40 UKM Students Interviewed for Entrepreneurship Programme

By Tengku Nursharina Tengku Amri
Pictures by Shahiddan Saidi

BANGI, 26 September 2016 – Some 40 students from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) attended an interview to participate in an entrepreneurship programme which will begin this semester.

Malaysian Ministry of Finance, Secretary General, Tan Sri Dr Mohd Irwan Serigar Abdullah, who was one of the panelist said, from the 40 candidates, only 25 will be selected to join the programme.

“I’m looking for a versatile candidate in terms of pitching and already have the outline of the products they wish to sell.

“I am also interested to look at how the candidates plan to promote their products,” he said.

He said the course will help entrepreneurs who have ideas and originality to highlight and attract interests on their business venture.

 “Selected candidates will be involved in an entrepreneurship class for four months starting this month until January 2017 and they will be brought to Google to see how international students who are involved in entrepreneurship, both technology and non-technology based, market the products.

He hoped that UKM has candidates with entrepreneurial characteristics that will benefit from the program and successfully market their products so that the programme can continue in the future.

UKM Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation student, Nurhidayah Saman who attended the interview voiced her dream to be the protégé under Tan Sri Mohd Irwan and said, if given the opportunity, will work on increasing her knowledge on entrepreneurship.

She said, she presented her own product, My Baby Bump Studio, a fitness studio catered for pregnant women who want to look attractive and healthy.ukmnewsportal-eg