HWUM and Talentbank collaborate for industry mentoring session



CGF HWUM Made to standout

On 15 November 2023, Heriot-Watt University Malaysia (HWUM) proudly hosted the ‘Made to Stand Out – Mentoring Session’ on campus. In collaboration with Talentbank, the event was co-organised by HWUM Careers and Graduate Futures (CGF) to give students a valuable opportunity to learn and gain insight from experienced industry professionals.

These professionals, dubbed ‘mentors,’ were invited to have a one-on-one session with students where they were free to discuss what lies ahead in the working world. These highly personalised sessions were meant to enrich and educate the curious mentees into a deeper understanding of specific industries, potential career paths and personal development.

From the start of the event, students eagerly lined up to get a chance to discover the professional world through the eyes of these professionals.

With the plethora of experience and knowledge these mentors have, students also had the opportunity to learn beyond the technical aspects essential to thrive in their careers. From public speaking to establishing professional connections, these veterans were ready to help provide guidance and advice.

HWUM and Talentbank were delighted to receive the cooperation of many companies from various sectors: Accenture, AIA, Baker Tilly Malaysia, Carlsberg Brewery, Citibank, Firstworks Group, HSBC Bank, Malaysia Aviation Group, Mondelez, Samsung, Sime Darby, Sks Hospitality, Tricor Axcelasia Sdn Bhd, Frstworks Group, PWC Malaysia and Flash Malaysia Express.

The ‘Made to Stand Out – Mentoring Session’ is part of HWUM’s comprehensive and transformative EmPOWER Programme, which aims to future-proof and unleash the potential of the leaders of tomorrow. This four-level structured programme seeks to develop these students in six different domains: Global Citizenship, Leadership and impact, Employability and industrial Relevance, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and creativity, People Skills, Critical Thinking and decision-making, Emotional Intelligence, Resilience and happiness.

These six foundational pillars will play a part in preparing and driving these students to stand out and mobilise their impact in this fast-paced and highly uncertain world.

With the favourable turnout that the day experienced, HWUM believes that events like these will continue to benefit the students, as this was one of the many platforms to learn beyond the classroom walls.


HWU News Malaysia