So, this is it! Both applications I applied to crystallize my dream in pursuing Masters degree in Mass Communication are half-way materialized. I’ve been offered to do the course in both of the universities I applied which are Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) & Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).
Gotta love her although not her ardent fan. Eva Longoria graduated with her Master’s Degree in Chicanos Studies from California State University. Hey, I aspire to be that as well! Courtesy of JustJared, my favourite Hollywood website at : http://www.justjared.com/2013/05/23/eva-longoria-graduates-with-a-masters-degree-from-csu/.
As per my ranting dated 21st December 2013 (REFER TO : https://undomiel84.wordpress.com/2013/12/21/master-of-mass-communication-episode-1-mind-your-language-uitm-shah-alam/), I already went to UITM for a so-called preliminary interview for Master of Communication. Like I mentioned, the initial heart that was so excited and full of enthusiasm was a bit turn-off by the rudeness of the staffs like the security guards (“Pak Guard”) as well as one of the staff in the entrance counter of the buildings complex – where Faculty of Communication & Media Studies is located with the other faculties. Trivial and cheesy but I can’t deny that the first impression turned sour due to these fiasco. STILL, I have to bear in mind that UITM is one of Malaysian leading institutions in the area of Mass Communication & I think I do have quite a bright future if I can build rapport or carve pathway for professional endeavors if I were to take UITM as the place to do Masters’ Degree.
UITM offer letter.
As for UPM which initially applied as a cushion for any setback has now seem more appealing to me. Why? Because it has specific majoring or convergence in the course, focusing on Corporate Communication. Yes, if I were to do Masters degree in UPM, it will be Master in Corporate Communication! Now, the downside factor is that I don’t know how the faculty looks like or have any glimpse of an idea and I heard some of the classes will probably conducted during weekdays while working hours (Huh?? Need to do more research on this!). NEVERTHELESS, having a Masters’ Degree with a majoring can be quite marketable AND with my background as a corporate officer – the 15 months stint as Assistant Relationship Manager in Affin Islamic Bank Berhad (though not directly liaising with corporate communication department), it will be an interesting marriage of experiences and knowledge for me to be excellent in this course.
UPM offer letter.
But then again, need time to deliberate. But whatever the decision is; Insya ALLAH; by hook or crook, I HAVE to do Masters’ degree BY THIS YEAR. Amin.
Amin. God, I wanna do this. Physically, mentally, financially, spiritually – it’s all about me having to discipline myself. After all, it’s no bed of roses when you study and working at the same time. May ALLAH SWT be with me. Amin.