An exclusive session designed for parents to expose them on the US education and answers some of the common questions raised by parents such as reasons for choosing US over other countries, the cost of tuition and living, as well as things to expect.

UPDATE: Registration is now closed. However, we do welcome walk-ins!

Date: 3rd August 2013

Time: 2pm – 6pm (Registration begins at 1pm)

Venue:  Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus (Venue Sponsor)

Fee: RM 10

Eligibility: Parents Only

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Ong Shien Jin (Harvard/MIT alumnus) and his father, Ong Chong Wee
Ong Shien Jin is the Founder of Education Talent Academy ( His background and experience spans finance, computer science and mathematics. He graduated from Harvard with a PhD in Computer Science (2007) and MIT with a bachelors degree in Mathematics (2003). He worked at Goldman Sachs in New York City from 2007 to 2011 as a quantitative strategist, and is currently a Special Assistant to the CEO of

Ong Chong Wee was a principal of St Francis Institution, Melaka from 1999 to 2009. He has over 30 years of teaching experience in Additional Mathematics at the Form 4 and 5 level. He believes that every child can learn and should learn at their own pace.

Atiqah Nadiah Zailani – Stanford University alumna
Atiqah attended Stanford University between 2005-2009 and graduated with a BSc in Biological Sciences and a MSc in Management Science & Engineering. She has worked in Japan, China and the United States before returning to Malaysia to work with the Government and subsequently TalentCorp Malaysia. She hopes more people will apply to the United States, and to her alma mater in order to populate the Stanford Alumni Club with more bodies.

Sharon Ling – Mount Holyoke College alumna
Sharon is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies (major) and Asian Studies (minor). She credits her 4 years at the all-women’s liberal arts college for giving her a renewed sense of self, igniting her passion for social justice, and providing her with lifelong mentors and best friends who do amazing things and help change lives worldwide. She currently works as the Parliamentary Assistant for a certain Klang Valley MP and plans to return to the US in a few years to get her Masters in Urban Policy (can’t stay away from US cities).

She is happy to talk to prospective students about understanding society, politics, culture, identity, race relations and multiculturalism in the US; reasons to apply to all-women’s colleges and/or liberal arts colleges; making the most out of your US university experience; and ‘alternative’ prospects and careers in social justice, nonprofit and public interest work.
She can be reached at sharon.wh.ling[at]gmail[dot]com.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

  1. Check in and walk in registration
  2. Introduction to USAPPS
  3. Introduction to US education and Why US
  4. Application Details
  5. Break
  6. Experience Sharing by Special Guest
  7. Financial aid
  8. Experience Sharing by Parents
  9. Open floor


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