Course Applied: France Engineering
Venue: Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh
Experience: My group consist of 5 person: 2 boys, 3 girls. 1 malay girl and the rest were chinese. I'm the fifth person and also the last person of the batch. 3 of them applied engineering (including me), one applied social science and another applied economy.
Introduction in BM. We talked about our personal particulars, family background, coco achievements, course applied and why you chose that course. When answering the questions, please be careful with your words because they will shoot you back with your answers. I think i did well in this part until the end part. They asked me to name 3 buildings in France and i screwed that up because i don't know the buildings at France!! I knew eiffel tower but was too nervous to think of it!! They also ask me to say some basic French. I told them words like bonjour and mercy. Then one of the interviewers asked me what is air in french and i cannot answer that as well!! Also, they provoked me by saying I chose France because the girls there are hot. I screwed this up by saying if I want to see hot girls, the Japanese girls are hotter and the interviewers laughed about it. Then they ask me if want to change to japan engineering and i said i will stick to France. >.<
Discussion done partly in english and partly in bm.
1. Discuss about the quality of water in Malaysia.
It was okay with me until the interviewer start to shoot questions at us. The discussion was done in english. Then, the questioning part starts with bm. Ask our opinion on the water quality was not so good when government was in charge of it but the quality becomes better when NGO took over, which one is better, NGO or government and how do we save water. I was the last one to say out how to save water and all my ideas was said by the other four interviewees, leaving myself elaborating their ideas. So, be sure to answer it first!!
Individual part they asked us to nominate a candidate in the room if only one of us can be chosen to go overseas. I chose a girl and gave my reasons but one of the interviewers said i had a crush on her because I chose her, which is of course not true. I think I should have chosen myself as the one but not others. There was one boy with me that chose himself and the interviewers even joked "now you see the true face of your friends" and we all laughed about it. Some questions regarding New Economic Model, how it helped to bring our economy back to normal level and role of economist in it was asked as I chose the girl that want to study economy.
Lastly, they asked us if we got anything to ask and we didn't ask any questions. Then the interview session ended. The whole session took about one hour.
All in all, the interviewers was quite nice (not to me) as they always teased me using the girl issue.
Rating: 6/10 (hopefully I'm a good entertainment for them )
1. Never say Japanese girls are hotter. I learned it the hard way.
2. Sell yourself if they ask you to nominate a candidate. Show your confidence and mention your strength which makes you special enough to be the one.
3. Drink water before going in. It might be a long interview inside there.
4. Eat until you are very full and make sure you get enough sleep the night before. I was so hungry after the interview even when I ate my lunch before going for the interview.
5. Answer the questions first if you know the answer. Don't let go of your chance to outshine others.
Thats all! Good luck to you guys and gals for your interview.