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Carpedia co-founder and career coach Ameirul Azraie believes that to realise your true potential, you must take bold steps to pursue your dreams.
Kalau hidup sekadar hidup, khinzir di hutan juga hidup. Kalau bekerja sekadar bekerja, kera juga bekerja.
”Drawing inspiration from the Indonesian philosopher Buya Hamka, UTP alumni Ameirul Azraie built the foundation of his career as a career coach and entrepreneur: Ameirul took the road less travelled to discover his true calling.
​From Kampung Girl to Oil and Gas Engineer: Cempaka Lim Leads the Way for Fresh Grads​
Visit Cempaka Lim’s Instagram account @cempaka.l, and you’ll see among the photos of herself at work in the oil and gas industry, many shots of her posing at her family’s mango farm, and on her beloved motor kapcai, in Kuala Perlis. Or as she puts it, her kampung.
​Fathy Rashad: A Self-Starter Who Creates Opportunities for Himself​
What would you do if the subjects in school don’t interest you? Muhammad Fathy Rashad ‘s school lacked opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), so he decided to self-study and sit for the O levels at 15 years old. He passed it and was accepted to study engineering at Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP) when he was 16, making him the university’s youngest student.
​“UTP has brou​ght our family so much closer together.”​
A retired Master Mariner from Ipoh, Mr Vijaya Kumar previously worked with PETRONAS and the experience motivated him to send his children to pursue their tertiary studies in UTP. “I wanted my children to have a world-standard education,” he said.
Meet UTP electrical engineering alumnus Dody Ismoyo, one of the world’s top 200 most active English-language Wikipedia editors
“If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it,” said American journalist Margaret Fuller.
"UTP helped secure my child's future"
As a working parent in the insurance line, the future of her children’s education is constantly in Madam Mei Yoke’s mind.
"UTP's wholesomeness made my children independent, confident and mature"​
Drum roll please – Encik Hisham Albakri has not one, two, but FOUR children who have studied in UTP!
The Boy Who Chased His Dream
Finding the strength and courage to follow your dreams can be hard, especially when there is a lot of uncertainty.

  ​Last updated: 25 January 2022​