Seven students and two lecturers from the Interior Architecture programme at SEGi College Subang Jaya attended an exciting exhibition at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC). The event was organised by Nor Azizi Ahmad, an academician from the Interior Architecture department at SEGi.
The exhibition had several objectives, including exposing students to current furniture design trends, providing an opportunity to conduct research for students in Furniture Design class, and gaining knowledge on various furniture design exhibits.
Experiential learning is a crucial aspect of higher education, and events like the furniture design exhibition can provide students with valuable hands-on experiences that enhance their understanding of their field. According to a study by the National Survey of Student Engagement, students who participate in experiential learning activities report higher levels of engagement and are more likely to persist and graduate than students who do not participate in such activities.
The furniture design exhibition was also an opportunity for students to network with industry professionals and gain insights into the latest trends and innovations in furniture design. Networking is an essential aspect of building a successful career, and events like this can provide students with the connections they need to succeed in their chosen field.
According to a survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters, 80% of employers value graduates who have taken part in extracurricular activities, such as industry events and exhibitions. By attending events like the furniture design exhibition, students can demonstrate their commitment to their field and gain a competitive advantage in the job market.
The furniture design exhibition was a success, providing students with a valuable educational experience and an opportunity to build connections with industry professionals. As universities continue to adapt to new challenges, events like this demonstrate the importance of experiential learning and engagement in higher education.