The ICMS Academy is a new pilot initiative operating under the Operations Committee (OPCO) to incorporate all areas of relevant training, learning and honing of knowledge and expertise in the context of grooming our Associates into excellent student leaders who are able to take on challenges, stand out in the career market and become the epitome of holism.

STRUCTURE

 

Professional Career Development

Personal Branding

  • Aids students on their CV-writing through workshops
  • Encourages self-awareness
  • Fosters a sense of responsibility and urge for self-improvement

Commercial Awareness

  • Challenges students on their understanding on trends within the business and commercial world to be applied into settings
  • Probes at the student’s basic understanding of business-related mechanisms
  • Encourages students to be more proactive in seeking for any internship and work-shadowing opportunities

Growth of Skills & Techniques

Communication & Speech

  • Hones the student’s ability to convey a message with coherence, grammatical correctness, clarity, brevity and flair through multitudinous platforms of speech encompassing public speaking, negotiations, debate, interviews, business pitches etc

Software Utility

  • Enhances the IT know-how with elevated computer literacy when approaching software mastery

Investment & banking

An excellent medium for fellow Associates to familiarise themselves with finance management and investment planning. It is vital that such life skills are acquired and applied as early on as possible for future needs. A number of sharing sessions by industry experts will be conducted to introduce various aspects of Investment & Banking.

management consulting

The Management Consulting Hub was formed with the primary purpose of catering to the needs of Malaysian students, especially local students, who aspire to enter the consulting sector professionally. The ICMS Consulting Group, that is under the Management Consulting Hub, is a student consultancy under ICMS that operates independently based on a professional client-consultant relationship.

engineering & technology

With the aim to promote the spirit of creativity and innovation among the Associates, this Hub has its hand in host of student activities, ranging from company visits to sharing sessions from industrial experts.The key mission of the Hub is to advance knowledge in Science, Engineering and Technology among the Associates that will best serve the Council and nation in the 21st century.’

UPCOMING INITIATIVES

 

More Initiatives Coming Up!

Past Initiatives

 

Portfolio Management 101

Event Details:

Date: 8 May 2017

Venue: 68, Jalan Medang Kapas, Kuala Lumpur

Event Description:

The Investment and Banking Hub of ICMS organized Portfolio Management 101 as an initiative under ICMS Academy. The two-long hour seminar was conducted by Teoh Kok Lin, the founding fund manager of Singular Asset Management. 10 ICMS Associates participated in the dialogue. Mr. Teoh talked about the art of investing and shared his valuable experience over the years. He also spoke about the various ways in which investors can diversify their portfolio.

Adobe Illustrator Workshop

Event Details: 

Date:    24-25 June 2017

Venue: Virtual Platform

Event Description: 

Adobe Illustrator Workshop took place on 24th and 25th of June. It was a collaboration with the ICMS Academy: Growth of Skills and Techniques and EOP. Participants basically learned the basic Adobe Illustrator and designing a poster for one of ICMS’ future events. It was a unique digital learning experience that combined real time presentation with live Q&A. The workshop was opened to everyone regardless of Chapters.

Coding Workshop

Event Details

Date: 1 July 2017

Venue: Virtual Platform

Event Description

The Coding Workshop aims to help all Associates of ICMS to develop coding skills, which has been said to be one of the very pivotal skills in this technological era, promoting efficiency in all industries including the likes of robotic manufacturing (reduces labour cost and human error) and banking (improving user interface of website and facilitate data processing and simulation).

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Personal Development Plan Workshop (Summer Leadership Camp)

Event Details

Date: 14 – 15 July 2017

Venue: Bukit Gambang Caribbean Bay Resort

Event Description

This is a workshop offered to those outside of ICMS with the aim to let Associates to be more strategic in developing skills for employability, discover own working styles and identify own strengths and weaknesses. An online personality test was done to identify participants’ working style, participants were paired up with personalities that they are least likely to work well with, and role-play scenarios were included to simulate real working environment.

Are You In? - LinkedIn and CV Workshop

 

Event Details

Date: 9th December 2017

Venue: Google Hangouts

Event Description

In collaboration with the External Outreach and Publicity Division (EOP), the Professional Career and Development Hub (PCD) under ICMS Academy had organised a LinkedIn and CV workshop named “Are You In?”

The workshop delivered virtually on Zoom was hosted by Ee Woon, PCB Hub Director of the 7th Council. It had featured Zhao Wang Teo, the Director of the Industry Sectors Hub (ISH) of the 6th Council.

Zhao Wang began by talking about how to sell yourself to recruiters (Personal Branding) and being self-aware of the value you bring (Your Strengths & Weaknesses). Moreover, he also stressed that LinkedIn, rather than being a digitalized CV, is a professional online community. Besides that, Zhao Wang talks about playing the long game by engaging thought leaders on LinkedIn to build your presence.

The workshop can be accessed here courtesy of the Secretarial Division (SD).

Slack Workshop

Event Details:

Date: 27 November 2017

Venue: Zoom

Event Description:

Slack Workshop was a collaboration with the ICMS Academy: Growth of Skills and Techniques and Secretarial Division. It was a virtual workshop for the new Junior Associates. They were taught on how to use Slack, where to Slack, when to Slack and be active on Slack.

Presentation Skills Workshop (ICAEW Regional Business Challenge)

Event Details

Date: 18 May 2017

Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), VE Hotel & Residence, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur

Event Description

This event was an opportunity for students to learn more about careers in business and finance and meet with the region’s most influential employers as the judges were from KPMG, BDO, SJ Grant Thornton, HLB Ler Lum, ISEC, Yong & Leonard, Genting Financial Berhad, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, AmBank Group, Noesis Malaysia, CIMB Group Sdn Bhd, Averis Sdn Bhd, PwC, Sunway TES, Maybank, UEM Group and Sapura Energy Berhad who are looking to recruit high-achieving talents.

Industry Insights (I2)

Event Details:

Date: 29 – 30 July 2017

Venue: Sunway Resorts Hotel & Spa

Event Description:

Industry Insights (I2) 2017 is a 2-days flagship event that bridges a wide range of participating companies from various industries with Malaysian undergraduates in an interactive and engaging session. I2 2017 aims at providing hands-on insights towards undergraduates, as well as exposing them on our theme of the year, the 4th Industrial Revolution. With increasing digitalization, automation, disruption, and convergence, I2 is looking at how these dramatic changes facilitated through the globalized interconnected world would affect the role that undergraduates play in the development of Malaysia.

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The Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC)

Event Details:

Date: 19-20 August 2017

Venue: Sunway University

Event Description:

The Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC), organized by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS), is an annual case-based competition that engages Malaysian students in a comprehensive public policy making process. MPPC 2017 is the seventh edition since its inception in 2011. Besides having Worldbank and Perdana Fellows Alumni Association, as new event partners, MPPC 2017 promises to be yet another intellectually stimulating and engaging edition.

A special category is opened for the public audience to join the event to further diversify perspectives and increase MPPC’s engagement to a wider group of target audiences. The winner of the competition stands a chance to win RM 5000 and exclusive engagement opportunities with both governmental and non- governmental platform.

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Connect the Dots: Manchester

Event Details

Date: 14th October 2017

Time: 12.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: University of Manchester Students’ Union, Oxford Rd, M13 9PR Manchester, United Kingdom

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Event Description

Connect the Dots is a CV writing workshop with a twist, a synchronised event transcending cities. It will be held at both the University of Manchester and the University of Warwick and will be synchronised at the same time allowing the two cities to work together.

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Connect the Dots: Warwick

Event Details

Date: 14th October 2017

Time: 12.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: The Oculus: OC0.04, University of Warwick

Dress Code: Semi-Formal

Event Description

Connect the Dots is a CV writing workshop with a twist, a synchronised event transcending cities. It will be held at both the University of Manchester and the University of Warwick and will be synchronised at the same time allowing the two cities to work together.

For more information, please click here