“The academic program conducted in English has prepared me to be a global citizen, catching up with the global market trend and development. The flexibility of the academic program with the elective course options gave me the opportunity to select courses aligned with my interests and strengths.”
What did you think of your program’s facilities such as available technology, resources, and classrooms?
“The program’s facilities are among the best universities in the nation, which enables students to concentrate on their studies and research. However, comparing to other universities in the region, the facilities are still limited and need further improvements in order to provide students an ease to do research and access to the most up-to-date study materials and resources.”
What accomplishments did you achieve during your university experience?
“I got an opportunity to go on an exchange program at Payap University in Thailand, specializing in International Business Management for a semester in 2010. Later on, I won a scholarship from the US Embassy to join an exchange program called Study of the US Institute for Student Leaders on Global Environmental Issues and Leadership in 2012. The same year, I got another scholarship to participate in a short-term study program of Peace and Human Security in Asia, in Japan. I was also selected to be the representative of Cambodian youth in the ASEAN-Japan Youth Forum in 2013. I graduated with an honorable GPA of 3.94.”
Was there a professor, staff member, or fellow student who made a lasting impression on you or helped you when you were at UC? How? Why?
“Many professors, staff, and fellow students were really helpful during my academic life. They gave me lots of support and encouragement for my academic and career advancement.”
Do you still keep in contact with any of your classmates, professors, or staff members?
“I still keep in touch with them though we are scattering in different parts of the globe. Thanks to technol¬ogy, we can update each other and discuss and help each other on a certain aspects of our careers, graduate study and research, and life matters. Physical distance and busy schedules do not hinder our relationships and networking. Many classmates, professors, and UC staff come to Tokyo for business trips, and we had a good time catching up with each other, since I am now based in Tokyo. On May 31, 2015, I had a chance to catch up with H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Dr. Haruhisa Handa, and many UC Alumni at The Young Parlia¬mentarians’ Global Opinion Summit in Tokyo. We were proud and glad for the UC family mini-reunion.”
What was your most memorable moment as a student at UC?
“I loved the moments when I worked in a research team with my peers, went to the field to collect data, joined an international conference such as the Asia Economic Forum, competed in national debate com¬petitions, volunteered in the ASEAN summit while Cambodia was the host country, and organized an event and a field trip for exchange and local stu¬dents. Those are the most wonderful moments of my university life.”
What would you like to tell prospective students about the university or the program?
“The English-based academic program with flexibil¬ity to select elective courses based on your interest prepares you to catch up on the opportunities of the job market. Extra-curricular activities help you mas¬ter essential skills for the success in your career.”
What advice can you offer to incoming or current students?
“University is a transition platform of life. Choosing and pursuing the right track, your life will be differ-ent. If you could maximize the opportunity to learn and get hands-on experience, besides classroom learning, you will see a wonderful world with op¬portunities to succeed in the future for your career development. Go for a study abroad program at least one semester, as it will open up your mindset of the world. And it will help you a lot to grab the oppor¬tunity when the ASEAN Community comes into realization.”
What career advice would you like to give to stu¬dents to better prepare them for the real world?
“Students should maximize their learning during university life, get involved in volunteer activities and internships to reflect the theories learned in class with real work experience. Know your passions, in¬terests, and strengths and set your future career goals accordingly. In this globalized world, the job market has no boundaries. Go abroad and catch an interna¬tional job opportunity, and you will realize there is a lot of potential to grow and develop yourself, your community, and our mother country in the future.”
What is your current job? Is your current job re¬lated to your study program from the University of Cambodia?
“I am working on developing a business project to provide total-lifestyle support for people living in the metropolitan of Tokyo. The study program helps me to conceptualize, analyze, and work on the project with multinational team members.”
How has UC encouraged you to pursue your career?
“Majoring in Economics and specializing in interna¬tional business management gave me a foundation and deepened my interest in pursuing a career in the international job market. A holistic business study program at UC ranging from SME management, marketing, project management, financial analysis, customer relationship management, and especially computer skills gave me courage and prepared me for the career I now have.”
Can current UC students/alumni contact you for career related advice? How should they contact you?
“Of course, it is my pleasure. I could be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org”
What is your lasting impression of UC?
“I grew up at UC, and UC is part of my life memory. I cannot thank UC enough.”Share on Facebook