FSSA UMS Held Career Fair For Final Year Students

KOTA KINABALU: Student Representative Council for Faculty of Science and Natural Resources (FSSA), Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) recently held an online Career Fair 2021 for final year students.

The program director, Mohd Khairul Hafiz Abdul Halim, says the Career Fair provides the participants with the chance to establish professional relationships, brush up on their English language, and hone their employability skills.

“This is also a platform for final year students to participate in their career search despite the global pandemic.

“There are seven-session series along with this program, with each focusing on specific employability skills and building professional relationships,” he said.

The three-day program was supported by many well-known companies such as TalentCorp, Direct English, and Career Expert.

It was coordinated by FSSA Senior Lecturer Dr. Nur Zaida Zahari.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Dean of Student and Alumni Affairs, Assoc. Prof. Ts. Dr. Chee Fuei Pien informs that each session has been designed to give students a direct digital experience through various exciting programs.

“It’s including digital making (visume and resume) workshop, career path awareness, relationship building sessions, self-learning content, competitions, mock-interviews, and forums.

“Malaysia’s 1st Certified Professional Career Coach, Nik Faiz also one of the invited speakers, who share his experiences and constructive techniques in job hunting,” she said.

Other speakers were Nazliyah Mohd Ali from TalentCorp with the talk about ‘Career Plans,’ Cleris Wong and Philip Lim from Direct English which delivered a topic on ‘English and Employability.’

“Several alumni of UMS, government and industry representatives are also invited to a sharing session where they bond and share their experiences in industries.

“These casuals bring together not only provide a wealth of experience and skills but also enhance alumni networking.

“It’s also a platform for discussing the challenges and issues faced by the industries during this global pandemic,” said Chee Fuei.

The virtual event was inaugurated by the Dean of FSSA, Prof. Dr. Jualang @ Azlan Abdullah Gansau.

In his speech, he expresses appreciation to all participants, invited speakers, collaborators, and those involved directly or indirectly in this virtual event during the closing ceremony.

“I hope all the participants, mainly the final year students, can benefit from this very good and important program held at the right time.

“I also extend my appreciation wish to those who are involved in making this event successfully held, especially the invited speakers, collaborators, and the organisers,” he said.