Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) Student Awarded Prestigious GE World Class Scholarship at Taylor's University


 Choo Khai Kern, graduate of the Australian International School Malaysia (AISM) 2015 was awarded the prestigious Taylor's World Class Scholarships(TWCS) in partnership with General Electric (GE). He is currently pursuing a dual Bachelor of Business (Hons) Marketing at Taylor's University along with the University of the West of England (UWE-Bristol). The GE World Scholarship is given to deserving students who are outstanding individuals with strong interpersonal skills and leadership capability.

As part of the scholarship experience, Khai Kern will undergo an internship with world class corporations and obtain exclusive industry exposure with leading global employers such as Accor Hotels, BASF-Petronas, Unilever and L'Oreal. He was chosen from among 12 candidates who had to undergo an interview and give a presentation to the selection committee, made up of both academics and employers. The committee selects the top candidates who can not only demonstrate academic excellence, but also a positive attitude, have leadership qualities, English proficiency and good communication skills, all of which are Khai Kern excelled in.

"Graduating from AISM provided me a global mindset and to cope with cultural diversity. This allowed me to engage well with my mates in university, both local and international. The various opportunities such as participating in international competitions and conferences provided me with exposure and knowledge that goes beyond the curricular. Moreover, the structure of the Australian academics improved my critical thinking skills, which aided me in my scholarship application."

(L-R) Prof. Michael Driscoll (VC of TU), HE Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh (The Minister of Higher Education), Choo Khai Kern (proud award recipient), Dato Loy (Group CEO) and Sri Vidya Nadarajah (Country HR Leader, GE Malaysia)

During his schooling at AISM, Khai Kern scored an impressive Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) score of 93.25 in his Higher School Certificate (HSC), a pre-university matriculation course which is used for entrance into top universities all around the world. He was  also recognised by the Board of Studies Teaching and Education Standards(BOSTES) in New South Wales (NSW-Australia) with a 'Distinguished Achiever' award for his HSC result in Business Studies.

Dr. Deborah Priest, the Principal of AISM, said that "He is a wonderful young man who came to us from the Royal Military College (RMC) Malaysia. He received a full scholarship to attend AISM in Years 11 and 12 and also contributed fully to the life of the school while he was with us. We all wish him well". . . . . . . . .

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