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Over 530 jobs up for grabs at UBD fair

James Kon

Over 530 jobs – part-time, full-time, internship or apprenticeship – are available at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) Career Fair 2022 that began yesterday and ends tomorrow at the university’s Chancellor Hall.

Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad attended as the guest of honour.

Themed ‘Change Perspective’, the event was organised by UBD Centre of Networking, Employment and Career Training (CoNECT) with support from the office of Alumni Relations and Advancement to assist UBD students and alumni in their careers, reduce unemployment, give exposure to start-ups and provide a platform for networking.

Organising chairperson Nur Nasuha Amalina binti Tajuddin in her welcoming remarks said, “This year’s career fair offers valuable opportunities for students and alumni to familiarise with start-up ecosystem, network with employers and build professional connections.

Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the Ministry of Education (MoE) Dr Haji Azman bin Ahmad tours the career fair. PHOTOS: JAMES KON

“UBD plays a role in preparing well-rounded, academically outstanding and fully prepared graduates for the job market. An example is the introduction of Headstart Programme by Dynamik Technologies, an apprenticeship programme throughout the four-year Bachelor of Digital Science curriculum. It delivers a combination of academia and work-based learning.

“This collaboration ensures that the degree programme is relevant, dynamic and has internationally recognised certifications such as software development, study abroad programme, change management, project management and IT service management. This helps materialise the aspiration of the Fourth Industrial Revolution nationally and in the region,” said Nur Nasuha Amalina.

Another partnership she recalled was a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the university and imagine Sdn Bhd. “It aims to bridge the digital divide in the Sultanate through research to enable the smart nation aspiration towards Brunei Vision 2035. This collaboration leverages mutual relationship to further develop joint research, commercialisation, teaching and learning as well as corporate social responsibility.

“The MoU will benefit the students as more opportunities will be made available for industrial internship, training and industrial engagement which open up avenues for employment,” she said.

After the launch, the permanent secretary, joined by Deputy Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) at the MoE Dr Chin Wei Keh and UBD Vice Chancellor Dr Hazri bin Haji Kifle, toured the career fair and spoke with exhibitors.

The fair features 45 exhibitors and offers services such as curriculum vitae (CV) checks and interview tips by career guides. It is open for the public from 8.30am to 4.30pm with a break for the Friday prayer.