Top in Moulding Employable Grads

Varsity ranks first in national survey that polled opinions of leading firms

Sunway University has come out tops in the National Graduate Employability Index (GE Index) by Talentbank Group.

The survey gauges the employability rate of graduates from universities across Malaysia, based on votes cast by leading employers such as Microsoft, Shopee, IMB, Top Glove, Shell and PETRONAS.

The companies were asked about their preferred recruitment universities, the number of graduates hired from these universities and whether they would continue to choose graduates from the same institutions.

Sunway University received a six-star rating in multiple fields, including Accounting, Arts & Design, Engineering and Hospitality Management.

Established in 2011, Talentbank Group is a mover and shaker in the employability ecosystem, focused on producing career-ready candidates and helping them to succeed by connecting them with industry leaders.Sunway University president and vice-chancellor Prof Sibrandes Poppema said, “I am delighted that we have been listed No.1 in graduate employability.

“This is a reflection of the holistic education the university provides to ensure graduates are job-ready and future-proof.

“Our Sunway Career Services team also provides guidance to help graduates become highly sought after by firms.”

BDO Malaysia managing partner Datuk Gan Ah Tee said the company had recruited many Sunway University graduates of the highest quality.Deloitte Malaysia chief executive officer Yee Wing Peng said, “Sunway University has always produced graduates who excel in the highly competitive work environment while demonstrating strong ethics.

“We look forward to more collaborations in developing world-class talents and providing a fulfilling career pathway for them.”

Shopee Malaysia director Kavan Sito congratulated Sunway University on the results of the Talentbank survey.

“Sunway graduates have left a good impression and Shopee appreciates Sunway for its support of our Career Services team, which aims to upskill young Malaysians in the tech industry.

“We hope Sunway will continue to provide excellent education for new generations ahead.”


The article was published in The Star.