Career Exploration Day

by HC Consultants Group and Centre for Student Development UTP

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Mr. Sunil, Chief Strategist of HC Consultants Group and UTP alumni, class of 2007 in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, has vast involvements in organizing events and volunteerism. With over 1.2 million youths unemployed due to the economic crisis and the pandemic, he explained that the reason for this could be graduates enquiring unrealistic salaries, poor command in English, too picky about jobs, poor communication skills and poor personality and working ethics. He stated that 85% of successful jobs are developed from soft skills instead of only technical skills. As a result, graduates must balance their technical and soft skills in order to have a higher employability rate.

The global trend of today is gearing towards digitization. However, that does not mean that other non-digital work is not needed by companies, but only just lower in demand. With that being said, Mr Sunil advised that graduates should be more adaptive, tech savvy, innovative, enhance their digital skills, develop leadership and high emotional intelligence, in order to build a successful career even after this pandemic. 

Mr Sunil also recommended the participants to create and keep their LinkedIn profiles up-to-date as LinkedIn is a very popular platform for job searchers and recruiters. He also encouraging students to start planning their career from their early university days and spend as much time as possible to take part in diverse activities which could add a lot of values apart from excelling in academics. These experiences show competitiveness and ability in handling and planning our lives meaningfully, thus more noticeable by the recruiters. The course you study is not necessarily dictate your future. Just like Mr Sunil, although a mechanical engineering graduate, he ended up choosing a career which does not relate to his degree after understanding what he truly loves and is passionate about. 

The second speaker of this webinar, Mr Zamri from the Technopreneurship Centre of Centre for Student Development UTP started his session by asking the audience to share on what skills/talents they have, how they would use the said skills to develop a business, how it can be beneficial to others and the uniqueness of this kind of service. Mr Zamri then shared a few successful examples of people integrating their skills with science and technology to develop a product. A quick example would be Nisha, the co-founder of Forge Factory, has developed a 3D-printing service as she has the skills to perform 3D modelling on softwares such as Solidworks and AutoCAD. He also emphasize the having a good CGPA is only so important as compared to be well-versed in soft skills when fresh graduates and job seekers are searching for opportunities in the competitive job market.

Mr. Zamri and the Technopreneurship Centre team are welcome to give guidance and assistance to students who are looking forward to establish their own business and bring positive change to the community. Before ending the session, he also highlighted the importance of having the sense of purpose, which is to question everything that you are doing or anything that is happening around you. 

You may connect with Mr Sunil on LinkedIn and follow him on Facebook. As for En Zamri, you may connect with him on LinkedIn or email him at zamriab@utp.edu.my.

Do follow Technopreneurship Centre of UTP on Facebook or Instagram.

 

You may also want to try out the soul assessments to know more about your personality and find the most suitable learning and working styles for you!

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Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my

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Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my