Curtin University Malaysia is teaming up with online job portal JobStreet.com to improve its professional career development for its students. Several meaningful initiatives are to be held to reach this goal, including the launching of JobStreet.com’s Graduate Employability Programme at the university. This programme consists of four different segments: Career Services Certification, Student Ambassador programme, University Executive Review, as well as the setting up of a JobStreet.com Career Lounge.
Speaking at an event to present certificates to the career services team and the student ambassadors, Curtin Malaysia deputy pro vice-chancellor Prof Beena Giridharan applauded JobStreet.com for introducing the initiative at Curtin Malaysia and giving opportunity for the students to enhance their professional career growth.
“Graduate employability is one of our key focus areas and it is crucial that our students and graduates are able to maximise their marketability, be well prepared for work in a competitive marketplace, and find the right jobs in their chosen professions,” she remarked.
Prof Giridharan also said that the university’s relationships with its industry partners were crucial for its ongoing success, and the partnership with the employment platform was in line with its industry engagement strategy which focuses on developing links with key industry partners in order to drive its vision of excellence in education and research.
JobStreet.com regional candidate marketing senior manager Dominic Wong and employability advisor (engagement and partnership) Edmund Teh were present at Curtin Malaysia to conduct training for the university’s career services team and the first batch of 10 JobStreet student ambassadors prior to the launch of the programme.
Mr Wong and Prof Giridharan gave certificates to the career services team, who are now trained in the workings of JobStreet.com’s recruitment and job matching processes, and the student ambassadors, who are trained to understand job market dynamics, conduct resume clinics and leadership skills training, and guide their fellow students to be more job-ready.
As the university is committed to producing high-quality graduates ready to join the workforce, Curtin Malaysia hopes that JobStreet.com would not only give its students greater access to employment opportunities, but also provide current and relevant information to help them understand the job market better.
Meanwhile, Mr Wong said that JobStreet.com was glad to collaborate with Curtin Malaysia to prepare graduates for the job market. According to him, they expected to provide candidates with the best career opportunities and deliver exceptional value to employers.