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UPM-CALC/SEM2/2016-17/CEL2106/PORTFOLIO 2

Semester 2, 2016/2017

CEL 2106 COMMUNICATION FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

PORTFOLIO 2

SUBMISSION CHECKLIST
Items Due date Marks
P2T1 Form I
Task 1 P2T1 Form II
Application Form Week 13
Motivational Letter (Draft)
Task 2
Motivational Letter (Final)

Name : ___________________________________

Matric No. : ___________________________________

Group No. : ___________________________________

Instructors Name : ___________________________________

FOR INSTRUCTORS USE ONLY


Task Marks

Task 1

Task 2

TOTAL

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PORTFOLIO 2
10%

Overview of Portfolio 2

This is an individual project which requires you to research and apply for a scholarship and to write an
accompanying motivational letter. This portfolio is divided into Task 1 & Task 2. At the end of the project,
you should have a compilation of:
1. Task 1
2. Task 2

This portfolio must be submitted in WEEK 13.

Portfolio 1 Timeline

WEEK TASK

Begin Task 1: Conduct a background research on the given scholarship


advertisement (P2T1 Form I).
10 Match your credentials to the requirements of the scholarship advertisement
(P1T1 Form II).
Complete the application form given.

Begin Task 2: Write a motivational letter (cover letter for a scholarship


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application) to accompany your application form.

Exchange your motivational letter (draft) in class and proofread your


12 friends letter using the prepared checklist.
Amend your letter based on the comments and produce a final copy.

Complete Task 2.
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Submit Portfolio 2: Task 1 and Task 2.

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PORTFOLIO 2: TASK 1 (P2T1)

Scholarship Research and Application (5%)

This is an individual task.


You are required to apply for a scholarship from the following website:
(http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/merdeka.html).
Read the advertisement and do a research on the background of the
company/organisation/governmental or non-governmental body which provides the scholarship in P2T1
Form I.
Complete P1T1 Form II.
Fill up the application form in the following link:
http://www.oxcis.ac.uk/forms/Merdeka%20Scholarships%20Form%202016.pdf
Compile these documents and submit them with Task 2 (Motivational Letter) in Week 13:
Portfolio 2: Task 1 (P2T1)
a. P2T1 Form I
b. P2T1 Form II
c. Application Form

For this task, you will be assessed on your ability to conduct a background research and to match your
own credentials to the scholarship requirements.

P2T1 FORM I

Provide brief details for each of the required aspects.

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NO. ASPECT DETAILS

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognized Independent


Centre of the University of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to
encourage the scholarly study of Islam and the Islamic world. HRH The
Prince of Wales is the Patron of the Centre. It is governed by a Board of
Trustees consisting of scholars and statesmen from different parts of the
1. Brief profile of the organisation world, alongside representatives of the University of Oxford.

The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic worlds
of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary and cross-
disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford, its role is
strengthened by a developing international network of academic contacts.

The Khazanah-Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Merdeka Scholarships,


established to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence, are
intended to enable outstanding Malaysian students to undertake
postgraduate study at the University of Oxford.
Overview of the scholarship
Subject areas may be drawn from a range of fields. Candidates are
2. (important details of the
required to demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, and how
scholarship)
their study will make a contribution to the future needs of Malaysia.

Awards will include University and College fees, accommodation and


subsistence allowances, and return air fares. Awards are renewable
annually throughout the duration of the programme of study.

3. Scholarship requirements

Candidates, who must be:

a) citizens of Malaysia

b) should have an excellent record of academic achievement

c) Have leadership potential and ability to communicate.

d) The fields of study covered by the Scholarship Programme


include the following:

1) Business: Economics, Finance, Investment, Law, Actuarial


Science;

2) Bio-medical Sciences: Bio-chemistry, Food Technology,


Bio-technology, Bio-engineering, Molecular Biology,
Genomics and Bio-informatics;

3) Engineering: Electronics, Micro-Electronics, Nano-

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technology, Materials Science.

4) Other fields may be considered.

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P2T1 FORM II

Complete the form.

Scholarship requirements (based


Evidence of applicants qualifications, research and
No. on the given scholarship
publications, trainings and qualities
advertisement)

1. Citizens of Malaysia A citizen of Malaysia (I/C No.: 950627065406)

Achieved 3.401 CGPA in Bachelors Degree in


2. Excellent record of academic
Chemical Engineering.
achievement

Was a head of food for Srikandi Carnival 2016 and Vice


3. Leadership potential
director for 11th Colleges Mighty Minds 2016

Was an informal MC for annual dinner A Night To


4. Ability to communicate Remember 2017.

The fields of study covered by the


Awarded with Bachelors Degree in Chemical
Scholarship Programme include the
following: Engineering from UPM 2018

a) Business: Economics, Finance,


Investment, Law, Actuarial Science;
b) Bio-medical Sciences: Bio-chemistry,
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Food Technology, Bio-technology, Bio-
engineering, Molecular Biology,
Genomics and Bio-informatics;
c) Engineering: Electronics, Micro-
Electronics, Nano-technology, Materials
Science.

PORTFOLIO 2: TASK 2 (P1T2)

Motivational Letter (5%)

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This is an individual task.


Write a motivational letter (scholarship application letter) and include the following information:
o state the purpose/objective of your letter
o summarise and highlight your salient points
o request for an interview
Use Arial 11 font with 1.15 spacing.
Exchange your letter (draft) with a friend and proofread it
Write the final copy of your Motivational Letter based on the feedback.
Compile the following documents and submit them together with Task 1 in Week 13:
Portfolio 2: Task 2 (P2T2)
a. Motivational Letter (Draft)
b. Motivational Letter (Final)

For this task, you will be assessed on your:


a. ability to write persuasively
b. grammar usage
c. letter format

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P2T2 MOTIVATIONAL LETTER (DRAFT)

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P2T2 MOTIVATIONAL LETTER (FINAL)