ICMS CHAPTER

MALAYSIA

History

While ICMS already had Malaysian network members in 2012, the Malaysian Chapter was officially established in 2014, when ICMS expanded our influence to Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the United States of America.

While ICMS already had Malaysian network members in 2012, the Malaysian Chapter was officially established in 2014, when ICMS has expanded our influence to Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the United States of America.

PAST EVENTS

2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

2018

Unilever Roundtable 2018: Beyond the Shelf

Event Details:

Saturday, November 17, 2018, Venue: Unilever (M) Holdings Sdn Bhd

Event Description:

The International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS) together with Unilever Malaysia brought to you this year’s ‘Unilever Roundtable 2018’. The theme for this year was ‘Beyond the Shelf’ where we dive in the inner workings of Unilever and how they get their products up on the shelves of our stores today. Click here for more information.

Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPCC) 2018

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Aug 25, 2018 – Aug 26, 2018, Venue: Sunway University

 

Event Description:
The International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS) once again presents the Malaysian Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2018!

Since 2011, MPPC has been the premier annual case-based competition that engages Malaysian students in a comprehensive public policy making process. This competition is a unique opportunity for participants to understand the importance of conception and implementation of public policies, as well as to tackle common dilemmas in striking the right balance between populist policies and realistic policies.

The theme for MPPC 2018, Urban Regeneration, resonates with the projected increase of Malaysia’s population to 41.5 million by the year 2050. As more Malaysians move to live in urban areas, policies which govern these issues will be crucial the determine the liveability and productivity of our cities. MPPC 2018 focused on three main areas, namely Sustainability, Mobility and Community. Click here for more information.

A Day in EY

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Friday, August 10, 2018, Venue: Menara Milenium

Event Description:A Day In EY is a case study event that attempts to simulate the working experience in EY and most importantly, to explore the multitude of professional services that EY provides. And, we provided this opportunity to the participants to gain precious insights into the operations of different services and ultimately the cooperation between them.

EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services that they deliver help build trust and confidence in capital markets and economies all over the world as well as develop outstanding leaders who cohesively work as a team to deliver on their promises to their stakeholders. EY is constantly looking for smarter and better ways to do things. They believe that by asking these two small but impactful words, “What if?”, the world would see the biggest breakthroughs occur.Click here for more information.

ICAEW Malaysia Regional Business Challenge 2018

Event Details

Apr 21, 2018 at 8 AM – Apr 26, 2018, Venue: Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang/ Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Johor Bahru/ MMU Cyberjaya
Event DescriptionThe purpose of this events is to look for business leaders of the future! ICAEW Malaysia Regional Business Challenge 2018 – Qualifying Heats is a unique platform for students to unveil their talent. An event open only to penultimate and final year university students as well as A-Level and STPM students, we looked for 60 teams to participate in this exhilarating challenge, a chance for students to showcase their skills and aptitude. This was also an excellent way to be talent spotted by participating employers and sponsors of the event to gain career or internship opportunities.

Forming a team of 6 members, students get to compete with the best in Malaysia. A total of RM15,000 is up for grabs in the ICAEW Regional Business Challenge, Malaysia Heats. The top 2 winning teams will go on to compete at the South-East Asia Business Challenge in Jakarta in May, to pit their skills with teams from six countries in the region. Click here for more information.

Connect with ICMS: Teh Tarik Session

Event Details

Date: 5th October 2018, Venue: NU Sentral

Event DescriptionTeh Tarik Session is organised by the International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS). This is a platform for students to be able to have a face-to-face meeting with our ICMS Associates and be able to enquire about the nature of ICMS, job descriptions as well as the perks that comes with joining ICMS.Click here for more information.

Industry Insights - ICMS 2018

Event Details:

Date: 28th – 29th July 2018
Venue: Sunway Putra Hotel
Theme: Thriving in an Evolving World

Event Description: On the 28th and 29th July 2018, the International Council of Malaysian Scholars & Associates (ICMS) officially organized their annual flagship event: Industry Insights 2018. With over 100 participants coming from a diverse range of disciplines, this 2-day workshop was designed to offer a meaningful exposure to the various industries in our time today. Our theme this year, ‘Thriving in an Evolving World’, illustrated the need to acquire new skills and different strategies in order to thrive in our ever-evolving world, where such change is vital for us to succeed in our career choices.

On the first day of Industry Insights 2018, we started off with a speech delivered by our Chief Executive Director, Darrell Lee, that called for the participants to develop their intellectual curiosity and to take this opportunity to learn from the different participating industries. Following that, we had a heartfelt speech by the Project Director of Industry Insights, Marcus Ong Jea Tiong, thanking the committee for their hard work, and applauding the participants for their bravery in taking one step closer to thrive our evolving world today. The day was then filled with sessions delivered by our some of our Participating Firms such as Sunway, EY Malaysia, and Maybank. The second day continued with the Axiata, Unilever, and Shopee challenging the participants to several thought-provoking case studies which involved making tough decisions, drawing parallels with the frequent challenges faced in their respective industries every day. . Click here for more information.

MPPC Workshop Series 1: Public Policy 101

Event Details: Saturday, July 14, 2018, Venue: Sunway University

Event Description:Over the years, the MPPC team has received feedback that there has been a lack of awareness among Malaysian students on what Public Policy actually is. Hence, in collaboration with the Centre for Public Policy Studies (CPPS), the MPPC team proudly presents the Public Policy 101 workshop. This workshop provided attendees with an opportunity to understand the processes of public policy making and learn how to put together strong public policy proposals that will lead to positive impacts in society. This workshop was open to all Malaysian students studying at any local and foreign institutions, and any courses of study. Click here for more information.

Maybank - ICMS: Decode Disrupt Define

Event Details:

Date: 20 January 2018, Venue: Maybank Tower, 100 Jalan Tun Perak; Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Event Description: Through Maybank-ICMS 2018: Decode. Disrupt. Define, Maybank and ICMS hope to impart invaluable knowledge regarding the disruption in the banking industry that exists in our world today. Maybank provides a platform for participants to develop their career in the banking industry by setting up a stage for them to do personality tests and having and exclusive career session with the senior management of Maybank.

This event also offers the opportunity to understand the nature and challenges of the banking industry better through mind-bending case simulation where they had the chance to decode, disrupt and define the future of banking. The case study revolves around how a Bank or a Fintech company could gain competitive advantage over the other despite the various disruption happening in the banking industry. The groups then had to pitch to the Maybank Apprentices on why their group should have the licensing rights to operate – whether it be Bank or Fintech Company. Click here for more information.

2017

ICMS MY Christmas Party
Event Details  Date: 22nd December 2017 Event Description On the 22nd of December, a total of 37 attendees from the 6th, 7th and 8th Council gathered to celebrate a joyous occasion together; Christmas. Organised by the 8th Council Junior Associates, attendees were served with a variety of delicious food and played various games. During the party, the 6th and 7th Council members were delighted to mingle with the Junior Associates, most of whom they have yet to meet. There was also a Secret Santa session arranged by the committee and everyone exchanged gifts with their assigned partners, which brought everyone closer together. Finally, the 7th Council NED and DNED, Tan Joey and Matthew Wong showed their gratitude to the JAs by delivering a speech of thanks on behalf of everyone for organising such a festive Christmas celebration.
Unilever-ICMS Roundtable: Unilever Food Solutions
Event Details  Date: 1st December 2017 Venue: Monash University, Malaysia Event Description On the 1st of December 2017, Unilever-ICMS Roundtable brought upon a refreshing experience to its participants who hailed from all over Malaysia. UFS continues to inspire people to cook smart and encourage companies to enhance their values. Carrying the motto “We free chefs to do what they love to do”, UFS is serving around 2 million consumers on daily basis. Frederick, the National Sale Manager of UFS, emphasised the value of UFS which is creativity and strives to come up with creative products and servings. The event reached its peak at 10.30am when the UFS Dipping Sauce Challenge began. Participants, in their own groups, were required to create a dipping sauce for carrots, potato chips and biscuits within 30 minutes. In the end, Team 3 and Team Justice League had secured the top spots with their mouth-watering sauces. The judges remarked that each team had indeed done a remarkable job and were impressed by the variety of pitching ideas. At noon, Unilever Ambassador, Yi Ling invited the participants to apply for their Future Leaders League programme, which was targeted to those who are looking out for internship and graduate employment opportunities. The day ended with a photo-taking session and, needless to say, a joyful lunch. Click here for more information.
MSGA Summit: A Parallel Session
Image may contain: 1 person, indoor Event Details  Date: 22nd July 2017 Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm Venue: Sunway University, Malaysia Dress Code: Business Formal Event Description ICMS hosted a parallel session alongside the World Bank during the inaugural Malaysian Students’ Global Alliance (MSGA) Summit. The session aimed to promote Sustainable Economic Development. Dr. Young Eun Kim, the World Bank representative, spoke on quantifying the productivity of a nation: highlighting five different drivers of productivity including innovation, education, efficiency, infrastructure, and institutions. Malaysia is above average among global upper middle-income groups for median total factor productivity. Dr. Young called for all who strive for a more sustainable future to constantly evaluate their best possible version of society, and use any means available to achieve that vision. The adoption of such a mindset allows for fruitful and creative thinking regardless of sector or interest in a sustainable future – a future where economic prosperity and sustainability will be addressed from all angles. Click here for more information.
Unilever-ICMS : Journey into Digital Hiring 2017
Event Details Date: 01.04.2017 Venue: Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor Event Description ICMS MY Chapter collaborated with Unilever-ICMS : Journey into Digital Hiring event. This is where students from all over the country gathered to gain first-hand knowledge of the revolutionary digital hiring process currently practised by Unilever for its Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP). During this event, the speakers shared their personal career insights in Unilever and comprehensively briefed the participants on the new digital hiring procedure. The professional albeit casual setting provided us with a chance to comprehensively understand the inner workings of the company and served as a fun, innovative way for participants to connect with the top leaders in Unilever. Click here for more information.
PwC-ICMS Roundtable: Taxploration

Event Details 

Date: 9th December 2017 Venue: PwC, Malaysia Event Description The annual PwC – ICMS Roundtable happened on the 9th of December, organised by the Junior Associates of the 8th Council. The day started off with an interesting icebreaker where participants were given a sticky note to write down three adjectives describing themselves on one side, and asked a partner to put down an adjective on the other side after the delivery of an elevator pitch. Soon after, the Executive Director of HR at PwC Malaysia, Ms. Sherriza started by first defining what ‘personal branding’ is and what is expected of an effective elevator pitch. 6 participants were selected to apply the learnings where she commented that it is important to keep the pitch short, concise and to include adjectives that articulate our personality. Next, Mr. Kent, the Assistant Manager of HR and Ms. Adeline also shared tips on submitting applications and preparing for interviews. Participants were active in asking questions with the recruiters. Following that, an interactive mock interview section was hosted by Ms. Sherriza for participants to apply STAR techniques in competencies-based interviews scenarios. Let’s Get Personal with PwC ended off with a photo-taking and lunch networking section. To end with, we would like to express our appreciation to the organizing committee and PwC Malaysia for the success. Click here for more information.

Axiata-ICMS Roundtable 2017

Event Details  Date: 14.10.2017 Venue: Axiata Tower, Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur Event Description On October 14th, ICMS was honoured to collaborate with Axiata on ‘Axiata: A Roundtable On Advancing Asia’. Held at Axiata Tower in Kuala Lumpur, 66 participants from various academic backgrounds attended the much-anticipated event to gain invaluable insights from one of Asia’s largest telecommunications group. Participants were also given the opportunity to network with Axiata’s top leaders. This year, the roundtable session focused on how Axiata is playing its role in advancing Malaysia further into the digital era through the Axiata Young Talent Programme (AYTP). Throughout the day, three workshops were conducted which centred on the AYTP, communication skills and business models. The final session required the participants to work on a case study and present their solutions in the form of a business model using the methods taught by the facilitators earlier in the day, The winning team who represented ‘GrabCar’ went home with exclusive prizes from Axiata. Click here for more information.

ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2017
Event Details  Date: 18.05.2017 Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), VE Hotel & Residence, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur Event Description ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2017 – Malaysia Heats is an event opened to 180 high-achieving penultimate and final year talents undergraduates from leading universities across Malaysia’s leading 20 universities, all of whom who are in their penultimate or final year. The Champion and Runner-up teams represented Malaysia to compete in the Grand Final on Friday, 19 May 2017, with winning teams from Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia. Click here for more information.
Maybank Career Cracker
15941457_1244276765618437_3830047624836241968_n Event Details  Date: 21.01.2017 Venue: Menara Maybank Event Description Comprising of personality tests, career workshops and stimulating case studies, the Maybank Career Cracker created a platform for students to discover career pathways that adhere to their individual personalities. Acknowledging the suitability of different personalities in different career roles, 74 participants who underwent personality tests prior to the event were sorted into 5 main personality types including the Banking Whiz, Affable artist, Legal Litigator, Tech Star and the Renaissance Man. The 5 groups were joined by Maybank Apprentices who helped analyse and discuss possible career paths for each personality type. Participants also gained opportunities to engage in conversations with top leaders of Maybank who provided valuable insights pertaining to topics such as Human Resources, Digital Banking, Risk, and Technology. The highlight of the event was a case study session comprising of interactive simulations, where participants were challenged to manage crises, negotiate with different stakeholders and propose solutions to alleviate conflicts. Click here for more information.

2016

Head Start with EY 2016

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Event Details Date: 31.10.2016 Venue: EY Malaysia Event Description Professional etiquette is of great importance in today’s business world as it enables the exhibit of a polished image and establishes confidence. As such, ICMS’ partners EY extended exclusive invitations to 36 7th Council Junior Associates from the MY Chapter to attend a professional etiquette workshop at Menara Millenium. The workshop was conducted by Ms Lee Soo Fern (Talent Leader of EY Malaysia), who shared some golden rules to dressing professionally in various settings as well as proper networking etiquette. She highlighted the 3 keys to manage branding and impressions, including authenticity, professionalism, and awareness. Participants also learned about etiquette in the workplace as well, which meant the proper conduct when using communication platforms such as e-mails and other messaging applications at work. Apart from greatly benefitting from the workshop, participants were also briefly introduced to the operations and career opportunities in EY, who is also a global leader in professional services. Click here for more information.

PwC-ICMS Preview Workshop 2016
Image may contain: text Event Details  Date: 03.12.2016 Venue: PwC Malaysia @ 1 Sentral Event Description Having a splendid CV and acing an interview would greatly amplify the chances of landing a job. Through the PwC-ICMS Preview Workshop, 80 shortlisted participants caught a glimpse of what’s inside the recruiter’s mind during the hiring process. The workshop started an exercise which highlighted the power of first impressions that only take about 7 seconds to build. The recruiters of PwC went on to share tips and tricks that can help participants portray a professional image both online and in person, as well as techniques that can be used when articulating their personal experiences during interviews. This includes STAR method, a structured method to answer interview questions by addressing the Situation, Task, Action, and Result of a situation. Click here for more information.
ICMS-Axiata Roundtable 2016
Image may contain: text Event Details Date: 28.10.2016 Venue: Axiata Tower, Kuala Lumpur Event Description In collaboration with our sponsor –  Axiata, we conducted our first roundtable event of the term that gathered 35 students from various academic backgrounds to learn about the operations at Axiata and gain insights on the telecommunications industry. Participants were welcomed by Datin Sri Badrunissa Mohd Yasin Khan, the Group Chief Talent Officer of Axiata Group, who shared her work experiences and the exciting talent development programmes that Axiata offers, including the University Leaders Development Programme and the Young CEO Development Programme. Participants also learned to present their business ideas on the Business Model Canvas, with high-performing teams subsequently awarded with attractive prizes. The event ended with a networking session where participants had the opportunity to engage with the leaders of Axiata. Click here for more information.
Sunway Start-It Challenge
Event Details  Date: 06.08.2016 – 27.08.2016 Venue: Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs), Subang Jaya, Selangor Event Description Sunway Group in collaboration with Sunway Education Group is organizing an innovation challenge, called the Sunway Start-It Challenge. The challenge is sponsored by CPA Australia, KPMG and Sunway Medical Centre. The challenge will span across three weekends in August, starting from 6th August with a series of workshops and Innovation Sessions, followed by The Innovation Pitch. Candidates whose ideas are chosen in the Pitch will make it through the Innovation Camp on the 26th to 27th August whereby they’ll be presenting their FINAL ideas to the panelists on the 28th August. Click here for more information.
ICAEW Regional Business Challenge
Image may contain: text Event Details  Date: 24.05.2016 Venue: Nexus Connexion, Bangsar South Event Description The second installment of the ICAEW Regional Business Challenge saw the growth from 26 competing teams back in 2015 to 30 teams of undergraduate students from Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia and 150 attendees. Teams presented their solutions to a business case to corporate leaders from various industries in the first round. Five outstanding teams then gained the opportunity to deal out in a quiz battle. In the end, the winning team walked away with an all-expenses paid trip to visit the ICAEW Headquarters in London. Participants from various teams also managed to secure internship positions with the prestigious ICAEW Authorised Training Employers Click here for more information.

2015

Shell-ICMS Ideas360 Mini Competition 2015

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Event Details 

Date: 10.12.2016 Venue: Menara Shell, Jalan Tun Sambanthan       

Event Description                                                   

Shell Ideas360 is a global competition designed to inspire innovation and nurture participants’ ideas in tackling the pressures on Food, Water, and Energy resources. In collaboration with Shell, ICMS introduced the Shell-ICMS Ideas360 Mini-Competition, which was an abridged version of the main Shell Ideas360 global competition and to groom more young creative talents. This mini-competition was opened exclusively to ICMS Associates from different chapters. Apart from the competition, Shell also organised a critical thinking workshop which was aimed to test and develop the participants’ critical thinking skills which would be extremely beneficial in their future. Click here for more information.

The ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2015
Image may contain: one or more people and text Event Details Date: 11.06.2015 Venue: Nexus Connexion, Bangsar South Event Description The first ever ICAEW Regional Business Challenge, executed by ICMS MY and held within South East Asia, was participated by 144 penultimate or final year students coming from Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. The competition comprised of 2 stages, whereby in the first stage was a case study competition whereas the second stage was a general knowledge competition organised in a game-show style. The best four out of 24 teams were called upon a stage to battle out their general knowledge skills. Winners were awarded employment or internship opportunities with prestigious Authorised Training Employers (ATE) while the overall champion won a 4D3N trip to visit ICAEW Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London. Click here for more information.
ICMS-Unilever Roundtable 2015
RT-UNILEVER-fb Event Details  Date: 19.09.2015 Venue: Monash University Malaysia Event Description The first instalment of ICMS-Unilever Roundtable approached the theme of “Customer Development”, where up to 37 backgrounds were selected to be exposed on how customer development works in the FMCG industry and what the career opportunities within the division are. The event involved an inspiring sharing session from the manager and Sales Director of Unilever, a variety of interactive challenges and sessions about Customer Development and Unilever’s leading brands across the globe. Click here for more information.

2014

The Link : Beyond the Distance

The Link 2014

Event Details 

Date: 14.12.2016 Venue: TalentCorp Malaysia, Surian Tower                                         

Event Description

To facilitate Malaysian scholars in fortifying their basics and hone their skills in professional networking, PDI of ICMS MY introduced The Link to ICMS MY associates and students from other Malaysian institutes as well. The Link sets the stage for intellectuals of various backgrounds to share their challenges and successes in becoming who they are today through the power of networking, and to provide an opportunity for participants to network with them in a professional setting. Participants took turns to leverage on the speakers’ insights during a Q&A session held at the end of each speech conducted. The day concluded with refreshments and a toned down environment where participants and speakers chatted amongst each other, exchanging ideas and practising the art of networking. Click here for more information.

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