Three-day carnival offering entrepreneurship and job opportunities draws crowd


UNDERGRADUATES as well as graduates of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and the public thronged the university in Bukit Gambir to check out available entrepreneurship and job opportunities during the first-ever Penang Career and Entrepreneurship Carnival 2022 (3KPP22).


The three-day carnival, starting today (Nov 11), was joined by over 50 companies which offer job opportunities to those who are qualified.


USM students checking out the Boston Scientific booth during the Penang Career and Entrepreneurship Carnival 2022 (3KPP22) at USM.


The carnival project director Muhammad Ajri Roslan said he hoped that the carnival could draw a bigger crowd throughout the three days of carnival.


“This carnival is held to build and strengthen the interest in entrepreneurship among undergraduates, graduates, and the public,” Muhammad Ajri said in his speech.


Penang Entrepreneurial Development, Trade and Industry Committee chairman Datuk Abdul Halim Hussain said entrepreneurship is exciting and challenging.


Visitors trying out the activities and games available at the participating booths.


“This field (entrepreneurship) will allow graduates to grow and become more competitive and be better individuals.


“This carnival is in line with the state’s Kempen Keusahawanan Satu Budaya which was launched on Aug 1 this year.


“The campaign aimed to make Penang an entrepreneurial state by 2030, and to adopt the characteristics of entrepreneurship as a practice or culture,” Abdul Halim said in his speech before launching the carnival.


Abdul Halim delivering his speech.


He hoped that the community could take advantage of the carnival and explore the opportunities available there.


USM deputy vice-chancellor (Student and Alumni Development Affairs) Prof Dr Azlinda Azman hoped that USM students and the public could benefit much from the carnival.


Prof Azlinda (centre) and Abdul Halim (third from right) officiating the carnival together.


“The carnival can help build resilience in graduates, which is important for them to face the challenges when they step out into the working world,” she said.


Prof Azlinda also thanked the Penang government and Abdul Halim for their strong support in ensuring the success of the carnival.