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Dr. Aaronn Avit Ajeng

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Email aaronnavit@um.edu.my
  • AffiliationUniversiti Malaya (UM)
  • ExpertiseBiology and Biochemistry
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Graduating from University of Malaya | Future plans? Postgraduate?

Hey guys, as you probably have seen from the title, I have graduated from bachelor degree! It has been a gruesome journey but I have learned and matured a lot throughout the 4 years. I graduated with second upper honour, and 3 dean's list awards (UM dean's award is 3.70 out of 4.00 above).

Although I flunked during the start of the semester but I picked up with the pace very fast. I failed an elective which had dragged my entire CGPA down but that's okay. It served as a reminder that I can fail sometimes.

I was already starting my postgraduate studies (Masters of medical science in regenerative medicine) at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya in October 2019 before I graduated in mid October. But I had a change of heart, due to few factors I had to quit. I was initially doing research in stem cells to treat osteoarthritis. I was aware of the possible impact of my research in the scientific community but I had to leave. I will probably blog about the reasons soon.

It feels surreal to finally have a degree, but at the same time it scares me how time is flying really fast and I am adulting very soon. The pressure is real when you don't have your future planned out well. I thought I had it all planned out but I did not come up with plan B. I am doomed.

I guess I will be taking this time thinking of what I should do, probably looking for a stable job or pursuing another postgraduate studies but in different fields while figuring my next steps. God will open doors of opportunities.

My heartfelt gratitude to my amazing family and friends throughout the undergraduate journey and to Yayasan Sime Darby for the full sponsorship!


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