Alumni Talk

What did you like about the UC program?
“Using English as a mode of instruction, UC program was well known and popular among outstanding students and working employees who want to pursue their studies at the same time they are employed.
Quality teachers and good study discipline are among other things that the UC program was about.”

What did you think of your program’s facilities, such as available technology, resources, and the classrooms?
“UC provides rich facilities, including available technology, library with many reading materials, and well equipped classroom with enough space and good atmosphere.”

What accomplishments did you achieve during your university experience?
“Besides my degree, I learned a lot from my university experience with UC. I got chances to do more research in order to meet my course requirement, where my research skill was improved. I built more
network among my classmates as many of them are working students.”

Was there a professor, staff, or fellow student who made a lasting impression on you, or helped you when you were here at UC? How? Why?
“Every professor was helpful and qualified. I like the motivation they gave and instruction they provided, especially on teamwork among the students. And, that was really an impressing experience that I had
with my classmates through working as a team on some specific research projects at UC.”

Do you still keep in contact with any of your classmates, professors, or staff? “Yes, I still keep in contact with some of my classmates,
professors and staff. With these contacts, I sometime use my network at UC to fulfill some of my assignments at work with the U.S. Embassy.”

What would you like to tell prospective students about the university or the program? “UC provides quality education. University experience
there was a bit challenging, but in return you will have real knowledge and skills – not just a degree on paper.”

What was your most memorable moment as a student of the University of Cambodia?
“It was once the unforgettable experience that the students were tasked to do field research for the course of Social Change and Sociology of Community Development. It was the first time I had my practical experience doing field research. I enjoyed collecting information by making interview with my research respondents, analyzing data and writing report on my research.”


What advice can you offer to incoming or current students?
“Choosing a university to pursue your study is important. At the same time, you should also think about subject for your study. Picking the right subject for your study would produce a good impact for your career and life. Do more research and reading to get more information on your studies. The more you read, the wider knowledge and ideas you will have!”

What is your current job? Is your current job related to your study program from the University of Cambodia?
“As the alumni coordinator, I’m working on management of the educational exchange programs. I’m working with the alumni in developing and implementing the alumni projects, I’m coordinating the Ambassador’s Youth Council, and I’m managing the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative program. My study program at UC is directly related to my current job as my main responsibilities involve educational development, empowering youth, and many other development related issues.”

How has UC program encouraged you to pursue your career?
“My knowledge on general development and research was improved through the UC program. I had a broader understanding in the field of my study, which I can use to apply and sharpen my inputs at work.”

What are your career achievements you would like to share with students?
“The knowledge and skills I got from UC have helped me to accomplish my work in a way that is effective and efficient. Complementary to my professional experience, I was built up with confidence on my educational quality throughout UC’s academic program. Specifically, I have used these knowledge and skills to find a good job, which to some extent,

Was there a professor, staff, or fellow student who made a lasting impression on you, or helped you when you were here at UC? How? Why?
“Every professor was helpful and qualified. I like the motivation they gave and instruction they provided, especially on teamwork among the students. And, that was really an impressing experience that I had
with my classmates through working as a team on some specific research projects at UC.”

Do you still keep in contact with any of your classmates, professors, or staff?
“Yes, I still keep in contact with some of my classmates, professors and staff. With these contacts, I sometime use my network at UC to fulfill some of my assignments at work with the U.S. Embassy.”

What would you like to tell prospective students about the university or the program?
“UC provides quality education. University experience there was a bit challenging, but in return you will have real knowledge and skills – not just a degree on paper.”

contributes to the development of Cambodia in specific fields as aforementioned.”

What career advice would you like to give to students to better prepare them for the real world?
“Commitment always brings you success. Be committed at work, and plan for your career development. This also involves the first step when you decide on your major of study and career choice. Remember that failure is not the end of your world, but failure to try what you wish to accomplish is a mistake.”

Can current UC students/alumni contact you for career related advice? How should they contact you?
“UC students/ alumni are welcome to contact me for career related advice. I can be contacted via my email uyakhara@gmail.com.”

Failure is not the end of your world, but failure to try what you wish to
accomplish is a mistake.”

Describe UC in 3 words?
“From my personal perspective and experience, UC can be described as Quality Education, Discipline, and Success.”

Do you still believe in the same principles as you did when you were a student?
“I still believe in the same principles as I did when I was a student. However, I tend to put more of my effort in to finding more information and evidence to support any principles I believe in.”

What is your lasting impression of UC?
“I strongly believe UC is going on the right path. Although UC has built a strong foundation on its education and principles, it needs to keep a careful caution on current and future development in order to promote a better quality education and to respond to the need of labor markets nationally, regionally and globally.”

 

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