Welcome to UKM!
I am Wong Siew Mun, President of Chinese Community Council UKM (CCC)!
You may have chosen UKM out of many diverse reasons, but it no longer matters! Because you are here! In life, we have to make a lot of decisions, difficult or easy. Once it is made, go ahead and make yourself proud!
It is great to be in UKM! Here we have tranquil environment, professional Uni administration and lecturers as well as friendly Uni mates!
What’s in the U? What’s so different in the U? Who can you be in the U? You are what you decide! There’s a famous quote among Uni students: there are 3 types of human being in the U. First is someone who pays 100% attention on academic. His/Her life is lecture hall, library and hostel room. Second is someone who totally indulges in co-curricular activities, without even care to bother about assignments and exams. Third is someone that seeks balance between academic and co-curricular activities. He/She will be trying all his/her best not to abandon either of them. Here, I am not going to judge which type is okay and which is not, as every one of us is free to choose our path of life! But I would like to share with you my humble opinion.
Surely, academic is something you should never neglect. But, is it sufficient for a bright future? Certainly NO! As someone living in a borderless, super swift-paced world, by just attempting to equip yourself with lecture notes and projects will not sustain you for long in this rapidly more challenging world. There’s a world of difference between student life and career life. If you pamper yourself by just staying in your comfort zone throughout your entire campus life, it is no surprise that you will be haunted with culture shock when you first step into the real world.
So, why not seek to bridge you to the outside real world starting from your Uni life? In UKM, we have various associations as well as activities, range from culture-based, religion-driven, athletic-focused, social-centered to student welfare-oriented, and etc. All these are helpful to sharpen your soft skills, improve the standard of your mind in order to become an intellectual of high quality. Time to free yourself from shackles of spoon-fed education! Stand high, you will see far away!
I’m sure you will be curious, what is Chinese Community Council? The Chinese Community Council or CCC is a student welfare, culture and social service-based body. The CCC has student representatives who aid in student welfare issues, subordinate cultural activities and groups which promote distillation of Chinese cultures and also encourage community services. Here, we have no borders of races, religions, cultures and backgrounds (will be introduced to you in our following updates). We sincerely welcome every one of you to join us! Harmony can be achieved with better understandings towards each other.
Lastly, UKM is a colourful and extraordinary community with all kinds of expected and unexpected opportunities that will certainly spice up your life. Do not be afraid to make the first step. We are always available for you!
Ladies and gentlemen of the UKM of 2012, selected intellectuals among intellectuals, WELCOME TO UKM!
p/s: More updates about everything of UKM will be coming up! Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/ukmccc1 or ccc-ukm.blogspot.com!
Your sincere UKM mate,
Wong Siew Mun