Graduates’ Choice Award bridges gap between industry and university

By Nur Aiman Najiha Azman

GOMBAK, 25 March 2020: It’s time for another “Career Centre of the Year” voting for the Graduates’ Choice Award (GCA), but this time students are not only going to vote but they also stand a chance to win some cool gadgets.

GCA is an award of the highest distinction that gives recognition to outstanding organisations which demonstrate exceptional employer branding within universities across Malaysia organised by TALENTBANK.

Established since 2011, TALENTBANK has produced many programmes for graduates such as Talentbank Career Fair, Talentbank Digital Career Fair, Career Discovery Centre and National Graduate Recruitment Conference.

The programmes have benefited many graduates as a medium that provide opportunities for future graduates to shape their career path.

The Graduates’ Choice Award is among the TALENTBANK’s brand. It is Malaysia’s most authoritative campus-employer branding award that is 100% voted by university students.

The Award is supported by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Ministry of Education, Ministry of Human Resources, Career Development Centre Club Malaysia and Department of Polytechnic and Community College.

In 2019, over 28,000 graduates of which 55% from Klang Valley and 45% from other states, have made their selections over a seven-month period.

To ensure a fair selection process, the audit checkpoint is being carried out by 15 board members from various universities in assessing the results.

For GCA 2020, TALENTBANK has launched a new award category called Special Award: Most Resourceful Career Centre Award, and IIUM Career Services Centre has been nominated for the said category.

In 2018, IIUM Career Services Centre won “Career Centre of the Year Award” and was listed as top three in the following year in the same category.

Students will have a chance to win the following gadgets if they participate in the voting for this year’s award:

  1. HP Spectre x360 Laptop (Value of RM 6,499)
  2. Huawei Mate30 Pro 5G
  3. Nintendo Switch
  4. Harmon/Kardon Speaker
  5. DJI Tello Drone
  6. 2 Dinner GCA Tickets

Students were reminded to vote for IIUM Career Services Centre to stand a chance to win prizes up to RM15,000. ***

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