The recently concluded Star Virtual Education Fair was a familiar, yet refreshing sight.
It gave 12,000 visitors from 123 towns across Malaysia the opportunity to understand the higher education options in Malaysia and abroad. However, all that was made possible without the students and parents stepping foot out of the house.
The Star Virtual Education Fair took place on May 29 - 31, making it the largest virtual education fair in the country to date.
Star has been organising education fairs for the past 33 years but this is the first time that the fair has gone virtual. This switch was made due to the restrictions put in place to combat the global pandemic of COVID-19.
All tools were made available online so that students and parents can browse through the information on higher education institutions while being at home.
Visitors were able to speak with representatives from 44 private universities and colleges in Malaysia and abroad, attend webinars on key topics, and get latest information on their preferred course.
Among the top features of the fair was the accessibility of representatives from participating institutions. They were available for live chats during the 3-day event and latest brochures were available for download.
Another popular feature of the virtual fair was the webinars. There were more than 250,000 views for the webinars, with topics ranging from business in the current economic climate, options after SPM, jobs in technology and study abroad in Europe.
The webinar speakers are from various universities in Malaysia and abroad, and managed to answer 1,000 questions posted by participants during the sessions.
Visitors who registered for the virtual fair also were able to enjoy goodies from Huawei and STM Goods. In addition to that, 3 lucky winners walked away with a Huawei Mediapad M5 Lite for their participation in the webinars!
The transition to virtual fair was made possible due to Star’s partnership with Uni Enrol, an online platform that provides students and parents all the information they need on universities, courses, and scholarships.
The positive reception of the even has given Star the boost it needs to improve on its famous education fair and provide an even better experience for students and parents.