MBS, Intel and Microsoft join forces in Kuala Lumpur

4/09/2015

Have you ever wondered what it takes to work at some of the world’s most recognised companies such as Microsoft and Intel? Last month, prospective students in Kuala Lumpur were able to find out exactly that, as Melbourne Business School (MBS) hosted a joint information session with executives from Intel and Microsoft.
 
 
The event was kicked off by host John Gurskey, Director of the Career Management Team at MBS. John provided the audience with information on our one year full-time MBA program and talked about the support that the Careers Team provides throughout the process, including connecting students with employers and preparing students for the interview stage.

However, this event was not just a regular MBA information session. Following John was Beau Gillette, Asia Finance Controller from Intel and Anna Fourie, APAC University Staffing Consultant from Microsoft. Both shared insights into career opportunities for MBA talent at their organisations, specifically within Malaysia and the rapidly expanding Asia Pacific region.

After the event, Anna was very pleased to have participated in what she hopes is just another step in the rapidly evolving relationship between Microsoft and MBS, “As a prospective employer this was a valuable exercise to meet potential Malaysian talent and get to know them.  I found the students to be proactive, curious and ready to engage and I will be excited to see which students sign up and are accepted. I look forward to monitoring their progress throughout the MBA and getting to know them better.”

Beau also reinforced the value he found in his event participation, “It’s great to see so many Malaysians eager to pursue graduate studies. Completing a top tier MBA program provides a great platform to accelerate careers while driving a positive impact in the business world. It was good to meet energetic and passionate prospective students and I hope to see many of them again in the workforce after completing their MBAs.

The evening provided another example of how MBS is connected to some of the world’s largest companies, and the mutually beneficial nature for all parties involved. As John Gurskey reflected on the event, “It was great to partner with Intel and Microsoft in Kuala Lumpur.  They provided a wonderful perspective on how Malaysian students can build a fantastic global career by starting in their home country.  We look forward to partnering with them both throughout the region.”