M'sian Fresh Grad Working At International Company In Singapore Earns RM11K Per Month
Wong Wei Jie, a fresh graduate from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), has recently been hired by Maersk Omnichannel Fulfilment, an international Danish company based in Singapore
According to Utusan Malaysia, the company offered Wong the position of Global Management Trainee with a salary of RM11,000 per month.
Wong, who is from Sabak Bernam, Selangor, earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Transport from UUM, after completing her studies with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.84.
She was also a recipient of the Royal Education Award at the university's 35th Convocation Ceremony.
Wong said that the working world is not the same as university life because most employers seek graduates with specific characteristics
She emphasised that employers seek graduates who possess not only a solid education, but also valuable soft skills, such as proficiency in communication.
"The career world is very different from studying at university, especially in building relationships with other staff, and networking between departments.
"The course, experience, and skills learned (at university) are all forms of education that can shape a bright future for a student's career, no matter what job they're interested in," she told Utusan Malaysia.
According to Wong, her achievements are not something she accomplished on her own, but instead, the result of the support she received from her family, lecturers, and friends
She also thanked UUM and added that it is one of the universities that emphasises both academics and extracurricular activities.
"Being involved in extracurricular activities taught me a lot about independence, and managing time and organisation.
"With excellent academics and a solid curriculum, I felt the pleasure of being a student while getting as much exposure as possible," she said.
Wong was also named the best student at the CILT Malaysia Convocation Ceremony in 2022.