23 students undertaking the Bachelor of Commerce programme from the University of Wollongong Australia at INTI International College Subang spent a memorable weekend together with instructors from Microsoft Malaysia to learn how to fully utilise applications and tools by Microsoft to create better assignments for their projects and eventually, to have additional skillsets to include in their resumes upon graduation.
INTI was selected by Microsoft Malaysia to conduct this pilot project, as competencies in using Microsoft tools are highly required by many employers. Students who participated in the boot camp will also have the opportunity to be part of an exclusive community of the INTI Modern Workplace Squad (Microsoft Ambassadors), while discovering the usage of Microsoft communication tools such as Kaizala, Teams, OneNote, Yammer, along with Microsoft productivity tools such as OneDrive, Forms and Sway, and also obtain valuable tips and tricks on how to fully use PowerPoint and Excel.
The students also got to hone their marketing and business skills via group challenges. The first two groups of students to complete the group challenge will be entitled to vouchers, which will enable them to take selected Microsoft Certification Exams at a Microsoft Learning Partner exam centre, which will be a boost to their future employability.
Dr Malini Eliatamby C Maganderlingam, Chief Academic Officer of INTI International University & Colleges shares, “This programme has been a great learning experience for the students. Not only did this provide a platform for the students from various semesters to connect and get to know one another, this opportunity will equip the students with the knowledge they need to say with confidence that they are proficient in using Microsoft applications and tools upon graduation. For the 9 students who were the fastest to complete the group challenges and now have the opportunity to take the Microsoft Certification Exams, we hope the certification will help them gain their dream careers.”
K Raman, Managing Director of Microsoft Malaysia said, “We are pleased with the outcomes of our jointly organised “INTI Microsoft Boot Camp”, a project we piloted in Malaysia. This is part of our mission to create immersive and inclusive experiences to support our effort to create employable graduates.”
He continues, “The students from the Microsoft Boot Camp can now join the INTI Modern Workplace Squad to be Microsoft ambassadors in their campus and assist their classmates – and even their lecturers – to fully utilise the Microsoft tools available to them to work more efficiently.”