Interview by Alagueswari Caruppaiya (CH0113)
Ivan Sin (CH0111), President of the IMU Cup Committee
In conjunction with the recent IMU Cup Closing Ceremony, we interviewed Ivan, who tirelessly overlooked the organization of the games. Read on to find out how he manages to make him for studies!
Can you briefly explain the objectives of IMU CUP?
IMU CUP is an annual multi-sport event that serves the purpose of bringing students from different courses together, nurturing leadership, sportsmanship and teamwork, providing a platform to hone and display students’ talents and last but not least, identifying potential athletes within IMU.
Is it your first time handling a big event like this?
Yes, but I am glad that I have 4 years of experience from participating in IMU CUP to reflect on, which made the organizing process easier.
We were told that you volunteered for this position. What made you volunteer to be the president of IMU CUP committee?
I was the captain of Draco in year 2013 and I felt that there are something that we need to change. Thus, I volunteered myself to be the president of IMU CUP committee and I hope that the changes and modification I made this time improved IMU CUP 2014 in general.
What is the most challenging part during organizing this event?
The most challenging part of the process was to plan the IMU CUP timetable. My committee worked very hard to gather timetables from all courses and analyze them to come out with the best timeline.
How do you manage time between your studies and extracurricular activities?
I believe that self-discipline is always very important. Being a final year Chiropractic student, I have to divide my time between an academic research, clinic posting, studies and also the planning of IMU CUP. The key to manage my time is to always stay focused and efficient on the work that I am currently doing. I will have to admit that is was not an easy pursuit but when there is a will, there is definitely a way.
The key to manage my time is to always stay focused and efficient on the work that I am currently doing.
What is your message to the citizens of IMU?
I would like to emphasize that IMU offers the best extracurricular activities and student life compared to all varsities in Malaysia. Regardless of your course, batch or even your skills in sports, as long as you are willing to learn and have the right attitude, you are always welcome to join the events in IMU CUP. Do not be discouraged to participate in the event due to any reasons because every single student in IMU has the rightful chance to shine in the games. I hope that we can achieve higher participation and improvement in future events. Thank you all for your support!
Thank you all for your support!
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