KUALA LUMPUR, 4 July 2019 – Microsoft Malaysia was announced as one of the top choice for graduates in the 2018 Graduates’ Choice Award. Microsoft is ranked in the top 10 employers in the tech (ICT) category in recognition of the company’s excellence in the graduate recruitment industry in Malaysia.
Organized by HRINCAMPUS and supported by various University Board Members such as Taylor’s University, Sunway University and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, the 2018 Graduates’ Choice Award features more than 360 nominees in total, as nominated by Universities nationwide. The award also received the support of the Ministry of Education, MDEC and Career Development Centre Club Malaysia (CDCC).
Undergraduates from across Malaysia were then given the opportunity to vote for their favorite graduate employer brands. With 10 winners per contesting 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.
“We are proud to be recognized as one of the top choices for graduates in Malaysia,” said K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia. “As a company that aims to empower every person and organization in Malaysia to achieve more, we have 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.”
With over 44 years of experience in the industry and 25 years in Malaysia, Microsoft is a true 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 that are available in the technological sphere. Partnering with the likes of Maxis, Doctor2u, Malaysian Airlines and Astro, Microsoft has been a key player in digitally transforming the Malaysian business landscape, to
Microsoft also invests in the development of talent in Malaysia, with education-linked initiatives as one of its top priorities. Events such as the Imagine Cup, which had been hosted in Kuala Lumpur in April this year, provides 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 Ministry of Youth and Sports for the introduction of Digital ILKBS and the Ministry of Education to launch the STEM4ALL campaign also demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to help further TVET and STEM education in Malaysia. These initiatives provide an opportunity for graduates to witness the work that is being done by Microsoft in Malaysia, thereby inspiring them to join the company upon graduation.
Furthermore, 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. Microsoft aims to create a sense of belonging for all its employees by allowing them to be curious and brave with the work that they do which results in a happy and productive workforce, that is passionate about their work. The Graduates’ Choice Award is testament to the positive work culture practiced by Microsoft.
The Graduates’ Choice Awards provides much deserved recognition to organizations that display exemplary distinction in their efforts in cultivating employer branding throughout universities. Intended to be an annual award, this year marks the first year that the award is being handed out to Malaysian brands. For more information on the Graduates’ Choice Award, please visit:
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