23rd January 2011, Malaysia Hall — The first UKEC-MACFIS Careers Talk for the year 2011 was successfully organised on a quiet Sunday afternoon with the presence of two London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) graduates, Abdul Hamid and Muhammad Akmal to share their first hand experience on working in the United Kingdom. Abdul Hamid works for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) where as Akmal is currently under Ernst and Young (EY).
The event started with a welcoming speech by Tai Zee How, Deputy Chairman of UKEC. Zee How tackled the brain drain issue in his speech with great enthusiasm. He emphasised the need to learn good working qualities and bring them back to Malaysia. Subsequently, Mohammad Izzudin, President of Malaysian Accounting and Finance Society (MACFIS) gave his welcoming speech where he urged students to continue supporting MACFIS as there are ivaluable benefits to be a MACFIS member.
Akmal was the first speaker of the day and he impressed the audience with his simple yet informative presentation. Akmal started off with the history of the Big Four and went on giving information on the career path of an Accounting/ Finance Student. He compared the different alternatives and talked about the pros and cons of each one objectively. Abdul Hamid complemented Akmal’s technical presentation with a touch of personal experience. He guided students through his job application process and gave pointers as to what will make or break a job application. Finally, Abdul Hamid’s joke on accountants ended the intense session with waves of laughter and the after-talk interactive session hit off with a big bang.
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Hoe Yu Li