Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) held its 7th convocation on 1 August 2009. This was the second convocation of USIM that I attended. In this convocation, 27 students from the BSc program in Actuarial Science and Risk Management (ASRM) were awarded their degrees. They were the first graduates from this program.
Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the ASRM graduates who received their scrolls on Saturday. They are now competing with other actuarial science graduates form other universities in Malaysia and overseas. They should be able to compete with these other graduates and maybe have a little bit extra. These graduates have more knowledge about Islam and Arabic compared to other actuarial science graduates, by virtue of their courses taken while at USIM. They have also undergone six months of industrial training which few other graduates from other universities went through.
Finally, I would like to encourage all the graduates from USIM ASRM program to look at the risk management aspect of whatever they are involved in and to learn how they can apply risk management in their everyday lives.