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.
ICMS MY Christmas Party
Date: 22nd December 2017
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
Date: 1st December 2017
Venue: Monash University, Malaysia
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.
MSGA Summit: A Parallel Session
Date: 22nd July 2017
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Sunway University, Malaysia
Dress Code: Business Formal
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.
Unilever-ICMS : Journey into Digital Hiring 2017
Venue: Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
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.
PwC-ICMS Roundtable: Taxploration
Date: 9th December 2017
Venue: PwC, Malaysia
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
Axiata-ICMS Roundtable 2017
Venue: Axiata Tower, Kuala Lumpur Sentral Station, Kuala Lumpur
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.
ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2017
Venue: Connexion Conference & Event Centre (CCEC), VE Hotel & Residence, Bangsar South, Kuala Lumpur
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.
Maybank Career Cracker
Venue: Menara Maybank
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.
Head Start with EY 2016
Venue: EY Malaysia
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.
PwC-ICMS Preview Workshop 2016
Venue: PwC Malaysia @ 1 Sentral
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.
ICMS-Axiata Roundtable 2016
Venue: Axiata Tower, Kuala Lumpur
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
Sunway Start-It Challenge
Date: 06.08.2016 – 27.08.2016
Venue: Sunway Innovation Labs (iLabs), Subang Jaya, Selangor
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
ICAEW Regional Business Challenge
Venue: Nexus Connexion, Bangsar South
Shell-ICMS Ideas360 Mini Competition 2015
Venue: Menara Shell, Jalan Tun Sambanthan
Shell Ideas360 is a global competition designed to inspire innovation and nurture participants’ ideas in tackling the pressures on Food, Water, and Energy
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.
The ICAEW Regional Business Challenge 2015
Venue: Nexus Connexion, Bangsar South
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.
ICMS-Unilever Roundtable 2015
Venue: Monash University Malaysia
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.
The Link : Beyond the Distance
Venue: TalentCorp Malaysia, Surian Tower
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.