Swinburne talk to better prepare graduates for worklife

Screenshot of the students and speakers participating in the virtual talk.

KUCHING: The Swinburne Sarawak Young Accountants Club (YAC) organised a virtual talk titled ‘Your Career as a Professional and Your Paths in EY’ in collaboration with Ernst and Young (EY) recently.

Fifty-four students, who are currently pursuing their Foundation programme and business degree majoring in accounting, and accounting and finance, attended.

It was delivered by EY Kuching assurance manager Karen Wei, assisted by three Swinburne alumni from EY, namely tax manager Aaron Kong, audit assistant Ryan Kong and consulting senior Marshall Wong.

The talk was organised to better prepare students for the workplace upon graduation.

YAC advisor Dr Fung Chorng Yuan said one of Swinburne’s strategic objectives was to produce career-ready graduates who can adapt to the workplace.

“YAC is one of the channels where students can obtain information, tips and advice from professionals in the field.”

School-leavers can opt to pursue higher education by enrolling into Swinburne’s one-year Foundation in Business programme that leads to undergraduate majors in accounting, finance, accounting and finance (double major), human resource management, international business, marketing, management, or management and digital media (double major).

The business programmes are in compliance with Malaysian and Australian qualifications standards, which are accredited and recognised by professional bodies such as ACCA, CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Meanwhile, an arrangement between CPA Australia and Swinburne Sarawak, called the Fast Track Pathways, allows students majoring in accounting or accounting and finance to register as an associate member of CPA Australia and sit for three professional papers while pursuing their degree at the same time.

Apart from that, Swinburne is currently offering the Fast-Track Swinburne Foundation programme, a trimester intake commencing June 14.

Students can apply with their forecast or school results and start their studies online immediately without any payment for the first two weeks with the ‘Start With Zero Fees Programme’.

Upon successful completion of the programme in February 2022, they can directly progress to a degree programme of their choice in March 2022.

For more information, contact Swinburne’s education counsellor via WhatsApp at 019-819 6353 or email to study@swinburne.edu.my