Professional Accountancy Club Camp (PACC) 2016 Giving Undergraduates a Glimpse Of Future Career

Day 1 of PACC starts with a visit to Great Eastern, where participants were able to interact with its management and have a better understanding of working in the insurance industry. At PwC, participants learned more about the audit and corporate life and also the working culture in PwC.
Day 2 of the PACC saw the participants challenging their own fear and limits. On the last day of PACC, participants attended an interactive session with ACCA Malaysia, the Diamond Sponsor. 
With aims to establish a platform for KDU accounting students to interact with one another and expose them to the working world, the KDU Professional Accountancy Centre (PAC) Club organised the Professional Accountancy Club Camp, PACC 2016 - a 3 day, 2 night event from 17 to 19 August 2016, at KDU University College, Utropolis, Glenmarie. Participants were made up of 59 students from the CAT and ACCA programmes, and KDU’s School of Business (SoB).

The beginning of PACC 2016 consisted of industry visits to Great Eastern, PwC and Deloitte. The industry visits enabled current students to be exposed to future potential employers, as well as learn about the journey of climbing the corporate ladder in the insurance, taxation and auditing line. As such, students were able to visualise their future path after graduating.

The opening ceremony for the camp held later on was launched by KDU University College’s Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic), Associate Professor Dr Hon Wei Min, and Mr Wong Yaw Siong, PAC Senior Executive of Student Recruitment and Support.

On the second day, the camp kicked off with outdoor bonding games at Skytrex, Shah Alam. Participants were split into two groups for station games and Skytrex. There were 6 station games in total, some of which which challenged the limits of participants in overcoming their fear. As the exhausted participants went back to the campus after a day at Skytrex, they were glad to know that it was relaxing movie time.

On the last day of the camp, participants had an interactive session with ACCA Malaysia, the diamond sponsor, and participated in Job Dating.
The interactive session with ACCA Malaysia, with the topic Career development with your ACCA qualifications, was hosted by the Public Relations Director of PACC 2016, with Ms Hazirah Packirgani , an organising committee of this event, as the moderator. There were three speakers from different industries who shared their study and work experiences. Participants were inspired to work harder in order to be outstanding.

Participants then proceeded to the next activity - Job Dating, an accounting and finance career fair with 11 companies, where they had the opportunity to meet their future employers, find out more about these organisations and sit in for interview sessions. This was greatly benefited the participants as they learned some tips on how to impressed the employers.

The camp eventually came to its closing ceremony, led by Mr Chan Tze Kang, PAC Head of Academics and Ms Chin Jia Yi, Director of PACC 2016.