This time it will be held at Pullman Hotel Kuching, on 14th March 2015, from 10am to 5pm.
Coming from Kuching myself, I have always felt that there was not much of an opportunity for me career-wise if I were to stay in Kuching. Simply because there have not been many corporations notable or big enough that have branched out part of their operations to East Malaysia so there was no feasible opportunity for those who were more ambitious. But now thanks to GRADUAN® ASPIRE, East Malaysians have a real chance to get discovered, and to venture out to a more challenging environment.
A highly anticipated career and networking fair, GRADUAN ASPIRE was first conducted in Kuala Lumpur in 2011, and has since been receiving enthusiastic response from talents and industry leaders alike, attracting thousands of visitors to its booths annually. There, job seekers as well as those wishing to pursue their post-graduate studies have the opportunity to meet, interact and glean first-hand information from renowned corporations and institutions in their chosen fields. More than that, talents are also given greater industry exposure and a chance to impress prospective employers with their skills set through the many exciting programmes held throughout the fair.
Recognising the potential to unearth and inspire even more talents, GRADUAN ASPIRE extended its reach to East Malaysia last year. There were more than 5,000 talents who attended the inaugural fair, and some of the country's leading corporations including Nestle, Shell, Alliance Bank, Maybank and PETRONAS were able to source for the most promising talents in Sarawak to join their organisations. This was an important step in the recognising of the wealth of talent in East Malaysia. The inaugural GRADUAN career fair in Kuching was also highlighted by an Inter-varsity Battle that presented participants with a challenge to globally market Sarawak's unique foods and products.
Fresh from its success, this year, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO CAREER FAIR returns to Malaysia's Cat City with an extended list of participating exhibitors and partner institutions; featuring 30 prominent corporations including ASTRO, CIMB, Maybank, Shell, Sarawak Energy & NAIM along with partnership with 13 renowned education establishments such as Sunway College, Swinburne University of Technology, UNIMAS and UiTM Sarawak.
A sneak peek at some of the exhibitors this year:
1. AEON2. ASTRO
4. BANK RAKYAT
5. BIOTECH CORPORATION
6. BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO
8. DRB HICOM
9. ECO WORLD
15. PRESS METAL
17. PUBLIC BANK
18. SECURITIES COMMISION MALAYSIA
19. SARAWAK ENERGY
21. TAYLOR’S EDUCATION GROUP
22. TEACH FOR MALAYSIA
23. TELEKOM MALAYSIA
The fair will also once again incorporate the sensational Inter-varsity Battle where five short-listed teams compete on centre stage, this time to present a winning pitch to promote Sarawak tourism on an international scale. Other highlights of the 2015 GRADUAN career fair include an exclusive talk by an industry leader on making the right choices for a successful future, as well as a lucky draw to win exciting prizes such as a GoPro camera and iPod shuffle.
Sounds exciting? Then save the date! Especially for those in Kuching, because I can assure you, you will not regret it! With offers of unparalleled access to some of Malaysia's biggest corporations and institutions as well as exhilarating activities to boot, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 is surely one of the most engaging career fairs ever to take place on Malaysia's Eastern shore. It is an occasion not to be missed, most especially for talents wanting to stand head and shoulders above the rest!
Once again, organised by GRADUAN, the GRADUAN ASPIRE BORNEO 2015 will be opened to the public on 14th March 2015, from 10am to 5pm at the Pullman Hotel in Kuching, Sarawak.
For more information or to register for Malaysia’s premier career and postgraduate fair, log on to http://www.graduan.com/aspire.
Til the next time, stay beautiful!