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Raksa Ma Received a Full Scholarship at AUPP, Majoring in Information and Communications Technology

1. Why did you choose ICT as your major?

There are four reasons I chose ICT as my major:

First, we are in the digital era. The advancement of computing power has resulted in astonishing hardware and software advancements, which have influenced worldwide behavior and society. Smartphones, tablets, the internet, networked communications, and even social media are all part of ICT. Secondly, ICT could make the world a better place. Businesses are increasingly relying on software programs to provide, acquire, and transmit data across a variety of platforms because of the digital age. From healthcare and finance to transportation and accounting, this trend is affecting every industry. With my ICT degree, I can contribute to making the world a better, faster, and more connected place. Thirdly, high earnings. The IT industry will continue to expand and provide more jobs across the globe. A degree in ICT is highly respected around the world because it is a difficult subject. Experts in ICT are in high demand across all businesses and sectors, and graduates can start their careers with a solid income and many prospects for advancement and increased earnings. Finally, there are a variety of specializations at AUPP. AUPP offers four specializations including Management Information System, Data and Software Engineering, Networking and Cyber Security and Telecommunications. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, real-life experience, and skills to be entrepreneurs in today’s influential industries including Telecommunications, Network, and IT. Graduates are well-prepared to enter technology related careers, such as, network designer and administrator, core network engineer, radio engineer, system administrator, cyber security engineer/administrator, software developer, database administrator, web designer/developer, mobile develop, IT project manager, and Data scientist.

2. Tell us more about your AUPP academic experience.

My experience at AUPP has been wonderful since my first day here. AUPP campus provides a perfect campus outside of the toxic atmosphere in the city. There are beautiful gardens and huge space for students to study on campus. In addition, the staff and faculties are friendly and helpful. When I have problems, they are patient and are willing to listen to me. Overall, at AUPP, I have a lot of freedom.

3. What is your recommendation/advice for the recent high school graduates who want to choose ICT?

I want to commend recent high school graduates to use their ears, their eyes and their heads before choosing any major to pursue. Students should consult with their parents, friends, teachers, etc. about what they should study because they might have more experience and connections. In addition, students should also use their vision in the future. Before choosing a major, students may ask questions like, what will this field look like in the next 20 years? Will there be a lot of requirements in the future? By asking these questions, students will do research and understand more about their major. Finally, students should listen to their heart. In this process, students should acknowledge Who am I? What do I want? What do I want to do? What am I passion at? What can I do with this career? In addition, AUPP also offers scholarships for students who are academically distinct and are in financial need. Therefore, those who think ICT is the right major, don’t hesitate to contact AUPP and get more information.

4. How does AUPP help you succeed?

Faculties are knowledgeable and they are the graduates with PhD degrees with credible background and experience. General educations courses help me to develop an awareness of one’s social responsibilities locally and as a global citizen and demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively about how both individuals and institutions can address those responsibilities. In addition, The Chair of ICT program and Dean of the IT faculty are very supportive and always encourage students to study well. They are my favorite professors, consultants, and supporters. New opportunities such as challenges, competitions, hackathons and webinars and shared among students in which we do not only study in classroom but also outside and beyond university.

5. Why should new students choose AUPP?

AUPP is a private English language higher-education institution in Cambodia, offering high-quality American-style education that is grounded in the culture of Cambodia and Asia. The university fosters socially responsible behavior, life-long learning, and academic and professional excellence, producing critical thinkers, innovators, and ethical leaders who will make significant contributions to the world.

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