Mega Career Fair Local Markets for Global Talents at APU, June 2022
On 29 June 2022 APU reopened its campus for its first mega career fair in over two years, aligning with the Erasmus+ FRIENDS project “Local Markets for Global Talents”. The response was phenomenal with a very strong turnout following the interruption by the global pandemic. Thousands of visitors and job seekers thronged the 120 booths set up for a day at the APU campus.
More than 400 recruiting personnel from top-notch companies and brands in 14 different industries, were awed by the enthusiastic participation of APU’s graduating and existing students as well as walk-in visitors beyond APU. 945 job-seekers attended the event.
Brands that were seen putting up their recruiting booths for this mega event included AirAsia, Maybank, Alliance Bank, Arvato Systems, Bank Islam, Bank Negara Malaysia, BDO, CIMB Bank, Coca-Cola, DHL, DKSH, Epson, Fusionex, Great Eastern, Habib Group, Hilti IT Services, Hong Leong Bank, Micron Memory, POS Malaysia, Public Bank, PwC, Schlumberger, Sun Life Malaysia, Tata Consultancy Services, Maxis, Deloitte, KPMG, Standard Chartered Bank and many more.
Summarizing the outcome of APU Career Fair 2022, Prof. Dr. Ho Chin Kuan, APU’s Vice-Chancellor shared, “It was very heart-warming to see many of our amazing alumni coming back to campus representing their companies to recruit our current graduates and students. We are delighted with the enthusiastic response that we received from employers.” Even more gratifying were the highly positive comments received from employers during and after the event regarding the quality of students, the organization of the event and the APU campus itself. (FRIENDS Career Fair Agenda, Career Fair – Local Markets for Global Talents Report, FRIENDS Career Fair List of Employers, FRIENDS Career Fair Facts and Figures)
Career Fair Local Markets for Global Talents at BUC, May 2022
On 17 May 2022, BUC organised and held its FRIENDS Career Fair, which was attended by 256 students and 45 employers. Some exhibitors had interview tables lined up, some were offering goody bags, and others prepared activities to attract job searchers and internship placement seekers. The conference rooms at BUC were designated as interview rooms so exhibitors could have interview sessions with visitors if needed. (FRIENDS Career Fair Agenda, Career Fair Event Minutes, Event Feedback, Short Video Recording from the Event)