Graduates’ Tea 2012 Promo…

MENDAKI Club’s Graduates’ Tea this year takes new graduates on a “voyage of self-discovery” at the Sheraton Towers Hotel on Saturday, 23 June 2012.

Themed “Dream. Discover. Define. Develop.” the Graduates’ Tea will feature a line-up of “stars” in diverse fields of work who will share valuable insights and guidance to fresh university and polytechnic graduates, to prepare them for working life.

Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister-In-Charge of Muslim Affairs, will grace the event as Guest-of-Honour.

Held annually since 1995, the Graduates’ Tea is organised to celebrate the achievements of Malay/Muslim graduates from the universities and polytechnics.  This year’s event aims to enlighten the graduates on life and career choices and help them navigate our increasingly complex world.

The event will also offer networking opportunities between fresh graduates and young Malay/Muslim professionals who are established in their fields. Young professionals have been invited to engage with the new graduates and share their learning journeys in the post-graduate world. The speakers will be sharing valuable insights and guidance to fresh university and polytechnic graduates, to prepare them for working life.

Guest speakers include:

(photo courtesy of Mediacorp)

Khairuddin Saharom (Master of Architecture degree from National University of Singapore and first ever Malay awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal for being the top graduate in 1999),

Rita Zahara Mohamed Nazeer (a bi-lingual TV media personality, lecturer and author),

Mohamed Faizal Abdul Kadir (Deputy Senior State Counsel & Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers),

(photo courtesy of

Aaron Maniam (Director of the Institute of Policy Development at the Civil Service College (CSC).

Supported by the Community Leaders’ Forum, the Graduates’ Tea is open to all Malay/Muslim graduates from university and polytechnic. Admission is free. Graduates who are interested to attend can register through the event website at

Registration to the event has been extended till all seats are fully taken up.

Most importantly, the event is FREE!!!

Details of the event:

Date: 23 June 2012
Time: 12:30pm – 5:00pm
Venue: Sheraton Towers Hotel





  • Prayer room will be provided


Official Start of Event


Arrival of Guest-of-Honour, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim


Welcome Address by MENDAKI Club President, Ms. Nur Dian Mohd Rasid


Panel DiscussionDREAM. DISCOVER. DEFINE. DEVELOP.Discussion on how to turn DREAMs into reality through DISCOVERing the macro environment and seizing opportunities; how to DEFINE career paths and align it with that vision; how to embrace lifelong learning by continually DEVELOPing the necessary skills.Question & Answer Session


Winding Down & Breaking The Ice


Networking High Tea Session


Parallel Break-Out Sessions
(Choose ONE of the following):

Break-out Session 1
What’s Next?Exploring the Option to further studies for Polytechnic Graduates
Breakout Session 2

Gearing Up for That First Job

A session to take you through the Hunt for that first job, tips on how to brand yourself on paper and how to market yourself during an interview

Session 3

Taking The Lead and Working With Others

The know-hows on “Surviving the Corporate Jungle” through a session covering effective corporate etiquette and networking


End of event

Author: Pujangga Malam™

Well-known on RIA 89.7FM as a controversial and sensational critic able to invoke thought-provoking and sometimes, fiery responses from fellow listeners. Have since evolved into a distinguished blogger of reputable claim with takes on the Malay entertainment industry and football-related matters. Brutally honest and believes in only reporting the truth as I see, hear or experience it. Self-styled critic who does not mince his words and is definitely a non-conformist.

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