April 26, 2018, by Noor Syuhada
Connecting Employers and Talents at UNMC Careers Fair 2018!
“Success is where preparation and opportunity meet.” Bobby Unser
On March 21 and 22, 2018, Careers Advisory Service (CAS) hosted its annual Careers Fair at the Great Hall of University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) from 10a.m until 4p.m, which attracted more than 2000 attendees for 2 days. This large-scale event featured more than 30 reputable companies from different sectors, such as Maybank, Nestle, Ecoworld, Pharmaniaga, Ernst & Young, Shopee, Top Glove, Astro, Wipro Unza, Unilever, UEM Group, GSK, Teach for Malaysia, and more!
This careers fair was an initiative by CAS to give an exposure to UNMC students on career opportunities, to build connection and also to network with a wide range of employers whom seek for top talents. For two consecutive days, the hall was filled with hundreds of students planning and looking for a bright future.
The opening ceremony with the theme “Monopolize Your Career” was officiated by UNMC Provost; Professor Graham Kendall, with UNMC Director of Academic Services; Patrick Joseph, UNMC Director of Student Experience; Mavis Tsang, and Head of CAS; Alicia Ch’ng, presenting gifts to all exhibitors. The UNMC Careers Fair 2018 was proudly sponsored by Ecoworld which served as a platinum sponsor, meanwhile gold sponsors were Astro, GSK, Maybank, RBC and The Talentbank, and silver sponsors were Exxonmobil, Hays, Juris Technologies, Keyence, Exis Tech, Nestle, ON Semiconductor, Schlumberger, Antah Schindler, Shopee, Top Glove, Unilever, Wipro Unza and YTL.
“Careers Fair is a great platform for us to network as as a student, where the employers from different industries have provided such an eye-opening information, which would benefit us in future!” Lynn from Nottingham Business School expressed his thought when he dropped by CAS booth.
Vincent from Juris Technologies Sdn. Bhd. also commented, “This Careers Fair has been really good in terms of it structure and organisation compared to other career’s fair. The students in UNMC are fantastic in terms of IT. When we gave them the test to do, most of them scored very highly, and it shows that the academic team has also done well in their performance.”
Prior to Careers Fair, CAS took an initiative to conduct Pre-Careers Fair Series where the team organised several careers talks in order to equip and prepare the students with employability skills sought by the employers before the big event itself — “Interview Skills” and “Mock Interview” by Top Glove, and “CV Critique Day” and “How to Ace the Careers Fair” by Tan Chong Group. The events received such overwhelming responses from the students, where they had the chance to get the first-hand information from the employers.
Last but not least, Careers Advisory Service would like to thank everyone who involved in the execution of this event. We hope that this event would be a great platform for the students to learn more on the careers opportunities and to the employers as well to seek for top talents in UNMC. See you again next year for UNMC Careers Fair 2019! 🙂