KKU creates an opportunity for students to cooperate with ASEAN professional organizations and arranges an online oral presentation contest

Khon Kaen University, led by the Cooperative Education Department, Bureau of Academic Administration and Development, arranged the ASEAN Cooperative Education Presentation Contest in the second semester of 2019 to expand knowledge, opportunities, and experience with outside organizations, including those in ASEAN areas such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Lao PDR. The oral presentations were made online due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The aim of the ASEAN Cooperative Education Presentation Contest in the second semester of 2019 was to exchange stories of work experience abroad and to open students’ minds to an understanding of current global society. There were two types of presentation contents: poster and oral presentation, and this year 263 students participated, divided into 2 main groups: 1. A science and technology group (with 5 subgroups), and 2. A humanities and social sciences group (with 9 subgroups). 24 specialists in various areas considered and chose the winning students’ work.

Asst. Prof. Panupon Hongpakdee, a lecturer of Horticulture Program, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University, said that in the ASEAN Cooperative Education Presentation Contest in the second semester of 2019, KKU students demonstrated good development in terms of technology and online social media use, and were self-confident. Furthermore, participating in cooperative education in ASEAN regions can improve language skills, life experience, and knowledge implementation. It is expected that when students complete the program, they will be more mature and have more responsibility. Moreover, good planning and continual self-development while completing an internship in an ASEAN organization is one of the important things that students should be aware of.

Ms. Kanyanat Ratchasee, a student of Faculty of Medicine who interned at Royal Phnom Penh Hospital, Cambodia, received the winning award for the poster presentation and oral presentation in the science and technology group with the topic of “The Production of Motion Graphic Media Food for Chronic Kidney Disease Patients Receiving Hemodialysis”. She said, “The ASEAN Cooperative Education Project led me to overcome my limitations and was a good opportunity to learn and develop myself in various fields. For the next cooperative education, I would like to suggest that you be hard-working, and experience everything as much as you can. Also, I would like to thank all my lecturers and advisors, as well as any other people concerned, for their support”.

Mr. Teerawat Pimpuang, a student of Nong Khai Business School who interned at The Thai Business Vietnam Association, Vietnam, received the winning award for the poster presentation and oral presentation in the humanities and social science group with the topic of “The TBA Financial Improved Report for Planning in the Year 2020”. She said that besides gaining work-life experiences, she also realized that supporting an organization is important, and would like to give the message to the next-generation that knowing your exact goal will make you feel happy when working. She also felt very thankful for the lectures and staff for their kind assistance.

Ms. Pornchita Bangkeng, a student of Faculty of Engineering who interned at Hien Phuoc Manufacturing and Trading Co., Ltd., Vietnam, received the winning award for the science and technology oral presentation with the topic of “Productive Improvement of Plant Support Net by Using Production Line Balancing Technique”. She said that real practice and exploration of working life are the general experiences, however, the most challenging experience is the outside world in which we learn about language, culture and accepting people’s differences. She would also like to thank her lectures, advisors, and all the staff for their support.

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