venue : kepala batas
time : 2pm
date : 6/4/10
course : science local ( major in computer science )
I was the third batch for the interview , so i needed to wait for about 2 hours outside there ( extremely hot over there !) At first i was in the fourth batch , so i tried to make friend with other applicants that i thought we would in the same group , but poorly i was changed to third batch since there was a male applicant who arrived late...argh...When the second batch went in , we had to sit in a roll waiting outside , the applicants in the third group were so serious , no talking and no joking ( making me more anxious
) And the officer tried her best to make us talk , but she failed ,
( what she said was " Kenapa begitu diam , cakaplah " and bla bla bla )
So , when it was our turn , we needed to pin the number to our shirts , queued up and walked in following our numbers....Our interviewers were a malay lady , a chinese man and another lady , perhaps she is a sikh ? So we were given one minute each to introduce ourselves ( In my case , the interviewers din't specify that we need to introduce ourselves using bm , among five of us , if im not mistaken four of us were using english to introduce ouselves , including me xD ) For other group members , they introduced themselves until the interviewer said " ok , thank you " but for me , while i've finished my intro , i still need to say " erm...thats all " T.T is that a bad sign that i was talking too short ?!
Then the malay lady told us we would have two discussions , one in bm while one in bi , each topic will have five minutes for us to discuss....the first topic was in bi [ If you were send abroad , what can you do to hold good name of Malaysia ? ] (i still need to answer that question although what i applied is local science
, and the applicants seemed to have been mixed up without considering whether they were from the same course or not , there were even accounting , engineering and law in my group , sigh..)and the second one is in bm [ mulai tahun ini , kerajaan telah mengurangkan subjek dalam peperiksaan SPM sehingga sepuluh subjek sahaja , adakah anda setuju ? ] im not quite remember on how she asked , but the main point is there i think
... And for the first topic , we dint have enough points for each of us , so i just try to elaborate more from the main point...
and bad thing to me ,when i first spoke out for introduction , the malay lady told me "can you speak louder , i can't hear you.." oops , sorry , i had to say...and i think im the one with the shortest elaboration each time i spoke , i needed to say " errm..thats all / itu sahaja , unlike others , no question from the interviewers for me when i spoke out my points , no shooting for me ( may be im speaking too less and they found nothing to shoot me?
) and worst ,while i spoke as the first one for the second topic and , gosh ! i just too panic and forgot to say out my option ( setuju atau tidak ) and so after my elaboration the interviewer asked me " so you setuju right ? " " yes " " because you dint say your option " " oops, sorry " T.T omg , what was i doing ?!
And so the discussion part had finished , the following questions was [ What course are you choosing ? ] and [ Convince us why should we give you the scholarship ] These two are popular questions for the interview...i suppose..So , just answer according to which language they use to ask you ....
And so the interview ended , before we went out , the malay lady told us that the jpa is the one who will decide who will get the scholarship but not them ....Is that a good thing or bad thing to know ? Still wondering.....=.= at the end , they dint ask us whether have any question to ask , so we just said thank you to them and most of us just went out directly . I was curious why no one shaking their hands like what the senior told us to . So when a boy started to shake their hands , i did it too
then i went out , closed the door since im the last one to leave ...and so , finally it ended here . Take your file and you can leave now .
And my advice is no need to worry too much , of course you will feel panic , unless you are a super self-confident people
i used to panic before the interview with hands kept shivering , and when i entered the room , the air-con made me more panic , now with legs shivered together with hands , i even need to use my right hand to press on my left hand to prevent the interviewers from seeing im shivering terribly >.< but everything just not as horrible as we thought , i felt more relax after a while , more stable afterwards ( but i still couldn't recall most words in bi and bm T.T talking with er...er...er...) the interviewers may shoot us , but in a kind way , more like joking with a SWEET smile
anyway, pandai pandai la , don't say too much unnecessary things or nonsense ...And thats all , good luck ^^