Microsoft Malaysia receives universities’ recognition in the 2018 Graduates’ Choice Award

By TMR

MICROSOFT Malaysia is one of the top choices for graduates in the 2018 Graduates’ Choice Award.

Organised by HRINCAMPUS Sdn Bhd and supported by various universities’ board members including Taylor’s University, Sunway University and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. The award featured over 360 nominees — nominated by universities nationwide.

The award also received the support of the Ministry of Education (MoE), Malaysia Digital Economy Corp Sdn Bhd and Career Development Centre Club Malaysia. Undergraduates from across Malaysia then voted for their favourite graduate employer brands.

With 10 winners per category and 10 contesting categories in total, only 100 brands emerged at the top and were declared as the recipients of the Graduates’ Choice Award.

Microsoft Malaysia MD K Raman (picture) said as a company that aims to empower every person and organisation in Malaysia to achieve more, the company has always believed in partnering with local institutions, providing opportunities to local graduates and ultimately building a better Malaysia.

“This award helps motivate us at Microsoft, to continue on our path of technological empowerment as we head into the future,” he said.

With over 44 years of experience in the industry and 25 years in Malaysia, Microsoft is a veteran of the tech industry.

Since setting foot in Malaysia, Microsoft has been enabling Malaysian individuals and businesses to take advantage of the growth opportunities available in the technological sphere.

It invests in the talent development in Malaysia, with education-linked initiatives as one of its top priorities.

Events like the Imagine Cup, which was hosted in Kuala Lumpur in April this year, provide an avenue for Microsoft to reach out to students who are keen to dive deeper into the technological industry, providing them with a rewarding platform to showcase their innovation.

Microsoft’s partnerships with educational institutions, including the Youth and Sports Ministry for the introduction of Digital ILKBS and the MoE to launch the STEM4ALL campaign, also demonstrated Microsoft’s commitment to help further the technical and vocational education and training, and science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in Malaysia.

These initiatives provide an opportunity for graduates to witness the work being done by Microsoft in Malaysia, thereby inspiring them to join the company upon graduation.

As a company that has employed graduates globally since its establishment, the work culture has evolved over the years, providing its employees with an inclusive and diverse work environment.

The Graduates’ Choice Award is a testament to the positive work culture practiced by Microsoft.

It provides recognition to organisations that display exemplary distinction in their efforts in cultivating employer branding throughout universities.