Putrajaya, 4 May 2017 – Students of University Malaysia of Computer Science and Engineering (UNIMY), had a first hand experience speaking and meeting with tech professionals just last week in a pilot student initiative aptly themed “Trailblazing The World Through Digital Economy”. The event featured top executives from both local and international outfits including Mr. Ramanathan Sathiamutty, Chief Transformation Officer, Celcom Axiata, Mr Adam Brimo, Chief Executive Officer, OpenLearning.com, Australia, and Dr Abu Hasan Ismail, President/ Group Chief Executive Officer of Prestariang Berhad.
The three speakers took the students through the ups and downs in carving their path in the constantly evolving industry, and what should students be mindful of when their turn to finding a place for themselves in the fast changing industry particularly in cyber security, big data and coding. Sound advice from the executives made the debut student-to-industry meet-up timely and relevant as students had the chance to be tune their expectation with that of the market.
Professor Datuk Dr Khairuddin Ab Hamid, Vice Chancellor of the digital technology university said, “UNIMY has always been working closely with the industry to expose its students to a real life experience on digital technology and current update on the industry. There are things that students cannot learn by just reading the text book or attending classes, we want to produce students that are ready for the market. And the most direct method is to help them reach out and connect to those experienced folks in the tech industry. Their advice will only help the students learning journey that much more meaningful."
The event was held in Malaysian Global Innovation & Creative Centre (MAGIC), who is also a partner of the university that seeks to provide a platform to nurture and groom the future generation of tech leaders.
During the event, UNIMY also launched their Overseas Internship Scholarship 2018 by Yayasan Universiti Malaysia together with their 2017 scholar recipients Ahmad Naim Irfan and Viveekdeep Singh, final year students in Bachelor of Software Engineering (HONS) who will be going to Digital Hollywood University (DHU), Tokyo, Japan for their internship this August.
UNIMY is best known as the digital technology university that offers a study pathway to three of the key areas in digital technology: Big Data, Cyber Security, and Coding.
Prospective students who are keen to venture into the realm of digital technology studies are encouraged to visit enquiry.unimy.edu.my for the August intake. Or they are also invited to visit the campus in Putrajaya, Menara Z10. For more information please call +603-8800 5050.