March 14, 2019, by khazsyn

Discovering Careers in Health Sciences 2019 – Alumni Sharing

This year, PharmNotts collaborated with BioMed Society, Careers Office and The Faculty of Science and Engineering to organize a careers-related event. We invited several UNM alumni, each have respectively graduated from BioMedical Science, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences (PHS) and Pharmacy (MPharm) programmes, to share their respective career choices and pathways. This event aimed to explore and gather information for internships and future career prospects, as well as to develop a better understanding of the requirements and expectations of employers in health science industries alongside preparing students for the transition from university to the work environment.

The event began with a welcome speech by Ms Alicia, the head of Careers Advisory Services. This was followed by Prof Dr Kang Nee Ting, the Head of School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, giving out tokens of appreciation to the respective speakers.

There consisted of four great speakers from some well-known and leading companies; namely Mr Puvaindran from Johnson & Johnson, Ms Amelia Andrew Nazareth from Novartis, Mr Shi Hao Lim from Pharmaceutical Association of Malaysia (PhAMA) and Mr Shahrizal Shaharudin from Pharmaniaga Research Center Sdn Bhd. These speakers conveyed their message to the students through their short presentations about their respective companies and some future job scopes the companies could offer. Up next was a panel discussion which focused on answering questions from students to the speakers.

Dr Kuan Hon Lim (middle) and members of Careers Advisory Services with the respected speakers.

Mr Puvaindran delivering his presentation.

Finally, the event ended with some light refreshments, as well as a photography and networking session where the students could continue to ask questions in case some were not covered during the previous sessions.

Being an organizing chair of the event, I witnessed my team working very hard throughout the day. The flow of the event was smooth as per planned. Hence it did not come off as a big surprise to have received positive feedback from those who attended. What left me most satisfied is that we managed to draw attention from not only final year students, but also juniors from the respective courses who seemed to be encouraged by the guest speakers.

Article by: Shadreen Fairuz (PHS Year 3 student)

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