Mr. Ray Bora received his BA in Information Technology from The University of Cambodia (UC) in 2014. Currently he is a Government Official at The Ministry of Tourism,
Department of Statistics and Tourism Information.
Prior to this, he was a teacher of English at AII.
Mr. Bora mentioned that:
“UC has prepared students’ English proficiency which is extremely crucial in competing in the job market. Even if you cannot find a job in your major, you still can use your English to find a related job. Lecturer Teav Chhunnan was every helpful and encouraging. He supervised the subjects being taken and more importantly he always provided information regarding scholarships and job announcements to all IT folks. Another important lecturer was Marilu Derasera, a Filipino lecturer; she helped build my public speaking capability and self-esteem.
I can’t thank her enough for her openness and willingness to share. She taught me amazing lessons about soft skills, namely intrapersonal communication skills and public speaking.
At UC I have a few close friends who took the same major. We keep in close contact with one another. To name a few, they are Khon Somethear, Pou Sokmean, Keo Venghok, Sek Sopanith, Pou Sopphea, Rim Nalo, and Mouen Sophet who was in the College of Education.
I’ve had many positive memories at UC. I had many friends and studied in the university where I had to compete for a scholarship. I also learned a lot about public speaking, which built my confidence for standing in front of people and talking in English. Some courses really built my self-esteem and supported me to be who I am today.
One of my inspirational words for the youngsters there is to leverage your network. Even though you are successful in your education, it does not define who you are. No matter how outstanding you are, if you are not given chances how can you grow and how high you can climb? Therefore, build a strong network that makes you grow and makes you prosper, not one that drags you backwards. You don’t know who is going to save you from a problematic situation. Choosing who to be around is as important as choosing who you want to be in the future.
The University of Cambodia provided me countless invaluable lessons, both in my personal life and in my academic journey. The university assisted me to maximize my potential and explore who I really am meant to be. I met many kinds of people, many of whom now have become a vital part of my life. Moreover, I received immense knowledge from my Associate Dean, lecturers, and my friends there. They are warmly supportive and encouraging. UC never fails to provide the best services, strong support, and heart-felt warmth and most importantly the sense of family. It’s such a true gift to have studied at UC.”
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