Workshops to scout for talent

Virtual connection: The I2 event, which connects participating firms and undergraduates, was done virtually for the first time.

THE International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS) conducted the eighth instalment of its flagship event – Industry Insights (I2) 2020 – virtually amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

The I2, which partnered with industry experts including the Sunway Group, Maybank, Ernst & Young and Axiata, brought together companies from a range of industries to connect with undergraduates from diverse disciplines.

It provided an interactive platform for students to learn more about the different industries and working norms, giving them a first-hand insight into the corporate world.

Participating firms also used the opportunity to conduct interactive sessions with high performing students and scout for talented individuals for potential recruitment purposes.

Held on July 25 and 26, the event saw 60 participants engaging in a series of pre-workshops to gain valuable insights via virtually interactive environments.

This year’s theme, “Redefining Expectations”, addressed the shifts in the current perspective of society alongside the way it functions when it comes to encountering the Covid-19 outbreak.

The ICMS, a non-profit professional network of Malaysian students, aims to bridge the knowledge gap between leading firms from different industries and university students.

The organisation replicates that of a multinational company and operates in six countries: United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

From a mere number of 14 associates in 2010, they have expanded to a group of 148 active associates and 708 registered alumni.

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