Miri – 8 November 2016 – A visit and career talk by Intel Penang to Curtin University, Sarawak Malaysia (Curtin Sarawak) recently proved to be a fruitful one for both parties when the global corporation offered employment and internship placements on-the-spot to ten of the university’s electrical and computer engineering students.
The visit was hosted by Curtin Sarawak’s Department of University Life and Faculty of Engineering and Science.
Postgraduate student Lau Mian Mian and fourth-year students Kong Ing Hong and Andy Goh Hiok Xiong will be joining the Intel Graduate Training Program (GTP). Meanwhile, third-year students Irene Ngu Chen Ee, Kong Sheng How, Jonathan Phang Then Sien, Chiam Dar Hung, Desmond Ting Zhong Xian as well as second-year students Loo Wei Chuan and Ng Kayli will be joining Intel Penang’s internship programme during their upcoming summer break.
The programmes offer them opportunity to enrich their experience with Industry Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) design and development, on-the-job and classroom training, active involvement in day-to-day business and projects, and opportunity to work on assignments that match their skills and interests.
Present at the talk was an eight-member recruitment team comprising Intel HR Talent Acquisition representative Hoe Kah Wai; Intel Mixed IP Signal Solutions Group representative Alan Tio Chooi Seng; Manufacturing Validation Engineering managers Kathy Sim Sing Yee and Ho Chian Hong; Data Centre Group managers Lee Yuen Tat and Chow Kim Kee; and Device Development Group representatives Azuwan Taib and Eza Fauzana Mohd Shaarani.
Commenting on her employment offer, Lau said during the interview with the recruitment team, she was able to elaborate on the technical knowledge she acquired during her undergraduate studies and how she is further developing her research skills in her current postgraduate studies.
Phang, meanwhile, remarked that he is extremely glad to secure an internship at Intel Penang, likening it to a dream come true. He believes his active involvement in co-curricular activities as the technical head of the IEEE (Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) Curtin Sarawak Student Branch helped him clinch the offer. He said the experience allowed him to expand his technical knowledge expertise and leadership skills.
Head of the Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) Department at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Dr. Lenin Gopal commented that Curtin Sarawak’s ECE graduates are in great demand by industry.
“Our ECE courses are reviewed together with industry partners twice a year to ensure that they meet industry needs. As a result, we produce graduates that are job-ready and meet the expectations of employers,” he said.
Dr. Garenth Lim King Hann, coordinator of the ECE Department’s industrial and external relations committee and advisor to the IEEE Curtin Sarawak Student Branch, opined that apart from academic results, employers also look at students’ activities outside the classroom. He said they are always on the lookout for all-rounded individuals who have strong leadership, multitasking and teamwork skills.
The IEEE Curtin Sarawak Student Branch was established in 2008 and currently has about 120 members. To learn more about them, visit www.facebook.com/CurtinSarawak.IEEE or email [email protected].
科廷大学（澳洲大学马来西亚分校） Curtin University Sarawak Malaysia