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goSMAC Career Talk

As part of Industry Revolution 4.0, Artificial Intelligence becomes one of the key areas to be developed, where resources are seen to be heavily invested in this area. Recently, the APU Careers Centre, in collaboration with goSMAC and the School of Computing, organized a career talk titled “The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth”, which discussed on Artificial Intelligence and the ways it could change the world.
The speaker, Michael Lai, holds an impeccable profile within the tech industry. In his career, he held high positions in technology companies such as the CEO of TM Net, Malaysia and Senior Vice President of Celcom, Malaysia. Now, he is the Technopreneur for goSMAC and leads his team who are eager to reach out to students in terms of bringing industry exposure. In his engaging session with students, there were many references to AI and the business elements of running his own Tech & IT Company. Michael shared case studies and experience in Social, Mobile, Analytic & Cloud (SMAC) platforms, in which he gave exposure to the students on the world of possibilities within the industry.
The talk by Michael provided great insights on the opportunities available, in line with the Industrial Revolution 4.0, which is about to take place as a global phenomenon. It was a great initiative by APU Careers Centre and the faculty, to deliver talks that provide extensive industrial exposure to our students.

Industry Exposure Experience

On Monday, 26th February 2018, APU Careers Centre brought 28 students to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Career Fair 2018 at Menara MATRADE, KL. It was part of APU Careers Centre’s initiatives to expose our students towards the job opportunities available in the market.
During the fair, the final year students were exposed to various industry leaders who were organizing open interviews and on the spot hiring. APU Careers Centre encourages participation of such career fairs (both internal and external) as most companies are looking to hire fresh graduates. This is in line with our mission, where APU continues to pride itself as an institution that produces professional graduates and such career fairs seek to employ our students.
During this fair, several credible roles in Engineering, Technical Supervisor roles, machinist and other science related roles were seen and our students have shown their utmost interest in these job opportunities available. With the high participation rate from our final year students, we are glad to see that our students ready for employment prior to their graduation.

Together Gather 2017

Followed by the launch of the Talent Ready Integrated Graduates Employability Smart System (TiGrESS) that took place at APU previously, we are pleased to share that APU is now on board to adopt the system, in which our students and alumni are able to interact with potential employers and companies.

The system, developed by ICONIX Consulting, is an integrated Triparty Graduate Employability Management Services platform. A MoU was signed earlier this month by Prof Ron Edwards, Vice-Chancellor, in conjunction with the Together Gather 2017 forum, that was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education to discuss problems and solutions in relation to employability. The ceremony was also witnessed by YB Datuk Dr Mary Yap Kain Ching (Deputy Minister of Higher Education), Norhizam Hadir (Vice President, Growth Ecosystem Development, MDEC) and Associate Prof Dr Arham Abdullah (Director, Industry Relation Division, Ministry of Higher Education).


In line with the implementation of the system, we look forward to seeing our students being exposed to the vast opportunities for jobs and internships in the market, through the system that encourages interaction and knowledge sharing, we hope that our students are able to benefit by being more well-equipped as graduates later on.

A Step Into A Promising Future Career - Largest APU Mega Career Fair 2017 in History

In order to provide students with a platform to discover their future career pathways, the APU Careers Centre recently organized the APU Mega Career Fair 2017 at APU @ New Campus.

The career expo saw participation from more than 80 companies, including large local and multinational businesses such as Microsoft, HILTI, KPMG, Maybank and Volkswagen. Students from the Computing & Technology, Business & Finance, Engineering, Media & Design disciplines attended the expo to search for full-time employment and internship opportunities.


Besides a 6-hour expo, the APU Mega Career Fair 2017 also featured a series of pocket talks conducted by industry speakers on interesting topics, such as “Career Opportunities As A Financial Planner” by the Financial Planning Association of Malaysia (FPAM), “Personal Branding, Your Advantage to Getting & Keeping That Job” by Jobstreet Malaysia and more. All pocket talks received tremendous responses from our students, in which they took the opportunity to gain valuable insights that enable them to gain a better advantage while searching for jobs later on.


The APU Career Fairs are part of the regular activities organized by APU Careers Centre annually. This year, it is bigger and better, especially when it is held at the new Courtyard of the APU’s New Campus. We are delighted to see our students’ active participation in this event, and we are even prouder when we see them successfully performed well and secured a job with the companies who were here! Next year, we look forward to a bigger career fair; that exposes students to more opportunities in the current job market. 

Preparing Ahead - APU Careers Centre Opens Door to Opportunities for Students

On Wednesday, 24 August 2016, the APU Careers Centre organised a Career Day at APU Campus @ TPM, to provide opportunities to current students who are seeking for job opportunities as well as internship placements. 

Over 30 companies took part in the career exhibition, including some renowned multinational companies such as DHL, Hewlett Packard (HP), Toshiba, HILTI and more. We were happy to see some of our alumni who returned to APU as representatives from their companies as well! For instance, we spotted Michelle Loh Yee Teng, who graduated in May 2016 from the BSc (Hons) in Information Technology (Business Information Systems) programme representing her current employer, HILTI Asia.


The Career Day is an ongoing initiative by the APU Careers Centre, in which it acts as a bridge between potential employers, students and alumni, to fulfill the demand of the current job market, as well as to ensure that our students remain highly employable through exposure to different internship opportunities and job openings.  

Joint Career Day with The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI)

The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Kuala Lumpur & Selangor (KLSCCCI) organised a joint career day with APU Careers Centre & APIIT Corporate Training in APU Campus @ TPM recently.

The career day comprised a series of activities that exposed students towards potential internship and career opportunities, such as career exhibition, on-the-spot interview and career talks. There were 10 companies that participated in the exhibition, namely App Lab Sdn Bhd, Cornet Research Sdn Bhd, CALMS Technologies, CTApps MSC Sdn Bhd, MyKris Asia Sdn Bhd, iTrain (M) Sdn Bhd, Kakitangan.com, ServerWare Sdn Bhd and Masjaya Land Sdn Bhd.


The highlight of the event was a 1-hour career talk by KLSCCCI and its member companies. Over 200 students attended the talk, to gain an overview of KLSCCCI’s roles in the industry, as well as the job openings and internship opportunities available at its member companies. This time, KLSCCCI went further by introducing the association through a video presentation during the talk, and encouraged APU students and graduates to join the association to embark on an early entrepreneurship journey by networking with the association’s members. The talk was honoured by the presence of Lee Yew Chen, Chairman, ICT Division, Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KLSCCCI) alongside Gurpardeep Singh, Vice President, Operations.

Through this joint effort, let’s look forward to fostering a better relationship among both parties, to provide more career and internship opportunities for our students.

APU Careers Day - June 2015

A Career Day which involved over 40 local and international corporations took place on the 23rd of June and the 25th of June at APU Campus, TPM and Faculty of Business & Management (FBM), Mines respectively. The event that was organised by APU Careers Centre saw participation of prestigious companies, such as Alliance Bank, Top Glove, Mediasoft, Public Bank, Fusionex, Sony EMCS and more.

The main objective of the event was to provide APU students with the opportunities to participate in on-the-spot interviews with potential employers, which is essential for them to secure internship and career opportunities in the respective companies. Apart from the exhibition booths, career talks also took place in the classrooms; in which students were given the opportunities to understand more about the companies’ background, as well as to be exposed to the academic requirements, personalities and traits needed to secure a job in the respective companies.

It was a great effort being put in by APU Careers Centre in organising the career days; we look forward for more events of such nature, which are beneficial for all current APU students in terms of increasing their employability and enhancing their professionalism.