For the year of 2020, the annually How to Get Yourself Program (HTGYE) program is now has been re-branding to the Graduate Employability Enhancement Program (GEEP) 2020. The GEEP2020 is funded by the Office of Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International Affair) under the initiative of Pelan Global Universiti (PGU3) which was mainly targeted at all 238 final year students (Department of Biosciences, Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematical Science), Faculty of Science.
GEEP 2020 has four modules; Module 1 (Jumpstart! & Career Forum), Module 2 (Resume Writing), Module 3 (Personal Grooming & Creating Good Impression), Module 4 (WOW your Interview) and will end with a Mock Interview by industry representatives, alumni and lecturers. The first module was held on 14th February 2020, 8.30 am to 12.30 pm at Lecture Hall 7, Block N24, UTM Skudai (link). The second and third modules have been successfully conducted on the 7th of March 2020. This event is as a collaborative and engagement program with industries, Dr Salasiah Abbas (Assistant General Manager, Strategic Management, United Malayan Land Berhad) and Pn Zuraidah Yahya (Assistant HR Manager Asia Pacific, Frost & Sullivan GIC Malaysia Sdn Bhd). Both speakers have broad experiences in human resources affairs as well as career developments. The feedbacks from the students regarding this program were positive as they obtained a good input and useful tips for their career plan including tips to write an impressive resume and be representable during an important job interview.
This is aligned with the main GEEP2020 program objective which is to increase graduate employability (GE) rate of UTM and Faculty of Science, specifically. In addition, it is to support and provide guidance to all Faculty of Science final year students to be future- and job-ready graduates by getting the tips from the industry panels to build students’ self-awareness and their career plan.
NURASHIKIN IHSAN (Ph.D)
Cluster-T02, Department of Biosciences,
Faculty of Science,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia