[The Star] University inks MoU with 13 companies for its students’ internship stints



Dr Kee (sixth from left) talking to one of the eight key players that were present during the signing ceremony.

Dr Kee (sixth from left) talking to one of the eight key players that were present during the signing ceremony.

AIMING to foster collaborative relationships with industry players, Segi University has inked several Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) with 13 companies under their Valued Corporate Partnership (VCP) programme.

Present at the ceremony held in Segi University were seven key players from Advancecon Holdings Bhd, Aegis BPO Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Hartamas Real Estate (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Panpages Bhd, SWM Environment Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Takaful Malaysia Berhad and Vivahomes Realty Sdn Bhd.

“The strategic partnership will contribute to opportunities such as student internships and exclusive access to continuous education and customised collaboration with Segi.

“The programme is also part of the group’s initiative to reach out to key industry players to facilitate and extend professional and social links with companies from various industries,” said Segi University vice-chancellor Dr Patrick Kee.

He added that the partnership would be beneficial to the students as it will enrich their learning experience through the exposure to local and global industry practices.

The MoUs were signed by Kee and representatives from the key partners who were then presented with a certificate and a token of appreciation each.

Besides the signing of MoUs, Segi also introduced its new undergraduate programme, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Architecture, which starts next month.

Certified by the Board of Architects Malaysia (LAM), the three-year programme offered through its Faculty of Engineering & Built Environment (FoEBE) will consist of progressive coursework and theoretical classes.

There will be two intakes each year, one in February and another in September; students will be guaranteed of six months industrial training upon the completion of the modules and placements will be in various architectural firms nationwide.

In conjunction with the launching of the new undergraduate programme, Segi is offering a special introductory rebate up to RM3,000 for new architecture students.