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IACT College

Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Creative Careers for the Multipotentialites

09 Nov 2017

Have you ever been nagged about being a Jack of all Trades, but Master of None? Have you had struggles to complete a task because you are distracted by many other interesting things happening around you? If these ring a bell, you are most likely a multipotentialite!

What’s a Multipotentialite? Breaking down the word and you will get that it simply means someone with multiple potentials! A Multipotentialite is not about specialising in just one area but having the intellectual ability to excel in a few different fields. Historically, some of the famous Multipotentialites include Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Sir Isaac Newton, Aristotle – just to name a few. Da Vinci was known to have constantly blamed himself for not completing the tasks he set out but the world will always remember him as an inspiration with his ideas in the fields of science, maths, engineering and anatomy. Multipotentialites have this incredible ability to creatively bring together disparate ideas and make them work harmoniously and beautifully.

So, be happy to be termed as a Multipotentialite and No, there really isn’t anything wrong with that – because Multipotentialites are cool that way – and your potentials are endless! So, what makes a Multipotentialite? These are the two traits we found in Multipotentialites:

You say “I AM BORED” far too often! As it is, our time on earth is too short and there is so much we don’t know. Hence, there is this inherent need to want to know more. Multipotentialites thrive on exploring, learning and mastering new skills, and it is now made easy as knowledge can be so easily attainable at our fingertips.

You are often misunderstood by many! You may often get called “Flaky” and “Random” or often being questioned by people asking “Are you sure you can do this? You have never done this before”. The truth is Multipotentialites are meant to do just that. Challenges and the unknown take you further because you are wired to explore new worlds.

So, what is a good career for a Multipotentialite? Ask a multipotentialite what they want to do as a career and chances are you will not get a straight answer. The problem is not because they don’t know what to do but rather they don’t understand why they need to specialize in something. Therefore, interdisciplinary is something attractive to the multipotentialites, and one of the best fields to venture in is the Creative Communication – where you get to learn from the science of human behaviors, the art of crafting messages, and also, engineering the many communication medium – both traditional and digital – to the advantage of your own brand!

The Mass Communication programme and Marketing & Advertising programmes in IACT College allow you to graduate with qualifications that could land you jobs in media companies, advertising agencies, performing arts or simply, any industry with the need for creative communications! The course comes with subjects that would hon your skills in writing, strategic planning, presentation, design, media production, event management and public relations!

IACT College takes a very unique approach to the classroom. In order to learning practical and relevant to the ever-changing industry, IACT College adopts Project-Based learning, where students immediately apply the theories they learn in running projects with multinational and public-listed companies. This immediate application allows students to understand what it takes to succeed once they graduate. This Industry-led Education goes beyond textbook learning; it gives students a realistic view of different industries. This provides students with an in-depth understanding of their fields of interest, presents them with the opportunity put to practice their theoretical knowledge and, above everything else and exposes the student to their potential employers.

Find out about the many programs in IACT College and you will know why is it possibly the best career choice for yourself! IACT College offers degree, diploma, and foundation programmes in advertising, graphic design, marketing, mass communication, media and broadcasting. Students who are interested to learn more about the programme can visit IACT College Open Day on August 19 & 20, 10am-5pm. Call 03- 7932 1936, or log in to www.iact.edu.my for more details!

Photo Caption: IACT College offers programmes that prepare multipotentialites to excel in their careers in creative communication industry

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