NILAI, February 12, 2019 – The Alumni and Career Center, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) organized the USIM Alumni Brainstorming Program at the USIM Student Affairs Gallery. The program was attended by about 40 USIM alumni from various career backgrounds amongst them are academicians, government officials, private executives, information technology and entrepreneurs who camped for one day at USIM to share ideas and suggestions for planning the direction of USIM alumni.

This inaugural brainstorming session organised by the Alumni and Career Centre with the objective of gathering alumni around the country to jointly provide inputs, suggestions, ideas and comments to assist in the management of the Alumni and Career Center related to its alumni.

As of the 2018 USIM Convocation Ceremony last year, USIM now has 20,056 alumni inside and outside the country since its first batch of graduates were born in 2003. According to Mohd Asri Husain, Director of the Center for Alumni and Career, this workshop serves also a platform for University Management to meet with the alumni to create a harmonious and goodwill relationship between the two parties.

“It also helps us to update USIM alumni record and documentation so that this input will be utilized for mutual benefit in various matters,” he said.

At this workshop, alumni were also distributed in several special discussion groups to provide inputs to the Alumni and Career Centers in a specially-defined topic. The topics selected and presented to the management are alumni branding;  alumni wellness packages; database and alumni portals; and entrepreneurship and alumni industry.

Other topics that were also discussed included alumni income generation and fundings and alumni special projects. Alumni who attended also had the opportunity to listen to the keynote address from the former USIM’s first Vice Chancellor, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dato Dr. Abdul Shukor Hj Husin. Also sharing hope with current alumni was the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Dato Dr. Musa Ahmad. The closing ceremony of this brainstorming session was officiated by USIM Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr Mohd Rushdan Jailani and also present were USIM Board Member, En Mohd Hariri Mohamad Daud.

Prepared by:
Zaini Othman
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
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