Bachelor of Communication (Hons) Public Relations graduate Ku Wen Xin has added another mark of recognition to UTAR’s list of academic achievements by winning the “Supernewsroom Young PR Professional Award 2019” on 29 July 2019 at Kampar Campus.
The award was presented by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of intelectasia Consultancy and Founder of Supernewsroom Manminder Kaur Dhillon, who is also the Industry Advisor (IA) for UTAR’s Department of Public Relations. Others present at the award ceremony were intelectasia Chief Strategy Officer Puspavathy Ramaloo, Dean of UTAR Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FAS) Dr Lee Lai Meng, Department of Public Relations Head S. Maartandan, UTAR staff and students.
Ku, the fourth recipient of the award, received RM500 cash prize. She was selected among three shortlisted names for the interview process with FAS Dean, Deputy Dean, Head of Department and Manminder.
She was selected based on her excellent academic, soft skills and co-curriculum performances. Apart from acknowledging students for their outstanding achievements, the award also aims to recognise students’ excellence in their academic journey as well as to encourage their continuous contributions to the field of PR and in their future career.
“I am pleased and very thankful to have received this award and I would like to thank Ms Manminder for her initiative in motivating public relations graduates to strive for greater success and heights by recognising their academic accomplishments,” enthused Ku. She added, “Receiving recognition for your efforts is definitely a feel good emotion and I will certainly take this award as an opportunity for me to further propel in the field of communication and public relations.”
Ku also thanked UTAR and expressed, “This award would not be possible without the great guidance and support from my lecturers. UTAR has provided a well-structured syllabus and the lessons that I learnt in my three-year university life has given me plenty of exposure to public relations and event management. I am grateful to UTAR for its education and it has truly prepared me for my future career development. Thank you UTAR.”
Supernewsroom Young PR Professional Award was inaugurated to encourage and recognise PR students for their exceptional dedication, outstanding achievements and academic excellence throughout their academic journey. It is an initiative by UTAR and intelectasia Consultancy to understand and appreciate young PR talents who will help contribute to developing a collaborative network for advancing education and vacation.
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