INTI-LinkedIn link up to create workforce-ready graduates
By Digital News Asia March 6, 2015
- In line with INTI’s #rethinkEDU focus on more holistic, beyond-classroom experience
- Collaboration kicked off with a briefing and facilitation workshop for students
MALAYSIAN higher education institution INTI International University and Colleges has announced a strategic collaboration with the world’s largest online professional network, LinkedIn, to nurture industry-ready graduates by building and aligning their online credentials and skills with future employers.
The collaboration is in line with INTI’s #rethinkEDU initiative, it said in a statement, which aims to change the public’s perception of the role of higher learning institutions by focusing on a more holistic, beyond-classroom experience.
“We believe that by collaborating with LinkedIn, our students will be given the opportunity to be professionally prepared and equipped with the right tools prior to entering the workforce,” said INTI chief executive officer Rohit Sharma.
“We understand the fast moving pace of the employee market today, and as such, it is integral for us to capitalise on the digital space by bringing students a step closer to their prospective employers by accentuating their skills, strengths and credentials,” he added.
INTI’s collaboration with LinkedIn kicked off with a briefing and facilitation workshop conducted for students at its Subang Jaya campus, with live streaming held across its other campuses at Nilai, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sabah.
A sharing session entitled Leading With your Own Voice was also conducted by Feon Ang, director of LinkedIn Talent Solutions, Asia Pacific, with INTI students at its Nilai campus, focusing on the unconventional approaches to leadership and how students can optimise their confidence in leading a team to success.
“LinkedIn is excited to collaborate with INTI, an institution that shares our belief, particularly in connecting talent with opportunities,” Ang said.
“We believe our collaboration will go a long way in helping students at INTI find their dream jobs by leveraging this powerful networking tool to connect with industry professionals, enhance their visibility in the competitive job space and access jobs either in or outside Malaysia,” she added.
LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 347 million members in over 200 countries and territories. There are over 39 million students and recent college graduates on LinkedIn, which is its fastest-growing demographic.
LinkedIn recently announced that it had surpassed two million members in Malaysia, of which 72% are in the 25 to 44 age group.
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