“This programme is very practical from the very beginning. Lecturers will give their constructive criticism for your improve on your work or on yourself. You’ll be attending a lot of talks in regards to the field and be meeting people from the industry even before you step your foot out to look for employment. My favourite subjects were Principles of Advertising, Advertising Campaign, Media Marketing, Advanced Marketing Communication. The lecturers have industrial experience and very hands-on when it comes to their lectures or tutors. And what people said about the lecturers was right all along. I have no regrets at all.”
Graduated with HELP University Bachelor of Communication (Hons) (Public Relations), completed with HELP Merit Award scholarship for 3 years in succession.
Awarded full scholarship for Help University- Korean 3-week Summer Exchange Program at Dankook University for the Korean Immersion Program (KIP) in 2017.
Participated in Training program – “Urban Poverty Study Journalism Training Program” organized by UNICEF and DM Analytics
Active participation in academic and extra-curricular activities at HWLP, including:
Content Creator at Caspian Digital Solutions
Graduated with HELP University BComm (Media Studies) (1st Class Honours), 2018
From Taiping, Perak, and studied at SMK Convent High School, Taiping with Perak State 30% Bursary for STPM
Academic and extra-curricular activities at HELP:
“The best part of studying at HELP is getting to know the experienced, easy-going lecturers. I learned so much from each of them and they inspired me to push myself to my limit. The staff members are kind and friendly too! Video assignments are my favourite coursework because I get to explore and express creativity in so many ways as the lecturers are always open to our ideas, no matter how unconventional or ‘bizarre’ they may seem. Contrary to popular’ belief, life as a Media Studies student wasn’t easy, but tough times passed like a breeze because I was surrounded by positive and supportive people. If you dream of having an exciting and rewarding tertiary education in Communication, think no further – HELP is the one”.
Graduated with HELP University Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) (1st Class Hons), 2019, with a CGPA score of 3.89.
Yarhvin is from Kuala Lumpur and completed his Foundation in Arts at HELP University.
Extra-curricular activities at HELP:
Marketing Executive with YTL Hotels
Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication) (1st Class Hons), 2019, with HELP Merit Scholarship awarded for Year 2 studies, on the basis of achieving a CGPA of 3.60. Ve Ann obtained a High Distinction grade for her final year thesis research paper on factors influencing consumer perception of quality towards skin care products.
Ve Ann was in the public relations team for Stand up for Charity, a night of Stand Up comedy performance which proceeds were donated to Bunga-Bunga Syurga, a foundation for children with down syndrome.
Ve Ann is from Ampang, Kuala Lumpur and studied at SMK Bukit Indah.
“Studying at HELP equipped me with a range of skills that was really useful in terms of my competence when I started my first job. From organizing events to executing marketing campaigns to copywriting and designing collaterals, I was very lucky to have acquired these skills during my time in university. It was also through my amazing lecturers that I truly fell in love with the art and science of communications!”
Graduated with HELP University Bachelor of Communication (Public Relations) (1st Class Hons), 2019, with HELP Loyalty Bursary.
Completed Foundation in Arts at HELP University, 2015
Grew up in Kuantan, Pahang and studied at SMK Semambu, Kuantan.
Extracurricular Activities at HELP include:
“I would say studying at HELP was like an enjoyable, fascinating roller-coaster ride. I am from Kuantan and still remember my first day at HELP when everything was so fresh and new for me. The great thing about HELP is that the lecturers are always so friendly and helpful. We can find them whenever we need help from them. One of the best things I experienced was when I joined the HELP Radio Club. My dream since young was to try broadcasting on radio stations. Thanks to the HELP Radio Club for the opportunity for me to do this! I learned about the importance of language pronunciation and enunciation, and the creativity of coming up with topics that attract listeners. I also wish to extend my appreciation to all the friendly people I met in HELP University: “Every day I learn something new from you”. HELP has helped me build my foundation and skills to strive in this society. Thank you HELP University! What we learn with pleasure, we never forget”.
Marketing Executive with Richemont Luxury Malaysia, wholesale distributers of jewellery, precious gems, watches, clocks, and silverware, including the high-end Montblanc and Patek Philippe accessory product ranges.
Graduated with HELP University Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) (1st Class Hons), 2017, with Merit Scholarship Award for Year 3 of her studies.
Completed Foundation in Arts at HELP University, 2013.
Grew up in Kuala Lumpur and completed High School at SMK Seri Bintang Selatan (former Bukit Bintang Girls School)
Extracurricular activities at HELP:
“Pursuing communications at HELP University equipped me with theoretical knowledge about media and the holistic environment of the industry. Experienced external lecturers from the media industry also provided us insights and practical skills that are useful when working. HELP also provided us with the life experience of being a part of the industry through its out-of-classroom clubs and society activities. I was able to experience what being a radio DJ was, through the Faculty’s Radio Club. In addition to Media Studies, the course also equipped me with knowledge in broader fields within communication such as Marketing and Public Relations”.
Content Writer & Editor at WORLD OF BUZZ, Malaysia’s largest English Social News publication site, serving and engaging with millions of audience monthly.
Graduated with HELP University Bachelor of Communication (Media Studies) (1st Class Hons), with HELP Loyalty Bursary.
Completed Foundation in Arts at HELP University, 2015.
Grew up in Kuala Lumpur and completed High School at AIM Christian College.
“Studying at HELP University gave me an experience that I will never forget. The 3 years I spent there helped me build confidence in myself as I learned how to be a leader and take charge of my life especially for the projects that I have had to complete. I was also able to improve my communication and presentation skills and master the art of time management. The journey was not easy but the tough time only made me stronger as my perseverance and self-discipline increased day by day. Choosing never to give up was a choice I made throughout every semester. I can safely say that hard work always pays off. Of course, having good friends made it a whole lot easier as we supported each other as a team without leaving anyone behind. Journeying with them made university life a most pleasant memory. Lastly, none of this, including my 1st Class Hons, would have happened without the grace of God. He has seen me through all my struggles. All glory and honour belong to Him!”.
School Extracurricular Activities and Achievements:
Senior Analyst, Social Media Executive, Lazada Malaysia.
HELP University Bachelor of Communications (Media Studies) (1st Class Hons), 2018.
Grew up in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and studied at:SMK Taman S.E.A. High School, Petaling Jaya.
Extracurricular Activities at HELP:
“The sky’s the limit, but the ground is my anchor.” Writing has always been a passion of mine, to create art with letters and words … Oh, What Bliss! Thankfully, my time at HELP University has helped propel me towards achieving that dream but I also learned to be rooted and humble at the same time. I was fortunate enough to have spent a month in South Korea for an exchange programme that widened my international exposure. I am thankful the faith and belief in me to have been entrusted to lead the sponsorship team for a HELP charity event. In short, experiential knowledge skills and humility are the two great traits I gained at HELP, traits that would forever shape who I am.
Extracurricular and Sports Achievements:
“Throughout my years at HELP, I met many amazing people who brought me to where I am today as an employee-athlete. The lecturers’ guidance, teaching and words of encouragement prepared me well for the work force life. The friends that I made throughout my years at HELP have also brought me joy and fun that made my university life an unforgettable one”.
From July 2019, Social Media Marketing Executive with H&L Retail Sdn Bhd, Sarawak, managing H&L’s social media sites, updating and strategizing new social media ideas and event management.
Since 2017, Founder of SR Eats, food advisory and delivery app, promoting good affordable food to the public.
Previous industry experience:
Graduate of HELP University Bachelor of Communications (Hons) (Media Studies) programme, completed from 2015 to 2018. Meng Shing is enthusiastic and constantly updating himself for career roles in Digital Marketing and Radio Broadcasting.
President of HELP Radio Club and Radio Broadcaster, 2015-2018
Product Marketing Associate, Prepaid, Digi Telecommunications, since February 2018.
Consumer Marketing Assistant, Samsung Malaysia, 2016-2017, and previously, Marketing Intern, Maybank Investment Bank, 2015, and Business Development Associate with Secure Parking, 2014.
Completing HELP University (HELP) MBA degree course under full scholarship from HELP and scheduled to graduate in 2020.
Completed HELP Bachelor of Communications (Marketing Communications) from 2013 to 2015, under HELP Distinction Scholarship and Merit Scholarship Awards in 2013 and 2014 respectively, graduating with 1st Class Hons.
Since 2018, buyer at Zalora Group. Zalora is the fastest growing online fashion retailer in Asia, founded in 2012, by Kinnevik AB, Swedish active and long-term investor in digital consumer brands and Rocket Internet, European Internet company headquartered in Berlin.
In 2018, merchandiser at e-commerce retailor, WEDABO Asia, leading lifestyle & culture premium online store company in Southeast, Asia, founded in 2017.
Community Manager, Ittify, creative social media influencer marketing platform, working with brands and influencers to create the best contents.
Content Planner – Group Content, CIMB Digital Platform and Content Channels, 2016 -2017. Asia Data & Growth Hack Specialist/Content Creator/Optimisation Strategist, partnering with collaborators and key stakeholders in the company to help plan and implement content strategies to drive business objectives.
Assistant Webmaster, Fashion Valet S/B, 2016.
Zalora Campaign Management Intern, 2015.
Editorial Intern, Tongue in Cheek, 2012.
Obtained her Foundation in Arts at HELP Academy in 2012 under HELP’s Distinction Award, then completed the HELP University Bachelor of Communications (Marketing Communications), under HELP’s Merit Partial Scholarship 2012-2015, graduating with 1st Class Honours.
Member of the HELP Student Council.
Sunway Executive (Membership Programme), Sunway Theme Parks, since 2016.
Microsoft Social Media Specialist, 2015-2016. Received Microsoft Social Media Best Agent Award.
Previously, Public Relations Specialist, Emerald Communications Group, 2014, collaborating closely with clients such as Google Malaysia, Permanis (Gatorade, etc.) and Lipton, and Tan Chong Sales Marketing Management Team, 2014.
English Language Teacher in 2013 with Eye Level Learning. Eye-Level provides diagnostic testing to ascertain needs and skills of, and individualized coaching in Math and English for, children.
Completed final year of Bachelor of Marketing Communication at Northumbria University, UK, 2014-2015, receiving the Completion Award Scholarship for her studies and graduating with 1st Class Honours.
Obtained her Foundation in Arts at HELP Academy in 2011, then, candidate for HELP University’s Bachelor of Communications (Marketing Communications), 2012 -2014, under HELP’s School Achiever and Merit Scholarship Awards; then, completed her studies in the UK.
President of HELP Student Representative Council, and English Debate Prize winner in 2011.
Schooled at SMK Convent, 2006 to 2010.
Since 2018, Rev Asia Data & Growth Hack Specialist/Content Creator/Optimisation Strategist, collaborating with key stakeholders to help plan and implement content strategies to drive their business objectives.
Rev Asia, Malaysia’s leading digital media group that owns and operates top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that reaches approximately 5 million people each month, was a RM 60m merger between Catcha Media Berhad and Says Sdn Bhd, a regional social media advertising and news network. Rev Asia’s platform enables brands to be at the centre of social attention
SAYS.com Senior Content Specialist, 2018.
Has been Content Specialist, (2016-2017), Freelance Photographer, (2011-2017), Intern with Rev Asia (2015) and Secure Parking Corp, (2014), Product Ambassador for Trend Micro Malaysia, (2012-2013).
Obtained her Foundation in Arts at HELP Academy under HELP’s Distinction Scholarshi, then progressed in HELP University Bachelor of Communications (Media Stuides) from 2012 to 2015,under HELP’s Merit Scholarship, graduating with 1st Class Honours.
Volunteer and Photographer for Full Gospel Assembly (FGA), Cheras and the National Kidney Foundation, Malaysia.
“As a Content Specialist, I constantly need to remind myself that my everyday goal is to niot only write good stories but stories that people would read”.
Since April 2019, Freelance Writer through Pepper Your Talk, London:
Since September 2019, Freelance Writer with:
Founder in 2013 of personalscribbles, personal fashion/lifestyle website; and from 2018, Co-founder of the unconventional Woman Girls Outreach Program which aims to educate young, underprivileged school girls about self-empowerment, career goals, sex education and branding.
Has been in communication roles from 2013 to 2018: Content Writer, Brand Ambassador, Film Intern, Event Assistant for UCLA S. African Awareness Event.
Participant of Digital Marketing Strategy course at University of the Arts London (UAL), 2019, a collegiate university in London specialising in arts, design, fashion and the performing arts.
Candidate for the HELP University’s Bachelor of Communications (Marketing Communications) degree, under the HELP Anniversary Bursary Award, 2014 -2016.
Aaron, from Kuala Lumpur, is completing his HELP University Diploma in Communication in 2020, under HELP’s School Achievers Scholarship Award, (SASA), at the Faculty of Communication (FAC), and undergoing digital marketing internship as the final course requirement. He has been progressing well in his studies, scoring many High Distinction and Distinction grades. As at his last semester, (not including his internship grade), his CGPA was an excellent 3.65/4.00. Upon graduation, he shall progress onto FAC Bachelor of Communication studies.
In the 2019 Fuyooooh Creative Competition for Malaysian university and college students organized by KB Image Colours – Malaysia’s leading innovative print solution-provider for events/indoor/outdoor advertising – and Atria Shopping Gallery of Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Atria picked Aaron’s entry, from 10 finalists, as the winning graphic design – KOI (ornamental variety of carp) – for adorning its North Entrance staircase. Aaron’s proposal was first short-listed out of 18 from FAC and his submission was the only solo entry by an individual; all other competitors that included Sunway University, Erican College and UCSI, had participants working in a team.
Aaron studied at SMK Cochrane in Kuala Lumpur, where he obtained his SPM (Malaysian Certificate of Education) qualification. He was a school prefect for 5 years, and was an active participant at community and leadership camps with participants from his and other schools, in the country.
An American national from Iran, Hamidreza Azarmi, (Dante), stepped-up, in Septemebr 2020, to the dual role of Senior Business Developer and Assistant to Group CEO of Juwai IQI, the merger of 2 Asian real estate super-brands: Dubai-based IQI Global, the top real estate network in S E Asia and the Middle East, with 25 offices across 15 countries, and Juwai.com, the No. 1 Chinese marketplace for overseas property, with 3 million real estate listings from 91 countries. He is also an occasional motivational speaker. Previously, Dante was – from early 2020 – Marketing Executive with Juwai IQI, responsible for marketing, client liaison, copywriting, event planning, hosting corporate/marketing events and CSR and prior that, was, from 2018, Marketing Executive with IQI Global.
From 2012–2107, Dante was Co-Founder and Marketing Manager of PGE, engaged in sales and marketing, client liaison, event conceptualization/planning/execution, for clients in Kuala Lumpur, (KL). In 2012, Dante was interned for 4 months as Assistant Merchandiser with Zalora Group, assisting the buying team in product/brand selection, inventory management and quality control.
Dante registered with HELP University (HELP) in KL for the MBA. He commenced the well-known postgraduate management programme at the ELM Graduate Schoolin 2015, receiving the HELP Anniversary Bursary for 50% of course fees, and graduated in 2017. He was a graduate of the Bachelor of Communication (Hons) at the Faculty of Arts and Communication, (FAC). He started his BComm in 2008, completed it in 2013 and graduated in early 2014, earning the stripes for jump-starting his career. Dante registered with the HELP Matriculation Centre (HMC) for his Foundation in Science studies in 2007, and passed the examinations in 2008.
He is conversant in 3 languages: English, Farsi and German, and is currently learning French.
From Indonesia, Iqbal was engaged in mid-2020 in Jakarta, as Performance Marketing & Ad Ops Specialist with Toolbar Digital, the digital arm of DMP Group. Among Indonesia’s top advertising agencies, DMP is an integrated communications provider, offering strategic planning and creativity, print, radio and TV production, media strategy, and 360-degree digital campaign solutions, to its clients. He is also, a freelance Digital Marketing & Social Media Specialist/Digital Marketing & Social Media Consultant for small businesses in the Jakarta Metropolitan Area, since early 2020.
Previously, Iqbal was, in 2019, Junior SEM Specialist/Junior Digital Marketing Specialist (Digital) in Jakarta with online travel company, Mister Aladin, and in 2018, Performance Marketing Executive/ Digital Marketing Executive (Digital) in Kuala Lumpur, with Consider iProspect, the digital arm of Dentsu Aegis Network, Malaysia, the first global digital economy marketing services group.
Iqbal had not planned to study abroad but eventually travelled to Malaysia in 2014 to register with HELP University (HELP), for the Bachelor of Communication (Marketing Communication) (Hons) degree because of his interest in media and advertising. He received the HELP Malaysia Indonesia (partial ) Scholarship Award for his studies and graduated in 2018, with 2nd Class Upper Hons. He cherishes his learning at the Faculty of Communication (FAC), and appreciates the teaching quality, guidance and friendliness of lecturers, and technology utilities, adding that his FAC studies helped him understand marketing and advertising well, from the crafting to execution of strategy and media plans, which are especially useful in his current industry roles. Iqbal says that studying at HELP FAC also helped him gain industry experience with well-placed organizations such as the Dentsu Aegis Network. In view of the above, including good career leads, he strongly recommends HELP to those interested in communication studies.
Iqbal studied at Sekolah Menengah Atas Kusuma, Pekanbaru, obtaining his Sekolah Menengah Atas (High School) pre-university qualification in 2014.