Tuesday, February 24, 2009

CVs' from Manila

In the Philippines, undergraduates attend conferences like how Malaysian students watch movies - almost every other week.

Fresh grads' CVs' from Manila are loaded with lists of workshops, seminars, forums and external projects they've participated in. But Malaysian grads tend to stare at me starry-eyed whenever I talk about these things (and it sure ain't my looks, not in class anyway).

The "scoring As" mentality, whilst not entirely unhelpful, mustn't become the "As' are all I need" mindset.

1 comment:

Derek L. said...

Gotta say that after being in the workforce for 10+ years, I get more value out of concentrated 1 or 2-day seminars/workshops than by attending a week or month-long courses, let alone a school course spanning multiple months!