Nearly 150 students from the Faculty of Business (FOB) attended a Finance Talk titled “Financial Freedom Start From Now” at the Melaka Campus on 22 May 2023. Organised by Banking and Finance Department with the support of the Bursa Investor Club, the talk was coordinated by Ms. Hazlaili Hashim as part of the initiative to create awareness of financial literacy among students. Dr. Siti Zakiah Melatu Samsi, Dean of FOB graced the opening session. Among other attendees were Dr. Hasmida Jamaluddin, Ms. Shadia Suhaimi, Ms. Faezah Othman, and 20 representatives from the IM100 Mortgage Consultancy and Hong Leong Assurance.
The session featured four main speakers for the event. Mr. Jason Ch’ng is a Certified Financial Planner, Development Director of PIT Mortgage Advisory Sdn Bhd, and the co-founder of IM100 Mortgage Consultancy. He shared a few important tips on gaining financial freedom. Mr. Lawrance Siau Meng, from Hong Leong Assurance, highlighted to the students how crucial it is for everyone to plan today for a better tomorrow.
A testimonial from Mr. KJ Lee was added on how successful he is even though he started a career as a financial consultant as a fresh graduate and achieved his financial freedom at a young age. At the end of the talk, Mr. Michael Jau, from IM100 Mortgage Consultancy, the liaise person for the session announced that the company offers 20 pax of internship placement to MMU students if they are interested to venture their future careers in the line of financial services. Overall, the students gained a better understanding of how to achieve their own definition of financial freedom through this inspiring and engaging session.