Be open to new experiences
Bachelor of Computer Science (2013)
Awards / Scholarships:
Dean’s Achievement Award 2013
1. Full name / Age / Nationality.
Guoy Zhi Ren / 22 / Malaysian
2. Where are you working presently?
I am an Associate Engineer in Dimension Data.
3. Why did you choose to study at Monash University Malaysia?
Monash was ranked in the top 50 universities in the Times Higher Education at that time and was also a part of the 'Group of Eight' Australian universities. Besides that, Monash also offers opportunities for inter-campus and inter-university student exchange.
4. What do you love most about your student life at Monash?
I am very lucky to have met many interesting people throughout my university days, especially those that involved me getting into unexpected but fun experiences!
Some of the best experiences I had came from participating in clubs and societies and it was challenging balancing my studies and club activities.
5. What qualities did you acquire during your studies at Monash University Malaysia that were beneficial to you in the working world?
Participation in clubs and societies has allowed me to attend corporate events, which highlighted the importance of creating rapport with people I meet and building long term relationships. Other than meeting people from diverse backgrounds, I have also improved my communication skills. In addition, I have also gained some insights into the working industry via meeting business representatives from corporations.
6. What is your advice to current students?
Most degree programs in Monash offers electives which allow students the freedom and flexibility to “mix and match” subjects into their chosen courses as long as they meet the prerequisites. As such, you may consider taking those electives as an option to explore other areas of study while pursuing your degree.
Be open to experiences and do not be afraid to try!