APU’s latest career fair breaks record with over 10k jobs and internship opportunities
By Digital News Asia August 18, 2023
- Over 1k interview conducted, 200 graduating students given job offers
- Collaborated closely with MDEC for interview sessions with employers
The Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU) held its annual Mega Career Fair, AMCF 23, on 14 June, with the participation of more than 170 employers with over 550 human resource and industry practitioners, including from Singapore, Romania, and Finland, making it the most robust, dynamic, and international career fair to date.
The university claimed more than 10,000 opportunities, consisting of around 6,000 jobs and 4,000 internships were available to its students, a record for the annual event.
Gurpardeep Singh, Chief Operating Officer of APU said, “The over 170 organisations which offered close to 6,000 full-time employment opportunities to APU students represented an increase of more than 30% as compared to the previous year."
AMCF 23 took place across three floors at APU's campus in Mranti Park (Technology Park), Bukit Jalil, and was organised by the university’s Career Centre. According to Hariharan, the Lead of Industry Outreach & Corporate Training at APU, "This year, we received an overwhelming response from employers, and decided, for the first time, to extend the booth setups to three floors on our campus."
Over 6,000 APU students attended the fair including those graduating soon. More than 200 graduating students were given job offers on the spot. Bank Negara Malaysia, Maybank, Larian Studios, AmBank, Hilti Malaysia, Experian, DKSH, EY, Proton, Air Asia, Dell, Top Glove, Tune Protect, Robert Bosch, Friesland Campina, Mercedes, AIA Digital, Orstead, KPMG, Schlumberger, Coca-Cola, Fusionex, U Mobile, Zalora, BAT, YTL Cement, Astro, and Turnkey Consulting were some of the employers that participated in the event.
APU also collaborated closely with the Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) to organise interview sessions with employers on the second day of the fair. MDEC had also arranged for students from a number of other Malaysian universities to also attend these interview sessions.
Nor Ayu Ahmad, HR Manager for Human Resources Business Partner of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn Bhd, said "As the nature of our business is providing software solutions for Mercedes-Benz Group around the globe, it is important for us to find talent such as full-stack developers, from junior to senior level, and we find APU is among the best universities in supplying us with these graduates."
Mohd Zawawi Abdunrosaeh, a Bachelor of Computer Science (Hons) (Intelligent Systems) student, opined, "With more hiring companies coming into the campus, students like me can explore the opportunities available in terms of the offers, benefits, and working environment of each company."
Mohammad Fitri Amiruddin, a University Malaya student, expressed his excitement about the job opportunities at APU Mega Career Fair. "Congratulations to APU for organizing a large-scale career fair, and hopefully, my efforts today will bear fruit."
Year-2 Business Management students like Sameera Kaleem from India, Mozhdeh Alsharfar from Iran, and Nagham Abu Ali from Palestine, viewed the career fair as providing them fantastic opportunities for industrial training and internships, preparing them for future employment in their home countries. “I sent over ten applications to MSC companies in Malaysia hoping the experience I gain during my industrial training here, will help me get a relevant job back in India,” said Sameera.
According to Gurpardeep, "The event received an overwhelming response from our students. More than 1,000 interviews were held on campus, and on-the-spot job offers were also made. This is a clear indication of how strongly sought-after APU graduates are. It was also very heartening to see amongst the employers a number of our alumni present to recruit our students. We are also excited that MDEC worked with us this time around.”
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