MyIndians UPU Application Workshop for SPM Leavers

April 8th, 2011 by poobalan | View blog reactions Leave a reply »
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I helped out a bit at MyIndians UPU Application Workshop for SPM Leavers which was held on 26th and 27th March. It was held at the office in 3 2 Square PJ. About 400 over students/parents came for the workshop (held over two days). There was  a general briefing, followed by individual counselling (if needed) by volunteers who represented various careers (medicine, engineering, skills based, teaching etc). This was followed by briefing on how to apply to UPU. And interestingly, the organisers managed to get BSN to open a counter to sell PIN numbers on the spot! The irony is that some students/parents don’t even know that they need a PIN number to apply to IPTA. Good thing the BSN counter was there. The organisers had also printed a simple booklet explaining about what to do after SPM.

As a follow-up event, they are having workshop for JPA scholarship applicant on interview tips: calls all those who have applied for JPA scholarships for a special training this Saturday, 9th April 2011 (10 am to 12 noon) on how to conduct yourself on the interview day. Please call our help centre or Asha at 012-3431656 for details

SPM students can register with them to get more info. Go to:


Read more about the workshop about it at MyIndians website:


Videos excerpts from one of my sessions below (in English) ( sorry for the quality).




  1. Vijayan says:

    You helped out A LOT, not a bit. Thanks for your support.

    • poobalan says:

      Hi Vijayan,

      I think the organisers have done much much more, behind the scenes, planning and executing the program, and also with the follow-up. My role just bit-part player. Kudos to them.