Tuesday, September 28

UCSI records high graduate employability rate

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KUCHING: UCSI University is among the top five universities with a high graduate employability rate.

A press statement said in a recent tracer study, 81.4 per cent of the university’s students were offered jobs before they graduated.

UCSI’s Co-Operative (Co-Op) Placement – the definitive industry placement programme that revolutionised formal internships in Malaysia and the region – has been running for a decade.

Built on the principle of trust and two-way communication, Co-Op sees UCSI partnering with some of the world’s best companies to secure invaluable internships for students each academic year and it has become something of a norm for students to receive job offers prior to graduation.

“Co-Op in another country provides a platform for me to gain more experience for my future career and I have learnt to adapt to a new environment with a different culture,” said Ang Kwang Hock, who underwent his Co-Op at Bolton Hotel in Wellington, New Zealand. Working in a dynamic five-star independent hotel, Ang got to mix around with people from different countries.

“I learnt cultures from different countries, such as India, Philippines, Indonesia and Europe through the Co-Op programme. Working along with them made me a different person. I learnt to be more outspoken and open-minded, which I was not before this,” he said.

Through UCSI University, Ang got to know about Co-Op opportunities in foreign countries such as the United States of America and Canada.

He decided to go New Zealand due to the lifestyle and lower crime rate.

“I chose to do my Co-Op overseas because I hoped to get international experience and I believe that an overseas working experience will be an added advantage for my future career,” he explained.

“UCSI University provided a platform for me to step out from my hometown to gain international exposure. The way the university trained us made it easier to cope when I was placed at the hotel. Although the campus is small, the environment here is comfy and warm. All the students and staff are like a big family, and we know each other well,” he said.

UCSI University Sarawak Campus is committed to exposing its learners to international experiences through Co-Op placements at companies around the world.

To-date, the university’s students have done their internships in countries such as Japan, New Zealand, and Singapore.

The university continues to approach and engage Co-Op partners in more countries to elevate its international internship profile.

To know more, call 082-455255, email [email protected] or go to the UCSI Sarawak Campus Facebook page.