CONGRATULATIONS! I am pleased to inform you that you are now officially MASCA Victoria's Executives under the Liaison Department!’
This email has confirmed my application as a Liaison Executive. I can still vividly remember the excitement when I received this email and at the same time, I knew I will embark on a new journey along with greater commitment with Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria).
I am currently in my second year, pursuing Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) / Bachelor of Arts in Deakin University and I joined the Malaysian Students’ Council of Australia, Victoria (MASCA Victoria) as a Liaison Executive under the leadership of Mr. Stanley Heng, the Liaison Director for 2015/2016 on 18th of March 2016 would be the biggest highlight for me this year.
MASCA is the peak student representative body for Malaysian students here in Australia while MASCA Victoria State Chapter, or simply known as MASCA Victoria, is one of MASCA's state chapters run by students for the students in Victoria, Australia. It is a non-profit council of multiracial and multicultural background, depicting the true spirit of Malaysia. Based in Melbourne, Victoria, MASCA Victoria comprise of a team of dedicated and enthusiastic students whose work is based on the realisation of ideas and the nurturing of future leaders.
Back in 2015 when I first arrived in Melbourne for my studies, my life was rather boring in which I stayed in most of the time and worked on my assignments almost everyday. That’s my life in a nutshell. What a typical student life I had last year!
Nonetheless, at the beginning of this year, a friend of mine introduced me to the Youth Executive System (YES) Program. The Youth Executive System (YES) Program is practically an internship program for students who wish to have a thirst for experience in organising events and experience working in a council, or and organisational setting. YES Program is catered to students who want to be more than volunteers, and to get hands-on experience in what it's like to be in MASCA Victoria. With no doubt, I applied for it and made my through.
On 19th of March 2016, I was called up to attend the Victorian Leadership Initiative 2016 in which I was given the opportunity to meet Miss Anne Wong and Mr. Ryan Ritchie, the Liaison Executives of MASCA Victoria along with other Malaysian students from various Malaysian Students Organisations (MSOs) as well as MASCA Victoria’s affiliates.
It was rather hectic and intimidating during the first few weeks as a Liaison Executive in which I find it tough to manage my time for the events organised by all the Malaysian Students Organisations (MSOs) and MASCA Victoria’s affiliates whilst at the same time, having to cope up with my studies. However, I am grateful enough to have a supportive Liaison Director who has never failed to support all his executives at all times, even until today.
It’s been almost six months now since I first joined the Liaison Department of MASCA Victoria and I would say this department enables me to meet new people almost every day and my horizons have expanded through the Liaison Department. Besides that, I was given the chance to be part of several massive events organised by the different arms of MASCA Victoria. I was the Universities’ Liaison Officer for Fiesta Malaysia 2016 back in May 2016 and I am currently the Liaison Director for InspireSEA V 2016 which will be held end of this year.
I will not get such experiences without the YES Program and MASCA Victoria. I may have made mistakes throughout my term but most importantly, I have learned so much through MASCA Victoria. My term as a Liaison Executive is coming to an end soon. Thus, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in MASCA Victoria for all the opportunities given during my term as a Liaison Executive. Above all, my sincere thank you to the everyone in the Liaison Department. Glad to be a part of the Liaison Department of MASCA Victoria. Thinking of where to gain more experiences? Join YES Program!
THANK YOU MASCA Victoria! Victorious Victoria!
MASCA Victoria 15/16