Curtin Career Fair an opportunity for employers, graduates to meet

Originally published at: http://miricommunity.net/2015/08/26/curtin-career-fair-an-opportunity-for-employers-graduates-to-meet/

Participating employers at last year’s event.

MIRI: Employers looking to hire quality graduates from Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) are invited to participate in its upcoming Curtin Career Fair.

Themed ‘Take Charge! Be a Game Changer’, it will be held between 10am and 4pm from Oct 22 to 23 at the university’s Recreation and Event Centre.

Organising chairperson and Curtin Sarawak’s university life manager Haslina Malek said the fair will be one of the largest ever with 45 companies expected to participate.

As the number of booths will be limited, she encouraged employers to register before the Sept 4 deadline at a minimum participation fee of RM530.

Employers who are currently employing Curtin Sarawak graduates or have in the past are entitled to a 20 per cent discount, subject to the completion of the Curtin Employer Satisfaction Survey.

Haslina added that the fair will be the perfect opportunity for employers to meet a large number of Curtin Sarawak’s current students and alumni, as well as a rare chance for students to meet so many potential employers in one place.

Previous fairs have seen up to 600 students and over 200 alumni attending and many have gained employment with participating employers.

“The present job market is highly competitive, and one really needs to stand out in the crowd. It is not often you’ll have the chance to meet one-on-one with employers in a relatively laid-back setting compared to an interview room to pitch yourself and leave a lasting impression,” said Haslina.

Curtin Sarawak holds annual career fairs as part of its commitment to its students, corporate partners and the community to provide job opportunities and skilled manpower. It combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university, which makes its graduates highly sought after in the job market.

Organisations participating in this year’s fair include Confluence Contour, Great Advisor, Noble AV-Partners Sdn Bhd, Press Metal, Tokio Marine Life Insurance Malaysia Bhd, Materialise Sdn Bhd, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Motorola Solutions Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Petronas, Shell Malaysia, Infinity Abroad, TMF Trust Labuan Limited, CPA Australia, Crowe Horwath, Dai Lieng Machinery Sdn Bhd, Matrio Group, Jobstreet.com, King Wan Construction Pte Ltd, Mainpower Business Supplies, KPMG, MY CareerBuilder Sdn Bhd, Rohde & Schwarz Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Samling Group of Companies, Sarawak Oil Palms Bhd, Speedwing Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Sunway Construction Sdn Bhd, Times Consult, Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte.) Ltd and Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

For registration or inquiries, call officers in charge Baun and Catherine at 085-443926 or email careers@curtin.edu.my.