One of Malaysia’s leading higher education institutions, INTI International University and Colleges (INTI), has announced a strategic collaboration with the world’s largest online professional network, LinkedIn, to nurture industry-ready graduates by building and aligning their online credentials and skills with future employers.
The collaboration, in line with INTI’s #rethinkEDU initiative, aims to change the public’s perception on the roles of higher learning institutions by focusing on a more holistic, beyond-classroom experience for its students in their development to be the leaders of tomorrow.
Mr. Rohit Sharma, chief executive officer of INTI, said, “We believe that by collaborating with LinkedIn, our students are given the opportunity to be professionally prepared and equipped with the right tools prior to entering the workforce. We at INTI place a strong emphasis on producing industry-ready graduates and aim to equip our students with 21st century skills which we call the 4 C’s: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. It is through these skills that approximately 96 percent of INTI graduates are being employed within 12 months of graduation. Placing our students on the world’s largest networking platform, LinkedIn, will ultimately put them on an advantageous position in view of the borderless, competitive talent scene,” Rohit added.
INTI’s collaboration with LinkedIn kicked off with a briefing and facilitation workshop conducted amongst INTI students at its Subang Jaya campus, with live streaming held across its other campuses at Nilai, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Sabah. A sharing session entitled “Leading With your Own Voice” was conducted by Feon Ang, director of LinkedIn talent solutions, Asia-Pacific, with INTI students at its Nilai campus, focusing on the unconventional approaches to leadership and how students can optimize their confidence in leading a team to success.
Elaborating on the collaboration, Ang said, “LinkedIn is excited to collaborate with INTI, an institution that shares our belief, particularly in connecting talent with opportunities. We believe our collaboration will go a long way in helping students at INTI find their dream jobs by leveraging this powerful networking tool to connect with industry professionals, enhance their visibility in the competitive job space and access jobs either in or outside Malaysia.”