Scroll to top

A Step Towards Preparing Students for Their Working Life

23 Oct 2018

29 September 2018 – The International Medical University (IMU) Career Development Unit organised an event ‘Stay Connected with Industry Employers 2018’ with the theme ‘Brand Yourself for Employability’ and is aimed at preparing students for their working life . Participants of the event were officially welcomed by Prof Aziz Baba, Vice Chancellor and CEO of IMU. The key note speaker for the event was the successful BookDoc founder Dato’ Chevy Beh. The forum at this event had 3 different topics with 3 panel speakers for each session.

Session Moderator Speakers Discussion
First Session: Personal Branding Saravanan Muthiah, Head of IMU Student Services Department Azran Osman Rani, Founder of Naluri Hidup Hanie Razaif Bohlender, General Manager,Dragonfire Corporate Solutions Sdn Bhd This session mainly discussed about encouraging students to develop key employability skills that will put them in good stead for a future career and developing activities designed to enhance themselves and their future careers.
Second Session: Emotional Intelligence Prof Chin Beek Yoke, Associate Dean for Research & External Affairs Prof Mushtak Al-Atabi, Provost and CEO at Heriot-Watt University Malaysia Shantini Nadarajah, Programme Director of Business Synergy Asia Woon Tien Ern, Senior Consultant of Matrix Paradigm The second session discussed about the ability that has a significant effect on relationships and well-being and as such, deserves a place within any model of graduate employability. It is also a desirable attribute for potential leaders who many graduates aspire to become. A graduate who is unable to pay attention to their own and others feelings, understand those feelings and manage them effectively is likely to experience difficulties in their personal relationships and their professional relationships with colleagues, managers and customers. Therefore, it is important to make students aware of this and help them to develop their ability in this area.
Third session:  Global Graduate Employability Dr Benjamin Cheah, Deputy Medical Director, IMU Healthcare Dr Roszana Tapsir, Senior Lecturer of University Technology MARA Chin Keat Chyuan, Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Cathlyn Chong, Head Human Resources of AIA Shared Services The last topic discussed was about understanding the personal attributes that make individuals more likely to gain employment and be successful in their chosen occupations globally.

The students and participants not only gained knowledge and experience from the panel speakers but also had the opportunity to connect and network with external companies who participated in the exhibition held during the event. The event concluded with a short closing ceremony by Prof Peter Pook, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic of IMU.

Related article: Career Planning and Development Information via Career Development Unit Webpage

Leave Comment

Your email address will not be published.