Change Makers: Two In Five Alumni Currently Work In An Industry They Hadn't Considered Prior To Enrollment

 |  Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:10  |  Published in FEATURES

RESTON, Va., Feb 28 - More than half of graduate business school alumni are currently employed in an industry or job function they did not have experience in prior to entering business school, according to a report released today by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit organisation of leading graduate business schools. 

Findings from the Council’s 2017 Alumni Perspectives Survey show that 2 in 5 (39 percent) alumni currently work in an industry they hadn’t considered prior to starting business school; they learned of the opportunity while enrolled in a graduate business program, with 88 percent sharing that they are satisfied with their job and employer.

The Past, the Present and the Future of E-tailing

 |  Thursday, 23 February 2017 15:41  |  Published in FEATURES

The Past

Let us imagine what the world was like 20 years ago. Online shopping was not the norm amongst consumers. If they needed to buy something, they head to the shop. It was simple like that, until teleshopping emerged. Even then, teleshopping was not something that was easy – it was riddled with endless TV advertisements, the hassle of having to call in to a hotline, the wait to put in an order, and the horror of them all – the payment, which had to be done through bank transfer. 

It is of no wonder that teleshopping never really resonated with Malaysians; after all, it was not a cheap affair as most of the products were brought in from abroad, thus incurring great shipping and other third party costs.

A Better Hope for Malaysia’s Palm Oil Industry

 |  Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:39  |  Published in FEATURES

The Importance of Palm Oil to the Malaysian Economy The Malaysian palm oil industry is significant contributor to Malaysia’s overall economy, providing both employment and income from exports. According to the latest report by Ministry of Human Resource, there were about 1.7mn of workers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry– the third highest after services and manufacturing sectors. 

The palm oil industry alone employs approximately 431,357 workers in the estates, of which 77% or 332,135 were foreigners. Higher exports of palm oil and palm-based agriculture products contributed to the expansion in exports of agricultural goods, which expanded by 4.7% or RM3.2bn to RM70.4bn in 2016.

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