RMIT Vietnam NewsTop employers join with RMIT Vietnam for Career Day

Top employers join with RMIT Vietnam for Career Day

Thursday, December 10, 2009 - 12:01

Leading Vietnamese employers participated in RMIT International University Vietnam's annual Career Day at the University's Saigon South campus today.

19 major companies including KPMG, Procter & Gamble, Intel and Standard Chartered Bank were represented at the event.

Activities included expert panel discussions about employers' graduate employment programs, the current job market, industry trends and career pathways.

Students also visited individual company display booths and met employer representatives to learn about scholarships, internships and job opportunities.

Many RMIT graduates (alumni) were also in attendance, continuing their links to the University.

"In the current economic climate with students focused more than ever on employment opportunities - and companies wanting their new employees to be able to contribute from their first day of employment - RMIT's strategy of producing work-ready graduates is being well rewarded," RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said today.

"Our students have been heavily involved in organising today's event, and it's this type of practical 'hands on' experience that sets them apart from many other graduates."

All RMIT undergraduates must complete an industry internship. More than 2,000 RMIT Vietnam students have been placed with more than 200 companies in Vietnam and overseas.

"Most RMIT students are offered employment prior to graduation within their internship companies and a growing number of companies have been integrating RMIT Vietnam's Internship program into their on-going recruitment activities.

"Our successful alumni body is a source of great pride for RMIT Vietnam. Most RMIT Vietnam alumni have secured excellent positions in local and multinational companies."

The event was organised by the University's Work, Careers and Lifelong Learning Unit in association with the RMIT Vietnam Student Business Club.