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University of Southampton Malaysia Campus hosts reunion for first cohort of graduates

Published: 23 February 2017
Class of 2012
Group photo during the Graduate's Reunion at Sheraton Hotel

The University of Southampton Malaysia Campus celebrated its first Graduates’ Reunion, with the class of 2012 joining faculty and senior management to reconnect and network. Held at the Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, the reunion was a chance for all graduates to connect and share their experiences.

 

Guests were welcomed by Prof. John McBride, Chief Executive Officer of University of Southampton Malaysia Campus. ‘’We are very proud of the success you have achieved in your respective fields and we thank you for carrying on the legacy of excellence and setting a fine example for current Southampton students,’’ he said.

Mr Siew Yap Wong, former managing director of Linde Malaysia and guest keynote speaker at the Graduates’ Reunion praised the graduates’ hard work and confidence and remarked on the successful growth of the programme. He said, ‘’There’s always a deep sense of camaraderie when a class gets together. It’s wonderful to connect with young professionals and inspire them.’’

During the reunion, guests enjoyed reminiscing about their experience they had together at the Malaysia and UK Campus.

‘‘One thing I learned from university is the importance of communication. At my company, I get to work with people from different disciplines – manufacturing, designing and project management. Every day is different so I always get to learn new things which is really great!’’ Currently with Rolls-Royce, Jeremy Fong is working with the Fuel Spray Nozzle team (Research and Technology), mostly doing structural analysis, investigation and design work.

‘‘To study in a reputable institution while being able to experience different cultures and visit new and exciting destinations was the prime reason for my decision to seek a UK degree. The University of Southampton, being one of the top institutions for Mechanical Engineering, was a happy coincidence,’’ reflected Jeffrey Teo, a mechanical engineer at Surbana Jurong in Singapore. He currently project manages and designs the mechanical and electrical systems for various developments including residential and commercial buildings.

‘‘For me, being a lady engineer is not at all difficult,’’ shared Stephanie Teow who works with CCW Associates a consultancy firm in Singapore that specialise in acoustics, noise and vibration control. ‘‘What I have done at university is exactly what I am doing right now – doing endless calculations, simulations and predictions, and working with many people. I think the only stark difference between university and work is that I no longer focus on marks, I’m now concerned on how my decisions affect lives.’’

Graduates of University of Southampton are highly sought after by leading employers. Southampton is among the top 20 UK universities targeted by the largest number of top 100 graduate recruiters.* Amongst the top employers of Southampton graduates are Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Deloitte, Jaguar Land Rover & Microsoft.

*The Graduate Market in 2016, produced by High Fliers Research

 

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