Alumnus Shares Journey in First UBD Alumni Talk Series

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) hosted the first UBD Alumni Talk Series event facilitated by the Office of Alumni Relations and Advancement (OARA).

Titled 'From Science to Business: Journey from UBD Graduate to Financial Planner', the talk was delivered by UBD alumnus, Mr. Kelvin Pong Ming Onn.

Being a graduate in BSc Biological Sciences and BA Economics, Kelvin knew little about the insurance industry when he took a chance to work in AIA. Through his determination and resilience, he quickly rose up the ranks and is now a successful Financial Consultant. To further develop himself professionally, he enrolled in UBD's MBA and the experience in UBD has benefited him greatly, to be able to enhance his client's lives through better financial management. In this talk, Kelvin shared his UBD experience and journey from a student to becoming a successful Financial Consultant.

The talk was attended by UBD staff, alumni, current students and several institutions and schools from Politeknik Brunei, Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE), and Maktab Sains Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan, and streamed live via the UBD Alumni Instagram page. Mr. Kelvin Pong's talk concluded with a Question and Answer session.

The UBD Alumni Talk Series is aimed at giving speakers the opportunity to showcase their business or job scope and they have the opportunity to share their working experience with the students, or any employment career opportunities. The series of talks promotes a culture of giving back to the university; allocating speakers' time to inspire others and supporting UBD in terms of increasing student employability by sharing essential information.

The UBD Alumni Talk Series hopes to strengthen the ties between alumni and the university by cultivating a mutually beneficial relationship, maintain the loyalty of the alumni and create limitless opportunities for their creative contribution to the university.

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