Sunway grads most sought-after

Sunway University has been awarded the top spot in the Talentbank graduate employability survey for the second consecutive year.

The varsity received a six-star employability rating in 25 fields of study, including accounting, actuarial science, engineering, and hospitality management. The survey gauges the employability rate of graduates from universities nationwide, highlighting Malaysian universities that have produced the most highly sought-after graduates.

The National Graduate Employability Index (GE Index) was used as a benchmark to measure the employability of graduates of higher education establishments in Malaysia.

The GE Index research, based on votes cast by employers, focused on some key questions, such as employers’ opinions on their preferred universities, the number of graduates hired from these universities, and if the employers would continue to hire graduates from the same universities they had previously chosen.Sunway University president Prof Sibrandes Poppema said the combination of research-infused knowledge, superb communication and digital skills, the right values and a sustainable development, planetary health and entrepreneurial mindset, supplemented with career preparation activities through all study years, resulted in Sunway graduates being optimally prepared for employment.

Congratulating the varsity, Talentbank chief executive officer Ben Ho said the varsity’s academic programmes garnered unanimous support from employers, reinforcing its position as one of the most sought-after education institutions in the region.Sunway Business School dean Lim Weng Marc, who is also the nation’s youngest professor according to the Malaysia Book of Records, said the varsity’s success is a shining example of its relentless pursuit of academic distinction, groundbreaking research, and robust industry partnerships.

“Our faculty and staff are devoted to equipping our students with the necessary tools to excel in the dynamic global job market, and this noteworthy recognition reflects their dedication and our students’ accomplishments.”Prof Angela Amphawan from the School of Engineering and Technology said the varsity is committed to fostering real-world experiences through internships, industrial placements, and professional networking opportunities to ensure its students succeed.

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