“I don’t think I have to worry about getting a job after I graduate. Our local higher education institutions give us special privileges like internship opportunities in our dream companies.
If we perform well, the company might hire us after we graduate so we are in a more secure position compared to those who did not have the chance to become interns.
But until I graduate, I must remain active in co-curricular activities because employers do not look at our academic results.
Our skills matter. As students we need to start exploring our employment options post-graduation, and not wait until we are out in the real world.”
Muhammad Fahmi Saleh, 22, Universiti Putra Malaysia
“It’s great to hear that nearly 75% of employers want to employ local graduates.
For me, this is a chance to explore different fields.
Securing a job immediately after graduation means that we can launch our career fast and plan for our future.
From what my friends say, it is not too hard for fresh graduates with the right skills and expertise to find jobs.
Unfortunately, some do not know how to explore and take advantage of the opportunities available.
If they try hard, they will surely get the job they want but those who delay the search will have it tough.
Those who cannot get their ideal job can always go into entrepreneurship.”
Nur Ayuni Mohd Norudin, 24, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia