Lucrative Images To Represent UKM At 2015 SME-University Internship Championship

By Saiful Bahri Kamaruddin
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BANGI, 13 Oct 2015 – Lucrative Images company has been crowned as champion of the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) University Internship Programme 2015 of The National University of Malaysia (UKM).

Lucrative Images,  which submitted a project titled Grace Consultants, will  represent UKM at the National level SME-University Internship 2015 Championship on November 3rd 2015 at the Sunway Putera Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Second place went to the company Norzey Delight and Creations for their project Forward Solutions Consultancy.

The participants were judged by a panel of four professional jurors in the final presentation, including Senior Director of SME Corporation Malaysia, Business Development Division, Meor Kamal Azhar Meor Hamzah Lofti.

Earlier, when launching the final presentation, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Partnership) Prof Dr Imran Ho Abdullah said UKM is committed to innovation in marketing for students and staff.

He said he expects all students to get involved, not just those from the faculty of Economics and Management.

Also present were Khairiyah Jaafar, Manager, Business Development Division, SME Corporation Malaysia, and Mohd Azmi Kasim, Head of Administration, the UKM Centre For Entrepreneurship and Small And Medium Enterprise Development (UKM-CESMED).

Under the SME-University Internship programme, four groups of students from different faculties work for an SME company, each with three UKM lecturers and business advisor from SME Corp to guide them.

They competed among each other and the champion will represent UKM at the inter-university level of the SME-University Internship programme later this year.

The students are from all faculties and not just business or economics undergraduates.

The championship, which started in 2012, is organised by SME Corporation Malaysia in collaboration with the Ministry of Higher Education.

It is aimed at recognising the talents and capabilities of students in ‘turning around’ small businesses and bringing positive impact to the respective small and medium sized enterprise.ukmnewsportal-eg