Nasrul Arif Zakaria Puspanita Community Care Award recipient
By : NUR SA'ADATUL AFZAN JUSOH, CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
Translation by: AMINATUL NOR MOHAMED SAID, FACULTY OF COMPUTING
Time management is the key to the success for Pahang-born Nasrul Arif Zakaria, 23, Bachelor of Computer Science (Software Engineering) with Honours who holds the Dean's Award every semester.
The youngest of the five siblings never expected to be selected to receive the Puspanita Community Concern Award in conjunction with the 14th UMP Convocation Ceremony on November 16, 2019.
While his friends were passionate about smartphones, social media, and online games, Nasrul Arif chose to spend his time studying or practicing science new things such as graphic design or video editing and anything else that might be useful for the future thus adding value for himself.
In other words, he is preparing for new skills as technology advances.
According to Nasrul Arif, to the extent he is able, he will become accustomed to volunteering because, from such programs, he can open his mind and made us realize that many people out there need help.
"If we have the advantage, help others who may be at a disadvantage so that the environment can be balanced, and we can do more," he added.
Besides, Nasrul Arif is also interested in public speaking.
He also participated in the I Am Survivor program organized by UMP Alumni for three consecutive years starting in 2017 as a motivational speaker on learning methods at UMP.
In the following year, 2018, Nasrul Arif was involved as a facilitator of the program and in 2019 as the forum panel.
Nasrul Arif is currently a research assistant for Dr. Munira Abdul Razak, senior lecturer of Centre for Modern Languages since 2016.
Currently, he is also a Freelancer. Nasrul Arif aspires to grow his own business, Nazethics Solution in the field of graphic design and construction which is currently in the process of registration.