an opportunity to present your business plan at the convention – sign up and you’ll be in the running for a slot. Registrations are RM80 for individual earlybirds (before 10th Dec) and groups of min 3 people, and RM120 for individuals after 10th Dec.
I won’t be around this time; however, the folks at the NYEC have appointed me as a supporter of the event. As a supporter, I’ve been given a co-branded link that pays EducateDeviate RM10 for each registrant that registers through my link. This would really help cover costs for EducateDeviate’s eventual move (to its own server space & domain), as well as software and design – which costs more than I anticipated! Just so you know.
Speaking of design costs: NYEC has asked for a logo to be put on their marketing material. I don’t actually have one. I’m looking around, but does anyone have any logo skills that they’ll like to contribute? Greatly appreciated!
Anyone who goes, please let me know how it went – you can write a guest post here if you wish 🙂
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Posted on November 18, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
The Star’s college youth pull-out R.AGE is organising The March Forward, a workshop-packed day aimed at helping final year students transition into the working world.
The workshops will feature talks by various industry experts on what employers seek in the workforce, developing your resume, branding yourself, and managing interviews. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions about careers and job-seeking.
The workshops will be held at Menara Star, 15 Jalan 16/11, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia on the 23rd of November 2008 from 8:30am to 5:30pm. Registration is RM20 and is on a first-come-first-serve basis. Goodies from Clinique and Parkson are provided.
Download their registration form and contact Nelsen at 03-7967 1388 ext. 1456 or Leong at 03-7967 1388 ext. 1432 for more information.
Filed under: Events, Opportunities, Resources, Specific Programs, Youth Initiative | Tagged: careers, education, jobs, malaysia, Opportunities, tertiary, youth | 1 Comment »
Posted on November 16, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
1. YouthSays are hunting for more people to join them for future projects, including the YOUTH’09 Festival. They’re looking for a Stats Beast, an Online Community Leader, and a Blogger + Art Director. Get in touch with Joel or Khailee for more information.
2. Nescafe KickStart is up for another season, and this time they’re focused specially on entrepreneurs. Take their entrepreneur evaluation and you’ll be contacted if they find you suitable for the program.
3. Malaysian entrepreneurship advocate Daniel CerVentus Lim of Ideapreneur.net is bringing international unconference camp format BarCamp to Johor Bahru on the 6th and 7th of December 2008. The main idea of unconferences is that participants build the program collaboratively, either online or on the day, rather than the program being set by a committee in advance. For more information and for registration, visit the BarCampJB wiki.
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Posted on October 15, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
If you are good with people and connections, and would like to get involved in something for three months, take this opportunity to apply for the role of Press & Partnerships Officer for YOUTH ’09, the second in a series of annual youth festivals organised by YouthMalaysia.
According to Khailee, who is a main player in YouthMalaysia (and various other projects) alongside founder Joel Neoh, this role involves liasing with media partners to handle pre- and post-event publicity and coverage, as well as liasing with program partners that are presenting events at YOUTH ’09. To qualify:
- You have excellent spoken and written skills in English.
- You possess outgoing, social, positive, youthful energy.
- You possess your own transportation
- You must be available full-time from 15th October till 31st January
- You are willing to learn, do whatever it takes to MASTER this role
- Must be not older than 30 years old (this is a youth-for-youths event after all)
Experience in media and public relations is a bonus, but not necessary.
If you’re interested, send your CV to Khailee at email@example.com by the 18th of October 2008.
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Posted on July 16, 2008 by Creatrix Tiara
I just came back from 5 days of the Brightest Young Minds summit in Sydney. The general idea of the summit is to get motivated and passionate young people together to learn about creating initiatives, while also developing actual workable projects to be pitched to potential sponsors.
It started in South Africa and it’s now that country’s most prestigious and well-known youth-based development initiative. It recently arrived in Australia and within the two years has created a lot of good.
I love the idea and I think it should be more widely available. I was wondering if people were interested in doing a BYM in Malaysia.
While there are people trying to encourage young people to form initiatives, such as BarCamp and Young Entrepreneur summits, there isn’t really any clear support and education system that’s comprehensive. Also, information on actually STARTING and getting legal/financial support for your project is pretty low. There are plenty of youngsters with ideas…just no idea how to get them off the ground.
Having 100 other energetic young people, plus the support and knowledge of people in their field (we had Hugh Evans, who is pretty much THE MAN when it comes to youth development in Australia) would go very far in getting these ideas into reality. There would also be actual opportunities for delegates to create and develop those ideas before they leave – thereby avoiding the common youth conference problem where people are so motivated to crate change during the conference, but afterwards their energy drops and nothing gets done.
To get BYM in Malaysia we need to know the following:
- Legal aspects of using the BYM name and concept – is there some sort of “franchise kit”?
- Finding and recruiting young people to be part of BYM(M) 1
- Partnerships and sponsorships with companies and organizations
- Convincing people that BYM as a structure can work in Malaysia
- Getting BYM(M) off the ground and sustainable
- Creating a team of people interested in getting involved with BYM(M) behind the scenes
- Connecting BYM(M) to BYMs in SA and Australia
- Timelines – when do we start work, and when do we have our first BYM(M)?
If you’re interested, or know other people who are, leave me a comment or message.
Filed under: Events, Opportunities, Personal Experiences, Specific Programs, Youth Initiative | Tagged: australia, brightest young minds, conferences, education, initiatives, malaysia, projects, south africa, youth | 6 Comments »